Anyone know about BMX Bikes?

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Anyone know much about BMX bikes. I’m trying to buy a new bike for my son but don’t know anything about bikes. I am looking for a good quality and lightweight bike <$300 used.

It’s be easier if I could buy samples.

offer some recs Or sell me yours. Maybe trade in chips haha
 

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BMX is @Perthmike’s middle name.
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@Perthmike's current ride
 

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I was twice a bmxer in my life, as a kid 1978-1982 and an adult 2000-2004. I was more a racer than a freestyler, but I was marginal at best.
If you are going 20 inch you could buy a decent complete bike from danscomp.com for around $300 I imagine. I have 20 and 24 inch DK’s that I bought there around 2002 and they are still decent. It would most likely be made in China but still a good bike. An American made bike like S and M or Standard would probably run over $1K. Craigslist can be good but you can also end up with abused junk. I still ride some but just for exercise and fun. I’ve been wanting a 26 inch Fireman’s Texas Cruiser for some time but they are $1,600 complete.
 

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My circa 1980 California made GJS I still have and my circa 2002 DK 24 inch cruiser.
 

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That's actually super cool haha
Haha, I am a fan as well.

Sorry @joeyshin I'm out if the BMX game as well, I used to ride Haro and Schwinn, I also had a specialized a few years back. All were nice, not sure if Schwinn still makes a decent bike or not.
 

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I was looking at a DK I saw on the marketplace. It’s a 2018 DK junior. It’s for sale for a$300. Looks pretty well taken care of.
 

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A couple years ago I discovered that even as an adult, riding a BMX is fun as hell. I got an old abused Schwinn off craigslist for about $40 and fixed the brakes. I wanted something simple to ride around the neighborhood with my kids easier than getting on my hybrid commute bike. It's a total blast getting on this little bike with 20" tires and standing up pumping the pedals, not thinking about shifting. I just rode it to the park the other day to shoot some hoops while they rode their new scooters.
 
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Anyone know much about BMX bikes. I’m trying to buy a new bike for my son but don’t know anything about bikes. I am looking for a good quality and lightweight bike <$300 used.

It’s be easier if I could buy samples.

offer some recs Or sell me yours. Maybe trade in chips haha
I was a hardcore BMX racer, but unfortunately won't be any help. I owned Diamondbacks, a Kuwahara, and raced for Gary Turner (GT) at the end. My pedal of choice were always Bear Traps....which were around $300 by themselves in the 80s (way cheaper now that they are out of date).:bigbucks:

My recommendation would be to pay up for a frame, and go low end accessories (rims, hubs, pedals, handle bars, etc.). As he grows older and wants a bit more bike, you can simply replace the accessories as long as you have a good frame.

Good luck!
 
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