- 2ndhand BMX'S – Which one?
Post links of what you’re thinking of and we’ll critique them for you. That said, spend £400 on any brand new complete and you can’t go too far wrong. As you are coming from mtb I assume, don’t buy smaller than 21″ top tube or 8″ rise bars. Avoid mtb brands
Edit I know you said 2nd hand but there seems to be a ten fold price difference between top end mtb vs bmx, when perhaps only five fold is justified. Go newPosted 5 years ago
😀 You could do that?
Depends on budget, but look for a full cromoly frame, 3 piece cranks (profiles are good), alloy wheels with sealed bearings and a cassette hub, big bars (8 inch or more rise, 27 inch or wider). There’s not alot to it.
Get one with a 21″ top tube or more as you’re quite tall.
If you want a trails frame get a slacker headangle and longer back end, if it’s a street machine then a tighter head angle and shorter backend is better. Wouldnt worry to much about the little details like that though.Posted 5 years ago
If it was new I’d get a Dialled.Posted 5 years ago
Basically, if you look for something with a 21″ toptube, that will limit you to only decent stuff.
Cheap shite doesn’t come with a choice of tt lengths, so it won’t be mentioned.
Also, definitely get big bars, had a go on my mates bmx at the weekend. 10″ rise and about 29 or 30″ wide, felt brilliant compared to my old slam barsPosted 5 years ago6079smithwMember
Just get the Pilgrim Quest and be done with it http://www.bmxcity.co.uk/pilgrim-quest-2012-gun-metal-gray-p-1262.html?cPath=1_84Posted 5 years ago_tom_Member
David covered it all pretty much.
I have a Sunday Model C which is a 24, but feels really awesome. I can 180 it as easily as I could my 20″ Sunday so it must be ok! Feels way more stable at speed and I actually have the confidence to take it off jumps properly. Sundays have nice specs as a lot of them come with odyssey parts, and sundays own brand aren’t too bad either.Posted 5 years agoEuroMember
I’d suggest you not bother with a bmx. If you found the back end of a 456 dead, wait til you get a ride on a bmx. Then there’s the lack of suspension for you
ruinservice. And finally, by your own admission, you like to pootle. This style of riding is wasted on a bmx. They are not the correct tool for a safe bimble, to get anything from riding a bmx you have to commit yourself and this approach can result in falling off and getting hurt. Again, i get the impression that’s not your thing.
Seriously, i’d look to spend the money on something else if i were you. If you insist on having one, then buy a popular model you can easily sell on 😀Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
This has languished in the backopf my shed for quite a long while! £100 delivered to an M6 service station of your choice.Posted 5 years ago
They wont let you go from the top of the start ramp until towards the end of the taster session to ensure everyone can handle the bike so to get enough speed to start the run I had to ride up the ramp to get some velocity! Start ramp set off- The head coach doesn’t like it when you dont use your brakes going down there…. I know as she told me off 😀
28lb is that heavy? Is yours more of a park/skills bike?Posted 5 years ago
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