BMX bikes are built for agility, speed, durability – and an adrenaline rush. A wide range of brands and models are available at BikeExchange from private sellers and independent retailers around Australia. This includes race, freestyle, and street BMX bikes, and popular brands such as Haro, GT and Fit Bike Co. Scroll down for more helpful information.
While today’s popular bicycles are mountain and road bikes, BMX bikes are not too far behind.
If you’re thinking about buying your first BMX bike but don’t know where to begin, visit BikeExchange, a one-stop-shop-online store that carries different cycling brands, accessories, and components. And since we have multiple partner stores located in major cities in Australia, you can purchase your product online but pick it up in-store.
Many consumers prefer the ‘buy online, pick up in-store when it comes to purchasing their bikes. With this arrangement, you can inspect the product in person and ask a professional to assemble your bicycle.
BMX bikes have several loose definitions because they come in many different styles, but at a glance, they are almost always similar, with just a slight variation in between.
BMX is derived from the term ‘bicycle motocross’ because it was initially designed for motorbike enthusiasts who wanted a bike they could use on dirt racing. But over the years, other variations like freestyle BMX bikes and jump bikes emerged.
Compared to most bikes, BMX bikes are smaller in appearance, with a solid and straightforward frame and thick tyres for better shock absorption and traction. In addition, they rarely have multiple gears, while certain types have no brakes.
When used exclusively for stunts, they are called freestyle BMX bikes, which typically have no brakes, giving you more clearance for your movements as your bike is a bit more lightweight. And without a brake, you can also spin the handlebars without any cables getting in the way.
Street and freestyle BMX bikes also have metal pegs (alloy or steel cylinders) that allow riders to pull off some tricks like flatland manoeuvres and ledge grinds.
When buying your first BMX bike, the first thing you need to consider is its purpose. Are you going to use it for off-road and dirt racing? Or do you want to learn a host of tricks and stunts? Or both?
Once you determine your BMX bike’s purpose, the next step is to know how to choose bike size based on your measurements (your inseam size and height).
The two most crucial bike measurements are the wheel size and the top tube (tt), which connects the front of the bike to the seat post tube. Another thing to keep in mind is that the measurement rule is slightly different between adults and children.
The 20-inch (50.8 cm) wheel size is the most common and is considered as the true size for BMX bikes. Another option are ‘Cruiser’ BMX bikes which typically feature larger 24in wheels.
At BikeExchange, we carry an extensive range of BMX bikes, beginner mountain bikes, and electric mountain bikes from trusted brands. Additionally, we offer accessories, wheels, tyres, components, shoes, apparel, lubricants and cleaning products, and tools. Think of us as a one-stop online shop that caters to almost every need of cycling enthusiasts and beginners.
We also have multiple partner shops across Australia where you can find the best bike for gravel, best road bike, best commuter bike, or any bike that you can think of. Our partnerships with local brick-and-mortar stores allow you to purchase online and pick up your product in-store to inspect it and/or have it assembled by a professional before taking it home.
If you want to visit one of our local store partners, please go to our website and click ‘Bike Stores’ one-stop online, then type the suburb or postcode in the search box. At BikeExchange, we can help you choose the right bike size for you so the entire buying process can be done entirely online, although you also have the option to purchase online but pick up your order in-store.