Lowrider Bikes Are Back

The Difference Between a Lowrider Car and a Lowrider Bike
Posted January 8 2007 03:20 PM by tbrown 
Filed under: Editorials, Lowrider News

Cars. What can I say about cars? Only that everyone wants one. There are many types of cars; old cars, street racing cars, trucks, SUVs, to name a few. But around here, lowrider cars are a lot more popular than any other cars. For example if you ask most teenage guys what kind of car they want, they usually say “I want some rims, a good system (bass, CD player, Subs, etc.) and an awesome paint job.”

But cars are very expensive. They don’t come cheap, you know. That’s why the people who can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars to buy or fix up a lowrider car, buy lowrider bikes instead. But some lowrider bikes cost as much as $4,000 when they’re completely fixed up.

So why would someone want to spend that much money on a bike? Well, lowrider bikes are very in and they are still cheaper than a car. Nearly everyone who can’t afford a lowrider car wants a lowrider bike because they are fun to ride and to customize with

Accessories play a big part of the car or bike. They add style to your bike or car. And even though bikes aren’t as big as cars, you can still add all kinds of accessories to your bike like rims, special seats, special paint jobs, custom suspension, a steering wheel and even a sound system. You can even lower or “drop” the bike.

Lowrider bikes are very different from other bikes in many ways: the shape is different, the tires are smaller, the frame has to fit the parts exactly in order for the bike to be ridable, and the handlebars are much higher than normal bikes. Lowrider bikes can also be difficult to ride, but most people catch on pretty easily.

So if you aren’t ready to lay out the cash for a lowrider car, think about getting into a bike. You can start with the basics and keep adding accessories. But if you want to pimp out your car or bike, you better start savin’!

Can’t afford a lowrider car?
Here’s what it might take to get into lowrider bike:
$ 210 Basic Bike
$ 150 Body Work
$ 500 Murals
$ 16 Tires
$ 60 Baby D Rims
$ 45 Steering Wheel
$ 250 Hydraulics

Source: Riding Low on Lowriders: Justin Quiroz Opinion



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