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Old 07-26-14, 08:20 PM
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new to the bmx world

hi,im camilo and im 16
i want to get started with bmx ,mainly to go out with friends ,do some tricks,and cruise around town.im not interested in racing and stuff like that.i am looking for something that is not big,light ,and some info about the pars of a bike since i dont know anything at all.my budget is 250-300 (american)and i live in colombia ,so the price range may be different here.
so far i have two options
1st: Bicicleta Bmx - $ 470.000 en MercadoLibre (210$)
2nd:Bicicleta Gw Bmx Shimano Elite Aluminio - $ 400.000 en MercadoLibre (200$)

i want to start with something cheap before i really start to become better.im 5'7 and i weight 110 lbs.
thanks
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Old 08-12-14, 06:39 AM
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Hey camilo, recently I picked up a cheap department store bike that was on sale and i thought it was a great deal. Later on I realized it was too good to be true as the parts were very low quality (soft metal strips easily) and whoever built it didnt know what they were doing (over tightened bolts and nuts) but i thought a bike was a bike until then so when people say get a bike shop bike, get a bike shop bike! I say buy one bike once but if you find a decent used bike cheap maybe try that first. You are not too big to ride a 20 inch tire bmx but you can get a larger 24 or 26 in. if you like.
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A street trick bike is purposed different than a Track race bike (as seen in the London Olympics)..

street style bikes are the most common .. just ignore the brands China makes them all at lower price points ..

do you have a bike shop you like visiting ?

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Old 08-17-14, 04:53 AM
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You definitely want to be able to adjust the bike to your liking..
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