What Bmx For a tall 9yr old?
I’d go for a 20″ bmx. They cover a huge amount of sizes. You can get versions with longer top tubes but I suspect he isn’t big enough yet.Posted 6 years ago
Wethepeople are a good brand. I have a stolen sinner, a fantastic bike.
Avoid halfords bmxs I’d say. Halfords sell GT bikes who still make bmxs I think but I wouldn’t say they were one of the ‘cool’ brands.
Look for, wethepeople, stolen, subrosa, Sunday, kink etc….
Given that BMX’s usually only come in two sizes of top tube lengths ( and not even that many in most cases) I’d say try both? It’s more important to get the right kind of BMX (Race/Street/Dirt) to suit what he wants to ride.
There are some mighty tall folk out there on 20″ wheels. (Jamie Bestwick for 1)
Having said that a short 24″ Dirt jump / street hardtail that will take a 26″ wheels and gears later may be another option.Posted 6 years ago
He is about 145cm’s. He has taken to riding his old 20″ Giant 150 FS around and it keeps throwing the chain off. He’s quite a powerful lad so I wonder what gear ratio’s he should be using or is suitable. 24″ inch Snot green Blast in the garage that has been spurned for his old Giant that weighs more than the Blast. It looks more like a Bmx you see!Posted 6 years ago
From what I can gleam from various sites, 3ft 10 to 4ft 10 18 wheels. Over 4ft 10 in height then you can go up to 20 inch wheels. The size of the frame is mainly 19 to 21 inches measured by the Top tube. Prices vary hugely. Still haven’t worked out what gear ratio would be best for little legs. May have to go to a local Bmx shop to get sized up. Will report back on ratio’s and spec etc later. If anybody has anything to add please do.Posted 6 years ago
Without going too far “When I were a lad…” when we were kids a bmx was anything with 20″ wheels no gears and bad brakes. Yes it might be nice if it’s a little smaller in the top tube, and maybe you can run a slightly smaller chainring if you’re somewhere hilly, but You’ve probably over-though it. Have you A).Set a budget? B).Asked what he likes?
A BMX – YesteryearPosted 6 years agoRamsey NeilMember
He’ll certainly be laughed off the skate park if he turns up with that much seat tube out of the frame .Also don’t get one with a Gyro as they make the already poor brakes even worse ,Posted 6 years ago
As has been said Wethepeople are good and have a lot of street cred . United and Fit are similar in spec and price . 25×9 gearing is what most people use . Definately get a 20 inch wheeled bike .
Went to LBmxS the other day and had a bit of a look round and asked about prices and makes. Haro lower end 250+ up to and over 500 for Premium Products(Deathtrap). The extra cost is down to better bearings mainly. Small crank and even smaller pinion gear at the back requires special ratchet in the hubs. Small crank gear to limit contact when going over the dips Etc. I thought choosing a MTB was complicated! Some good advice here, thanks chaps.Posted 6 years ago
What about this for a beginner. Seems a decent spec for the money or am I being tight and should I spend more?Posted 6 years ago
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