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BMX sizing question

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by mikesdoublecab, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Jun 2, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    So, with summer approaching, it will be bike season again for my daughter. She has a cheap Mongoose girls BMX and I typically ride behind her on a beach cruiser.

    She now wants me to ride alongside her, but my cruiser is a stretch with the wide handlebars so we don't exactly fit side by side on the sidewalk.

    I was thinking of getting a BMX bike to bring me down closer to her level, but my fat ass is at 230 pounds. Will a 20" wheel BMX bike hold me up?

    I am used to beach cruisers and mountain bikes with wide tires, but worried I would pop a smaller 20" tire.
     
  2. Jun 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    Get a 24" BMX bike, considered the cruiser of BMXs.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    well, im short... only 5'6"

    the 24" looks like a mountain bike...

    since im not tall, i figured i could fit proportionately on a 20" but im worried about the weight... would it not hold me?
     
  5. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:09 AM
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    20" should be fine. the 24" isn't a mountain bike...it's just a bigger version of the 20" BMX bikes...beefier frame, 24" wheels...but it's still the same shape and type bike as the 20" ones.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    I don't think weight is going to be an issue if you get a bike with double or triple wall rims. I have a Giant STP, its basically a 26" BMX bike. Mine is geared but they also sell a single speed bike also. There are a few other companies making these "urban" mountain bikes that look like they have the same geometry as BMX bikes.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    Well i think he wants to get a bike at Wal-Mart or some other place that doesnt charge $800 for a bike ( Ive been BMX'n for 3 years )... A mongoose would hold you up, and because of your height... You will look normal riding too, and not all goofy

    BUT for your weight.. Id DEFINATLY GET HIGHER PSI tires... walmart tires are like 40-60psi, VERY VERY LOW and will NOT hold you... i use 110psi tires and im 145lbs... but a decent 60-85psi filled up all the way would hold you just as good
     
  8. Nov 10, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    BMX cruiser would do the trick. I'm 5'7" & race one. Dunno how much you want to spend, but check Craigslist or eBay.
     
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