A Guide to Choosing a BMX Bike

18 Dec

If you are looking to buy a BMX bike you already know that there is a variety of models in a range of price points. You may also have noticed that their frames and components are stronger and lighter than ever before. Colour schemes can now be customized so you can create a unique ride that expresses your style. The truth is that all these options can make choosing a BMX bike a bit confusing.

Our recommendation is that before you buy your bike you define yourself. Think about how you will use your bike once you get it. Are you going to ride it in parks and ramps or you are looking for cruising around town and riding street features? That is because the different types of BMX bikes available are designed for different riding styles.
24 Bmx Bikes For Sale

For example, 24 Bmx bikes for sale offer precise handling and a light, snappy feel and they are a more comfortable option for tall riders. But before you start looking for 24 Bmx bikes for sale know that these bikes have their own racing-class category. If you are not sure what you want 20 BMX bikes are a great option to consider. It is a versatile bike that you can use to perform dirt jumps, or in the street, or even race it as long as you remove your pegs.

BMX bikes can be made from chromoly steel or aluminium, being chromoly frames more economical and a bit heavier as well. Aluminum frames are lighter and usually made from oversize shaped tubing. In addition to being lighter, aluminium is also rustproof so, if your frame gets scratched, you won’t need to rush to touch it up.

To provide the rider a more powerful-braking linear-pull brake, these bikes come with their brake mounts located on top of the seat stays. The chainring is also larger and this helps distribute the pedal force over more chain links, making them safer when the user is loading up the pedals with pressure waiting for the gate to drop at the start of a race.

One feature that you may find on park and street BMX bikes but will never see on BMX race bikes are pegs. These are steel cylinders bolt onto the wheels to allow the user to grind or stall on rails and coping. If you are planning to run pegs, you may want to consider a 14mm rear axle which is beefier than a 3/8 inch axle on a race bike.

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