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#26 2013-02-06 3:27pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

I would recommend that you guys work on this together. It will give you some priceless memories.  If he doesn't like the bike to start  he probably never will.  Take him to your LBS and test ride a few. It will give you a base for size and style he likes. Good luck and keep us updated.


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#27 2013-02-06 3:40pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

Kurt_Rad wrote:

I got my first 20" when I was 8 and rode it until I was 14

Oh we're talking about bikes...my bad


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#28 2013-02-06 3:58pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

My son just turned 8 in Dec. He has been riding a Mirra 360(16in). Now that he has finally grown out of it we are leaning toward something in the 18 range. He has tried to ride his brothers Cult, but its just a little too much bike for him still. I would definately suggest letting him "try some on" before just picking something up. Not to mention he can have a chance to put a little bit of his personality into it.

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#29 2013-02-06 4:04pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

cardsNpoke wrote:

. Not to mention he can have a chance to put a little bit of his personality into it.

Very important he like it or he never will. But it should fit also.


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#30 2013-02-06 4:23pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

18's are a waste of money, kids out grow them in months

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#31 2013-02-06 4:27pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

BMX-Wing wrote:

18's are a waste of money, kids out grow them in months

Yep and you totally limit your options too.


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#32 2013-02-06 4:30pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

coloredtuffs.com has 2013 SE racing Ripper's for less than 300.00 complete. Totally cool looking and totally feasible. either color they have is cool. Great starter/name brand bikes. smile

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#33 2013-02-06 4:32pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

BMX-Wing wrote:

18's are a waste of money, kids out grow them in months

Kids are funny like that.

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#34 2013-02-06 4:35pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

cardsNpokes wrote:

BMX-Wing wrote:

18's are a waste of money, kids out grow them in months

Kids are funny like that.

Don't be a smartass mad


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#35 2013-02-06 4:36pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

Kurt_Rad wrote:

BMX-Wing wrote:

18's are a waste of money, kids out grow them in months

Yep and you totally limit your options too.

Thats debatable.  A lot of companies are starting to put out decent 18's. Sure you dont have the options that you do with 20's but your not strictly limited to walmart  anymore either.

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#36 2013-02-06 4:39pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

cardsNpokes wrote:

Kurt_Rad wrote:

BMX-Wing wrote:

18's are a waste of money, kids out grow them in months

Yep and you totally limit your options too.

Thats debatable.  A lot of companies are starting to put out decent 18's. Sure you dont have the options that you do with 20's but your not strictly limited to walmart  anymore either.

I never said anything about Walmart. All I said there are fewer options in 18's than there are in 20's which you went on to say anyway...


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#37 2013-02-06 4:46pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

BMX-Wing wrote:

18's are a waste of money, kids out grow them in months

I don't know if you have kids or not, but that's not true at all.

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#38 2013-02-06 4:55pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

bmxerpete wrote:

BMX-Wing wrote:

18's are a waste of money, kids out grow them in months

I don't know if you have kids or not, but that's not true at all.

My daughters been riding her mini for two years  come this summer....so I would agree with you.


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#39 2013-02-06 4:58pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

cardsNpokes wrote:

BMX-Wing wrote:

18's are a waste of money, kids out grow them in months

Kids are funny like that.

Yes you are..

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#40 2013-02-06 5:02pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

bmxerpete wrote:

BMX-Wing wrote:

18's are a waste of money, kids out grow them in months

I don't know if you have kids or not, but that's not true at all.

I do.
I guess my Kid grew faster then others.

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#41 2013-02-06 6:52pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

Throw him on this thing....cool

18" ATF

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#42 2013-02-06 7:19pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

My son is a bit taller than average he is 9 and it fits great.

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#43 2013-02-06 9:46pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

That ATF looks dope. Out of my price range by alot Im sure.


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#44 2013-02-06 9:47pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

Probably going with a 20". Kurtrads been riding one forever and there is nothing wrong with him!


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#45 2013-02-06 10:05pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

deftone_75 wrote:

coloredtuffs.com has 2013 SE racing Ripper's for less than 300.00 complete. Totally cool looking and totally feasible. either color they have is cool. Great starter/name brand bikes. smile

That Junior Ripper looks nice.


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#46 2013-02-06 10:11pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

If your looking for racing bikes this is how it goes! Their is micro mini,Mini, junior, expert, pro, pro xl, pro xxl and pro xxxl. For your wife's kid I think his best fit is a junior/ expert, usually junior frames are for kids between 8-10 years old, expert frames for 10-12 depending on how fast they grow, On racing frames there is a ton of options because you always want your kid progressing as fast as they can so the measurements are very critical!!! On street I'm not very familiar but I think a 18" would be perfect and it sure would last him
At least 2 years and they range around $350.00 Any way you do it, it will bring you a ton of satisfaction to you and you'll have a riding buddy cool

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#47 2013-02-06 10:12pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

This will be a big change for him coming here. I cant wait to catch him up to speed on all that is cool. This reminds me I need to find a skateboard for him too. Im really excited guys.


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#48 2013-02-06 10:15pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

80sgenbmxer wrote:

If your looking for racing bikes this is how it goes! Their is micro minis? Minis, junior, expert, pro, pro xl, pro xxl and pro xxxl. For the your wife's kid I think his best fit is a junior/ expert, usually junior frames are for kids between 8-10 years old, expert frames for 10-12 depending on how fast they grow, On racing frames there is a ton of options because you always want your kid progressing as fast as they can so the measurements are very critical!!! On street I'm not very familiar but I think a 18" would be perfect and it sure would last him
At least 2 years and they range around $350.00 Any way you do it, it will bring you a ton of satisfaction to you and you'll have a riding buddy cool

Exactly! Well be riding buds. Mom doesnt know what shes in for. Only problem is we cant understand what each other is saying. Oh well less talk more riding.


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#49 2013-02-06 11:04pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

i might have something if your looking for a decent used bike? or there are local swap meets throughout the year that you could go to if you wanted to build up something yourself. cool


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#50 2013-02-06 11:38pm

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Re: Bike for an 8 year old?

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