Stock bmx vs Build your own bmx?

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4/19/2013 12:09 AM

Hey guys
I would like you to give me some pros and cons of building your own bmx

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4/19/2013 12:25 AM

Stock:

-No customization
-USUALLY (But not always) shittier parts. Higher end ones will have better parts & full chromoly parts, sealed everything, et c.
-cheaper
-Usually get a bunch of no name, generic, weaker parts
-Lower-mid end ones don't have 48 spline cranks, just some knock off 8/16 spline ones


Custom:
-Build everything to your preference
-Much better parts, assuming you pick good parts
-More expensive
-Can be lighter, but that doesn't really matter to me
-Most the parts will carry a warranty
-Last longer

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4/19/2013 12:31 AM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Stock:

-No customization
-USUALLY (But not always) shittier parts. Higher end ones will have better parts & full chromoly parts, sealed everything, et c.
-cheaper
-Usually get a bunch of no name, generic, weaker parts
-Lower-mid end ones don't have 48 spline cranks, just some knock off 8/16 spline ones


Custom:
-Build everything to your preference
-Much better parts, assuming you pick good parts
-More expensive
-Can be lighter, but that doesn't really matter to me
-Most the parts will carry a warranty
-Last longer

Thanks so much can you please recommend some good bmx brands and some good bmx shops (online)

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4/19/2013 7:02 AM

For good. Site. Go to www.bmx.co.nz or twhitebikes.co.nz chainreactions there good

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4/19/2013 8:52 AM

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4/19/2013 9:16 AM

Been riding for 10+ years now & i wouldnt think about getting a complete unless my bikes got stolen & i needed something to ride whilst i saved up for a custom. Custom is the way to go, you can choose the exact parts you want, colours, sizes etc. Make it your bike.

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4/19/2013 10:13 AM

if you just starting out go with a complete, just because those parts will be fine for you, and as things break, upgrade it and eventually it will be a full custom

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4/19/2013 1:29 PM

nothing beats the feel of a bike that you know that you have put the time effort and cash into knowing that it is perfect for what you want from it

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4/19/2013 1:31 PM

Hello -_-|:D wrote:

Thanks so much can you please recommend some good bmx brands and some good bmx shops (online)

Where is NZL ?

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4/19/2013 1:43 PM

DialedGuerraBmx wrote:

Where is NZL ?

New Zealand mate!

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4/19/2013 1:44 PM

Out near Australia close to the south pole

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4/19/2013 1:46 PM

Hello -_-|:D wrote:

Thanks so much can you please recommend some good bmx brands and some good bmx shops (online)

DialedGuerraBmx wrote:

Where is NZL ?

Four wrote:

New Zealand mate!

close to australia/south pole

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4/19/2013 1:48 PM

I've never really rode a stock bike, I never liked them.

Stock bike pros:
It comes built
Everything works fine
Usually color coordinated
Cheap

Cons:
Often cheap parts are thrown on.
You don't get to pick the geometry or parts
Unless you pay 700-1000 for a stock bike you'll probably want to upgrade some stuff.

Custom bike pros:
You get to pick everything
All the parts are nice and strong
You pick colors
You pick geo
It's fun to do haha

Cons:
It's pretty costly haha.

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4/19/2013 7:24 PM

Haha, I paid $1100 for the complete I had and hated the feel of it. Then I started building my custom, and love the way she feels!

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