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Thread: bmx bikes?

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    Zach Kowalchuk
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    New question here. bmx bikes?

    is it possible to ride a norco rivet bmx bike on the trails? Im asking this because my grandpa bought me the bike so i could go trail riding with a better bike than my walmart bike.

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    my fun has a hurting
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    everything will be much much harder with those little tires and a full rigid. i ride my 24" cruiser in some tech singletrack near my house once in a while and it kicks my ass every time.

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    I just rode yesterday with a friend who only had a RedLine BMX bike. He had 0 problems besides 2 really steep climbs, that he just walked up.

    Is it best.. NO, can you do it... YES.

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    Ya can't really climb... and where i live the trail is 50% climbing..

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    Yes you can

    Take the bike out on the trails and have fun. Be sure to thank your grandfayher for buying you such a nice bike. Let us know how you make out.

    Bob
    'If Wal-Mart sold parachutes, who would jump?' Frank Havnoonian (quoting his father) Drexel Hill Cyclery

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    With a fair amount of certainty, I can tell you that riding a BMX bike on the trails will be a bone rattling fun! You should not have any problems riding it on the trails- just make sure that you have a helmet on.
    "Winners never quit. Quitters never win. But those who never win and never quit are idiots."

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    Not sure what the setup is on your bike is but you're gonna want brakes front and rear for trail riding. Also, don't run high tire pressure (the 80-100 psi a lot of the hardcore bmxers run would be really unpleasant on a bumpy trail), I'm not sure how low you can go on a 20" tire without getting pinch flats so you'll probably have to experiment a bit.

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    i still cant test it out yet becuz its at my grandpas farm which is 2 hours away from where i live, but when i get it out on the trals i'll let u guys know

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