Buying your first dirt jump bike

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samurai1999
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Buying your first dirt jump bike

Postby samurai1999 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 18:23 pm

Hi my son would like to buy (not build) a dirt jump bike. We know very little on the subject so would welcome any suggestions and advice from more experienced people.
Many thanks in advance.

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nicklouse
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Re: Buying your first dirt jump bike

Postby nicklouse » Sun Sep 02, 2012 22:07 pm

TBH you would do better asking in the MTB section.

With the following info.

How much do you want to spend.

How does your son want? Suspension? Gears? Also your sons height so we have a clue as to what to sugest.

Good firt jump bikes tend to be gearless and rigid. And about £500

Dirt like bikes can be less.
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Re: Buying your first dirt jump bike

Postby El Vino » Wed Sep 05, 2012 14:21 pm

If you have a look in Decathlon or on their web site they have a couple of good options. The models are called Suskin and there are 2 models. They seem to be really flexible and allow the rider to run 26 or 24" wheels and Disc / V brakes and single speed or geared. I have seen them and would buy in a sec if my eldest was 12 (still only 10)

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Re: Buying your first dirt jump bike

Postby El Vino » Wed Sep 05, 2012 14:22 pm


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Re: Buying your first dirt jump bike

Postby carbonkid » Fri Nov 02, 2012 09:29 am

my kids have a kona shred, gt chucker,scott voltage, i would reccomend all 3, they are all 8 speed as they are used for general riding as well as jumps, think the most expensive was the gt £200 from ebay, needed a brake bleed and new grips etc but nothing serious, spend a bit of time looking and you can find some real bargains!!!


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