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    new to urban/dj riding

    hey everyone i have an 04 rockhopper that i trail ride and ride on the street sometimes i am wondering if this bike will work to get into urban riding what is the diff. between my rockhopper and the urban style mtb also any good advise for someone just getting into urban riding ? thanks

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    Keep your insurance up to date, it's only a matter of time before you break that bike. I'd recommend getting something a bit better suited to what you want to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingduck
    Keep your insurance up to date, it's only a matter of time before you break that bike. I'd recommend getting something a bit better suited to what you want to do with it.
    INdeed, a friend of mine had an '04 rockhopper, he weighs 110lbs, and he snapped the frame in 2 months.

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    so can anyone tell me what the diff. is between a bike that is built for urban riding compared to my rockhopper?
    thanks

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    geo.
    Where there is light, there is darkness hidden in the shadows.

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    it is worth buying a 20" or 24" bmx to truly learn to ride street on. then tranfer the skills back to the mtb.

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    what does geo mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldenney
    so can anyone tell me what the diff. is between a bike that is built for urban riding compared to my rockhopper?
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    Material, strength and geometry.

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    geometery. how the bike feels, different HA, BB heights, standover, etc.....

    HA- head angle

    BB- Bottom Bracket

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    alright thanks everyone

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    A bmx bike will hold up a lot better than a mountain bike too.... once you get some flow and get smooth, you will break less parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4130
    it is worth buying a 20" or 24" bmx to truly learn to ride street on. then tranfer the skills back to the mtb.
    or just keep riding BMX all the time.... that's all I do these days

    Small wheels are fun, you can make transition on anything. Don't be skurred...

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