How to assemble a BMX bike.

The LUXBMX guide to building your brand new BMX using our recommended deluxe shipping method.

Written and demonstrated by Alex


Congrats on your purchase of a brand new BMX! Below is a guide on how to build bikes when using our deluxe bike shipping service.

Step 1: Open your box

If you've purchased a bike using our deluxe shipping service your BMX should be 99% assembled. Open the box and take note of who assembled it for you!

Step 2: Remove from box

Remove your bike and place with front wheel facing up towards you (we place the bike on top of the box as it is easy to maneuver at this height)


Step 3: Remove packaging

Cut the zip ties holding the front wheel and remove from the bike. Remove the remaining packaging from the bike.


Step 4: Grease the pedals

Place the bike upside down on the ground for easy access to your pedals. We highly recommend using an assembly grease inside cranks to prevent binding in the future. Apply a liberal amount of grease (excess can be wiped away).

Step 5. Insert pedals

Pedals are specific for each side crank, they left side pedal should be marked with an 'L'. Once you've identified the correct pedal for each side begin to thread the pedals into the cranks. We recommend doing this by hand as it makes it harder to force them crooked and cross-thread your threads.

Step 6: Tighten the pedals

Once you've made sure that the pedals are threading in smoothly tighten them using a spanner. Most pedals have a 15mm flat and some even have a 6mm Allen key slot on the inside of the spindle.


Step 7: Install Front Wheel

Place front wheel into forks with the tread pattern facing the same way as the rear tyre. Tighten the nuts/bolts finger tight.


Tightening the nuts by hand allows the front wheel to fully sit into the fork dropouts when flipped upside down.  Once you've done this flip the bike over onto its wheels.


Step 7: Install Front Wheel

Put weight down on your front wheel and tighten the axle nuts with an appropriate spanner or socket.



Step 8: Install LUX Sticker

One of the most important steps. Install your favourite LUXBMX sticker to let others know how rad you are!


Step 9: Smile!

Congrats! You're done. Now get out and shred!



Thanks for checking out the guide. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to get in contact with us.