Too small for tricks?
November 29, 2012 6:05 AM Subscribe
12" BMX bike for 12-year old? [NYcares Winter wishes filter]
posted by Tandem Affinity to Shopping (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My NYCares Winter Wishes requestor is a 12-year old boy and is, according to the contact on my letter, normal height to tall for his age and 'husky'. He has requested a "12-inch blue bmx bike". This seems realllllllly small. I know that kids like to have smaller bikes to do tricks and such with, but I want to make sure that even given that, this bike is a reasonable size. The letter contact seemed to think he had made a mistake and that he needs a 20-inch bike, but she also mentioned that more than one of kids has made the 12-inch 'mistake' and she had had other calls. So I'm concerned that maybe this a 'thing' among the kids, and that I shouldn't listen to the contact. I generally would lean to buying exactly what is requested, but again, the bike is soooo small when I looked at in the store (and they generally come with training wheels and streamers on the handle bars and those tricycle-type, no-air wheels).
If you think the 12-inch size is the right way to go, any recommendations for relatively good quality at ~$100 (and reasonable shipping for an online purchase -- I don't live in NYC).
BTW, this isn't so much an issue of cost -- I am able to spend a little more than the $40 recommended; I just want to make sure I am buying something good!!!