In case you missed the late 1970s and ‘80s, BMX bikes were rad – and a really big deal. They were the perfect bike for a speed-obsessed teen like myself since they were essentially indestructible, unlike my sister’s finicky 10-speed, which seemed to be in the shop every other week. I put untold miles on my beloved chromoly Mongoose with black 5-spoke Tuff Wheels; it was the first bike I rode long distance. Heck, I rode it everywhere.
Earlier this summer, Juiced Bikes asked me if I wanted to review their latest offering, the BMX homage called the RipRacer, and I initially scoffed at it. A too-short,
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