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    Best Lightweight BMX's to look for?

    I could use some advice. I have an 11 year old who is fast progressing on BMX - doing tricks and begining to ride skateparks.

    I found him a well equipped Redline Triple x on Craigs List earlier this year which has been super solid and great taking abuse, but we think it was build for a grown up and he complains it is too heavy.

    Could you recommend lighter weight, well built BMX models for me to look out for on Craigs List (in other words roughly between 3-8 years old - not this years models)?

    I'm a road guy, and don't know my BMX. With the jumps he's starting to do I want a bike that won't fail on him. I'm hoping to buy used on Craigs List and spend somewhere between $80 - 150.

    I know components also make a difference so advice on those would be great too.

    Thanks.

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    We win all charity rides Street rider's Avatar
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    Well to look on CL, we need to know about where you live...what cities are closest to you?

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    Senior Member bumpalong's Avatar
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    I'm in the Boston area - I see BMX bikes listed by the dozen...

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    you should look for something with three piece cranks

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    Quote Originally Posted by diablo2 View Post
    you should look for something with three piece cranks
    khe specter pro

    18,4 lbs

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    We win all charity rides Street rider's Avatar
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    Like someone's going to put down that much money on their kid. And the weight is just something that he is going to have to learn to get used to. It will end up making him stronger and have much better control of his bike down the line. Then he'll be a better rider.

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    i agree with street. if he keeps riding this bike till he cant use it. then by that time well be much better and strong er and then you might be able to get away with a haro or something, then the next step up would be a sunday or anyone of those brands. nothig in specific there pretty much all the same now a days.

    when he gets much better on the bike he is and you gett him tat one step up. get him a lighter one and spend a little more money on and hell be able to do everything he can now but better. faster. higher. and easier.

    but really ive only been riding for 2 year and am just starting into a pro bike so take my advice worth a gain of salt

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