BMX Mini(Not micro) with 18" wheels????

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2/29/2016 10:17 PM

Is this even an option? Or would i have to have some type of conversion kit. I have a 20" Haro mini that my son races with but the tires just seem too big on it. He is a little guy. An 8 year old in a 5 year olds body. I was wondering if I could swap out the tires for some 18" wheels and tires. Would the be a bad idea, make the bike slower, not even an option? still kinda new at the bmx stuff so any info or input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


3/2/2016 9:30 AM

I think you'd run into problems with the rear brake not being able to make contact with the rim. It would also change up how the bike feels as far as gearing once you have a smaller wheel. This is just my .02

My son doesn't race, he's ten. He rides an 18" and feels a ton more comfortable than he did on a 20".