Newbie help, what BMX for my son

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7/4/2015 3:48 AM


Hi Chaps....

I have always loved my BMX's and recently regretfully sold my mongoose 85 Cali..

Any who am now looking for the next size bmx for my son..

I just sold his Specialized Fuze 16 Inch with Skway mags etc

He is around 4 ft (1.2 m) tall and small for a 9 year old.

I am looking at this atm >>>> http://fitbikeco.com/bikes-2015/fit-18/?color2

most of his riding will b e at the skate park..

1..what style BMX will he need for the skate park? freestyle or dirt?

2.. 18 inch wheel or 20 inch wheel with 18 inch top tube?

Please post some pic of some BMX's you can recommend for around $500.00 loves the chrome looking bikes.

many thanks Mitch.




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7/4/2015 5:08 AM

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7/4/2015 5:26 AM


Thanks for the info bud.... looks a good bike,

So i should go for the 18 inch for his height and not a 20 inch?

I am confused though?

a 20 inch wheel bmx can come with 18 inch top tube?

or this which is a 18 inch wheel bmx with 18.5 top tube?

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7/4/2015 5:58 AM

Honestly that bmx you chose is good, 18-18.5 inch top tube. 18 inch wheels. 20 will be a bit big. and he will have that bike for years until its to small or its buggered. then when he's older like 13-14 depending on his hight get him a normal size bmx bike if he is still into bmx with 20-21 inch top tube with 20 inch wheels. But it would be good if you have a local bmx store to go in and let him sit on a bike and let him have the feel for it and see if he likes it, then see how big it is then buy that bike or one online with the same top tube length, wheels etc. (also buying a bit big is okay because he is still growing) also that 2015 Sunday Primer 18 inch Bike is good as well (pretty high quality for a kids bmx) Also buy a freestyle style bike since he is riding at the skatepark mostly. you can go on dirt with those as well, but if you want better traction buy a 20 dollar front dirt tyre.
hope it helped! let me know if you need any more info.

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7/4/2015 6:23 AM


bang and there you go....

cheers bud for the info..

what would be you choice out of these then..

http://www.wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/curse-18

or

http://fitbikeco.com/bikes-2015/fit-18/?color2


or
http://www.sundaybikes.com/bikes/2015-completes/primer/2015-primer-18/
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7/4/2015 6:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/4/2015 6:42 AM

perth_bmx wrote:
bang and there you go....

cheers bud for the info..

what would be you choice out of these then..

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I have a wethepeople myself and they make really good products! So does sunday.Fit is good as well i honestly cant choose between any of them because they all have there different strengths and ups and downs but for someone thats learning any of these bikes would be decent. the fit bike you sent me has sealed bearings which is good for not letting in dirt and grime. but if you take care of any of these bikes (e.g: general cleaning, greasing/cleaning hubs/taking care of annoying spokes/making sure you don't ride on low psi tyres which can damage rims) then any of these bikes will last until hes like 13 or older for sure.
i just know from my experience that wethepeople make high quality, tough and nice products.
Im here for any help you need.
good luck!

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7/4/2015 7:06 AM


cheers bud...

the fitbike dose not have a 3 piece crank?

WTP is my choice here although my son likes the look of the FitCo..

My last option is an 18 inch or a 20 inch wheel with 18 inch top tube?

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7/4/2015 7:16 AM

perth_bmx wrote:
cheers bud...

the fitbike dose not have a 3 piece crank?

WTP is my choice here although my son likes the look of the ...more

thats okay!
oh i didn't see that, go for the one preferably with a 3 peice crank, the other 1 and 2 peice tend to bend a lot easier.
the WTP is a good choice but have a look around anyway, does he like the sunday bike at all because that seems pretty good as well.
There should be some bikes online or instore that has the look he wants but as i said just have a look around.
fit is a bit of a lower brand compared to wtp and sunday but they are still decent. (dont get an eastern bmx those are bad news)
But you seem pretty good with choosing bikes to be honest.

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7/4/2015 8:36 AM



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7/4/2015 6:19 PM


Thanks for the info guys..

Yeh when it comes to 18 inch wheel BMX's there isn't a lot of choices out there.

Cheers for the size chart Jonny, Last question about sizes lol.

So could my son get a 19.75 top tube bmx with 20 inch wheels? do they sell this size?

or stick to the 18 inch wheel BMX..

Cheers Mitch.
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7/4/2015 6:44 PM

perth_bmx wrote:
Thanks for the info guys..

Yeh when it comes to 18 inch wheel BMX's there isn't a lot of choices out there.

Cheers for the ...more

well that size (19.75 top tube and 20 inch wheels) would be a bit harder to find and might as well get a full size bmx bike. but if thats way to big i would say stick to the 18 inch wheels and 18-18.5 inch toptube. the smaller bike might be easier to learn on because he is still small.
good luck!

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7/4/2015 6:51 PM



True bud...

Think i am set for an 18 inch...

cheers for your help.
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7/4/2015 11:01 PM

perth_bmx wrote:

True bud...

Think i am set for an 18 inch...

cheers for your help.

yep thats okay anytime.

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7/6/2015 2:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/6/2015 2:55 AM

im going to perth next week for a ride at coolamon i think thats how you spell it, its in ellen brook. we should try meet up

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7/6/2015 5:06 AM


Hey bud,

think ellen brook had the new pump track?

I wont be there bud, i am on here trying to get a bike for my son..
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