Author Topic: Flatland Bmx noob needs a bit help :)  (Read 3725 times)

Offline Fyffek

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Flatland Bmx noob needs a bit help :)
« on: August 25, 2010, 08:43:58 PM »
Ok so I started flatland BMX'ing like month a go and I'm riding with KHE Militant LT. http://www.flatlandfuel.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1308

And I'm not sure if the handlebar is right for my size, I'm 176 cm tall (bout 70" I think?) and my shoulders are 46 cm wide (18") so what size should my handlebar be? And is there any parts on KHE militant lt which I should change?

And any advice/videos etc. how should I start training rolling tricks when I do so :)

Thank you.  :ph34r:

Offline Leone4130

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Re: Flatland Bmx noob needs a bit help :)
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 09:04:16 PM »
its different for everyone. But I'm 5'7" and ride 8" tall bars. My back hurts riding anything less than 8" for some reason

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Re: Flatland Bmx noob needs a bit help :)
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 09:09:04 PM »
There aint no right size, it all depends on your riding style(witch you will get while simply practicing) and after time you will see if the size and geomety fits you. but here are lots of people who might recommend you a few good handlebars, for example i have an Swiftmiss bar/stem combo, and i like it :)
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Offline Havokflat

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Re: Flatland Bmx noob needs a bit help :)
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 09:10:37 PM »
And I'm not sure if the handlebar is right for my size, I'm 176 cm tall (bout 70" I think?) and my shoulders are 46 cm wide (18") so what size should my handlebar be? And is there any parts on KHE militant lt which I should change?   
    change what breaks. i wouldn't change anything after only a month of riding.

And any advice/videos etc. how should I start training rolling tricks when I do so :)
watch the how to's on this site.
the general consensus is fork glides, peg wheelies, and backward steams are good
tricks for starters.
The french don't know Rock & Roll.


Offline SJBMX

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Re: Flatland Bmx noob needs a bit help :)
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 09:06:19 AM »
He, I have the KHE Militant LT aswell!
I love the bike, but changed alot after 1,5 years. Bars, Cranks, Brakeset, fork, freecoaster.
For beginner tricks tutorials check my youtube channel!
www.youtube.com/user/sjbmxflatland
If you have any questions about a trick ask me!
Ride for fun!

Offline Fyffek

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Re: Flatland Bmx noob needs a bit help :)
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 11:15:21 AM »
Thank you for the answers :) helped a lot, and SJBMX, I will.

Offline iceqb25

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Re: Flatland Bmx noob needs a bit help :)
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 10:56:56 PM »
maybe get zero offset forks and zero offset bars that are like 7,5 to 8 inches tall

Offline Havokflat

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Re: Flatland Bmx noob needs a bit help :)
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2010, 08:21:20 PM »
maybe get zero offset forks and zero offset bars that are like 7,5 to 8 inches tall
both are totally unneeded at this early stage.
The french don't know Rock & Roll.