Hey guys, I could use some help with something. I have a young son (8) who wants to get into bike racing. I'd like to get him a BMX bike that he can have at least until he's in jr high or so before he needs to upgrade. We've looked at the Diamond Back Viper, which would be about $129, and it seems like a sollid entry-level bike that would fit the bill, although it's probably a little too big for him. Is it okay to put a kid on a regular 20" bmx bike, or are there others that would be better for a little guy starting out? Most of my friends who raced BMX (some who still do in their late 30s) started out young, but I don't remember what they rode when we were kids!
Also, any advice for getting him involved in the sport?
Any help would be great - thanks from both of us!