BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Health, Fitness, Martial Arts, and Nutrition
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-03-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
ScottSinger
Captain
34
Rep
704
Posts

Drives: M235i 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mid-Atlantic

iTrader: (0)

BMX bike recommendation

Anyone a BMX rider? And can you tell me which bike to get?

I'm just tired of going to the gym and after decades of running I need a change.

Years ago was heavily into road riding and did some mountain biking.

I'm an older guy so I want a nice BMX - any recommendations?
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2014, 06:36 PM   #2
ilikebmxbikes
Brigadier General
ilikebmxbikes's Avatar
99
Rep
3,315
Posts

Drives: S65 1M Clone & E92 M3 4.6L
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (36)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottSinger View Post
Anyone a BMX rider? And can you tell me which bike to get?

I'm just tired of going to the gym and after decades of running I need a change.

Years ago was heavily into road riding and did some mountain biking.

I'm an older guy so I want a nice BMX - any recommendations?
I used to film bmx professionally for Lotek, Mosh, Fit and S&M bikes.

If your an older guy and you dont want a bike that is going to break your back, S&M have a new 22" system coming out. it essentaily looks like a 20" but has a little bit of the comfort that a 24" has.

If you just want a simple 20" complete bike, fitbikeco has solid completes.
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2014, 07:03 PM   #3
ScottSinger
Captain
34
Rep
704
Posts

Drives: M235i 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mid-Atlantic

iTrader: (0)

Great info.
Think I want a 20"
Have you seen 'Lords of Dogtown' ? Sincerely impressed you shot BMX.
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2014, 07:13 PM   #4
ilikebmxbikes
Brigadier General
ilikebmxbikes's Avatar
99
Rep
3,315
Posts

Drives: S65 1M Clone & E92 M3 4.6L
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (36)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottSinger View Post
Great info.
Think I want a 20"
Have you seen 'Lords of Dogtown' ? Sincerely impressed you shot BMX.
havent seen it.

You should look into a BF complete

http://www.empirebmx.com/fit-bikes-bf-1-2015
Appreciate 0
      09-04-2014, 10:14 AM   #5
ScottSinger
Captain
34
Rep
704
Posts

Drives: M235i 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mid-Atlantic

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aadhtiwssdd View Post
I am looking for a BMX bike. Anyone suggest me.

one picnic spots
Can you BMX at the resort above? Looks nice !
Appreciate 0
      09-04-2014, 11:23 AM   #6
320FAMILY
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
33
Posts

Drives: 2013 320i and 2014 320i
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: McKinney, TX

iTrader: (0)

I was always partial to Haro.
__________________
2014 320i (his)- Glacier silver, sport pkg, 6 spd, moon, heated seats, spoiler, black kidney grilles, M footrest, BMS stage 1 +4 psi
2013 320i (hers)- Arctic white, 8 spd, moon, heated seats
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2015, 11:57 PM   #7
Twix
Captain
Twix's Avatar
Canada
21
Rep
997
Posts

Drives: 2014 E84 N20 ZSL
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW X1  [2.75]
Just saw this today. I ride a Subrosa. Love the bike, lots of jam for mid level pricing. Wethepeople and Fit are my other go to companies.
__________________
2014-X1-28i-Sportline-Black Sapphire-Black Dakota-'15 Cluster cover-'15 trim-AC Schnitzer springs-Work Brombacher 19x8.5f 19x10r-Michelin PSS 235/40f, 265/35r-aFe intake-Dinan stage 1-ER catted DP
2012 Subrosa Malum dirt/custom
2014 Rocky Mountain Whistler 30
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2015, 12:08 AM   #8
Arktis_Conviction
Captain
Arktis_Conviction's Avatar
15
Rep
763
Posts

Drives: e90 330i. 6mt. ACS
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Northern NJ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 320FAMILY View Post
I was always partial to Haro.
My brother's and I all had Haro's growing up (we're all in our early to late 20's by now). Had them each for about 8 years and held up wonderfully to abuse. However, they weren't as light as most others, and are on the cheaper side.
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2015, 12:57 AM   #9
Twix
Captain
Twix's Avatar
Canada
21
Rep
997
Posts

Drives: 2014 E84 N20 ZSL
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW X1  [2.75]
Man, Haro's are tanks! That was the first real BMX I got, think I had it for 10+ years. But because it was a tank, it weighed the same and some parts didn't hold up to repeated abuse.
__________________
2014-X1-28i-Sportline-Black Sapphire-Black Dakota-'15 Cluster cover-'15 trim-AC Schnitzer springs-Work Brombacher 19x8.5f 19x10r-Michelin PSS 235/40f, 265/35r-aFe intake-Dinan stage 1-ER catted DP
2012 Subrosa Malum dirt/custom
2014 Rocky Mountain Whistler 30
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2015, 02:59 AM   #10
ScottSinger
Captain
34
Rep
704
Posts

Drives: M235i 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mid-Atlantic

iTrader: (0)

I need to conserve my knees from too much running - not worried all that much about weight just going for a moderate price.
Near where I live a road bike rider was killed in a hit-and-run. I'm now more inclined to get the BMX.
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2015, 06:16 PM   #11
Twix
Captain
Twix's Avatar
Canada
21
Rep
997
Posts

Drives: 2014 E84 N20 ZSL
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 BMW X1  [2.75]
Could probably get a Haro for as little as $125, I paid about $1000CDN for my Subrosa. All depends what you're comfortable paying for a bike.
__________________
2014-X1-28i-Sportline-Black Sapphire-Black Dakota-'15 Cluster cover-'15 trim-AC Schnitzer springs-Work Brombacher 19x8.5f 19x10r-Michelin PSS 235/40f, 265/35r-aFe intake-Dinan stage 1-ER catted DP
2012 Subrosa Malum dirt/custom
2014 Rocky Mountain Whistler 30
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2015, 06:18 PM   #12
xquisit
--
xquisit's Avatar
32
Rep
1,488
Posts

Drives: '11 E90 328i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (4)

Send a message via AIM to xquisit
Specialized fatboys
K2

I prefer these
Appreciate 0
      01-13-2015, 06:21 PM   #13
ilikebmxbikes
Brigadier General
ilikebmxbikes's Avatar
99
Rep
3,315
Posts

Drives: S65 1M Clone & E92 M3 4.6L
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (36)

Garage List
those bikes are long discontinued and are extremely heavy tanks.


OP, go with a fit complete.

http://www.empirebmx.com/catalog/bikes?brand=63
Appreciate 0
      03-01-2015, 09:59 AM   #14
boots
Colonel
boots's Avatar
47
Rep
2,626
Posts

Drives: 2013 Bmw m5..White/Blk.
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cypress Tx

iTrader: (0)

I raced way back in the day. My first race bike was a webco. I then went to 20 redline and 24 Robinson cruiser. I then went go 20 hutch and basset cruiser. I had a great time racing.
Appreciate 0
      03-01-2015, 10:06 AM   #15
TRKY
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
30
Posts

Drives: F80
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

I still BMX heavily. I am too old for this and should quit as my bones break too easily but what the hell. If you are riding around for fitness and not doing a bunch of tricks, ramps when looking for a bike make sure the head tube angle is around 74 to 74.5 degrees. Most BMX these days generally have 75 degrees head angle which makes them twitchy and difficult if to control. Go to danscomp.com and check complete bike section. Lots of choice.
Appreciate 0
      03-01-2015, 10:31 AM   #16
ScottSinger
Captain
34
Rep
704
Posts

Drives: M235i 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mid-Atlantic

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TRKY View Post
I still BMX heavily. I am too old for this and should quit as my bones break too easily but what the hell. If you are riding around for fitness and not doing a bunch of tricks, ramps when looking for a bike make sure the head tube angle is around 74 to 74.5 degrees. Most BMX these days generally have 75 degrees head angle which makes them twitchy and difficult if to control. Go to danscomp.com and check complete bike section. Lots of choice.
Good info on the head angle - the bikes I tested were twitchy -

Last edited by ScottSinger; 03-01-2015 at 01:11 PM.
Appreciate 0
      03-01-2015, 12:58 PM   #17
boots
Colonel
boots's Avatar
47
Rep
2,626
Posts

Drives: 2013 Bmw m5..White/Blk.
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cypress Tx

iTrader: (0)

Agreed. Everything has changed since the early 80's
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:30 PM.




m3post
m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST