Thinking into returning to bmx after 5 years

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1/23/2019 7:48 AM

Hello i used to bmx since i was 15 years old and stopped at 24 due to live matters ( work, travelling, getting married but no children yet etc.).
Now that everything is mostly stabled with my life i am thinking of returning to the most beloved thing i had in life which is the rush and the enjoyment if doing bmx.
Anyways i moved to Finland a year ago and i just noticed that there is an indoor skatepark called super park in Espoo, Finland. I have already decided that I want to try to get back but not the hardcore way i used to do. I am thinking of getting a Sunday Model C 24 since i want to go easy on myself and my body.
Anyone have suggestions or thinks its a bad idea?
Is a 24" gonna make a difference to my body ir is a 20" the same?
P.S. I am buying all safety equipment helmet kneepads shin ankle and gloves.
Is 5 years of not doing any excersice gonna hurt my body more by doing bmx?
I never had any serious injuries or broken bones from bmx. Only some shattered here and there.
Thank you for taking time to read this.

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1/23/2019 7:56 AM

I bought a 24 when I first got back into riding. Lots of fun but not as nimble as a 20. Some parks feel too tight for me on a 24 as well. I eventually ended up buying a 20".
24s are a little bit roomier but if you want to do more tricks and less cruising it's a lot easier on a 20. A 20 with a 21" top tube and a bit of a longer back end would be almost as roomy and a lot more nimble.

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1/23/2019 7:57 AM

Great to hear that you are going to ride again!
I would prefer a 20" (or maybe a 22") bike ...

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1/23/2019 8:09 AM

20''

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1/23/2019 8:18 AM

20" (or 22" if you really feel you must go bigger.). There are bigger frames to be had 21.25" & 21.5" tt frames are more common now than they were. How tall are you?

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1/23/2019 8:34 AM

Mishinn_Control wrote:

20" (or 22" if you really feel you must go bigger.). There are bigger frames to be had 21.25" & 21.5" tt frames are more common now than they were. How tall are you?

I am around 1.80m and around 75kg

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1/23/2019 10:55 AM

Mishinn_Control wrote:

20" (or 22" if you really feel you must go bigger.). There are bigger frames to be had 21.25" & 21.5" tt frames are more common now than they were. How tall are you?

limpsonbikes wrote:

I am around 1.80m and around 75kg

English, please. LOL. JK (hopefully, that's obvious). I'd say you'd be good with anything from a 20.75"-21.25" tt bike, but I think you'd settle in great on a 21" tt bike (20" wheel size) if you are going to actually be riding BMX. If you are just going to be cruising around, pulling wheelies, etc... with no chance of ever progressing, then I'd say a 22 or 24" (wheel) bike would be where you'd want to look.

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1/23/2019 10:57 AM

Mishinn_Control wrote:

20" (or 22" if you really feel you must go bigger.). There are bigger frames to be had 21.25" & 21.5" tt frames are more common now than they were. How tall are you?

limpsonbikes wrote:

I am around 1.80m and around 75kg

I'm 186 cm tall and in pretty comfortable on a 20" with a 20.8" top tube, I think it depends on what you are used to as long as it's not massive or tiny.

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Hmmm

1/23/2019 11:10 AM

I'm 5'8" and 220lbs I ride a 20.75 stay with the 20" man they make variable frame sizes that are awesome.

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1/23/2019 11:27 AM

Mishinn_Control wrote:

20" (or 22" if you really feel you must go bigger.). There are bigger frames to be had 21.25" & 21.5" tt frames are more common now than they were. How tall are you?

limpsonbikes wrote:

I am around 1.80m and around 75kg

Mishinn_Control wrote:

English, please. LOL. JK (hopefully, that's obvious). I'd say you'd be good with anything from a 20.75"-21.25" tt bike, but I think you'd settle in great on a 21" tt bike (20" wheel size) if you are going to actually be riding BMX. If you are just going to be cruising around, pulling wheelies, etc... with no chance of ever progressing, then I'd say a 22 or 24" (wheel) bike would be where you'd want to look.

Any ideas on what i can get? These are my only options because of customs taxes etc.
https://www.skatepro.fi/c56.htm
https://www.signaturebmx.com/kategoria/bmx-pyorat-1
Price range is between 400-600 euros
Thank you

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1/23/2019 11:29 AM

Mishinn_Control wrote:

20" (or 22" if you really feel you must go bigger.). There are bigger frames to be had 21.25" & 21.5" tt frames are more common now than they were. How tall are you?

limpsonbikes wrote:

I am around 1.80m and around 75kg

Edman123 wrote:

I'm 186 cm tall and in pretty comfortable on a 20" with a 20.8" top tube, I think it depends on what you are used to as long as it's not massive or tiny.

Any help of what i can get?
I can buy only from these sites due to customs taxes etc.
https://www.signaturebmx.com/kategoria/bmx-pyorat-1
https://www.skatepro.fi/c56.htm
Thank you

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1/23/2019 11:40 AM

Look for full chromoly, sealed bearings, double walled wheels ect.

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1/23/2019 11:47 AM

limpsonbikes wrote:

I am around 1.80m and around 75kg

Edman123 wrote:

I'm 186 cm tall and in pretty comfortable on a 20" with a 20.8" top tube, I think it depends on what you are used to as long as it's not massive or tiny.

limpsonbikes wrote:

Any help of what i can get?
I can buy only from these sites due to customs taxes etc.
https://www.signaturebmx.com/kategoria/bmx-pyorat-1
https://www.skatepro.fi/c56.htm
Thank you

What's your budget? Since I didn't know... I chose these:

https://www.signaturebmx.com/tuote/2018-fly-omega-rhd-3679

https://www.signaturebmx.com/tuote/2019-fly-proton-cst-3750

https://www.skatepro.fi/56-32672.htm

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1/23/2019 11:59 AM

Definitely 20" if you are thinking of going to skateparks. I just bought a 22" thinking it might feel more natural since I am a somewhat taller guy. I love the 22" but it feels too big to want to do tricks on. 22" if you are just cruising or doing dirt stuff. 20" if you are planning on hitting skateparks fairly often.

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1/23/2019 12:06 PM

20" or nothing.
Buy the best your budget will allow, however even then you'll probably want to upgrade a few bits along the way. See if the mongoose legion L100 is available at all where you are? It's the best bike for the money on paper, and might still be cheaper after import than bikes in your budget you won't pay import on

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1/24/2019 9:47 AM

I was in a similar situation as you @limpsonbikes I’ve been back at riding now for 3 or 4 months with almost 18 or so years of no bmx at all. I almost bought a dk vega 22” but as fate would have it a friend sold me a fit 20” and the rest is history. I’m so so glad it worked out that I got back into it with a 20” bike as I pretty much just ride street now. If I would have went to a 22” I likely may never got back into street and may have fizzled out in the long run on riding altogether. If your heart was into 20” bmx i think you should try to keep it there again. . . . But at the end of the day being happy is what riding is all about and it don’t matter if it’s a 26” cruiser. . . Fuck it buy all the different sizes and try them all out!

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