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Glory_and_Fame



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PostSubject: Bike choices, entry level advice please   Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:39 am

Hi there,

I'm buying an entry level BMX for my son. Any advice to help choose between the following would be appreciated.

1. Kink Curb (2012)

2. Mongoose Brawler
(year? army green/brown colour)

3. Stolen Casino (2011)

I am on a tight budget, already spending more than I should. So please don't advise me to go spend a gazillion more $$$.

1 is $389 (with a helmet included)
2 is reduced to $349 (& 1/2 price helmet)
3 is reduced to $300 (& 1/2 price helmet).

My son is turning 13, quite tall, wants a bike to start basic stunting/tricks and small jumps or whatever they do (as a dad, hopefully just kids stuff, don't want broken bones)

So, is there a stand-out bike among these 3, or are they pretty much on par?

Thanks,

G&F
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PostSubject: Re: Bike choices, entry level advice please   Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:25 pm

wouldnt recomend mongoose or stolen in a complete bike. Try the BMX shop in town they will be able to give you the advice you are after.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike choices, entry level advice please   Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:48 pm

Thanks. The Kink Curb is looking like the 1st choice.

I don't have the budget to buy separate parts to build a custom, so a complete bike is our starting point. If my son wants to, he can save his own money to upgrade components.

The 3 options are all from BMX shops (Launceston area), not internet.

I have read reviews on the internet, they are 50/50 good/bad. The good reviews say they are good for entry-level and bad reviews say they cheap. But they are just that: cheap (comparitively speaking) entry level. So long as he doesn't expect to be able to do massive jumps on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike choices, entry level advice please   Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:50 am

The reality is, any bike at that price point is of similar quality, and probably were all made in the same area in Taiwan. Go for the cheapest, your son might not even use it that much after a month or two. If he does enjoy bmx and starts to push the bikes limits, then you can upgrade from there.
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