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joel222 joel222
6/3/2018 1:14 PM

I'm new to this forum so excuse me if this has been asked before. My son is asking for a bmx, he is competent on a mtb on the trails and is asking for a bmx to mess about on around the streets. He's 130cm tall and I can't decide wether to get him an 18 inch wheel, or 20 inch wheel with short top tube. I've looked at size charts and they contradict each other. What would you people recommend?

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jmz313 jmz313
6/4/2018 8:42 AM

Buy the 18. IMO he's closer to a 16" than a 20" if my math is right and he's 4'4".

Those size charts are generic BTW. Check out

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joel222 joel222
6/4/2018 12:20 PM
jmz313 wrote:

Buy the 18. IMO he's ...more


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grumpySteve grumpySteve
6/4/2018 12:30 PM

I agree, my son is 147cm and is fine on an 18". I'm planning on building him a 20" but ideally I'd want a 19" or so toptube, and it'll still be a little big for him

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