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Best Value BMX Bikes for Kids 2017

Updated on February 14, 2017

A Look at a Few of My Favorite Kid's BMX Bikes

In today's world, video games may be able to simulate riding a bicycle or doing tricks on a skateboard, but there is no other feeling in the world that can replace that of riding a bike in real life. From squeezing the brake cables, to pumping the bike off the ground, and launching gracefully into the air, there is nothing more exhilarating than BMX biking.

So, if you are looking for something fun for your children to do this summer, or just want to take a cruise down the street with a cool tricked out BMX bike yourself, then here's a look at the best BMX bikes for kids.

Best Kids BMX Bike
Best Kids BMX Bike

Kink Whip 20.5-Inch BMX Bike

Kink bikes have been around for a long time, and their BMX bikes and frames are some of the best on the market. Just as its name suggest, the Kink Whip will allow you to whip around lightly and quickly and perform any tricks that you desire.

Pros: With a strong frame made of 100% Chromoly and a 20.5-Inch Toptube, the Kink Whip is sturdy and ready for action. The Whip comes with a Misison Converge Stem Mission sealed integrated headset, omega grips, and a very unique esoteric pivotal seat. Weighing in at only 25 pounds 13 ounces, the Kink Whip is almost as light as a BMX racing bike, but just as poppy and responsive as a trick bike. Other pros of the Whip include its Mission Echo Sealed front hub,m and Alienation PBR Front Rim and Alienation Blacksheep Rear Rim. The biggest pro of this bike is its durability. With a frame made from chromoly, this bike is bound to last all the abuse you are ready to serve to it. Also, the Whip comes with Kenda Kontact tires, which are very good tires as part of this incredible BMX bike package.

Cons: The grips are made of a cheaper material and wear down relatively fast. The fort bolts are also loose and need to be replaced on a regular basis.

Overall, for only $400, the Kink Whip is a very sturdy bike with high performing abilities. This BMX bike will not disappoint you, and will leave you wanting more airtime.

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United Recruit BMX Bike
United Recruit BMX Bike

United Recruit RN1 Bike Bicycle BMX

At a low price of $350, and with a very cool looking black and blue design, the United Recruit RN1 BMX bike is definitely a top end competitor.

Pros: The United Recruit RN1 BMX bike has a 20" steel frame for maximum durability on the playing field. With a United Hi Ten steel 10mm slot fork, and a stem made of front load alloy, the Recruit RN1 is one feisty bike. The front hums are both made of alloy, and the seat post is integrated in a very comfortable high end plastic seat. At a flat 25 pounds, the RN1 will help launch your BMX career or just help launch you in air for fun. The tires are both Innova 2.2 street tread tires, and are extremely durable tires.

Cons: The pedals and seat are made of plastic, and are less durable.

Overall, if you are looking for a first time BMX bike, or even a tough competitor for BMX, the Recruit RN1 can do it all.

Eastern Bikes Shovelhead BMX Bike
Eastern Bikes Shovelhead BMX Bike

Eastern Bikes Shovelhead BMX Bike (20-Inch)

Just as the name of this bike implies, it is ready to get dirty. So, if you are looking for a bike that can dig up dirt, and deliver exceptional performance in the air or on ground, this is the bike to get.

Pros: With 14G Stainless Brass Nipples, and a huge 21 inch frame, the Eastern Shovelhead is a great bike for kids that love BMX or kids that just want to get into it. The Shovelhead will keep you stable and ready for even the toughest terrain. With a chromoly top, and full Eastern 4130 chromoly fork, the Eastern Shovelhead is made up of some powerful material. The complete bike even comes with two pegs for enhanced performance while doing tricks. So, if you are looking for a versatile bike with a lot of pop and decent price, this is the way to go.

Cons: The price is a little steeper at $430, and the pedals are decent for the price.

Overall, the Shovelhead will dig its way into your heart and help you dig your tires into some dirt jumps. So, if you want a bike that is versatile, while very sturdy this is the bike to buy.

Dk Intervol Bmx Bike
Dk Intervol Bmx Bike

Dk Intervol Bmx Bike With Teal Rims (Teal, 18-Inch)

Over the years, DK has been a reliable brand with strong competing BMX bikes. Kids all over, love the feel of Dk bikes for their lightness and versatility in the park.

Pros: With a sweet 18 inch frame and 4130 Chromoly hard core design, the Dk Intervol is built to last and has a pretty impressive design. DK invests a lot into this bike by putting Kenda street design tires, and long lasting Tektro FX-907A Alloy U-brakes. One large pro of this BMX bike is that Dk supports thousands of Pro and amateur athletes and is a trusted BMX brand around the world.

Cons: Plastic pedals and a slightly smaller frame make this BMX bike a little different from the rest.

The Intervol is definitely one BMX bike to keep your eye out for.

Diamondback 2012 Grind 20 BMX Bike
Diamondback 2012 Grind 20 BMX Bike

Diamondback Grind 2015 BMX Bike

Diamondback is a very trustworthy bike company that produces a variety of different bikes every year. The Diamondback Grind is an exceptional BMX bike for the small price of $190 and a great way for kids to get started.

Pros: The biggest pro of this bike is that has very durable alloy rims and a nice hi ten steel frame. Most BMX bikes on the market with a steel frame are heavier and more expensive, but the Grind is a sturdy bike for a reasonable price. With DB Cellblock tires, and high end Tektro brakes, the Grind is a bike that will take you on an adventure.

Cons: The Grind has less expensive parts such as its pedals and forks, and the performance is not meant for high performing athletes.

Overall, if you want an affordable bike with a great structure that will launch you into the adventurous BMX world, the Diamondback Grind is the perfect choice.

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