Moving to the sport from BMX, any advice?-
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  1. #1
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    Moving to the sport from BMX, any advice?


    I have been riding bmx for about 5 Years now and decided that I would like to expand my extreme sports repertoire to downhill/freeride aswell however I have been plagued by a lack of basic knowledge.
    My first question is should I begin with freeride or downhill and what, if any, are the differences between them.

    Once i have that figured out, I will have to choose hard tail or softail, any advice on their advantages and disadvantages would be greatly appreciated.

    I understand that I could get a lot of this information from Google but I think it will be better to ask here as quite frankly I will get a better answer.

    All the best,


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    Where do you live? What (where) do you think you want to ride? (lift parks, shuttle, etc) How much do you want to spend?

  3. #3
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    Sep 2005
    If you live by a bike park, rent a dh/fr bike for the day and go from there. If not see if you could hop on a mtb at your local shop and see if it might be a path worth choosing.

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