Need advice on what bike to get

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5/16/2016 2:06 PM

Hey guys I've just recently gotten into bmx and I really want to buy a bike I'm about 6'1 180 pounds and I was wondering if this bike would be a good start for me its a 21 inch frame I also notice it does't come with pegs so do you think the ones I picked out would work?, thanks for the help.

https://www.danscomp.com/products/102620/2016_Subrosa_Salvador_XL_Bike.html

https://www.danscomp.com/products/518007/Animal_MK3_Peg.html


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5/16/2016 2:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/16/2016 2:31 PM

Personally, I would pass on the bike. It states the frame has a "front chromoly triangle" for construction, meaning the remainder of the metal in the frame is most likely Hi-Ten steel (I could definitely be wrong), which isn't terrible, but a 100% full-chromoly frame is the best way to go, it will last longer in terms of durability. The connection points where the chromoly meets the other alloy metal is weaker, so it probably won't last as long as a 100% chromoly frame, especially when you try new tricks and give your bike more abuse, especially when trying grinds and hitting your frame against the ledges or rails.

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5/16/2016 2:35 PM

do you have any bikes you would recommend for a beginner?

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5/16/2016 3:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/16/2016 3:05 PM

depends on your budget, and what you are going to ride...meaning street; dirt; park etc.

I agree with most on the site that it is a better investment to get a full Chromo bike for many reasons:
1. it will last forever unless you drop off a 40' cliff or it gets stolen - just b/c you are a beginner doesn't mean that you should get a cheap bike, or start out with crap
2. if you stay with BMX, you can upgrade parts easier than a whole frame, thus starting your descent into the realm of custom building and upgrades, where your pocket book dwindles as you get sucked into the beautiful world of bike parts
3. if you get out of BMX, a full Chromo bike will have higher re-sale value

Look at the Hoffman 'Bama. It is a full Chromo frame (and fork) for $399 ish. That is a steal. It's parts are not the best, but they will work for a beginner, and you can upgrade them as you start to use them more. I almost went for this bike, but have decided to wait and save some more for a Verde Luxe...if you sniff around the different on-line sites, you can find some other companies with full chromo frames (and mid level parts for upgrading) as well. The Eastern Element was one I think I found, as well as WeThePeople Trust (?) I think the trust has some upper level parts, which would put it in the $400 range, but well worth the money. This was #2 behind the Luxe for me.

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5/16/2016 6:06 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Eastern-Bikes-Shovelhead-BMX-Bicycle/dp/B019Y72RR8

Do you think this would be a good bike to start out with? I will mostly be riding street and maybe a little dirt here and there...

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5/16/2016 6:34 PM

There's a lot of these threads recently, go through the first four pages and look through for them

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5/16/2016 7:05 PM

brett1 wrote:

http://www.amazon.com/Eastern-Bikes-Shovelhead-BMX-Bicycle/dp/B019Y72RR8

Do you think this would be a good bike to start out with? I will mostly be riding street and maybe a little dirt here and there...

Did you just click on the advertisement on the side of this thread? XD

Haha, all jokes aside, I think this is definitely not a terrible beginner. Good, solid chromoly parts, sealed bearings, even double wall rims. Heck, the 2 pegs are even a nice bonus. Not very fond of the tires, but hey, your bike, not mine. :D

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5/16/2016 7:11 PM

Things to look for in a complete.

Sealed hubs, double wall rims (at least back rim), full chromoly frame, fork and bars. Ive been out of the game for a while but ill look at some completes for you.

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5/16/2016 7:16 PM

readybmxer wrote:

Did you just click on the advertisement on the side of this thread? XD

Haha, all jokes aside, I think this is definitely not a terrible beginner. Good, solid chromoly parts, sealed bearings, even double wall rims. Heck, the 2 pegs are even a nice bonus. Not very fond of the tires, but hey, your bike, not mine. :D

haha yea I totally did but I like how its fully chromo and a reasonable price, where did you the see the 2 pegs bonus? didn't catch that..

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5/16/2016 7:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/16/2016 7:25 PM

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5/16/2016 7:26 PM

appreciate the help guys!

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