Can Dirt BMX Bikes be used on the Street/Park and vice-versa?

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3/14/2012 7:27 PM

I recently received a catalog from Eastern Bikes and they're really excited about me buying a bike from them. I noticed their 2012 Wolfdog it sounds great, but it says on the side "Dirt." The bike below it on the catalog is the 2012 Mothra, and it says on the side: "Street." The Wolfdog looks fantastic and I would love to buy that one, but could a BMX made for dirt be able to be used on the Street or a Skatepark? And if I were to buy the Mothra, would I be able to use a BMX made for Street on dirt trails? Thank You for the responses!

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3/14/2012 7:37 PM

it's impossible, the bikes will explode.

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3/14/2012 7:38 PM

You can a bike any where you physically can.

Some people will argue different geo and so on, but it doesn't really matter, you can ride a bike your comfortable with anywhere. Breaks or no breaks only makes things easier, not a must have to ride a certain thing.

For example I ride an old school style frame (T1 barcode) everyone says because of its long back end it is for trails, but in reality I ride trails, park, and street pegless and breakless.

Long back end for trails

short back end for street

but you can ride any bike set up and where your little heart desires

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3/14/2012 7:42 PM

A bike can be used anywhere. The only real difference on a street park and dirt is the tires. And you can buy dirt tires and use the bike on everything if anything.

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3/14/2012 7:43 PM

Effting wrote:

You can a bike any where you physically can.

Some people will argue different geo and so on, but it doesn't really matter, you can ride a bike your comfortable with anywhere. Breaks or no breaks only makes things easier, not a must have to ride a certain thing.

For example I ride an old school style frame (T1 barcode) everyone says because of its long back end it is for trails, but in reality I ride trails, park, and street pegless and breakless.

Long back end for trails

short back end for street

but you can ride any bike set up and where your little heart desires

So in a nutshell, it's whatever people feel comfortable using right?

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3/14/2012 7:44 PM

Roqfan wrote:

A bike can be used anywhere. The only real difference on a street park and dirt is the tires. And you can buy dirt tires and use the bike on everything if anything.

Last minute I was thinking about the tires, actually. Is it really only the tires? I see street bikes with more features than dirt bikes. I recently emailed Eastern to give me a sure answer, thanks.

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3/14/2012 7:45 PM

RiverSideRider wrote:

it's impossible, the bikes will explode.

Jesus Christ, $600 down the drain! :O

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3/14/2012 7:48 PM

DEQBMX wrote:

Last minute I was thinking about the tires, actually. Is it really only the tires? I see street bikes with more features than dirt bikes. I recently emailed Eastern to give me a sure answer, thanks.

Yes. Pretty much the only noticeable and sure difference is the tires. Street bike with dirt tires can ride trails. Dirt bike with street tires can be limited on dirt and most likely slip a lot

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3/14/2012 7:50 PM

Effting wrote:

You can a bike any where you physically can.

Some people will argue different geo and so on, but it doesn't really matter, you can ride a bike your comfortable with anywhere. Breaks or no breaks only makes things easier, not a must have to ride a certain thing.

For example I ride an old school style frame (T1 barcode) everyone says because of its long back end it is for trails, but in reality I ride trails, park, and street pegless and breakless.

Long back end for trails

short back end for street

but you can ride any bike set up and where your little heart desires

this is true, my frame is a 74.5 degree headtube angle and 14" chainstay length which is more of a trail geometry but I NEVER ride trails, I ride street and veryy little park, I grind a lot and do tech tricks and it feels perfect for me. You could get a street specific bike and ride street with it and have it feel like shit, then go to a trail specific bike and ride street and it feel amazing. It's all about how you feel while riding it and how comfortable it is to you specifically

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3/14/2012 8:03 PM

Effting wrote:

You can a bike any where you physically can.

Some people will argue different geo and so on, but it doesn't really matter, you can ride a bike your comfortable with anywhere. Breaks or no breaks only makes things easier, not a must have to ride a certain thing.

For example I ride an old school style frame (T1 barcode) everyone says because of its long back end it is for trails, but in reality I ride trails, park, and street pegless and breakless.

Long back end for trails

short back end for street

but you can ride any bike set up and where your little heart desires

sundaybmxRR wrote:

this is true, my frame is a 74.5 degree headtube angle and 14" chainstay length which is more of a trail geometry but I NEVER ride trails, I ride street and veryy little park, I grind a lot and do tech tricks and it feels perfect for me. You could get a street specific bike and ride street with it and have it feel like shit, then go to a trail specific bike and ride street and it feel amazing. It's all about how you feel while riding it and how comfortable it is to you specifically

Nice, i'll be buying this bike then. Dirt, but will be using it for street/park. It's all about how you most feel comfortable with. Nice, thanks.

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3/14/2012 8:04 PM

Effting wrote:

You can a bike any where you physically can.

Some people will argue different geo and so on, but it doesn't really matter, you can ride a bike your comfortable with anywhere. Breaks or no breaks only makes things easier, not a must have to ride a certain thing.

For example I ride an old school style frame (T1 barcode) everyone says because of its long back end it is for trails, but in reality I ride trails, park, and street pegless and breakless.

Long back end for trails

short back end for street

but you can ride any bike set up and where your little heart desires

DEQBMX wrote:

So in a nutshell, it's whatever people feel comfortable using right?

Correct

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3/14/2012 8:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/14/2012 8:12 PM

Let me throw one more thing in here, to save the time of creating a new thread:

Eastern has skill levels with every bike they sell. They are Beginner, Intermediate, Expert, Pro, and Team.

What difference do these bikes have with each other? Can an amateur use a "Pro" level bike from Eastern and have no problems with it?

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3/14/2012 8:10 PM

wtf

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3/14/2012 8:12 PM

its just the quality. like lets say theres a bike for Beginner the frame would most likely be hi tensile steel. And pro bike would be like an full chromoly frame. something like that lol

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3/14/2012 8:13 PM

RiverSideRider wrote:

it's impossible, the bikes will explode.

hahahaha lol

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3/14/2012 8:21 PM

DEQBMX wrote:

Let me throw one more thing in here, to save the time of creating a new thread:

Eastern has skill levels with every bike they sell. They are Beginner, Intermediate, Expert, Pro, and Team.

What difference do these bikes have with each other? Can an amateur use a "Pro" level bike from Eastern and have no problems with it?

You can be new and buy pro bike amd not worry about the maintence much. Its be nicer I guess.

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3/14/2012 8:23 PM

DEQBMX wrote:

Let me throw one more thing in here, to save the time of creating a new thread:

Eastern has skill levels with every bike they sell. They are Beginner, Intermediate, Expert, Pro, and Team.

What difference do these bikes have with each other? Can an amateur use a "Pro" level bike from Eastern and have no problems with it?

Roqfan wrote:

You can be new and buy pro bike amd not worry about the maintence much. Its be nicer I guess.

Right, many thanks!

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3/14/2012 8:26 PM

I love this. A new guy to the forum asking intelligent, well thought out questions. And in roughly his third post figured out that it's all just a preference
congratulations new guy. Not being a jerk
and not a single question about color or what he should replace on his new bike

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3/23/2012 4:37 AM

People who say differen't bikes for differen't styles are bitches- build your bike to your style of how you like to ride one and you'll be fine.
There are a few main differences though...
Tyres- obviously for dirt you don't want slicks but i run Fit FAF's 2.25's on front&back they rock all disciplines of bmx.
Brake, or not- I ride brakeless on my own trails which is fine, and all park and street i do aswell, but public trails are a challenge brakeless.
Pedals- Plastic vs metal- i run plastics but they arn't brilliant on dirt so just a heads up.
Pegs- people tend not to run pegs when riding dirt, probably likely to cause you more harm tbh.

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3/23/2012 1:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/23/2012 1:23 PM

DEQBMX wrote:

So in a nutshell, it's whatever people feel comfortable using right?

Exactamundo. You're the one riding it, if it works for you do you really care if it says "dirt" or "street"?

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10/15/2012 9:38 AM

Englishdirt wrote:

People who say differen't bikes for differen't styles are bitches- build your bike to your style of how you like to ride one and you'll be fine.
There are a few main differences though...
Tyres- obviously for dirt you don't want slicks but i run Fit FAF's 2.25's on front&back they rock all disciplines of bmx.
Brake, or not- I ride brakeless on my own trails which is fine, and all park and street i do aswell, but public trails are a challenge brakeless.
Pedals- Plastic vs metal- i run plastics but they arn't brilliant on dirt so just a heads up.
Pegs- people tend not to run pegs when riding dirt, probably likely to cause you more harm tbh.

The word 'different' doesn't have an apostrophe...

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10/15/2012 4:58 PM

RiverSideRider wrote:

it's impossible, the bikes will explode.

bahahaha for some reason i couldnt stop laughing when i read this ! i guess cuz i pictured him getting on a dirt bmx bike and going off a stair set then just bursts into flames and hes on fire running in circles screaming XD

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10/15/2012 6:23 PM

i bike is a bike just run a dirt tire back street front well thats what i do

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