BMX Bike Overview
BMX bikes are strong and lightweight bikes designed for tricks and stunts. BMX riding has evolved into three distinct riding styles; Jump BMX, Race BMX and Freestyle BMX. Each style has its own adaptations of the BMX frame to suit their style. For example Race BMX bikes have a slightly lighter frame, Freestyle BMX have axle pegs and use slicks and lastly jump BMX bikes are slightly heavier than the others due to their stronger frame reinforcement. BMX bikes are popular with children as they are small, lightweight and durable. The short of it is that these bikes are designed for some serious fun!
So how do you determine which BMX style suits you? Answering these questions will point you in the right direction.
- Are you looking for a lightweight bike?
- Do you plan to race your BMX?
- Do you want to ride on dirt tracks, road or a mixture of the two?
- Do you want to do jumps and tricks on your BMX?
BMX bikes feature strong frames with excellent brakes. They only have one gear and sometimes feature gyro handlebar system, allowing the handle bars to rotate 360° without the brake cables being caught. The main purpose of BMX bikes is to do jumps and tricks. For more information on the three BMX riding styles see the information below.
BMX bike racing is becoming increasingly popular, especially after its introduction to the Olympics in 2008. The BMX race bikes are the lightest among the styles, featuring treaded tyres for off road grip. Generally speaking it is a no frills bike, what you see is what you get.
- Lightest of the BMX bikes.
- Knobby tyres.
- No frills.
- Built for speed around dirt covered tracks.
This bike is the heaviest of the three styles and it needs to be, to accommodate for the big jumps. The bike itself is put together well and has extremely strong frame and wheels. Because of the durable nature of the bike it’s a popular choice among kids. These bikes are also suitable for off road riding if jumping isn’t your thing.
- Heaviest of the BMX bike.
- Knobby tyres.
- Built with extremely strong frames and wheels.
- Designed to do big jumps.
Freestyle BMX bikes are very flashy and can be a very expensive bicycle. These BMX bikes are purchased mainly for the sole purpose of performing tricks and stunts. Unlike the other BMX bikes which have knobby tyres, the freestyle BMX bike has smooth tyres which make it suitable for road riding. There are many different sorts of accessories which can be purchased for the freestyle BMX bike that allows the rider to do all sorts of good looking stunts and tricks. If you are serious about taking your BMX bike to the max, then this bicycle is for you.
- Purely ridden to perform tricks and stunts.
- Smooth tyres (suited to road riding).
- Ideal for serious off road and down hill riding.
- Include accessories such as a GYRO (enables the handlebars to swing 360° without tangling in the brake cables) and stunt pegs (allow the rider to move around the bike) to assist stunts.
BMX Bike Brands:
There is a wide range of BMX brands available, most brands choose to specialise solely in BMX bike manufacturing that allows them to design and produce top tier BMX bikes. Bellow is a list of popular BMX bike brands:
- Search for We The People BMX bikes.
- Search for Eastern BMX bikes.
- Search for Redline BMX bikes.
- Search for Mongoose BMX bikes.
- Search for Colony BMX bikes.
- Search for Fit BMX bikes.
- Search for Kink BMX bikes.
- Search for Verde BMX bikes.
- Search for Sunday BMX bikes.
If you have any specific questions about BMX and BMX bike ranges, or would simply like to hear more about what makes freestyle BMX, Jump BMX and racing BMX so much fun, please feel free to contact us.