Which BMX

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dreyno
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Which BMX

Postby dreyno » Wed Sep 28, 2011 19:31 pm

Hi,
I am looking for a half decent BMX bike for my 12 year old boy. Could anyone suggest a good starter bike that wont just fall apart or brake on the first jump ?

thanks in advance

dreyno
http://www.rentfloridavillas.net

zebra67
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Postby zebra67 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 06:10 am

What kind of bmx? street, woods, pump track, racing track?

The rule is the more you pay the better you get.

estampida
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Postby estampida » Fri Sep 30, 2011 06:45 am

like this?

http://www.winstanleysbmx.com/product/3 ... _Bike_2011

but yeah the more you pay....

frame and fork should be chro-mo 4130

brakes and bits are really cheap and easy to replace, the only real first replacement would be swiss stop pads, unless they go nu-school (brakeless)

just keep away from halfords, they may stock ok mtb's and road bikes, but sell crap that is termed as a bmx

road ronin
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Postby road ronin » Mon Oct 03, 2011 19:35 pm

try and stick more specialised BMX shops FIT bikes make some good off the peg bikes but are not cheap.

but will last a good few years and fall apart







standard 250s profile hubs and crank

Slamdunkin
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Postby Slamdunkin » Fri Oct 07, 2011 13:19 pm

"We the people" make good BMX for different budgets....the entry level WTP Justice is a good bang for the buck @ £330

http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/wtp-just ... 68976.html.

Or go for the 2011 WTP Trust which is a bargain reduced to £379.

http://www.cyclecellar.co.uk/products/1 ... -bike.aspx

Alan talks you through the WTP range in this informative vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWMo8McgM9Q

sumosprintstar
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Postby sumosprintstar » Sat Oct 08, 2011 15:40 pm


davegore2005
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Re: Which BMX

Postby davegore2005 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 15:04 pm

dreyno wrote:Hi,
I am looking for a half decent BMX bike for my 12 year old boy. Could anyone suggest a good starter bike that wont just fall apart or brake on the first jump ?

thanks in advance

dreyno
http://www.rentfloridavillas.net


Depending on where you live I would have no issues recommending winstanleys bmx in wigan, we have bought two from there for our son as he has worn them out over the years...they are mail order but actually built up four bikes for him to try out and get a feel for, he settled for something by 'fit' bikes
http://www.winstanleysbmx.com/product/4 ... 2_BMX_Bike
the service from them is excellent, i have no link to them but have no issue talking them up

Dave


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