Anybody know anything about this bike?
I'm considering it for a just turned 4 year old who has ridden at a BMX track twice now on a 12" specialized Hot Rock and needs something a little more "stable". He's short for his age too. I've looked at minis and micro minis and THINK at this point I'd rather go with a 16" bike to get a little more through the learning curve.... but I can be talked out of it. My thinking is that he'd grow out of a micro mini in a year or so, I might as well get him a 16" bike he can use in the sand/clay around the house.
If you could check out this link and let me know what you think it would help me out tremendously. http://www.redlinebicycles.com/ For whatever reason, I can't get you directly to the bike link but it's under the "bmx bikes", then "proline heading", then "pitboss".
It's the 05 redline pitboss with alminum frame. They are grouping it with the BMX race bikes so it's got me curious. Frame geometry of this bike (only have 03 specs so could be very different) is 25" vs 30" for the Haro Mirra and Nyquist..
For comparison purposes, his 12" hot rock has a 23.5" wheelbase.
The bike ain't cheap so I'm wondering what the deal is.
Would you consider it over the heavier Haro jumping bikes for a 4 year old if you had another boy that would grow into it when the older one was ready for a mini? Blah, Blah, Blah.
Interested in +'s and -'s of the bike recognizing that I'm pretty much bike illiterate.
Note. I'm gonna start a new thread just on this particular bike to see if I can get any comparisons/info.
Do you see any of the younger kids out there racing souped up 16" bikes and being competitive?
Thanks for any guidance because I'm new to BMX.