Hello, I have two kids starting out in BMX. Older has 5 wins w rented track bike, younger mainly just rides around track, no races. We are looking to purchase bmx racing bikes for them and our budget is around $400 each. I am lost as to what is best brand to go with. I liken this to sneakers--Nike, Reebok, Under Armor, all get the job done but is one better than the other? I hate to go off who has flashiest adverts and I hate for my kids to have what everyone else has at the track, DK and Intense. But maybe those are the best bikes and that is why everyone has them?! Looking for quick and lightweight. Kid specs below:
9 yr old, 95lbs, 4'10", Has a major need for speed
6 yr old, 45lbs, 4', Happy just to be riding
A few I've found online are:
INTENSE 2013/2014 Code Mini XL | BLACK/WHITE
DK 2014 Sprinter Expert | SATIN WHITE
HARO 2014 Annex Expert | SILVER
CHASE 2014 Edge Expert | BLACK
What are opinions on Haro bikes? I don't see any at the track, are they better for street not racing? Opinions also on Chase and SE appreciated!
Thanks greatly for help, this mama is LOST!