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10/12/2015 9:34 AM

I'm just getting into BMX and I am not sure what bike I should get. I am buying used because brand new is way too expensive. Any suggestions?

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Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

10/12/2015 11:16 AM

Do you want to freestyle? Or do you want to race ?

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10/12/2015 11:24 AM

What's your budget?

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10/13/2015 12:46 PM

eskimojay wrote:

Do you want to freestyle? Or do you want to race ?

Free Style.

I am curretnly looking at a KINK launch used, for $180.

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Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

10/13/2015 12:46 PM

Albes BMX Mail Order wrote:

What's your budget?

250 under.

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10/13/2015 1:04 PM

eskimojay wrote:

Do you want to freestyle? Or do you want to race ?

GeneralGoofy wrote:

Free Style.

I am curretnly looking at a KINK launch used, for $180.

Well depending on the condition / year of the Kink Launch that may be an ok deal.

Other decent new options under $250 are

http://www.albes.com/dk-effect-bike-sale/

http://www.albes.com/dk-cleveland-stock-bike-sale/

http://www.albes.com/verde-a-v-2016-bike/

http://www.albes.com/dk-raven-2015-bike/

http://www.albes.com/kink-curb-2016-stock-bike/

A few of those are over $250 but with the discount code of "Vital15" it should put you art the $250 range.

Hope that helps

www.albes.com

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10/13/2015 3:09 PM

The most important thing whether it's new or used is finding a bike that fits you.

How tall are you? Are you still growing?

The main measurement of a bike is the length of the top tube on the frame. Getting a frame that fits you will go a long way in terms of getting the most bang for your buck with your first BMX.

Things to look for are chromoly tubing in the frame / fork / bars (as much as you can find for your budget), sealed bearings, and preferably a bike that is set up on modern standards like a mid bottom bracket and integrated headset. If you don't know what this stuff is, I'd do a little bit of google-ing.

If I were buying used, and I didn't know much about bikes, I would look for a complete bike on Kijiji from a major brand that is less than 1 year old, and as stock as possible. If it looks like not much has been upgraded, or changed, it is much less likely that the kid who was riding it abused it too much or screwed something up while changing parts!

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10/14/2015 12:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/14/2015 12:12 PM

transition_chris wrote:

The most important thing whether it's new or used is finding a bike that fits you.

How tall are you? Are you still growing?

The main measurement of a bike is the length of the top tube on the frame. Getting a frame that fits you will go a long way in terms of getting the most bang for your buck with your first BMX.

Things to look for are chromoly tubing in the frame / fork / bars (as much as you can find for your budget), sealed bearings, and preferably a bike that is set up on modern standards like a mid bottom bracket and integrated headset. If you don't know what this stuff is, I'd do a little bit of google-ing.

If I were buying used, and I didn't know much about bikes, I would look for a complete bike on Kijiji from a major brand that is less than 1 year old, and as stock as possible. If it looks like not much has been upgraded, or changed, it is much less likely that the kid who was riding it abused it too much or screwed something up while changing parts!

I'm curretnly looking for a 20" top tube and yes, that is the website I'm using to find bikes. I know not to buy Haro, has it is mostly for racing, or other cheap brands such has hutch, diamondback, mongoose, ect. Also it would be nice if you could tell me what Sealed bearings, mid bottom bracket and integrated headsets are. Thank you.

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Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

10/14/2015 12:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/14/2015 12:15 PM

Haro has a line of freestyle bikes. Hutch is old school they make new bikes but they aren't cheap and I wouldnt buy one unless it was to cruise on and show off. Stay away from diamondback they make good mountain bikes but thats about it. And mongoose has good and bad bikes the ones at walmart are bad. The mongoose chamber is good and $225 bucks full chromo everything and all sealed bearings it's better than the kink launch but gets more credit due to the name. I would suggest atleast looking at it http://www.mongoose.com/usa/chamber-19429

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10/14/2015 5:08 PM

CamelOnAcid wrote:

Haro has a line of freestyle bikes. Hutch is old school they make new bikes but they aren't cheap and I wouldnt buy one unless it was to cruise on and show off. Stay away from diamondback they make good mountain bikes but thats about it. And mongoose has good and bad bikes the ones at walmart are bad. The mongoose chamber is good and $225 bucks full chromo everything and all sealed bearings it's better than the kink launch but gets more credit due to the name. I would suggest atleast looking at it http://www.mongoose.com/usa/chamber-19429

Where can I get this bike. Since Mongoose only ships to America?

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Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.