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PostSubject: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:48 am

These are how much I like them in this order:

1. http://www.danscomp.com/101565.php?cat=BIKES#

2. http://www.danscomp.com/101119.php?cat=BIKES#

3. http://www.danscomp.com/101562.php?cat=BIKES#

I need a good bike for street and park. I really like the first one but as a new coming bmxer I just found these bikes because of there price. Which one should I get? Needs to be in the 200$ if you suggest some.
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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:58 am

I like the Eastern ones. I'm not an expert on bikes or anything but the first one looks good. Also you won't find a really good bike for around $200, if you go up to 300-400$ then you can get a really nice bike. Just wait for Vistagecko or Admin to get on and they can hook you up.
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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:00 am

Mmk thanks Very Happy ill wait.
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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:09 am

Well I hate to tell you this, but all of those bikes suck. Hard. I tried your route last summer. I got a cheap $200 bike. $350 later it still sucks. Cheap bikes are only more expensive in the long run.

Now if you feel like saving your money up I would suggest The kink gap. The eastern trail digger 09

Now let me explain to you why cheap bikes are bad, and these are good.

First off, sealed parts. A sealed part is a great thing to look for. Sealed parts mean that the part will hold up longer and hold up to more abuse.

Second off look at the smaller sprockets. BMX sprockets should be a 25T in front and a 9T driver in back. Larger gear ratios such as 28T-10T and 33T-14T can also be used.

With the huge sprockets on the bikes you showed us, pedaling is extremely difficult, as well as it will scrape on ramps, hills, curbs, etc. and break/shatter.

Unsealed parts and poopy made parts, will result in bent handlebars, shattered sprockets, dented frames, bent forks, bent rims, broken cranks, etc.

Please learn from my mistake. Buy a well made bike. You will save so much money in the long run.
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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:15 am

http://www.danscomp.com/101566.php?cat=BIKES

Ahh thats one of the others I was looking at.
So you suggest this one?

With smaller sprockets will I still be able to go fast? Cause even with bigger sprockets harder means speed right?
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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:17 am

It's alright. The kink Gap is better, but the Trail digger isn't bad. It has a nice sealed Mid BB, 25T sprocket, and is only 27 lbs. Which isn't bad for the price. The only thing that makes the Gap better is the sealed rear cassette.
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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:21 am

With smaller sprockets will I still be able to go fast? Cause even with bigger sprockets harder means speed right?
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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:24 am

I have a 25T sprocket, and I was keeping up with my Dad on his motorcycle. He was averaging 35-40ish. Bigger sprockets will go faster, but it takes so damn long to get that speed, the only place it would be useful is on a really long bike path that you intend on riding for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:30 am

Alright cool then I think ima save up for that trail digger. Unless I get an extra 50$. I cant wait to get the bike. What should the first trick I learn be?
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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:43 am

Bunny hop. The bunny hop is the staple trick of BMX. Without it, you will accomplish nothing. There is a very informative guide in the "How to"
section on bunny hops.
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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:10 am

Ah well done vista well done.
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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:39 am

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PostSubject: Re: [Beginner] Which of these 3 bikes should I get?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:56 am

The Eastern Ramrodder. One because it has a smaller sprocket assembly, and second, it weights 2 lbs less. Eastern also makes more reliable stock parts in my opinion. I'm just basing the reliability of stock parts off of what I've heard from other members, personally I have never riden a Hoffman.

But yeah, go with the Eastern Ramrodder.
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