Buying your kid’s first “real” bike can be challenging no matter what kind of riding he or she is interested in. BMX bikes bring the same list of questions regarding purpose, quality, durability and abuse resistance as other types of bikes. So the short answer is that if your child is interested in learning BMX–as in riding some ramps, dirt jumps, park riding, street tricks, and you also want him or her to have a solid, reliable, and low maintenance bike for neighborhood, pool, and school, the SE Racing Everyday BMX bike definitely strikes an impressive balance between legitimate dirt/street/park bike quality and bottom line price.
For example, Everyday features an extremely durable hi-tensile steel frame and fork, a material generally considered the heavier cousin to chromoly, the material of higher-end, competition BMX frames. However, using updated tubing technology, Everyday is able to boast an overall weight of 25 lbs, within the realm of the weight for many chromoly bikes, which are notably higher in price. Bottom line: there are lighter bikes, but your child won’t be weighed down when trying to learn tricks the way he/she may be by other “entry level” bikes.
In the interest of performance, Everyday also features other lightweight parts that you’d find on competition bikes. Three-piece chromoly cranks are much stronger and lighter than steel cranks, and are the singular option for pros. Add in alloy wheels, seatpost, and stem, and the same rule applies. Top it off with SE’s own ultra light, padded seat, DSP grips, and super durable, lightweight nylon platform pedals (also competition ready), and you have a safe, team-inspired bike that will fit right in at the jam, stay tough on the street, and fly high at the park.
- Hi-tensile steel frame and fork is durable, and shaped to be the lightest of its kind
- 3-piece chromoly crank set stands up to extreme pressures and
Hi-tensile steel frame and fork is durable, and shaped to be the lightest of its kind
3-piece chromoly crank set stands up to extreme pressures and is the choice of pros
Alloy stem, seatpost, brakes, and wheels are designed to be light yet abuse proof
Dialed-in street/park/dirt look will blend in at any venue