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So I legit recently lost my licence for street racing. Now I have to go places on bike only or foot but like mostly bike probs. Is a bmx bike of for commuting? Or like I gotta get a dif one?

So I legit recently lost my licence for street racing. Now I have to go places on bike only or foot but like mostly bike probs. Is a bmx bike of for commuting? Or like I gotta get a dif one?

GrapeCollie

A BMX bike is specialized, and you will feel exhausted and tired after what I assume to be a 20 mile commute, based on other comments. You might want an E-Bike or a road bike.


BalooUriza

Well, an e-bike or a city bike. Road bike kinda falls back into that specialized territory a bit again, but at least it's better suited for distance than a BMX.


cantab314

Of all bike types a BMX is just about the *least* suited to a 20 mile commute. They're designed for racing dirt tracks and doing tricks. Sure, you *could* ride it 20 miles, but it ain't helping you. Ebike if you can afford it. Road or gravel if you can't, assuming your commute is on roads/paths. If the bike has to be parked outside don't buy anything expensive cos it'll be a target for thieves. And ride more sensibly than you drove. Assume everyone in a car is going to ... well, drive like you used to drive. You can't run away from the laws of physics.


Vegetable-Coat-5819

I legit want a e bike bro Imma try n get one of those I think but I think they are lots of money


silenthanjorb

You can do some things to turn any bike into an 'ebike'. Google 'Copenhagen wheel' - its a type of motor that's built into the bike's wheel - so you can fit them to most bikes you'd find. I wouldn't be putting one onto a nicer roadside- but if you found yourself a rigid 26" wheel mtn bike or a hybrid - and put wide road tired on it with that motor you'd be set for some quick comfortable commuting, with the ability to haul some stuff


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Cheaper than a car though!


wavespeech

You'll appreciate gears, mudguards and a comfier position I reckon, if you can get something other than a BMX.


FaithlessnessGood906

Depends on your commute. How long is it? Is it hilly? Do you need to cary things with you? Etc..?


Vegetable-Coat-5819

It's 2 hours bro but like it's not to hilly but a little


FaithlessnessGood906

Distance?


Vegetable-Coat-5819

Like 20 miles probs maybe more like 30 but probs 20


FaithlessnessGood906

Get a good road bike, it will make it much easier!


Vegetable-Coat-5819

I'm gonna try n get that probs. Thx😊😊


RobSay

You need an ebike.


Griffin_flying

I do know a guy who commutes on a BMX but not long distance. His commute is about 6 km with a lot of uphill. He is very fit. Try it and see.


RedrumRugby

Depends on the length of ride, terrain, what you want to accomplish etc... I have a mountain bike here in Houston, some hills. I ride about 16-20 miles and I do it for fitness. Hardest gear, lot of sweat. If you're looking for a commute bike, smooth roads, not crazy terrain, I'd consider a hybrid bike.


TrentBaads

If it is about getting places you’ll want a bigger bike than a BMX. BMX geometry makes commuting anywhere unnecessarily more work. If you’re from a bmx background just get a single speed or fixed gear. Way more fun anyway IMO. I ride almost exclusively fixed gear around town… anyone stupid enough to street race is stupid enough to enjoy fixed gear riding more. I count myself in the group too so perhaps less insulting? 😜 Ntm single speeds and fixed gears are the easiest and least expensive to maintain. And you can pimp them out a bit more than other bikes.


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TrentBaads

I hope riding a bike might make you reconsider how cool you think some of those choices are. 😉 Welcome to a new world 🚲🚲


BoyWonderDownUnder

You should have gone to jail. You’re an entitled rich kid who is going to kill someone and laugh about it after because your parents never taught you consequences.


RobSay

2 weeks after getting his license back: "Yo legit lmaaaoooo I just ran over someone on a bike LMAAAOOOO. But legit none nos cuz I removed my plate lmaoooo legit."


Vegetable-Coat-5819

How u no if I'm rich or not lmaoo


BoyWonderDownUnder

We can see your posts, kiddo.


Vegetable-Coat-5819

Well ya lmao cuz I posted here but poor people race to lmaoo u lost bro legit chill it's not even that big a deal


BoyWonderDownUnder

We can all see your posts. You live with your parents in their big house with a pool. You’re an entitled rich kid. You can’t hold down a job because you’re a criminal with no concept of consequences. You’re going to kill someone and then cry when you get sent to prison. Shape the fuck up.


Vegetable-Coat-5819

I never actually went to jail lmao and all my bad stuff is only minor stuff nothing big it's not like I'm doing big crimes lmao just chill


BoyWonderDownUnder

Grow the fuck up and quit embarrassing yourself.


Vegetable-Coat-5819

Ur just a mean person bro like why u like this fr😥😭


Vegetable-Coat-5819

K😭👌💯😂


spectrumero

For commuting you want something that's practical, so probably not a BMX (unless your commute is *very* short). For doing any kind of reasonable distance, a touring bike (in other words, a road bike that's good for endurance rides) which can be fitted with full size mud guards ("fenders"), mud flaps, lights, rack and pannier (any long commute, you definitely don't want to do it with a back pack, it gets uncomfortable). You will want a good bright rear light that you can use all the time including the day (observe how difficult it can be to see a cyclist under the trees when you're in the sun - a good rear light solves that problem). This probably means a steel frame bike rather than something fancy carbon fibre. Steel frames are robust, nice to ride, and durable so are ideal for long commutes. I rode a Trek 470 for years, which was in the mid 90s an "entry level good bike" (it cost US $600 at the time). I had that steel frame bike as my daily ride for 25 years. (I still have it, can't bear to part with it, even though I recently bought a new high-end steel frame bike for commuting and touring). Basically for a good commuting/touring bike don't get anything that's "exciting" :-)


Vegetable-Coat-5819

My commute will be 1 hour and 18 mins one way. So like it that ok for bmx bike?