BMX - bike for grandson 8ys
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05-08-10, 05:23 AM
these are the bikes i have in mind for my granson jake , he will be 9ys in november. wtp.arcade .haro x3.mirraco icon. i hope it will last well in 2 his teenage years.could you give me some feed back .at the moment he will just hang around the local street and park with his mates., tony
05-08-10, 11:35 AM
these are the bikes i have in mind for my granson jake , he will be 9ys in november. wtp.arcade .haro x3.mirraco icon. i hope it will last well in 2 his teenage years ...
I just went through this same quest. After quite a bit of research, I decided to get a name-brand complete bike with a 100% chromoly frame (a 2008 Hoffman Dekko AL). I believe all three of the bikes on your list are pretty good bikes, but none of them has a 100% chromoly frame. (One of the things I have learned is that "all chromoly main frame" means the seat stays and chain stays are not chromoly.:)) IMHO, the specific model of the bike is more important than the year. Look for closeouts, left-overs, etc. If I had not found a new complete bike within my budget, I would have sought a clean, used bike with a 100% chromoly frame. EVERYONE rides a used bike. ;) Hope this helps.
05-08-10, 11:59 AM
thank for that , tony
05-08-10, 09:13 PM
I recently owned an Haro X-03, I wouldnt buy one newer than 07, as the newest ones are junk.
100 chromoly frames are pricey, yet worth it. Id get a Redline, or take a look at the Dirty brand, nice price, good parts.
where are ya, I can take a look for something close to ya.
05-09-10, 03:31 AM
thanks.we live luton, uk .bit far from u. tony
05-09-10, 04:35 AM
hi . do u mean dirty jackass?i cant find any reviews, tony
05-09-10, 10:45 AM
I havent found any reviews either, but their frames are awsome, all kinds of refinements, and the parts list isnt that bad either, especially for only 119 pounds..
Dirty Grease Monkey £119.99
Style: 20" BMX Freestyler
Wheel size: 20"
Frame size(s): 11" (28cm)
Min. inside leg: 21" (53cm)
Colour: Gloss black with white
Frame: Dirty chromoly street main tube with 20.5" top tube, 6mm dropouts and machined headtube with integral rotor tabs - Wicked Frame!
Chainset: 36T 3 piece chromoly crankset with chain tensioner - Nice Crankset!
Bottom bracket: Splined - Not a cheap square taper BB.
Freewheel: 14T single speed
Headset: Oryg 360° Gyro system
Stem: Alloy 4 bolt BMX freestyler
Brake front: Tektro V type - Tektro is on almost everything, bearable.
Brake rear: Tektro U type
Brake levers: Tektro alloy
Rims: Alloy with 48 hole - Not the double wall but bearable.
Hub front: Alloy with 14mm axles - Not steel shells, large axel.
Hub rear: Alloy with 14mm axles
Tyres: Kenda K-RAD 20 x 2.125" - Kendas are cool.
Saddle: Dirty park
Pedals: Resin - Replace them.
Extras: Front & rear stunt pegs included - Remove.
or this one with the bad name and the chromo frame/forks, same parts, same price.
05-09-10, 11:05 AM
heres some other places to check...
05-20-10, 09:05 AM
well he ended up with a INTENSE.CLUCH £250 from SOURCE BMX ,ordered yesterday 9AM delivered this afternoon 2PM,27 hours deliver time,that is really good service and price.tony
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