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Bike build or complete for tall and big guy.

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by ccd1977, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. ccd1977

    ccd1977 Chimp

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    Hey all. I am 6' 2" and 350lbs. My son just started riding land/street and I am going to join him. I am looking for something where I can do some bar spins, bunny hops and just cruisin the town with my son and hopefully shed some lbs.

    I am looking for either a 24" cruiser or 26 MTB with BMX cruiser style feel. I am really liking the Sunday Model C but the BB looks way too high at 13+ and I am not really liking the over the handle bars feel. There are no LBS that have any 24" to ride and see if I like em and the only 26" around are all non-Dj or BMX styles.

    So, my budget is $500 for new or used bike and I will drop another $300 on a wheelset for strength. My local Craigslist is slim pickins too. I figure I can just lace up some wheels to handle me as well with the bike.

    So have any suggestions?
     

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  2. ccd1977

    ccd1977 Chimp

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    anyone?
     
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    sealclubber Monkey

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    specialized p24
     
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    cmc Turbo Monkey

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    an all rigid DJ mtb like the Haro Steel Reserve 1.1 might be a good option for you. the handlebars may be kinda low, but if you swapped some 4" or 5" rise bmx cruiser bars on it, you'd have a pretty sick looking 26" BMX. you will have a much more "in the bike" feel than with a Sunday 24" (although those are cool too, if you run tall bars, like 8" or maybe even 9" for you).