i think i wanna start out on bmx. its cheaper for one and looks a bit funner to me. i wont have to drive an hour to get to the dh/ freeride park. theres a skatepark 30 mins away. sorry for all the trouble of the mtb thou so what would be a good bike? i looked at these. do they look good for starter bikes? http://www.mongoose.com/usa/eng/bmx/Products/BMX/Dirt-Street/Details/2711-M9BRA-Brawler http://www.diamondbackbmx.com/bikes/street-park/option/ http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/bikes/bmx/2292/32224/ thats what ive looked at so far. i want to do mostly jumping dirt and ramps. but i will also do some street.