Hello! We're buying our 11 yr old son a new bmx bike for Christmas. He's asked for a step up from the Toys-R-Us bikes, and is fairly new to BMX, just starting some jumping and trying to learn. There are two bike shops here, one sells Trek and Specialized, and the other sells Diamondback. We've narrowed our selections down (price range wise) to either an '05 Specialized Fuse I, or an '05 Diamondback Joker. We can move up to the Diamondback Venom for about $40.00, but the Fuse II is a bit out of range. We need to make a decision quickly, as stock is getting low, but really don't have the knowledge to base a good decision on, and would REALLY appreciate some input.