About 6 weeks ago, I purchased the bike at this link:
The bike is a GREAT bike, but after seeing a few videos and talking to some riders, it seems that I got the wrong bike for tricks. I wanna use the bike for street riding, but I also want to be able to teach myself some basic tricks; wheelies, curb jumping, bunny hopping, endos, etc. My bike's frame seems to be much too high to do any tricks. When I'm on it in standing position, the bar is right up under my private parts with no room to spare. Even trying to pull wheelies on the thing seems impossible because of the bike's height. The guys that do the tricks seem to use bikes that are low rider versions of mountain bikes. The middle bars have a much lower slant and the seat is dropped way low, right over the rear wheel. They actually look more like over sized bmx bikes.
I bought my bike at Performance bikes in Redondo Beach. If I were to take the bike I bought from them in and ask to trade it in for a more trick capable bike, would they go for that? I'm sure I'll have t pay a difference as the bike I currently own from them is considered "used", but I'm cool with that. Any info on if I should get the other style of bike I described that's more conducive to tricks and any info on if they'll let me trade my current bike in for a trick bike would be greatly appreciated!
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