Best BMX Bikes For Kids

The best children's BMX bikes on the market right now, from WeThePeople, Cult, Kink and other top BMX brands

What were some of the happiest moments of your childhood? That question will throw a lot of minds back to their first time on two-wheels. Everyone can remember that awesome feeling of owning their first ever BMX bike.

Bikes have come a long way over the years and with cutting-edge design and the latest in manufacturing technology, today’s kids BMX bikes are something to marvel over. Take the components, features, geometry and strength you’d expect from a high-end adults BMX bike and scale them down.

Lightweight, fast and strong. Now you’ve got the perfect-sized ride for any youngster. As kids are constantly growing we have included a range of wheel sizes in our selection. There’s something for all sizes here.

Kink Roaster 12”

Designed from the ground up to be the ideal first BMX bike, the Kink Roaster 12 is the perfect bike for kids making the transition from a balance bike to a pedalled bike.

With the Roast, they have taken the geometry of a traditional BMX bike and engineered it to suit the size and needs of a younger child. Stacked with great components including 5 inch rise Kink Puma handlebars, 12 inch Kink Lance forks, soft Mission padded seat and wide 2.25 inch tyres for extra grip and stability. The colour scheme looks great, with the Translook red frame complementing the all black components.

Kink has equipped this bike with a coaster brake in lieu of a traditional lever braking system as they believe this is an easier method of braking for young children to use. The Roaster is designed for children ages 4 and up.

Price: £199 from Winstanley’s

Cult Juvenile 12″

Cult are highly respected BMX brand. Their team is home to some of the best BMX riders on the planet and their bikes and components are built to meet that level of excellence.

The Cult Juvenile is probably the best 12 inch BMX on the market. Cult have taken their design experience and attention to detail and produced the BMX bike that kids have been dreaming of. They have taken the geometry found on their pro level products and scaled it down to fit a younger rider perfectly.

The frame is made from strong yet lightweight 6061 aluminium and fitted out with pro level Cult components. These include 3 piece cromo cranks, sealed mid bottom bracket, Nylon Cult pedals, sealed rear hub with 9 tooth driver, signature Dehart mini grips, Cult padded 1-piece seat combo and a Cult 410 chain. It really doesn’t get any better than this. Ideal for children age 4 and up.

Price: £399 from Winstanley’s


WeThePeople Seed 16”

WeThepeople have a strong heritage in BMX, celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year.

20 years is a long time in the cycling industry, and with that comes the design experience and manufacturing know-how to produce quality bicycles. The Seed 16” may be small in size but it offers quality in abundance.

The frame, handlebar and fork is made from 1020 hi-ten steel, giving strength where it’s needed while still keeping the overall weight down. The bike is rounded out with high quality Salt brand components including a 3-piece Salt cromo crankset, sealed bottom bracket, Salt V2 top loading stem, Salt 10 tooth rear cassette with sealed bearings, Salt Alloy 10mm front hub, Salt Valon rims and Salt Strike 2.2 front and rear tires.

Also included are Salt pegs, so this bike is built ready to grind. Available in chrome or black. Ideal for kids aged 6-10 years old.

Price: £270 from Winstanley’s

Cult Juvenile 18-Inch

The Juvenile 18″ from Cult is the pinnacle of 18 inch wheeled BMX bikes.

Cult have designed this bike with help of young BMX pro Max Vu. Max is the 12 year old BMX prodigy who has awed the cycling world with his unbelievable bike riding skills. Considering Cult’s reputation as one of the leading BMX bike manufacturers and Max’s incredible riding, it’s a sure bet that this bike is a fantastic piece of equipment.

Featuring a custom 6061 lightweight aluminium frame with tweaked geometry, this bike is designed to withstand the abuse of anything a young rider can throw at it. Finished a range of pro level Cult components including Cult 8 inch rise cromo bars, Cult cromo fork, Cult topload stem, Cult plastic pedals, 3 piece crankset with sealed bottom bracket and a sealed 9 tooth rear cassette hub. Tricks, jumps or grinds – this is the bike of choice. Ideal for kids 8-11 years old.

Price: £399 from Source BMX

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