Bmx bike should i buy for 8 year old son



I am thinking of a BMX for my brother’s son... people look to recommend sealed bearings and Chromoly (sic?) shape, but I also want to work within a budget. I am seeing a deal on a blank hustla 18 inches would this be a good option for an 8 year old kid with next to no experience riding? Thanks for your help.
 
Is he currently a high flyer on a BMX? or he just rides a bike? If all he wants to do is ride a bike and not do all sorts of stunts then go to Walmart and get a BMX there, you don't want to spend a lot of money because he's going to outgrow the bike in 2 years, just make sure you get the largest size that will just barely fit him so he can grow into it.

Now if you're thinking I'm some dumbarse for telling you to buy cheap then don't buy cheap, but don't go crazy either, now there is a bike put out by Elite called the Stealth Freestyle, not sure if it will fit your son but I think it should. It's not a top of the line bike, but again he will outgrow it.

A lot of bikes are difficult to get due to the C19 problem so you will have to do a lot of shopping around.
 
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Is he currently a high flyer on a BMX? or he just rides a bike? If all he wants to do is ride a bike and not do all sorts of stunts then go to Walmart and get a BMX there, you don't want to spend a lot of money because he's going to outgrow the bike in 2 years, just make sure you get the largest size that will just barely fit him so he can grow into it.

Now if you're thinking I'm some dumbarse for telling you to buy cheap then don't buy cheap, but don't go crazy either, now there is a bike put out by Elite called the Stealth Freestyle, not sure if it will fit your son but I think it should. It's not a top of the line bike, but again he will outgrow it.

A lot of bikes are difficult to get due to the C19 problem so you will have to do a lot of shopping around.
Thank you so much for your good suggestion.
 
I think that as the first bicycle you have to be something cheaper and that you learn with it, later when it grows more and if you want to buy something of good quality BMX is what you are looking for. It's like with cars hehe. Good luck with your choice and that your child has fun with his bike
 
I think that as the first bicycle you have to be something cheaper and that you learn with it, later when it grows more and if you want to buy something of good quality BMX is what you are looking for. It's like with cars hehe. Good luck with your choice and that your child has fun with his bike

BMX? Is that sarcasm?
 
My friend bought her son a BMX. He didn't know how to ride either, but then he started doing tricks :)
 
A sealed bearing is a smart choice for durability and low maintenance, so the Blank Hustla with sealed bearings is a good start. However, I would recommend looking into Chromoly frames as they are stronger and lighter than high-tensile steel, which is crucial for a growing rider.

As for experience level, an 18" BMX is generally suitable for kids around 7-10 years old, so it seems like a good fit for an 8-year-old. However, I would encourage you to consider the weight of the bike, as a heavier bike can be challenging for a beginner to maneuver.

Regarding Chromoly, it might be worth investing a bit more for a better-quality frame that will last longer and be easier to handle. I understand the budget constraints, but keep in mind that a high-quality bike can be safer and more enjoyable for your brother's son, potentially leading to a lifelong passion for cycling.

Lastly, I'd like to hear other people's thoughts on this. What are your recommendations for a beginner BMX bike on a budget? Let's discuss and help each other make informed decisions.

;) Happy riding!
 
Sure, the Blank Hustla could be a good choice for a beginner. Just make sure the sealed bearings are of good quality to ensure a smooth ride. As for hand numbness, have you considered ergonomic grips or adjusting the saddle height?
 
Ever thought about trying foam grips to combat hand numbness? They're often used by long-distance cyclists. Also, Blank Hustla's frame material could affect the ride quality - have you checked that out? #cycling #bicycle #bikechat
 
While foam grips may provide some relief for hand numbness, they might not be the ultimate solution for all cyclists. The root cause could be related to bike fit, riding position, or even the cyclist's health. It's crucial to consider these factors first.

As for the frame material, yes, it can influence the ride quality, but it's not the only factor. The bike's geometry, suspension system, and even tire choice can significantly affect the ride quality. It's a bit oversimplified to attribute ride quality solely to the frame material.

In the broader cycling world, there's a growing emphasis on custom bike fits and ergonomic components to enhance comfort and performance. It's worth exploring these options before resorting to foam grips or focusing solely on frame material. #cycling #bikefit #ergonomics
 
Could it be that the hunt for the perfect bike grip is just a band-aid solution, when the real issue might be our bike fit or riding style? And while frame material plays a part in ride quality, let's not forget the impact of geometry, suspension, and tires. It's a whole bike, people! Embracing bike fits and ergonomics could be the game-changer we need. #thinkbeyondgrips #bikefitmatters
 

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