The bike is fun to ride, but i think the price NEEDS to go down or the bike should go. I am a competitive freestyle biker and i think the price REALLY NEEDS to go down or they should just get rid of the bike. Its fun to ride and jump but the bike isn't worth it. Don't get it unless your rich.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend
"Santa Claus" brought a 2008 Redline Roam to my 6 year old son last Christmas because he had already just flat worn-out TWO "[...] Special" bicycles. He was becoming a good enough rider to justify something with a bit more capabilities and build-quality than the cheap department store stuff, and the Roam had a price that "Santa" found very reasonable. Both he and I could NOT be happier with this bike. He absolutely LOVES the bike for its speed, its light weight and its quick handling (good brakes too). I like its high quality components which are showing NO signs of wearing out or breaking after nearly year of VERY hard use.My son has been riding "two-wheelers" since shorty after his 3rd birthday and he has become quite an accomplished rider for his age. He has even taken to occasionally riding his Redline Roam on the trick ramps at our local skate park. While the Roam is not exactly the best bike out there for that use, he is just learning the "trick" stuff and this little BMX bike is holding up to it pretty well. I'll probably be shelling out for a "freestyle" bike in the next year or two and I WILL return to Redline to look for one.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend