Since its introduction in the 1970s, the BMX bike has stood out as the bad-boy of the biking world. Forget lazy Sunday cruises and calm long-distance treks. BMX bikes are for intense racing, jumping and stunts!
There are some basic traits that many BMX bikes share; they have a compact frame design, 20in wheels, wide tyres and a single gear. They’re built for quick moves and are extremely solid to handle all the jumps and stunts you can come up with. Another option are ‘Cruiser’ BMX bikes which typically feature larger 24in wheels.
We’ve put together a guide to explain the different types and features of BMX bikes on the market, so you can make an informed choice. Check it out below.
In order to know which BMX bike to buy, you first need to determine what style of riding you will be doing. If you’re new to the sport, you might not yet know. Once you get into BMX riding, you’ll learn there are five main styles - at the highest level there are RACING and FREESTYLE. However, freestyle includes STREET, PARK, FLATLAND and DIRT.
We've put together the ultimate guide to buying a BMX.
Looking at the rad beginnings of BMX, and helping understand the major styles of riding, right through to which size is right for you.
Not sure where to start on your BMX journey?
Click through to learn all you need to know to buy a BMX.Read our Ultimate BMX Guide here