Hoffman Bikes 25 yr anniversary edition 18" IMPRINT Bike

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Good starter bike, some pre-assembly issues

The Good:

Good value for the money, works well once dialed in, great fit for my 6yr old who isn't tall enough for a 20". Bike was partially assembled when delivered. Mat Hoffman hand-signed the card that came with the bike.

The Bad:

Plastic chain guard (which was installed from the factory) didn't fit or wasn't installed properly and rubbed the crank; I just removed it.
Headset and wheel bearings were extremely tight/rough; I had to adjust all. I could not adjust rear wheel bearings on one side because I didn't have a thin/special wrench to separate the inner cone from the nut.
No front brake; I ordered/installed separately.
The freewheel operation is rough/noisy; not what I'm used to from Shimano freewheels from bikes in the 1980s.

Overall Review:

Overall, a good investment for my son. This is his 2nd bike (1st bike was a smaller Trek with training wheels which we later removed).

Due to items in "the bad" section, it took a long time to get the bike set up and dialed in.

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Product Hoffman Bikes 25 yr anniversary edition 18" IMPRINT Bike
Model Year
Riding Type Freestyle
Wheel Size 18"
Frame 16.75" Top Tube, Material: Hi-Ten Steel
    Top Tube Length 16.75"
    Chainstay Length 13.1"
    Head Tube Angle 74.8°
    Seat Tube Angle 71°
    Standover Height
    BB Height 11.6
    Brake Mounts
    Dropouts (Axle Size)
Fork hi-ten
Handlebar HB Junior 7" Rise, Material: Hi-ten
Stem Top Loader, 50mm
Grips HB Perch, 140mm
Bar Ends
Headset 1-1/8" Threadless
Cranks 1pc 140mm, Material: Hi-Ten
Sprocket 25t Material: Steel
Bottom Bracket American Loose Ball
Pedals Plastic w/ 1/2" axle
Chain KMC Z-410
Driver/Freewheel 9t Cassette Driver
Front Rim 18" 36h Single wall Material: Alloy
Rear Rim 18" 36h Single wall Material: Alloy
Front Hub 36h, 3/8" Axle, Material: Steel Shell
Rear Hub 36h Cassette, 3/8" Axle, 1 Sealed bearing, Material: Alloy Shell
Front Tire Street Style 18" x 2.1"
Rear Tire Street Style 18" x 2.1"
Spokes ED Black Steel
Seat HB Junior Rail
Seatpost 25.4mm Steel
Seatpost Clamp Single Bolt, Material: Alloy
Brakes U-brake Material: Alloy
Brake Levers Rear Only, Material: Alloy
Colors Blue and Orange
Weight 23 lb 14 oz (10.8 kg)
Miscellaneous The Hoffman Imprint bike is the perfect starter bike for riders looking to get into the junior level – built for younger riders, it comes with 18 inch wheels and a perfectly proportioned 16.75” toptube frame and fork that is built right. Alloy wheels, 10mm axles front and rear, a 9T cassette hub, Hoffman 25T sprocket, 7” Hoffman Bars, Hoffman Junior seat, plastic pedals and priced for the entry-level junior-sized rider to start dreaming big. Get your BMX career started out on the 25 Year Anniversary Imprint.
Price $219.95
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