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    Outfitting my daughter - educate me on frame size please

    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, junior, expert,etc... Dont really have any bmx dealers in the immediate area, and I need a starting point.

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    Yeah. I Race. minichamp31's Avatar
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    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.

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    Senior Member michaelscycles's Avatar
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    I would suggest a Redline Proline Mini. 20.4" stand over.

    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
    Chainwheel 37T
    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
    Cable Tektro
    Chain KMC Z30
    Saddle Redline Microline Mini w/Integrated Aluminum Post
    Seatpost 22.2mm
    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"
    Standover 20.4"

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