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Are you a beginner to the BMX scene looking to develop your skills without having to splash out on one of those overpriced bikes you see everywhere? The Saiko from Radio is probably the best pick for you. It is made to be an entry level BMX that performs like no other!
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Radio Saiko Review
Our first impressions when trying out the Radio Saiko BMX bike was that it was made for a beginner. Getting on to it for the first time and riding it around was an absolute charm.
The CRMO down tube with a 1020 hi-ten frame was complemented by a Radio AM20 fork that made for a pretty lightweight ride overall. This was paired with a single gear Radio AM 3 piece crank set and a 26t steel sprocket.
The bottom bracket was mid-sized, which we found was pretty great at clearing minor obstacles with ease, although more difficult, bumpy terrain took a little more work to sweep through. The pedals are Salt AM fiberglass pedals that are durable and lightweight, and the braking system is a Radio AM alloy rear U brake with a single brake lever.
We loved the rims, which were Salt Valon rims paired with 2.35” Strike tires in the front and 2.2” Strike tires in the rear. With an overall weight of 11.8kg, it isn’t the lightest bike out there but it is definitely a great choice for any new entrant into the BMX scene.
Indeed, the 6061 Aluminum alloy seat post and the comfortable Radio Century saddle made for a pretty comfortable ride overall!
- Not too light
- Good for beginners
- Sturdy fiberglass pedals
- Great saddle and seatpost design
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- Brakes aren’t amazing
- Can be bad on bigger tracks and obstacles
A smooth, entry level BMX bike that can be used by absolute beginners to hone their skills before entering the actual arena.
While we loved reviewing the Radio Saiko, it wasn’t one of our favorites in terms of BMX bikes, probably because we aren’t beginners. It is an incredibly easy ride for a new entrant into the scene, and if you qualify, you should definitely invest in one of these bad boys!