- Kids BMXs
Is it for use on a proper racetrack or just general mucking around?Posted 3 years ago
If the latter I’d say 18 inch wheels would be right.
The problem with these kids BMXs is they are always steel and so heavy. The alternatives from the MTB companies (e.g. specialized, ridgeback) are usually aluminium and actually much better suited to young kids. But they look more like mountain bikes than BMXs so your son probably won’t be impressed!
He’ll be riding DJ and Park ! 😛
Hell just be riding , singletrack with me, skatepark, playing jumps whatever. Thing is with kids MTBs is, apart from Islabikes most of them have cheap suspension forks which negate any weight savings, and the aluminium is usually unbutted MEGA or something so they aint light.
There is a good BMX scene locally and I’ll buy him anything to steeer him away from the scooter blight.Posted 3 years ago
My eldest is a tall 6 year old who need s anew bike, have considered 20inch Frogs / Isla bikes and Ridgebacks but hes learning to wheelie & jump and he is saying he wants a BMX which is fine by me.Posted 3 years ago
Looking at Alans etc there seems to be a few 18inch models, are these generally for younger kids? There seems to be a few 20inch bikes with shorter TT but not many.
Sounds like he needs a real BMX then 🙂
I think you need to decide which wheel size you want to go for and take it from there. Personally I would say 20 inch is probably too big.
I think I would just look at all the 18 inch BMX bikes on the market and go for the lightest one (although finding out accurate weights for them might be difficult).Posted 3 years agomildredMember
I’ve just gone through this with my little lad – he’s got a genetic condition that causes him to grow too quickly but his strength doesn’t develop at the same rate. This means he struggles with most kids bikes that are the correct size. After a lot of looking around I came upon the Cuda Fluxus:
It’s a great price for a proper race bike, but it’s also robust enough to ‘play out’ on too. I did consider an Islabike but to be honest I can’t justify twice the price. The brakes, cranks, bars etc are all the correct length/size for his shape and size – everything’s light and easy to use. Here’s a pic:
The seat goes up quite a bit from this pic.
And his 1st time on a track:
(I was very very proud).
To give you some sort of perspective – this is a 20″ wheeled bike – the 18″ was ok but he would’ve outgrown it within months. The dimensions are ok for general riding too – a couple of days before this was taken he did a 10 mile ride with me around Hartington.Posted 3 years agoads678Subscriber
Have a look at the Orbea mx20 dirt. I’ve just got one for my lad who turns 6 in July. He’s not ridden it yet as it’s a birthday present but it looks a great bit of kit light well made and has rigid forks. It also has a nice big cog on the back for uphills.
If you want an MTB that is!!Posted 3 years ago
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