Looking at getting a new bike, need help!

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9/5/2013 10:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/5/2013 10:37 PM

So I've been into bikes since I was really little, about 7. Started with a Mongoose 20" from walmart, then got a NEXT Chaos (green) from walmart. Recntly I got a used Giant Method 24" but the cranks came off of the axle in the bottom bracket a bit and the sprocket got offset from it's little post it sat on which started to oval out the hole so now my chain gets tight, then loose, then tight. Plus the rear nuts are all jacked up, I got a bent spoke on the front tire, both tires are worn down. Anyways, it's 4 years old ish. My 17th birthday is in 3 weeks and I got 500 dollars to get a new bike and want to get more into BMX... I still have no idea how to do a wheelie, but I love riding bikes and doing jumps. Only problem is I'm about 240 lbs (Was 280 before summer) and 5' 10" - 5' 11" been biking a lot. I would be very greatful if I could get some help on finding a bike that'll hold up, I do a lot of riding around town going as fast as possible so I push on the cranks / pedals a lot. I love the feeling of acceleration and jumping. I just don't want my cranks to creak on me.
Anyone willing to work with me to help me find something? smile Preferring 20-24" BMX, otherwise I was looking at the Giant Revel 1 2013 model mountain bike. Also, I am very sorry if I didn't post this in the right section, never joined a BMX forum before.

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9/5/2013 10:47 PM

Fit complete 21 inch

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9/5/2013 10:50 PM

eskimojay wrote:

Fit complete 21 inch

Could you include a link please? smile I can't find it in google.

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9/5/2013 10:55 PM

Www.albes.com just browse the complete section

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9/5/2013 11:07 PM

eskimojay wrote:

Www.albes.com just browse the complete section

Thanks! Can I get some more important please?

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9/5/2013 11:11 PM

Make sure it's for a full chromoly frame

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9/5/2013 11:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/5/2013 11:15 PM

Yo man 500 can get you a really solid used custom. And you will definitely be getting more solid parts than on a complete that is brand new.
I went the complete route and at 5'10" 235 I learned the hard way that things shit out really fast when you leave the ground. I have spent way more money than I needed to investing In a complete that was lower end and breaking shit like every other week than I would have just buying a decent custom that was built well.

If a couple cosmetic blemishes bother you then you won't be happy on a used bike. But in my experience it is worth it to buy a used custom and have confidence in knowing you have a great frame, cranks and wheelset than ending up on a mediocre stock complete with pieces you will eventually replace anyway. Go with what makes you happy but 5hundy goes Prety far in the used market.

And as far as being about my height an weight I would go no shorter than a 20.75 top tube. And at least 8.5 inch bars to save your back.

I am on a 20.75 with 9x28" bars with a fl. Feels super comfy to me. But a 21" would feel great too.

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9/6/2013 12:14 AM

trainwrex wrote:

Yo man 500 can get you a really solid used custom. And you will definitely be getting more solid parts than on a complete that is brand new.
I went the complete route and at 5'10" 235 I learned the hard way that things shit out really fast when you leave the ground. I have spent way more money than I needed to investing In a complete that was lower end and breaking shit like every other week than I would have just buying a decent custom that was built well.

If a couple cosmetic blemishes bother you then you won't be happy on a used bike. But in my experience it is worth it to buy a used custom and have confidence in knowing you have a great frame, cranks and wheelset than ending up on a mediocre stock complete with pieces you will eventually replace anyway. Go with what makes you happy but 5hundy goes Prety far in the used market.

And as far as being about my height an weight I would go no shorter than a 20.75 top tube. And at least 8.5 inch bars to save your back.

I am on a 20.75 with 9x28" bars with a fl. Feels super comfy to me. But a 21" would feel great too.

So if I was going to get a new bike, what would be some decent brands to look at? But I understand what you're saying about getting a new 1

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9/6/2013 12:26 AM

Fully chromoly frame (cranks/bars/forks would also be nice)

Sealed bearings (bb,front and backhub)

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I'm gonna need bigger bars

9/6/2013 12:27 AM

kupkaik wrote:

So if I was going to get a new bike, what would be some decent brands to look at? But I understand what you're saying about getting a new 1

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I'm gonna need bigger bars