I am just getting my 6 y/o started for the next years season of BMX racing, here in Michigan. There are so many choices of bike I don't know where to begin. Felt, Redline, Haro...etc and the kist goes on. I know he needs a mini. But whatelse do you look for? What about gear? Are dirt bike pants ok? Helmet? There are not allot of bike stores where I am at so I really cant just make a day of looking. What about used? I was a track brat growing up in the late 70's early 80's but time has changed soo much. My brother use to race for Schwin in IL at that time! If anyone can give me some pointers I would really like that. Thanks!