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20" vs 26"

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by pHeller, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. pHeller

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    Same old story. Different amount of money.

    Given $150 bucks, would you spend it on a used 20"...or...

    Parts towards building a 26"?
     

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    twenty!!!! SOOO much fun
     
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    a 26 will take longer to build up, but you'll be happier with it in the long run.
     
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    Why not a 24?
     
  5. pHeller

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    I've got everything I need to make a nice 26", minus a newer frame (I've got an 05 Steelhead) and decent cranks.

    That's why I'm torn. I could go buy a $350 frame that would suit my needs, but i'd still be riding big wheels.

    I've debated a 24" because I could run my Pike with Duke springs, but I'm not sure I want to put money into new rims and then be stuck with a specific frame.
     
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    Ummmmm? what are you talking about? please explain.
     
  7. pHeller

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    I think he meant longer as in more money.
     
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    And for your question. If it was me i would buy a 20in, but you should buy what you think you will be more comfortable on. Dont waste your money on the wrong bike, a 26 and a 20 are completely different bikes and riding styles, so i personally think you should make the choice.
     
  9. pHeller

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    I really can't afford either at this moment.

    She wants to sell the bike ASAP, but I've got to get new glass/contacts, apply at some schools, and my trail bike needs cranks and a headset, as well as a wheel laced up.

    I was thinking I'd buy a 20" to have around for the days when the trails are muddy and I want to ride something other than my road bike. Since I've heard (and felt) how different 20" are as compared to 26", I thought I might give it a whirl. I really liked the ability to manual much easer on a BMX, and I need lots of work on manuals. Even just riding around the bike for an hour I could tell a BMX would be much more flingable than my current 26". I think most of that is due to the weight and geometry of my current ride.

    I really should find out what I'm getting back in taxes, because if its what I think it will be, I'll have tons of money to build/buy what I want.