Hello, welcome to juince. This article how to choose the best dirt bike for beginners. We’re at TJ cycle shop in Austin, Texas, and they’ve given us a lot of bikes to choose from. So, the first thing that I want you guys to think about is, what discipline of riding are you looking to do? Are you wanting to become a motocross racer? There’s a certain bike for that or you want to become an Enduro Racer.
There’s a certain bike for that, do you want a t-shirt versus a four-stroke? You got to understand what you need. And we’ll kind of explain the differences in the nuances between those bikes. But the big thing is to understand that most of those bikes can do every other discipline.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE DIRT BIKE FOR BEGINNERS
There are lots to think about when you’re choosing your first dirt bike and we’ll go through all of the points below:
- Balance Bikes.
- Race Bikes.
- Kids Bikes.
1. Balance Bikes
Alright guys, the first phase. So, at the MX Packer, we’re all about safety. We’re all about getting people on bikes, in the most logical and smooth way possible. So, when I was a kid, we didn’t have an option for this.
But these kids have a wonderful opportunity to get on a bike safely by learning how to balance first, by learning throttle modulation on bikes that you can slow down as we have below first.
The first bike we have here would be something that you could put a kid that’s 18 months old on and have them start wobbling around how I know this is I have one of my kids on one of these little Strider bikes and then going moving up from there, as they’ve got their balance.
They start to understand how to paddle along, pick their feet up ride a few feet. You can put them on the stay sick, which has two different wheel sizes. They can start to learn throttle modulation, how that how twisting the wrist makes them go no longer their feet.
So, they’re, you know, getting to the phase of riding a real motorcycle. Then that’s a handbrake control bike. So, then moving from there, we’re gonna go up to something that has a little bit of suspension.
The Oset was more like an electric trials bike, but they do have an MX 10 version that has a seat on it. It looks a lot like a dirt bike. But I do have some students that ride at home. These three are right here.
I would I phase these as like these are the bikes that you learn how to ride before you even go to the track you can be out in the backyard or quiet or not making any noise but teaching your rider how to balance good throttle modulation and how to slow the bike down.
2. Race Bikes
Alright, so after your kid has mastered the at-home bike real good balance, and throttle modulation. We move on to the next phase of bikes. These are 50 cc bikes. These three here specifically our race bikes are oriented to be on a race track.
Now there is an in-between bike. The TTR 50, and the CRF 50 that both Honda and Yamaha make are great bikes, and learn how to kind of ride around the track slowly. But they’re not meant to jump. So, you don’t want to spend a whole lot of time on those if your kids are already trying to get air.
But moving on to these two by the trigger is kind of special because this is for a really young kid four to six years old. It’s the 50s X Mini, and then you have the new E-bike that both KTM and Husqvarna make. And the special thing about this bike is that it can be the body can be lowered.
So, you can ride this bike from four years old to eight years old. It has six different modes. So, you can start a rider off in a really slow mode. But they still have the capabilities of going over rough terrain with more suspension.
And you can kind of progress through the modes. I really love this bike for teaching kids how to ride. It’s a new wave. A lot of people are not into the electric thing. But for me, it’s going to keep the riders a little more safe and allow them to get into the sport with a little more progression.
And then moving on to our third bike here is strictly race. seven to eight years old KTM SX senior. You’re gonna find these at the Supercross in between the pro show these are really fast, little bikes, but these are your three that are going to be on the next phase of the fitness.
3. Kids Bikes
Alright, guys, final phase for the kid’s bikes here. We’ve got a KTM 65 SX, and a KTM 85 SX for the KTM 65 You can start riding these around the 7-year-old 8-year-old mark. I do believe the youngest that you can beat erase him is 8 years old. And the oldest that you can meet a racist is 15 years old. 16-year-old technically.
But we won’t get into all that that’s in the AMA rulebook you can find all that but 8 years old, 15 years old. These are race bikes. These are meant for motocross tracks, but people do modify these by putting ting bigger tanks on them and riding them on the trails.
There are some options for bikes this height and this size that are more of a learn-to-ride or entry-level trail bike pick a TTR 125 A calyx 140 or CRF 125 Or in this case calyx 110 or TTR 110. These bikes are strictly race bikes. I would spend a lot of time riding these bikes’ slow learning techniques, understanding how to ride them before you send your kid out onto a track.
Especially, on a public track where there are other riders ripping around again. They’re meant to be what they’re meant to be under the fastest riders in the world. And also they’re meant to be under new riders you have to be the catalyst of keeping your kids safe and making sure they’re in a position where they can learn.
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