I am about to buy my soon to be 7yr old son his 1st bmx and would like some advice from the experts please. My oh used to 'BMX' ?? many moons ago and he says that we should be getting him a 3 piece crank, however these don't seem to be very popular here in the uk as far as I can see. We have seen a couple of bikes that I like the look off (I am not willing to pay more than £150 for a 7 year old) they are a Piranha 300 http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B2937.html and a diamond back session mag http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B3009.html. My ds likes the fancy wheels
Just wondering what if any of these would be the best bet?
1. Get a bike with a chromoly, or 4130 or aluminum frame.
2. cheap means heavy, heavy means its either strong, or it sucks.
3. looks good doesnt mean rides good. looks good ussually means rusts good.
4. 3 piece rocks. 1 piece sucks.
Style:20" BMX Freestyler Wheel size:20" Frame size(s):10" (25cm) Min. inside leg:21" (53cm) Colour:Gloss black with neon green forks Frame:Tig welded Hi-Tensile Street/Park BMX freestyler - Hi-Ten Steel SUCKS!
with top and down tube gussets Forks:Tig welded Hi-Tensile - STILL SUCKS. Chainset:Alloy 3 piece crank with 170mm crank arms - SOUNDS COOL.
& 36T chainring Bottom bracket:Full ball bearings, adjustable - UNSEALED SUCKAGE. Freewheel:16T single speed Headset:Oryg 360° Gyro system - UNNEEDED. Stem:4 bolt BMX freestyler - NO GROVES CUT IN STEM, BARS WILL SLIP. Handlebars:Piranha design 625mm - SEE ABOVE Brake front:Black alloy V type - GENERIC PROBABLY WEAK. Brake rear:Black alloy V type - SEE ABOVE Brake levers:2 finger alloy adjustable - BLEH! Rims:Skyway Tuff II nylon mag - WICKED! Hub front:Skyway Tuff II nylon mag Hub rear:Skyway Tuff II nylon mag Spokes:5 spoke mag design Tyres:Piranha 20 x 2.0" all black street - NOT KENDA. Saddle:Street saddle with front & rear bumpers - UNNEEDED WIEGHT. Pedals:Resin - PLASTIC SUCKS. Extras:2 stunt pegs included - NOT NEEDED.
Diamond Back Session
Style:20" BMX Freestyler Wheel size:20" Frame size(s):10.5" (27cm) Min. inside leg:21" (53cm) Colour:Tan with orange forks Frame:Hi-Tensile steel BMX freestyler with wishbone - HIGH TENSILE STEEL SUCKS.
stays Forks:Hi-Tensile steel - SEE ABOVE. Chainset:Diamondback 44T sprocket with 1 piece crank - 1 PIECE SUCKS.
system Bottom bracket:Full ball bearings, adjustable - NOT SEALED. Freewheel:16T single speed Headset:Oryg 360° Gyro system - NOT NEEDED. Stem:4 bolt BMX freestyler Handlebars:Diamondback hi-rise - DOESNT SAY IF CHROMOLY OR HIGH TEN. Brake front:Tektro alloy V type - OKAY EVERYTHING HAS THEM NOW. Brake rear:Tektro alloy V type Brake levers:Resin, adjustable - PLASTIC LEVERS SUCK! Rims:Satellite Mag - NO NAME PLASTIC HEAVY WHEELS. Hub front:Satellite Mag Hub rear:Satellite Mag Spokes:3 spoke satellite mag design Saddle:Diamondback Script Pedals:Resin - PLASTIC PEDALS SUCK. Extras:2 stunt pegs for grinding - NOT NEEDED.
sorry for the bluntness, but I wrote this three times now, and my mouse button is goofy and I lost it twice already.
I like this one instead tho, to much plastic and steel in ahjs, and this one is only 20 pounds more. if you compare the old haros with the new, you see that the older ones have more full cromo frames and lighter aluminum parts, sealed bearings and less hi-ten steel and plastic. I think my fav is the 2007 X-03, built like a tank, full cromo frame/forks, Sun Rhino Lite rims..
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.