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Old 12-05-11, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by cameron540
just so you all know, i got a Rhino bmx bike from walmart in 2001, i still have it and the only thing i replaced is the tires and breakpads/cables(i ride in the rain sometimes and the cables rusted and broke eventually.) and im a big guy, in 01 i was 250lbs and 6'2'' . it was more than worth the 60 bucks i payed for the thing on sale! xD
But realistically, have you done any sort of tricks or hard riding on it?
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Old 12-05-11, 09:09 PM
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Because they pump out products to swamp the markets. My friends and I have only had failures with their stuff. Never going that route, no matter how cheap some of that **** is.
Codec/Vaquero frame, hawkeye forks, wonder year bars, nomad/tribe cranks, and diode rims are all really nice parts. Alot of my friends ride them and they've been surprisingly strong.
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Old 12-05-11, 09:31 PM
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Well, I've seen nothing but failure. So, with your personal experience and mine combined, we find an even bigger, uglier monster. Inconsistency. This is worse than havin just ****ty parts and knowing that they're ****ty, because this way you don't know. So you or a friend could buy a part, have it be awesome, and then you/friend (vice versa) buys that part and it sucks? No thank you.
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Old 12-06-11, 01:12 PM
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i did rode it in skateparks in Hawaii. in the neighborhood i lived in there was a concrete quarter pipe we used to romp on. after i moved to stafford,va i mainly used it as transportation. for someone under 150 lbs walmart bmx bikes preform no better than 5-600 dollar pro bikes.( aside from being heavy as led xD ) also tho, the frame is thick tube, maybe this is a factor as to how long it has lasted. a thin tube frame might not last as long under stress full conditions when it comes to X-mart bmx bikes. just trying to say, a cheap bike can last a long time if you take care of it.
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Old 12-08-11, 07:43 AM
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Hi, I'm in the same boat as the OP. Looking for a BMX bike for my 8 year old, he's 55" tall. When he rides his older brothers 20" it seems too big for him in 2 areas specifically. The bars seem really massive and spread out and the cranks (170mm) are really too long for his legs. I called a bike shop and explained the situation, they had 2 suggestions. The Haro Z20 and the Redline Raid. Both have compact frames and smaller bars with shorter cranks but still use 20" wheels. This made complete sense to me. I would suggest looking for something with shorter cranks and smaller bars.
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