The HARO Downtown 18 is a bike that will get a youngster between 8-12 hooked on BMX.
It's hard to believe that there was a time when beginners had to move from a 16" bike to a 20" BMX bike. The 18" Downtown bridges that gap. It just makes sense to have the right sized bike for anyone, especially in this age group where new BMX-ers are born.
The Haro Downtown has the right geometry, just scaled down from the 20" version. Leave that up to the folks at HARO Bikes, they've been in this game since day one.