Bmx bike should i buy for 8 year old son

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  1. Eddie Stanley

    Eddie Stanley New Member

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    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.
     


  2. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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  3. Eddie Stanley

    Eddie Stanley New Member

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    Thank you so much for your good suggestion.
     
  4. Costantino.J.J

    Costantino.J.J New Member

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    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
     
  5. jhuskey

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    BMX? Is that sarcasm?
     
  6. Dalton Bourne

    Dalton Bourne New Member

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    Are you curious what’s the right BMX size for you? Having one that fits perfectly to your height allows you to stay comfortable throughout the ride. Getting the right size for you depends on your reach and height: For people with a height of 110 to 122 cm, the suggested BMX wheel size is 16 inches. Children from seven to 11 years old that are 122 cm to 147 cm in height are good to have a wheel size of 18 inches. While people with a height of 147 cm to 193 cm can have BMX bikes 20 inch.
     
  7. Dalton Bourne

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    Having one that fits perfectly to your height allows you to stay comfortable throughout the ride.
     
  8. Pokitren

    Pokitren New Member

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    My friend bought her son a BMX. He didn't know how to ride either, but then he started doing tricks :)
     
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