Then they are all a bit heavy. These Wild bikes are nicer to ride for children, if you can get hold of one. There are different sizes. I paid just over £200 for a Wild 24 https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15907230/wild-bikes-wild-20-kids-bike-15907230 They are inspired I think by these Islabikes which are expensive but hold their value https://www.islabikes.co.uk/products/beinn-20-small Also Frog bikes are meant to be good. Hope this helps
From checking Halfords/Argos/decathlon this is one of the lightest
I had been tempted by this for my son (6yo) but I agree the weight is just too high
I’m into bikes although not so much BMXs but it seems a bit heavy for its size for a child. I’d recommend looking for aluminium alloy frame and weight around 8kg - 9kg for a child that age. Makes riding so much more fun.
Just be careful with the plastic wheels, always had issues as they never align correctly. Most are warped.
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Posted 3rd Nov 2020Posted 3rd Nov 2020
X-Rated Shockwave Kids BMX Bike - 16" (20% off kids bikes Halfords + free gift bag) - £100 + free Click and Collect£100£13023% offHalfords Deals
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I bought one a couple of months ago. Quality is awful, the studs came out one of the plates so it just bent with no reinforcement at all. Sent it straight back.
A car? A house :D However in this application, I agree, if you feel you needed one you just go for a proper one rather than half baked one. I have one for snowboarding but rarely gets 'tested', normally a limb (includes head or butt) gets in the way and breaks the fall before the back.
Not going to lie, I didn't read the title before making my mind up what I thought the picture already was lol...
just my opinion but I wouldn't ever buy anything used thats meant to protect you just not worth the risk/savings when you cant guarantee its past even when it looks prestine/new
Crazy if you’d trust a £7 item to stop any major injury. But that’s my opinion
I get it’s a kids bike but you would be far better off spending a bit more from a retailer that has some idea about what they are selling. Loads of ok starter bike for £250-£300 (in the sales) from companies like chain reaction, tredz, source etc. that will arrive mostly setup and last for years. Even have a second value, which would be my next point if you cant afford new. There’s loads of decent second hand bikes going
Bars set up fully hood! (lol)
State of them handlebars though...in no BMX discipline (or even just riding a bike normally) is it advantageous to have your bars in such a position. :D
To be fair it is a kid's bike, and not really a BMX for doing anything but riding around.
That is untrue. Racing or dirt BMXs don't have rotational handlebars. Gyros are for flatland and freestyle bikes.
Posted 28th Nov 2019Posted 28th Nov 2019
Airwalk 20 Inch BMX Bike - Fahrenheit 601 - £69.99 @ Argos£69.99Argos Deals
Was £199.99, now reduced by £130 :) A perfect first BMX bike, the Airwalk Fahrenheit 601 features die-cast MAG wheels and 2 stunt pegs. A giro 360 degree stem converts the hyd… Read more
I feel the same about cars, why get something dangerous like a Ford or a Vauxhall when you can go out get yourself a Bentley or a Rolls Royce. When will people realise, eh?
Just search Argos deals on here. There are some small mountain bikes on offer too.
This was never worth anywhere near £200
Why do these toy bikes keep getting hot!? They are complete garbage! Please realise that this is not safe. Get a hoy, frog, wiggins, Islabike that will actually stop when you pull the breaks, that is light enough and has free enough cranks that the kid will actually be able to ride it. It’s infinibetter to get a decent safe one second hand than get something like this new.
Posted 26th Nov 2019Posted 26th Nov 2019
Mongoose Legion L60 2019 BMX Bike £153.99 Delivered Using Code @ Rutland Cycles£153.99£20926% offRutland Cycling Deals
I looked at this but ended up going for the 20inch version. My son is average height and is 8, and this size is generally ok for him. 18" would have been ok. 16" ended up being big for my 4 year old so I would guess an average 5/6 year old might get by with 16".
Probably not - 16 inch is kind of that awkward middle ground, where a 14 inch is too small for a taller 4-5 year old, you get a 16 inch straight up, rather than move from 14 inch to 16 inch. 20 inch would be better for 8 yo. Based on mine: 14 inch - 3-6 year old 16 inch - 4-7 year old 20 inch - 6-10 year old
I dont think so.. my 7 yrs old is using 20inch bike ..
Yup, if you can get this or similar for a good price. I would be chuffed, Haro are a quality brand.
Sorry, can I pick your bmx brain a bit more please. My boy currently goes to the local indoor skate park with his scooter but is desperate to get into bmx’ing. Is this a decent starter bike for skate parks?
Thanks mate...good info
20" is the wheel size on most BMX, the frames are all the same roughly speaking but with slight length difference and then smaller/bigger bars. BMX tend to be in Micro/Mini, Junior and Expert etc depending on the brand. Mini are for smaller kids, Junior for 7-8 and Expert for older. We have kids of 6-7 riding 20" BMX at the club, they are all fine.