should I buy a bmx?
Got a cruiser last year, my lad likes riding the local track, he’s only five, going out on the mountain bike was faff, locked up in the house. Bmx lives next to his bike and we get out at the drop of a hat 🙂 though now he has a bike with gears and 20″ wheels I’m the one struggling to keep up.
Turned 37 last month. BMX rocks. Going to the indoor track in Mcr next month…Posted 5 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
Bought mine aged 33. Cost £85. Had two before, a 16″ aged 5 and 20″ aged 7 (bought the second myself for the grand sum of £30) but that doesn’t really count because that’s what we all rode. Still can’t do any tricks but it makes my daily commute hurt on the way there (uphill offroad) and fun on the way home (tiny wheels and no suspension plus bumps and jumps!) Definitely making me a better MTBer if not a proper BMXer – though I’d like to race once the two local-ish tracks get finished.
P.S. Tried my wife’s skinny jeans. Not great for pedalling…Posted 5 years ago
all i would say though, if you’re going to buy a new one then look at buying from a proper rider owned BMX shop and not CRC or Winstanleys.
Shops such as
Are all top rider owned shops who offer price matching as well, make sure you get one with a long enough TT for your size as well. if you’re 6′ or higher then you really need to look for a TT of 21″Posted 5 years ago6079smithwMember
ashleydwsmith – Member
Right so, good entry level bmx then which one?Posted 5 years agoiridebikesMember
If it’s of interest I have a deluxe box ( that’s the brand) built with top of the range components, profile, s and m, offset etc. Noting is more than 2 years old. It would suit someone new to Bmx as its a 21.25 top tube and everything else is sized to suit. Trust me it makes a huge difference. it was only ever used for pump tracks and small trails. It’s well over a grands worth of bike, but I’d sell it for 350 as I need a road bike.
If anyone is interested I will take some pictures etc?Posted 5 years agojohnikgriffSubscriber
I’ve just bought me for the first time, 43 last week. My children have started going to a skate park and wanted me to go with them. I’m okay on a MTB but pretty pants on a BMX, they probably be better than me in a month or 2 and won’t want me with them anymore… 🙁Posted 5 years ago
Ashley if you’re (or anyone else actually) interested I’m probably gonna sell my Sunday Trail Scout. Hasn’t been used that much as I can’t get on with how bmxes feel, had an awesome DJ sesh on my new Chameleon this afternoon so the bmx feels a bit redundant tbh. I got it for cheap so I’ll let it go for even cheaper. Let me know if you’re interested, email should be in my profile!
It’s exactly the same as this one. Really awesome spec for the money.Posted 5 years ago
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