The Framed Verdict is one of the most popular entry-level BMX bikes, since it is one of the lighter options on the market. A good option for someone looking to get into BMX, as it will be easier to control due to its relative lightness compared to similar products. The lower quality parts won't last forever, and it will need constant maintenance.
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Pro Comfortable for prolonged riding
This bike has soft grips, which will feel relatively gentle on your hands after hours of riding. The soft seat common for freestyle bikes is also a plus when it comes to comfort.
Pro Good for street riding
This bike allows for quick acceleration with its 25T by 9T sprocket, so it'll be good for street riding or jumping on ramps in skateparks. The smaller sprocket size also gives higher ground clearance, so you can do tricks on ramps. At 25 lbs it would be easier to control for a beginner or for someone trying out the various forms of street riding.
Pro A good fit for most
The two-piece handlebars are higher than on other classic BMX bikes, so an adult or teen can comfortably ride this bike.
Con Won't withstand constant abuse
As with most low-end BMX bikes, the frame is made of high tensile steel, which is cheaper, but heavier than the more expensive chromoly used in mid to high-end bikes. It is also not as sturdy, and more prone to bending and cracking after crashes.
Con Not meant for racing tracks
The geometry and general build quality of the bike and its parts are unsuitable for racing or maintaining high speeds. It's good enough if you want to try out BMX, but if you know you'll want to do racing, consider investing more for a bike that's built for racing specifically.
Con Needs assembly
This bike comes in a box, with the small parts assembled. You will need to attach the front wheel, set up the brakes, and attach the handlebars and the seat. If you run into trouble when assembling it, you can always take it to a mechanic.
Con Needs regular maintenance
You will have to put in a lot of time and effort to keep the parts on this bike in good condition. For example, this bike has unsealed bearings, therefore dirt can get in more easily than with sealed bearings.