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BMX bike for 7 year old Brand?

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bacon Wed 03-Oct-12 11:22:35

A mad 7 year old, birthday coming up. Daddy wants to get him a BMX so he can learn some skills here on yard.

Brands are confusing. There are a few bike shops but no specialist bmx stores around here and so the bike stores only carry a certain brand.

Cuda (barracuda), muddyfox and Haro have popped up. I have budget £200.

Needs to take a hammering.

Any feedback appreciated.

lljkk Thu 04-Oct-12 12:19:52

Those are all good makes. Can you get one new to fit a 7yo in your budget?

Wallace Fri 05-Oct-12 12:07:40

I will ask my 13 year old. I guess you are looking for 18inch wheels? I think out of the brands you have mentioned Haro are the best (but will check with my resident expert)

witchwithallthetrimmings Fri 05-Oct-12 12:13:58

How good is he already? We had a look for my 7 year old and it seemed as if the smaller (<20in wheels) were just not really good + strong enough for the kind of thing that he wanted to do. We are waiting for a year or two until he gets big enough for 20 in wheels, Meanwhile he is having great fun and giving me heart attacks at the skate park with his scooter

Wallace Fri 05-Oct-12 19:20:26

mafiabike bbkush age 5 to 10 £130 smile

LynetteScavo Fri 05-Oct-12 19:29:49

My biking mad DS trashed several bikes before we got him a Mongose for his 10th B'day (but is should last him forever). DS 2 was given a cheaper BMX for his 8th birthday, but still a good bike with 20 inch wheels.

Not sure which are the best with smaller wheels. How big is he? Could he cope with 20inch wheels? hmm Sorry, not much help. (Just think I know about bikes because I have about 25 in the garage hmm)

Wallace Fri 05-Oct-12 20:26:25

only 25, Lynette? grin

bacon Mon 08-Oct-12 17:38:35

He's not good he's only 6 so its for his 7th birthday. He is tall approx 8 yr old height.

Wallace Mon 08-Oct-12 17:57:01

I would still go for an 18 inch - much easier to manoeuvre.

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