Some tips on buying a new bike?

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9/27/2015 8:44 AM

I'm new to this bmxing stuff, can someone please give me some things I should look for when buying a new bike? I'm 15, 6'1 and weigh 190lbs. I want a 2016 Kink Launch Bike. Someone told me something about 4130'ing my bike? Meaning to get 4130 parts? Idk what that even means, I'm just looking for the basics.

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9/28/2015 6:01 AM

4130 is chromoly steel. Stronger and lighter than normal steel. You need full chromoly frame, bars, fork, cranks,fully sealed hubs and double wall rims. You better invest in a good bike, than spend more cash on a bad bike plus the new parts.

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Deez nuts

9/28/2015 8:09 AM

get the one with the coolest stickers

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It’s all bmx

9/28/2015 8:34 AM

Look for as much chromoly in the frame fork bars and cranks that you can get, then sealed bearings and double wall rims if you can.

Outside of that, get what looks cool to you, and something that feels decently comfortable.

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9/28/2015 12:55 PM

Honestly the best advice i can give you is to so a little research first.

Find out if you are gonna need to be lhd. Find out if you want a coaster. Try to find a complete bike that already caters to The needs you as a rider are going to have rather than buying a bike and then having to do a bunch of costly conversions and changes.

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9/29/2015 1:12 PM

Cro-mo ftw

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9/29/2015 2:47 PM

Yo,
I guess it would depend on your budget. You are taller so I would suggest a frame 20.75" at least. Honestly one of the best bikes we sell for under $500 is the DK Helio. Fully sealed and chromoly. It's $449.95 but with the "Vital15" discount it's down to $382.46. That's A LOT of bike for the price.

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

100% 4130 Frame with Integrated Headset
Machined MID BB & Integrated seatpost clamp
Removable brake hardware
100% 4130 Fork with internally threaded steer, alloy bolt and tapered legs
100% 4130 2pc bars 8.25" x 28" 12 back, 2 up
WISE 50mm Alloy HI-RISE top load stem
WISE 2pc Tubular 175mm Cro-mo, 48 spline spindle, and Sealed MID BB
Sealed WISE 36h hubs, 3/8" front, 14mm rear w/ 9t driver
SUN Estate Double wall rims
KENDA Ticket 2.25 tires (White Sidewall)
DK Proxxy Grips and DK Blender PC Pedals
DK Mid Pivotal seat with WISE alloy post
21" Top Tube - 13.75" Chainstay
75 Head Tube - 72 Seat Tube
24lbs 11oz

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