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    Exclamation Bmx or freeride moun tain bike

    Hey guys am building up a freeride mountain bike atm. but am quite weak haha for a male and am 5'10. was wondering and thinking a bmx will be easier to chuck around. i will be dropping off loads of stuff. will this hold up to that type of abuse??? will a bmx hold up to this abuse better than freeride bike??? i am not riding trails just street.

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    It depends as they're both different, I built up a custom BMX and it hasn't worked out for me so I'm trying to get a DJ bike, find them easier to jump and I love wheelies but yeah whatever appeals to you - maybe try a friends BMX or DJ Bike? Could help your decision out a bit!

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    Give a bmx a shot, I'm pretty small and started riding street, park and trails on a 26" dirt jumper but as soon as I tried a bmx I was converted as I found it much more natural feeling and easier to handle. I don't even miss the 26" on dirt jumps as much as I thought I would. All personal preference I guess but I would definitely try it. As for what will hold up better I guess that comes down to the quality of the parts but I do find BMX parts cheaper compared to MTB parts.

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    I was riding a 26" DJ (street, park etc.) and then borrowed my mates 20" BMX bike one day and was hooked, sold the 26" and bought a BMX.

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    why not bridge the gap with a 24 inch, like an NS Capital or similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlucko View Post
    why not bridge the gap with a 24 inch, like an NS Capital or similar?
    I had a 24" to, although is was a DK General Lee which I wouldn't recommend. Geometry isn't good and was heavy. S&M make a 24" Dirt bike Frame and WETHEPEOPLE + Fit use to make a complete but not sure if they still do.

    http://www.sandmbikes.com/all-produc...e-24-dirt-bike

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    Watch some BMX vids and look at the huge shit those guys are dropping off. If you're thinking you're going to go bigger than that stop kidding yourself and buy a bmx anyway.

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    Default mongoose

    hey guys bought a mongoose ritual 24 inch wheel base 06 model. good buy or bad?? what do i upgrade??

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    Post some pics or do a bike check, it would be cool to see what you it looks like.

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    You know if it is standard? Check out some reviews @ http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/freeri...0_1544crx.aspx

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