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Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by handeyman, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. handeyman

    handeyman Chimp

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    Hello I used to have an old schwinn bmx as a kid I no nothing about bmx but it seemed very light, I also like how you peddled backwards to brake. Anyways I used to take off of the jump I built in my dirve way, loads of fun.

    Basically I want a new bike!
    Im 5"8 140
    $400 price range
    I want it as light as possible!

    Any suggestions?
    thanks a lot
     

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  2. ZHendo

    ZHendo Turbo Monkey

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    i'd say check out danscomp.com and figure out what you like. it seems like Fit, Eastern, Stolen, Kink and Verde are coming out with some really nicely set up completes for the money. dans usually has coupon codes floating around that will give you a nice discount, just start looking around.
     
  3. handeyman

    handeyman Chimp

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    Hi thanks for the reply, do I just go off of looks, how do I no the differences, also are those light bikes?

    I noticed the intense bikes were really light? Are they any good?
     
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    sittingduck Turbo Monkey

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    Coaster brakes are still around, but pretty much NOBODY uses them for BMX anymore. Old farts that rode Schwinn stingrays are supposed to buy full suspension bikes. :P
    Go to your local bike shop and test ride a few bikes to give yourself a clue what you are getting yourself into.
     
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    Intense bikes have alumnium frames and are meant for racing, not freestyle.
     
  6. handeyman

    handeyman Chimp

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    thanks, ooh i didnt ride a stingray im only 18 it still loooked fairly modern i still have it il post pics later
    Will the aluminum matter to me, if im just doing basic jumps and transportation, does it still look like a normal bmx?
     
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    Alumninum frames should really only be used for racing or on full suspension MTBs, it has somewhat of a tendancy to crack or even snap when used in a rigid application.
     
  8. handeyman

    handeyman Chimp

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    thanks, hmm the kink gap seems nice is the kink whip way better?
     
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    Definitely don't get an aluminum race frame unless you really get into racing.

    The Fit completes are really nice.
     
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    I have a friend with the kink whip. Seems nice build, sunringle wheels, cromo frame, fairly light etc...

    If I could pick again I'd go fit team street bike. No brakes though so if you want em then thats prob not your cup of tea.
     
  11. handeyman

    handeyman Chimp

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    thanks but yeah definitly want brakes.