Author: Mitch Date Posted:1 June 2015
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 25 August 2021
Buying a BMX bike this year!
Since the beginning of BMX in the 1970’s there has been a huge increase in brands that make bikes, the technology going into the bikes and the styles of frames that are being made. Naturally this is a progression with many industries and as time goes on we will only see more and more. Although this gives the consumer more options and variations of bikes to buy, it also means the process when choosing the perfect bike for you can become more difficult due to the amount of options there are out there!
Firstly when looking at BMX bikes in 2021 there are two lanes you can take, building a custom bike from scratch and choosing each individual part or buying a complete bike off the floor and riding it out of the showroom. Although traditionally buying a complete bike can mean a lower quality bike, using more generic parts and lesser quality frame materials has been the way of the past. In 2021 buying a complete bike has moved more toward high end “custom” style complete bikes. With many professional riders having their own signature bikes with the companies they represent.
Hi Tensile vs CrMo
Starting with complete bikes at the lower end of the price spectrum you would be likely to find Hi tensile steel frame, fork and bar. Hi tensile steel is made from a combination of alloys and carbon to create a strong durable metal commonly used in bike frames. Although these frames are made from steel, they aren’t going to be able to hold up to the constant abuse of BMX riding. These bikes are more designed for your first bmx bike, a commuter bike or something that won’t be ridden like a bmx bike. BMX companies make these bikes because the lower price range allows more people to access BMX and get into the sport without spending thousands on their first bike. These styles of complete bikes are traditionally the entry point for many riders into the sport, however these bikes will only hold up to beginner to intermediate riders.
Like hi tensile steel, CrMo is a combination of metals, but is lighter and more durable then hi tensile steel. CrMo is an alloy of steel made with chromium and molybdenum, which makes this steel lighter, more durable and "premium" than Hi-Tensile steel. CrMo frames are used throughout the industry by all BMX brands as the quality is more superior, especially when heat treating is used on the CrMo tubing. It’s because of the better quality that these frames are naturally more expensive, however the life of these frames will be more than that of a hi tensile steel frame. As a rule of thumb if you aren’t going to be jumping your bike, and putting it under high stress then a hi tensile frame would be fine for you. CrMo frames would be more suited to the rider that has been riding for a while and has passed into that intermediate to advance skill level.
Nowadays we are spoiled from brands when it comes to buying a new bike with most companies making complete bikes these days. From supporting local to shopping aboard most BMX bikes are pretty similar with some brands separating themselves from the rest with innovative casting technology on high stress areas of the bikes and frames. Some companies use a process of post heat treating certain tubing to make them more rigid and durable. If you're looking for an entry level Australian brand bike to get into BMX there are several offerings that will be perfect for you. Companies like Forgotten bike co, Division brand, Academy and Colony all offer entry level bikes at a reasonable price. If your looking at bikes under the $400-$500 then you will be looking at hi tensile frame fork and bars, with more generic parts. However if you where to look at one of Colony's top end bikes, say the Sweet tooth pro bike, you are going to find sealed bearings, full CrMo frame, fork and bar, plus all the top of the line Colony BMX Brand components.
American brand Kink Bike Co have a huge offering of bikes ranging from the 12” push bikes to top of the line complete bikes. Looking at the Nathan Williams bike is a great example of a top end complete bike. Featuring parts from sister brand Cinema, this bike features 100% CrMo frame with specs the same as the Nathan Williams signature frame. Aftermarket forks and bars from Kink with a whole bunch of aftermarket parts from Cinema. If you were to build this bike you would end up paying substantially more than the complete. So in this scenario a complete bike would be the best option. Wethepeople is another brand that have pushed quality in complete bikes, making some of the best complete bikes we have seen over the years. Innovative designs, aftermarket parts and affordable prices have made Wethepeople one of the brands leading the race when it comes to complete bikes. Like most companies WTP offer a range of bikes from the cheaper hi tensile type bikes to the top end full CrMo bikes. The Wethepeople envy is their top of the line bike, unlike the Kink Willaims bike this bike isn't anyone’s signature, but features aftermarket parts and progressive bmx geometry in the frame forks and bars.
Building a custom
Here at LUXBMX we love seeing sick customs head out the door to our customers. Knowing that the customer has received the exact bike they were after and being able to build some rad looking bikes keeps us hella stoked. When your building a custom bike the main barrier for most riders is budget. Generally a custom bike will be substantially more expensive then a complete bike, however the quality will show. For example, looking back to the Wethepeople envy, the frame, fork, wheels and cranks almost equal the price of this bike. If you were to build the Envy complete bike from scratch you wouldn’t be able to do so as cheap as just buying the bike. Building a complete custom will give you the bike you have always wanted though, so if budget isn’t a problem them a custom bike is for sure the way to go! Some customers will buy a complete and then replace certain things from the original to make it a little more custom. This works well when the complete bike is similar to what they are trying to achieve. Looking at the cheaper side of building custom bikes, some brands come with a sister company that offers slightly cheaper parts coming out of the same factory. Wethepeople + Salt, Subrosa + Rant, Kink + Mission. These sister brands can be used to build cheaper customs as the parts are cheaper but the quality is still there. For example Salt offers the Vertex freecoaster, this hub is cheaper then all Eclat and Wethepeople freecoasters but features the same internals as the Eclat cortex freecoaster which is more expensive.
What to make of it all?
When it comes to buying a new bike whether you get it off the side of the road, from a mate, or you're building up your dream custom, the important thing is that you're rolling! If you are looking at buying a new bike, wanting to get into the sport or are ready to upgrade up your ride to something next level, we will have everything you need to get started. Contact the guys at LUXBMX at email@example.com or get in contact via socials!
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 26 July 2021
BMX is in the Olympics!
Natalya Diehm flairing her way to the Olympics
Whether you're a fan or not it’s hard not to hear about BMX being in the Olympics for 2021 (2020). Here at LUXBMX we love everything BMX and it has been in many conversations around the shop. Next Saturday and Sunday we will be able to watch freestyle BMX for the first time ever on the main stage, that is the Olympics. With the last couple years of uncertainty, it has made it increasingly difficult for our athletes to know when or if the games were even going to happen. However, after what I could imagine would seem like an eternity, our riders are there and ready to represent the country in the best way possible. Logan Martin and Natalya Diehm have been selected to ride for Australia and we really couldn’t have chosen better role models to do the job. After a long qualification process Australia were leading the race and were able to have two representatives for the males (Logan and Brandon) and one for the women's spot allowed to ride the Olympics. Unfortunately at the final qualification contest in Montpellier, France last month Brandon Loupos suffered an ACL injury stopping his journey to Tokyo dead in its tracks. With all the qualification done and everyone into their final weeks of training the excitement from the outsiders perspective has really started to build!
Natalya is a recent addition to the LUXBMX team and we couldn’t be more stoked for her! Australia has put their best riders forward that were chosen through a complicated process of gathering points by winning specific competitions set up by the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale). As the governing body of the Cycling in the Olympics these events have (in a way) separated BMX competitions from Olympic events, and with the current lack of events these UCI qualifiers seemed to be the only thing happening through the whole shut down last year. While sitting at the pub on the weekend, skateboarding popped up on a screen and it was rad to see a more “unconventional” sport on such a big platform in front of so many eyes. Knowing we are only a few days away from seeing the BMX on the same stage it will be exciting to see the end result of all the hard work that the guys and girls have been putting in to make it there.
The Australian BMX cycling team in Tokyo
Here at LUXBMX we have been lucky enough to build some of the wheels and bikes that are heading off to the Olympics using some of the best products in the industry. We can't wait to see the guys get on course and do their best. Natalya has been riding for Hyper for the past year and for good reason. She has been working hard in the “hot box”, a bmx training facility that was purpose built for the athletes to ride, leading into the Olympics. Built by none other than Qld’s very own Jason Watts the Olympics has created more opportunity for BMX riders then some might have thought. Natalya’s bike was built up at LUXBMX using an array of the best products with some subtle touches to make it that little bit more of a special ride.
Starting with a Hyper Indy frame which is Australian cycling team-mate Logan Martin’s signature frame matched up with hyper forks and bars, this bike was built with a gold medal in mind! Using green profile hubs kitted out with titanium, Natalya wanted to make sure her bike was light enough to feel comfortable while she was throwing it around on the ramps. We take bikes seriously here at LUXBMX and this thing was built with the utmost attention to detail, making sure Natalya has the best chance when she drops in on the weekend!
Seeing the progression of the sport in this sub genre that is competitive freestyle park riding over the past few years has been mind melting, watching tricks get done at such a consistent level over obstacles that are bigger than ever before is adding a whole new element to BMX. The thought of quint (5) tailwhips 5 years ago was a pipe dream for so many but with the progression of ramps and bikes these “impossible” tricks are becoming more and more prevalent in competition. We can only hope that some of these massive tricks are put on display over the weekend and the world is able to see how gnarly BMX can be, even in one of the most controlled environments freestyle BMX has ever seen. With a huge emphasis on freestyle having no rules and being an expression of self on the bike, the idea of being judged like a gymnast might be a foreign concept to most BMX riders. After seeing all the growth BMX has had in the past years we can only hope that this trend will follow after the Olympics bringing more into this lifestyle that we all love so much. With freestyle BMX only days away from being shown on one of the biggest platforms in the world we can only hope that it will be received well by the masses!
Although the future of freestyle BMX in the Olympics isn't certain like many sports on the roster, we can only hope that Natalya and Logan do their absolute best! The fact that BMX has made it this far from its humble beginnings at some rough dirt jumps and strange old bikes to the world stage with some of the best BMX riders and progressive parts in the world shows how far we have come in the past 50 years!
Be sure to tune into the women's BMX freestyle on the 31/07 at 11:10am and 12:20 for the men's freestyle to cheer on Logan and Natalia! Given all things go well you will need to tune into the finals the following day (1/8/2021) at 11:10am for the womens and 12:20pm for the mens! Good luck from everyone here at LUXBMX!
See all the information for BMX freestlye at the Olympics below.
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 6 July 2021
Go BMXing Day at LUXBMX!
Another year and another reason to celebrate BMX in every way possible! To show our appreciation for the sport that has brought us all together, LUXBMX wanted to get a bunch of legends together for a good old fashioned day of BMX and good times with BMX riders of all kinds. The date was set and the weather was looking a little wet but we decided to go ahead with the day, and thankfully the rain held off for the majority of the day and let us get a few good sessions in.
Starting at the shop there was a small impromptu ride on the ramp with some local dudes and friends of the shop, that got pretty heated! With some of the young bloods all fired up and on school holidays it was rad to see some new people ride the ramp and put their spin on it. After a few laps we headed off to the first stop of the day, which was Fairfield skatepark. There is something special about mobbing the streets with your friends and on the 26th of June we had a gang of people blocking off the streets on the way to Fairfield. Using the bike path we were able to see who could hold a manual the longest and I think it goes without saying that Timmy Right got this medal on the day!
Fairfield skatepark has been deep in Brisbane's bmx roots since it’s construction and the local fellas were straight to shredding. After the dudes finished ripping the park apart, Jon Mackellar made the call and the high jump pole was erected on the funbox in the center of the park and the continuous train began! (Thank you to our front man Dale for not only bringing the high jump pole but constructing it earlier in the week!)
High Jump is something that everyone can be involved in, and it was sick seeing racers and freestylers alike having a go at the pole. Mikael Carter really showed the freestylers what a 24inch cruiser can do at the skatepark and in my opinion won the high jump competition! After all the riding was done it was time for the adults (and some of the kids) to head to Slipstream Brewery and after a small detour we made it to wet our whistles and chat about the day!
Massive thankyou to everyone that made the effort to come along and get in on the fun! More events on the way so keep your eyes peeled! Enjoy a small recap of the day I was able to film between the madness during the day!
Author: Tim Date Posted: 17 June 2021
Kuraby BMX Jam- An afternoon delight.
For some reason getting a bunch of your mates together to ride a skatepark is something that all BMX riders can appreciate. Having a whole mob of dudes sitting around yelling and screaming, pumping each other up and sessioning a park you have ridden a 1000 times can be some of the best times you can have on your bike. With a date set and a rough idea in mind, Kuraby Jam was set to happen and the weather turned it on for the day! Supported by a few legends including Dead Leisure, BMX International Distribution and Monster Energy everything was set for a ripper of an afternoon.
No BMX jam is complete without a few core elements and for this day it was a bunny hop comp and some DIY ramps built from pallets and old plywood. With the help of a couple of fellas, the ramps were bolted into the ground and the day was well and truly underway! A chilled Saturday session was the idea and that's exactly what happened. There is something about a mellow step-up lander that will have riders running a continuous loop, and the whirlpool was definitely in effect on this Saturday afternoon. So many crazy things happened over this hip but a very memorable one for me was Mitch Mcgowan 450 double whipping and 450 bar to bar back, over the hip! Unfortunately amongst all the chaos, I missed the 450 double whip, but for the guys that were there, you know what I’m talking about!
After an hour or so of constant hip abuse and the bunny hop poles were set up, with the train starting and a bunch of riders geared up to give it their best hop. Ending with LUXBMX pick-pack man Sean Garnder battling Alex Hiam for the top spot. Sean pipped him at the post and cleared 46 inches! It was then time for the street guys to have a go, an up-rail got dyna-bolted into the bank which made for a good session. It wasn’t long before the train had started again this time on the up-rail with a plethora of tricks and spins heading up the rail.
With all the green Aaron Ross grips handed out and the sun setting behind the train lines it was almost a wrap, but not without a product toss for all the kids that made the effort to come out that day. Stickers and shirts rained from the top of the bowl and they were quickly swooped up by all the young punters. Thanks to everyone that came out that day, massive thanks to the sponsors on the day BMX International, Dead Leisure and Monster Energy for all the prizes, music and drinks and we look forward to the next one! Until then here is a video from the day, don’t forget to subscribe to the LUXBMX youtube channel for more of these sorts of videos!
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 2 June 2021
Dave Dillewaard’s New Kink Backwoods build!
Dave is LUXBMX’s workshop man, mechanic extraordinaire amongst many other things! After a lifetime of being a professional BMX rider, he knows what he likes and won’t settle for anything else. He recently built up a new Kink Backwoods frame with all the bells and whistles Dave loves. Keep an eye out for some fresh footage of Dave riding the backyard ramp here at LUXBMX on his new rig! See the full parts list below.
Frame - Kink Backwoods 21.25"
Fork - Eclat Storm 30mm
Bars - Kink Williams 9.25”
Stem - S&M Enduro 52mm
Grips - ODI Stay Strong
Headset - Eclat Wave 16mm
Cranks - Demolition Revolt 175mm
Sprocket - Demolition Mugatu Chromo Spline Drive 25T
Pedals - BSD Jonesin'
Chain - Fly Tractor
BB - Eclat 19mm
Rims - Demolition Zero
Spokes - Spectre Ti w/ Salt Alloy Nipples
Tyres - Odyssey Aitken K-Lyte 2.25"
Pegs - Kink Park II
Seat - Odyssey Monogram
Post - Demolition
Brake Caliper - Fly Manual CNC
Lever - Odyssey Mono Medium
Cable - Odyssey SLS Linear
“Shout out to Scotty at BMXi for the Odyssey and Eclat gear and Corey at Advanced traders for the frame!” - Dave Dillewaard
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 10 May 2021
LUXBMX Game of B.I.K.E
In March LUXBMX and Boyd Hilder got together with Young Henrys and Vans to put on the first official game of bike on the backyard ramp! Since recovering from an injury and not being able to get to any of the year's events Boyd decided it was time to take action into his own hands. After such a successful “off the couch” jam, Boyd got to work on organising a group of riders that love riding tech and are known to send it! A traditional game of B.I.K.E on the ramp was the plan and before we knew it we were all sitting on the deck with a Young Henrys Newtowner in hand.
Each game hosted two riders battling out to move onto the next round, battling to the top spot for that $500 cash prize, with runner up getting $200 and third a carton of delicious Young Henrys Newtowner. First up was Jay Loennker hailing from Coolum bowl and representing the sunny coast bulldogs, Jay knew he had his work cut out for him and wasn't holding back. Next out of the hat was Mitch Cambell coming from the brownest of plains, Mitch has a wide range of tricks making this first game a ripper!
Next up was a head to head between Alex Hiam and Clint Millar. With such a different trick book these two guys rode around their usual trick selections making for a sick game. Millar was able to deal Alex a few blows before Alex unloaded the plethora of tricks we know him for.
The third game of the day was a matchup between tech assassins Lachlan Kirkwood, who is known for putting 4+ tricks into every combo he does. Verse the Italian footjam master Patterico Fallico. Firing back at Kirkwood’s toe-crushing sets with his deep bag of technical deck stalls and crazy barspin variations. This is a game you don't want to miss!
Two imports to the great sunny state of QLD, Sean and Kai were next to battle it out on the ramp. Working at LUXBMX and getting "a couple" of practice laps in, Sean had a clear advantage over the sunny coast dweller, but Kai didn’t let that get his mood(y) down and fought back with the biggest smile of the day. Plenty of wild stuff from both these dudes made for an absolute spectacle of a game.
Multifaceted, multidisciplinary all-rounders Jon and Vaux were two hot topics of conversation when their names were drawn. If you have ever seen them both ride you will know that their bags of tricks don’t seem to end and the creativity of tricks doesn’t seem to run out. With tricks like “jeep drivers” and double foot-plants this game isn’t something you’ll want to miss.
If you have been around the Brisbane BMX scene for the past 20 years the name Jerry V might mean something to you. It was an absolute pleasure to watch him paired up with our very own customer service man Dale Hodgson. Will Jerry V be able to handle the curve balls that Dale is about to deal out? Or will Jerry use his experience to get one step closer to that top spot of $500
Stay tuned for the next round of games, and don't forget to subscribe to the channel!
Author: Mitch Date Posted: 29 March 2021
We're about to hit a pretty big milestone here at the LUXBMX HQ. Our order counter is about to tick over one hundred thousand!
To celebrate this momentous achievement we've decided that the lucky customer who places the magic order will receive the total of their order back as LUX BUX, up to a maximum of $1000! ie Order a $799 bike and you'll have $799 credit added straight to your account.
We're due to hit it any time now so get ordering and good luck! Will you be the lucky customer 100,000?
*Credit awarded will not exceed a total of $1000. Only the single order numbered 100,000 will win. Orders placed consecutively will be excluded. If any evidence of cheating or manipulation is discovered, LUXBMX reserves the right to not honour the prize.
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 22 February 2021
Boyd Hilder and Alex Hiam…
If you have been around in the Australian BMX scene the past 5 years the names Alex Hiam and Boyd Hilder probably sound pretty familiar. This is because guys have been smashing it when it comes to BMX for the past decade and the fruits have started to ripen. With both guys having signature frames and parts with their respected companies. Both these guys have been extremely busy, having a fair bit on the past few years, so we thought the end of 2020/ start of 2021 was a great time to catch up with the two and see what their lives have been like in the past year.
Unfortunately for Boyd he has been on the sideline this year with a busted knee but is in good spirits and doing everything he can to get back into it. Boyd's rig of choice is of course his signature ICS2 Boyd Frame with a bunch of Odyssey and Federal parts to finish it off. We loved his bike so much we decided to build one up as a custom for a lucky customer.
You can see that here:
Check out what Boyd has been doing since he hurt his knee, what he’s been doing to get better and everything else that's been going on in his life!
Photo By Jerry V.
Since the lockdowns first began, Alex didn’t let this slow him down and has used the emptier streets to get to work filming a BMX video part for Vans with local video man Troy Charlesworth. Shutting down the parks and streets of Brisbane and its surrounds have been on Alex’s to-do list and by the sounds of things he has been enjoying taking his time with this project. We can only imagine what craziness he has been working on and here at LUXBMX we can’t wait to see it finished!
Alex rides his signature Colony Sweettooth frame fork and bars with a bunch of colony parts finished off with his own little touch, from colours to stickers Alex’s bikes are always one of a kind. You can see all of Alex’s signature parts here:
If you haven’t already, check out this new video of Alex replying to your questions, getting some lunch and even having a shred at one of Brisbane's most iconic rails!
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 15 December 2020
Stocking fillers from LUXBMX this Christmas
With Christmas just around the corner, LUXBMX is gearing up for another big year getting all the Christmas bikes out the door and in time for your Christmas morning. We know this time of the year can be tricky when it comes to getting all the right stocking filler and last-minute gifts before the big day we have made it a little easier for you. We have made it a little easier for you putting together a collection of bits and pieces for some last-minute gift ideas.
See the stoke on Christmas morning with some Brock Radford signature Odyssey grip’s in more colours then you could ever need! LUXBMX has you covered when it comes to grips and so don’t miss out!
For all those rainy days locked in the house during Australias wetter months, get your hands on this Fast and Loose DVD with team rider Cody Pollard plus many more local and foreign riders, filmed all over the world this is a must-have for all young shredders this Christmas.
Being riders ourselves we know what every young shredder actually needs this Christmas is a multi-tool and we have just that. Our very own LUXBMX tool kit comes with a 15mm pedal wrench, 5mm/6// double-sided Allen key, 15mm, 17mm and 19mm socket bits and a socket extension to suit riders with pegs.
Last but not least no Christmas stocking is completed without a few stickers from your favourite brands including; Federal, Colony, BSD, Fitbike Co.
From all of us here at LUXBMX have a Merry Christmas and if you have any questions contact us here.
Author: Mitch Date Posted: 9 December 2020
Need it for Christmas?
We will be shipping orders right up until Thursday 24 December - but if you want to ensure you have your order in time for Christmas Day, these are our guaranteed order cut-offs for Express Post:
- 2pm (AEST) Friday 18 December - for postcodes in the National Express Network
- 2pm (AEST) Tuesday 15 December - all other locations (see below for a complete list and a detailed breakdown by postcode).
Important: Please consider either marking your parcel as Signature Not Required (you can select this option at the checkout), or allow an additional day in case the parcel cannot be delivered as no-one is home to sign, and you need to go to the post office the next day to collect it.
What happens if your parcel doesn't arrive in time?
If you choose Express Post, order by the times/dates specified above, and your parcel does not arrive by Tuesday 24 December 2019, we will provide a credit for the value of the Express Post charge you paid on your order. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
We cannot provide any guarantees around Regular Post, as the system can be pretty busy at this time of year! So if you need it for Christmas and it's getting close, we definitely recommend choosing Express Post.
Bike delivery times can vary greatly depending on location. While most metro areas will receive bikes within 2-6 business days some regional areas can take much longer. Please get in contact with us if you need a delivery date estimate at email@example.com
|Destination Area||Cut-off Date - Order by 2pm||Destination Postcode|
|ACT - Canberra CBD & Metro||Friday, 18 December||2600-2601,0200-0250,3602-2639,2900-2920|
|ACT - Regional||Thursday, 17 December||0251-0299|
|NSW - Sydney CBD & Metro||Friday, 18 December||1000-1299, 2000-2009, 1300-1920, 2010-2249, 2555-2574, 2740-2786|
|NSW - Outer Metro||Friday, 18 December||2250-2310, 2500-2530|
|NSW - Other||Thursday, 17 December||2311-2338, 2340, 2348, 2350, 2351, 2413-2430, 2440, 2442, 2444, 2450, 2460, 2470, 2480, 2531-2554, 2575-2599, 2640, 2641, 2708, 2649-2650, 2653, 2665-2672, 2678, 2720-2730, 2787-2820, 2830, 2845-2877|
|NSW - Vic Border||Thursday, 17 December||2640, 2641, 2708, 3689-3690|
|NSW - Rural||Wednesday, 16 December||2339, 2341-2347, 2352-2412, 2431-2439, 2441, 2443, 2445-2449, 2451-2459, 2462-2469, 2471-2479, 2481-2483, 2642-2648, 2651, 2652, 2654-2664, 2673-2675, 2680-2707, 2709-2719, 2731-2739, 2821-2829, 2831-2844, 2878, 2879|
|NT - Darwin CBD||Wednesday, 16 December||0800-0821|
|NT - Other||Wednesday, 16 December||0828-0832,0850,0851,0860-0871,0900-0999|
|NT - Rural||Friday, 11 December||0822,0835-0847,0852-0854,0872,0880-0889|
|QLD - Brisbane CBD & Metro||Monday, 21 December||4000-4004,9000-9299, 4005-4209, 9400-9596|
|QLD - Gold Coast||Monday, 21 December||2484-2490, 4210-4299; 9726;9728;9729|
|QLD - Outer Metro||Monday, 21 December||4210-4305, 4350, 4500-4510, 4520, 4550-4601, 4650, 4655, 4670,9597-9599,9700-9799,9880-9919, 9400-9596|
|QLD - Other||Friday, 18 December||4306-4349, 4351-4428, 4486-4487, 4494-4498, 4511-4519, 4602-4649, 4659-4669, 4671-4676, 4680, 4700-4703, 4740, 4810-4815, 4817, 4818, 4870,9920-9998|
|QLD - Rural||Friday, 18 December||4454-4482, 4488-4493, 4521, 4677-4679, 4681-4699, 4704-4739, 4741-4809, 4816, 4819-4869, 4871-4899|
|SA - Adelaide CBD & Metro||Friday, 18 December||5000-5005, 5800-5879, 5006-5199, 5880-5999|
|SA - Other||Tuesday, 15 December||5203, 5211, 5214, 5223, 5238, 5241, 5244, 5251, 5253, 5255, 5260, 5264, 5267, 5268, 5271, 5277, 5280-5290, 5304, 5330, 5333, 5341, 5343, 5345, 5352, 5353, 5355, 5373, 5413, 5417, 5422, 5453, 5461, 5491, 5501, 5502, 5520, 5523, 5540, 5554, 5556, 5558, 5571, 5573-5576, 5600, 5602-5606, 5608, 5631, 5633, 5640, 5700, 5720|
|SA - Rural||Friday, 11 December||5201, 5202, 5204-5210, 5212, 5213, 5220-5223, 5231-5237, 5240, 5242, 5243, 5245-5250, 5252, 5254, 5256-5259, 5261-5263, 5265-5266, 5269, 5270, 5272-5276, 5278, 5279, 5291-5303, 5306-5329, 5331, 5332, 5340, 5342, 5344, 5346-5351, 5354, 5356-5372, 5374-5412, 5414-5416, 5418-5421, 5430-5452 , 5454-5460, 5462, 5490, 5493, 5521, 5522, 5550, 5552, 5555, 5560, 5570, 5572, 5577-5583, 5601, 5607, 5609, 5630, 5632, 5641-5690, 5710, 5722-5749|
|TAS - Hobart CBD, Launceston||Thursday, 17 December||7000-7003,7250, 7248- 7325,7900-7999|
|TAS - Rural||Wednesday, 16 December||7020-7049,7054,7109-7216,7330-7500|
|VIC - Melbourne CBD & Metro||Friday, 18 December||3000-3010, 8000-8399, 3011-3210, 8400-8899|
|VIC - Rural||Wednesday, 16 December||3211-3220, 3335-3338, 3340*, 3350, 3353-3356, 3427-3429, 3550, 3552-3556, 3629-3632*, 3660-3661, 3750*-3755*, 3757*, 3765-3767, 3782, 3785-3796, 3800-3806, 3810*, 3825, 3840-3844, 3910-3915, 3930-3934, 3975-3977*|
|VIC Other||Thursday, 17 December||3221-3334, 3341-3349, 3351-3352, 3357-3426, 3430-3549, 3551, 3557-3628, 3633-3659, 3662-3688, 3691-3749, 3756, 3758-3764, 3768-3781, 3783, 3797-3799, 3807-3809, 3811-3824, 3826-3839, 3845-3909, 3916-3929, 3935-3974, 3978-3999|
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Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 25 November 2020
Custom Bikes rolling out the door
When you started riding you probably rode something that came as a complete bike, it might have been from Kmart or Target and it probably isn't going to last. If it wasn't a new bike it could very well be second-hand parts that you got from a sibling or a friend, and when your at the park it's a good time to see some new parts you might want to get on your bike. A few years have passed and you’re ready to upgrade your bike again but this time you know what you want and you want it built properly. Here at LUXBMX we offer over 10,000 awesome bmx products and have a bunch of rad bmx riding mechanics that know how to make your bike feel and look the way you want it. This week we have built up some pretty epic looking customs, some of which are still available on the website!
See these good looking bikes below, starting with Brandon Luopos's signature Hyper Lunatic custom.
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 24 November 2020
BMX race Vs BMX freestyle
When buying a bike for someone or for yourself you should ask “what are you going to be using it for?” When it comes to bmx there are a few different disciplines that will dictate how your bike is set up to ride. There are two main variations when it comes to a BMX bike, freestyle or racing.
LUXBMX Team Rider Boyd Hilder On his Freestyle BMX bike
Bmx freestyle bikes have really changed over the past 20 years originating from BMX racing freestyle began to take flight and doing tricks changed the way the frames were built, the materials they were made from and the sizes of the tubing. As freestyle BMX further dissected into sub-genres bikes changed again, they were more specifically built for flat land, street, dirt and skatepark riding. The race bikes became much lighter due to the materials and technology developing as the years went on. More modern designed frames added power to ground which is ultimately what these bikes are built for.
LUXBMX team rider Tristan Scott getting out of the gate first!
Bruce morris is a bmx racer/rider/lifer and knows bmx race bikes better than most with over 40 years of BMX racing experience under his belt. Bruce and Dale sit down to give you the main things to think about before you buy a bike for your self or someone else this Christmas time.
See the full video below
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 4 November 2020
Denby Chandler- The Raw Clips
A little over 5 years ago we proposed the idea of adding Toowoomba native Denby Chandler to the LUXBMX team and shortly after got underway in filming for our first full-length Aeterna. After meeting more of the Brisbane BMX scene and making the move to Brisbane after a few injuries, Denby’s destructive power on his bike became more apparent to the BMX riders of Brisbane. From the first clip, he filmed through to the last Denby put 110% IN every time he went to toe to toe with whatever spot was in front of him. Travelling around Australia and being shown some of the best spots our country has to offer, Denby took full advantage and got to work in a mad trance. As Denby collected clips with Mike it became apparent he wasn’t playing around and the spots got bigger and bigger.
The more Denby filmed the more everyone around him realised his high energy and insane BMX prowess. As the DVD deadline got closer Denby turned the burners up once again returning to Botanical Gardens rail time and time again to add more fuel to the fire. One memorable session at the 'Gardens' rail was watching Denby over smith down the one of Brisbane’s best-looking rails, slipping and sliding until he got the clip he wanted.
As you can imagine Denby’s riding doesn’t come without a few crashes along the way, paired with his antics while out in the streets, enjoy 9 minutes of Denby handling big spots and taking a few spills.
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 9 October 2020
Out the Back
A new playlist on our youtube channel, Out the Back features riders coming and getting in a session “out the back” of LUXBMX. The addition of the new ramp has been something that owner/riders Mitch and Ev have dreamt about for years. Finally, with the new space, there was room to have Jason watts come and build an epic ramp for the boys to shred.
Last week we had Alex and newly added team rider Josh Dove come through and get in a couple hours on the ramp. Alex shut it down with his signature technical style, powering through some insane combos and putting the work in once again to bring you more hammers!
See Alex’s Out The Back video here:
After that your probably wondering “how long did that take?” Alex puts the work in to bring you the insane level of riding and as you can imagine it doesn’t happen without a few slams as well.
See all the attempts and b-sides here:
Next on the list is Josh Dove, Dovey is the newest to the LUXBMX team and keen to get in and have a rip on the ramp. Josh rides a bike like a rocket ship blasting his Fly Sierra to the moon and back on a regular occasion. Dovey gave the ramp his special touch and the result was epic!
See Josh shredding out the back here:
Josh spent no time getting work on the ramp and unsurprisingly landed everything pretty much first try.
Here are the raw clips from that morning and a few clips that didn’t make the cut.
See Josh's Raw clips here:
Author: Mitch Date Posted: 1 October 2020
When our good friend Chris Lembo approached us with the idea of giving away his old camera gear we knew we had to do something special. The decision to hold a competition to give it away was the obvious choice but we couldn't have predicted how much interest it received and how supportive everyone has been of the competition in general. We were absolutely blown away by the quantity and quality of entries and, to be honest, the task of viewing, organising and judging all of them has been a massive one! We got there in the end and, after much deliberation, we're beyond stoked to announce the winners of the 2020 LUXBMX Video Comp...
Winner - Archie Kenward
It was a tough call to pick a winner from all the amazing entries but in the end, it was Archie Kenward that our judges all agreed on. The edit has an awesome vibe, is perfectly paced, extremely well filmed and creatively makes use of a mix of cameras with some excellent custom animated titles to boot. Archie wins the camera setup and we can't wait to see what he can produce with it in the future.
Runner Up - Finn Maurer
Finn Maurer's entry had one of the most creative concepts of the bunch with the theme being one continuous shot in one location. We'd definitely love to see more like this! Props Finn!
Runner Up - Boris Tribunsky
Boris Tribunsky's edit embodies BMX perfectly and what we think an edit should be. Great vibe, super fun with a bunch of antics. We loved the music and the raw feel.
Massive thanks to anyone that put in the effort to submit a video for the competition. We were blown away by the number of entries and the amount of talent and quality that's out there in the BMX world.
We had so much great feedback from the competition and we can't wait to have some more in the future to celebrate the more creative aspects of BMX. Stay tuned!
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 30 September 2020
Get the right bike for you- With Dale Hodgson
Like all of us here that work at LUXBMX, Dale is just as keen on BMX as you and me. With the new parts that have made their way to market over the past decade, it’s no wonder that picking out a new bike can be a little tricky. Getting the right fitting bike for you is very important and similar to buying new parts, you need to get the right size.
In this new series, Dale is going to talk us through all the parts on our bikes making sure you understand what all the technical stuff means and why it’s important to pay attention to. Dale starts us off by talking us through LUXBMX’s most popular grips and differences in most grips out there, what makes a good grip and which grips are the longest lasting.
Focussing on the four of our most popular grips including
Cult X Vans Flangeless Grip:
S&M Bikes Hoder Grips
Odyssey Brock Raidford Grips:
ODI Longneck ST:
See the full video below.
Next up to the grips and an important part of your bikes front end, Dale discusses everything handlebars and what to look for when you are choosing your new set of bars. Have you ever wondered what backsweep, upsweep, height or width refers to and the impacts they make to your riding? Focussing on the Eclat Chocolate bar in both regular clamp size and the newer, larger 25.4 mm clamp and the Federal v2 4pc bars. Dale has all the answers after the jump!
See the eclat chocolate bars here:
Chocolate Oversize clamp
Federal 4pc V2 Drop bars
See the full video here
Following your front end straight down from your bars will be your stem. Another part of your bike that could be overlooked if you don’t know what’s the right size for you. The ultimate height and “reach” of your handlebars will be determined by your stem. Dale also runs through all the technical terms and lets you know about clamp size in relation to your stem and bar combo.
See the Wethepeople hydra stem here:
See the Eclat Domain front load stem here:
See the full video:
Holding your front wheel to your bike are your forks, the next piece of the puzzle in the front end. Your forks can make quite a difference to how responsive and “twitchy” your front end will feel. Depending on the type of riding you’ll be doing will determine the type of forks that will be right for you. Dale gives you all the information you need featuring the famous and much loved R series forks from Odyssey. Discussing axel size, offset, steerer tube, and top caps, dale runs you through all the important stuff you’ll need to know when purchasing a new set of forks.
See the R series forks here:
See the full video:
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 16 September 2020
This year LUXBMX has gone through some huge changes being in our new location: the ramp out the back, new staff and new systems to make the shipping process smoother and faster to get your parts and bikes to you quicker with minimal contact. Abiding by the new and ever-changing COVID19 guidelines has been a tricky balancing act. As we have all adjusted and adopted new more streamline processes there has been some (understandable) confusion so hopefully, this will clear everything up.
1. Add to Cart: In Stock.
This one is pretty self-explanatory but this refers to us having the physical product in stock in our warehouse. So in this scenario, this frame will be sent within 24 hours of the order being placed (on average). Basically, that means if you ordered this frame before 12 pm that most likely it will be sent out the same day that you order it. This doesn’t mean that you will receive your frame the same day, but it will be on it’s way!
We always recommend opting for express shipping when possible, so you can get your parts nice and quick!
2. Add to Cart: 1-2 Days handling.
“1-2 days handling” refers to the time that it takes to get the frame from an external warehouse to the LUXBMX showroom. In this example, the customer would order the frame from the website, we then transfer the frame from an external warehouse. (The 1-2 days handling refers to this time spent transferring between the warehouses) Once that frame hits our showroom, Sean gets it into a box and then off it goes to your front door.
3. Notify Me.
We don’t currently have this frame in stock, the “Notify Me” button will send you an email when the frame has been restocked. If you let us know that you want this frame we can either try to order you one (if it’s available) or we can recommend something similar for you. If you are unsure about any of the products we stock, please send us an email so Dale, Jack or Dave (our customer service legends) can get back to you!
4. Stock in Transit.
Once you have made your order you will be able to click through to your account on the website. On this page, you can check the status of your order. In this example, the amount owed is $1 and this has not been paid yet. You can pay your balance with the “Pay” button. (Orders must be fully paid before we can ship them out!) It shows the order placed and the date the payment is due. It will also show you the status of your order. As shown in the top right-hand part shown in orange “Stock In Transit”. This refers to your order being transferred from an external warehouse to our showroom in Woolloongabba
5. The dispatch Email.
If you receive an email that looks like this, that means your item has been picked up by the postal/courier service and is en route. Yeeew At this point, you will be given a tracking number from the shipping company and you will be able to track your item from here. (Tracking details may take up to 24 hours to update on the courier’s website)
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 15 September 2020
NEW BOYD HILDER ODYSSEY VIDEO ON THE WAY!
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Boyd has been on a mission for the past few years, and despite not being able to travel the good majority of this year, Boyd has been hard at work with Troy Charlesworth working together on a new video for Odyssey that should be due out in the not too distant future. Boyd has been pushing himself and battling some huge set-ups and a diverse amount of spots making sure you will be glued to the screen from start to finish.
Boyd- double peg. Photo by Tim Storey
This isn’t the first time Boyd and Troy have worked together, back in 2015 Boyd was riding for Mankind and the duo paired up to bring us a first look at Boyds new-age, hybrid style of riding. Covering everything from rails to trails and of course a few of Brisbane and the Gold Coast Skateparks. After this video dropped Boyds mark on the BMX scene was starting to be seen and as the years have gone on Boyd has further refined his style while keeping the same fun attitude to his riding that he has become so well known for.
During the weekend Boyd and Troy got together to film a few more clips to go towards this new video they are working on. This rail Boyd had in mind on the weekend wasn’t for the faint-hearted a tall steep rail nestled in the heart of the Goldcoast between the two houses in a quiet little suburban street.
Opposite double peg. Photo- Tim Storey
Boyd rides his signature frame from Federal Bikes. The Boyd ICS2 Frame features:
Tapered seat stays
Stamped down tube gusset
Removable brake mounts
Head Tube 75.2º
Seat Tube 71º
Chain Stays 13.4” Slammed
Top Tube 21”, 21.2” or 21.5”
Stand Over 9”
BB Height 11.7”
Built with Boyds riding in mind this frame is strong and responsive but offers a size built for the taller riders out there. Coming in matte black and turquoise these frames look the part and handle anything that Boyd throws at it!
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 10 September 2020
Evan and Mitch started LUXBMX 10 years ago in a little back street in The Valley, but you guys know all that. What you might not know is how things have changed as we have been transitioning into the new space.
The guys sit down to discuss everything that’s going on inside and out of LUXBMX.
Covering all things new with LUXBMX, the new direction in the showroom, requiring appointments, COVID19, the NEW BACKYARD RAMP and much more. Tune in to our youtube channel and don’t forget to subscribe and click the notification bell.
Author: Tim at LUXBMX Date Posted: 7 September 2020
Fixing your bike can be a real headache and most of the time when it's something more then a simple fix we take it to the bike shop. Luckily for us here at LUXBMX, we have Evan and his endless supply of BMX knowledge. A qualified bicycle mechanic and BMX lifer Ev has just about seen it all.
In this video, Ev sits down and runs through some common questions, shows you how to troubleshoot reoccurring issues and discusses the importance of greasing your hub. Stay tuned for more informative videos from Ev covering everything BMX!