BMX - BMX Cruiser for my son?
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09-11-11, 09:39 AM
My son recently outgrew his 20" bike and I was wondering if a 24" BMX bike would be a good choice for him. We live in a totally flat area and he will want to ride around neighborhoods, through yards, etc. I have a SS townie bike and it seems like this might be a kid size equivalent, and not as heavy as the other bikes I am considering, like the Trek MT 200. Any help you can give me is appreciated - I am pretty much ignorant about BMX bikes.
09-11-11, 01:02 PM
So, he's just using it to cruise around, and he's not into riding BMX?
09-11-11, 07:25 PM
Yes, just for riding around. He will want to be able to sit on the seat, etc.
09-11-11, 07:36 PM
How old/tall is he? If he is just going to use it for cruising and commuting, maybe something more suited to that sort of thing?
09-11-11, 07:40 PM
Typically when kids outgrow Bmx bikes and want to rided around etc... and not just dirt riding. They will move to a mountain bike. Like the Trek you posted. How old is he and how tall? My boy is 12 and I gave him my MTB and he loves it. Regular 26" Rims. Adult size but he just lowers the seat height. He stills rides his bmx but for just playing around a bit. Big difference being on a mtb.
09-12-11, 05:39 AM
Hi is 9 and a little under 5 feet tall. He has a single speed Trek kids bike with 20 inch rims, kind of a fake BMX bike with a coaster brake. I guess I thought the 24 would be like a bigger version of the same bike.
09-12-11, 06:21 AM
Tall kid. If he wants the BMX style cruiser still, then skip 24" and go for a 26". He'll grow into that fast
09-12-11, 09:20 PM
09-14-11, 07:12 AM
If you kid just going to use it for cruising and commuting then why he want to go for BMX again. Just take a look at hardtail kids bikes. there are many well sorted branded bikes available specially made for kids. Just give a shot!
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