2017 Saiko 18″
If you’re looking for a bike for a smaller rider that might not be quite ready to jump on a 20″ bike, the Saiko is also available in a smaller 18″ version which features a smaller frame (17.75″ top tube length) and wheels to make it easier to ride and control. The Saiko 18″ has a 1020 Hi-Ten steel frame with a chromoly down tube, 75-degree head tube angle, 71.5-degree seat tube angle, 10.75″ bottom bracket height, 7.5″ standover height and a 12.2″ chainstay length. The bike has the Radio AM 18″ fork with 1020 Hi-Ten Steel legs and chromoly steerer tube and 1020 Hi-Ten steel bars with a 7.9″ rise, 26.5″ width, 10-degree backsweep and 3-degree upsweep. The rest of the bike is decked out with Radio Bikes and Salt parts geared toward the smaller rider.
GRIPS: RADIO “AM” grips
STEM: SALT “Junior V2” top loading stem, 40mm reach
HEADSET: SALT “PRO” int. headset, sealed bearing
LEVER: RADIO “AM” alloy brake lever
BRAKES: RADIO “AM” alloy u-brake-rear
CRANKS: RADIO “Rookie” tubular 3pc crank crmo 152mm, 8 spline
BOTTOM BRACKET: Mid size, press fit, sealed bearing
PEDALS: SALT “AM” nylon/fibreglass pedals
CHAIN: SALT “AM” chain, 510h type
SPROCKET: RADIO “AM” steel 25t sprocket
SEAT: RADIO “Century 18” combo seat
SEAT CLAMP: RADIO slim alloy seatclamp
DRIVER: 9t cassette driver, loose ball
FRONT HUB: RADIO “Rookie” steel hub, lb 3/8″s, 28h
REAR HUB: RADIO “AM” cassette hub, semi-sealed, 9t, 14mm, 28h
FRONT RIM: SALT “Valon” rim, straight single wall, 28h
REAR RIM: SALT “Valon” rim, straight single wall, 28h
TIRES: SALT “Tracer” tires, 2.2 ” front & rear
PEGS: RADIO “AM” 35mm x 89mm steel pegs (1 pair)
WEIGHT: 10.24kg (22.57lbs) without pegs
The 18″ Saiko complete is a great all around option for the younger rider just getting into BMX. This bike has been scaled down from a 20″ bike with a smaller frame, wheels and parts to make it rider just like a bigger bike, making it easier to transition to a full size 20″ bike later on. The bike comes in Matte Black and Metallic Blue with a 17.75″ top tube length.
Salt Junior V2 top load stem with a 40mm reach.
The cranks are Radio’s Rookie tubular 3-piece cranks with a 152mm length.
Salt Tracer 2.20″ tires front and rear.
The Saiko 18″ is also available in metallic blue.
Learn more about the 2017 Saiko 18″ and view more photos on the Radio Bikes Website
That wraps up the 2017 Saiko 18″ complete! Next up we have the Evol!