Bmx size

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5/10/2016 1:19 AM

Hi guys,
I just have a small question.
Which size of the frame do i have to choose?
I'm about 1.83m.
I haven't really been into bmx before but i love riding my enduro bike and now i plan to get myself a bmx.
Thanks,
Thomas

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5/10/2016 1:29 AM

Hi, for your height, go for a frame over 21" like 21.25" or 21.5", more room, more comfort, more stabily. plus you come from enduro so a 21" or under bike would make you feel cramped.

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5/10/2016 1:55 AM

Depends what you ride. Over 21" can feel sluggish and isn't really needed unless you ride a lot of trails, or were a few inches taller.

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5/10/2016 7:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/10/2016 7:59 AM

Alright, thank you guys so much for the quick answers!
I guess i'll take a 21.25" one.
I'll watch out for any bike shops near my hometown who sell bmx bike & just try some out.

Cheers

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5/10/2016 8:10 AM

grumpySteve wrote:

Depends what you ride. Over 21" can feel sluggish and isn't really needed unless you ride a lot of trails, or were a few ...more

It´s true than a shorter top tube brings a quicker bike. But I also think tall people should ride a proper suited bike, you can dig quickness on other stuffs mainly shorter chainstays and high BB eventually steep headtube depending on what kind of bike you want.
For me personnally, up from 21" to 21.5" was the best decision ever, and I kept the exact same geo (BSD Beverage to Passenger) so I can really feel the change of the tube only everything was more natural, and I ride mainly street.
Riding a short bike with the bar superforward to earn room tends to nosedive like shit, a longer tube is better.

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5/10/2016 11:08 AM

I'm only 5 10 and ride 21.25 and loving it , longer frames make turndowns and Moto whips feel so much nicer , and I can still spin it as quick as I could spin a 20.5

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5/10/2016 11:48 AM

I'm 6' and have only had one frame longer than 21", and I don't have my bars forwards. If I liked high bars I can imagine the need for a longer tt maybe. It's all personal preference though. No one can say what's better for someone else

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5/10/2016 12:43 PM

Alright, thank you guys so much!

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