BMX - Outfitting my daughter - educate me on frame size please
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01-02-10, 03:08 PM
My daughter is interested in racing bmx, and I want to get her rigged up proper. She is 9 years old, 4'6 and has a 22" inseam. Obviously the lighter the better when it comes to racing. However, I could use some direction on what size frame will fit her...mini, junior, expert,etc... Dont really have any bmx dealers in the immediate area, and I need a starting point.
01-02-10, 03:47 PM
I think I would probably go with a junior. After looking at a few sites, the Juniors' standover heights were just under 22", and you want her to be able to touch the ground. But some bikes are sized differently so even a small expert might a fit her. It's easiest to go to a bike shop or the local track to find out what size she should be riding.
01-02-10, 04:16 PM
I would suggest a Redline Proline Mini. 20.4" stand over. http://www.redlinebicycles.com/bikes/bmx-race/2010-proline-mini
Frame Redline Mini 20" / 6061-T6 Aluminum / Machined Headtube and Euro BB, 3-D Forged Dropouts
Fork Redline Mini/Junior 20" / Chromo Steerer & Legs
Handlebar Redline 19.25" W x 2.5" T x 10° Back x 2° Up / Aluminum
Stem Redline Hollowpoint Mini Aluminum 40mm
Grips Redline Hex Mini
Headset VP Threadless w/Aluminum Top Cap
BB Set VP Euro Cartridge
Crank Microline 145mm 3-Piece
Tires Tioga PowerBlock 20 x 1-1/8"
Rims Sun M13II 28H w/Eyelets
Spokes Radial-Laced Front / Stainless Steel
Front Hub Redline Aluminum
Rear Hub Redline Cassette Aluminum
Rear Cog Redline 3/32" X 14T Cog
Brake Tektro 926AL V-Type
Brake Pads Tektro
Lever Tektro 317A
Chain KMC Z30
Saddle Redline Microline Mini w/Integrated Aluminum Post
Seatpost Clamp Redline Proline Aluminum 25.4mm
Pedals Redline Jr Aluminum Cage/Body / Chromo Spindle
Extras Mini Padset / Redline Single-Bore Chain Tensioners
Weight 15.5 lbs
Headtube Angle 72°
Seattube Angle 69°
Toptube Length 17.8"
Chainstay Length 13.1"
BB Height 10.5"
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