G asked in SportsCycling · 1 decade ago

bmx or mountain bike?

I was wondering......... I started learning stunts e.g wheelie, bunny hop, box jump. And i noticed everyone else who performed these stunts had bmx bikes. My mountain bike weighs 15kg and i can't clear most jumps. is it me or should i get a bmx?

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    i think that you should continue practicing with your current bike. You should perfect your skills, and then try going for BMX. BMX is a lo

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    A mountain bike is your safest bet. BMX bikes are single speed, so if you plan on doing any sort of real trail riding its nice to have more than just that one gear. Most mountain bikes have gears, in fact, it is hard to find one that is singlespeed. Most singlespeed mountainbikes are customs or semi-customs. Hybrids were mentioned earlier... they would probably run you $500+, and I see that as a bit absurd. a good mountain bike would only run you around $250. Also mentioned was slick tires... I wouldnt go down that road. There have been a few guys come into the bike shop i work at changing their knobbies for some slicks and regretted it. Most stock tires are going to be unbearably knobby and will still give you a very smooth ride on concrete or whatever other surface. Unless you really, REALLY want to do tricks and the such, mountain bike is the way to go. The utility of mountain bikes is amazing, and you won't regret your decision. PS. if you decide on a mountain bike, get a hardtail. full suspensions only yield wasted money and energy.

  • 1 decade ago

    a BMX is made for stunts like these, a mountain bike is more your every day bike which is able to go on rough ground.

    If you want a bike for stunts i would defo say get a BMX

  • 1 decade ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'd go for a BMX. If a standard one isn't right for you try a 24" wheeled BMX

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?Mod...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i would say from my personal view a BMX much more stylish and you will be able to do stunts (with a helmet on) =P.

  • Jacob
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    i'd go with a dirt jump bike it has the features of a mountain and bmx bike

    http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/09/cusa/dj.html

    this is the cheapest one

    http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/09/cusa/dj.html

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    bmx

  • 1 decade ago

    yep

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