BMX Buying Guide


There are many things to consider when buying a new BMX, and it can be quite daunting at first. We’re here to help. We’ve broken down the process into what we think are the 3 most important factors when picking your next bike.

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You’re becoming more comfortable on 2 wheels (or even one) and you’re a regular at the skatepark. Manuals, 180’s and feeble grinds are high up on you trick register.


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Your riding style and control have evolved pushing you onto more advanced tricks. The locals at the park have started referring to you as a "Mahd Rider" and your bike needs to be able to handle a little more abuse.


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Adult sized 20” bikes will have a top tube range from 20.5” to 21.25”.


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First step is figuring out which skill level you’re at. Your skill on a bike is pretty important when choosing a new bike as it determines the strength that the components need to have to handle the abuse you dish out to the bike.


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Rider height and weight also plays a big part in choosing your perfect ride. Bikes of different levels are designed with a range of geometries to suit riders of all heights and sizes. While there’s no set rule on what sized bike you should ride (in the end it’s all about personal preference) we created a rough guide for which bike you you should feel most comfortable on.


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As much as we would all like the latest and greatest custom BMX we don’t all have an endless budget to work with. We’ve split our range of bikes into the 3 main price levels with a brief overview below of why the bikes are priced the way they are.


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Usually feature more durable parts -Chromoly frames, Forks with a Chromoly steerer and Chromoly bars. Chromoly cranks, Sealed bearing headset and bottom bracket. Sealed bearing front and rear hubs.


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Juvenile sized bike include 12” wheeled balance/pedal bikes, 16” wheeled bikes and 18” wheeled bikes.


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Often feature Hi-tensile steel frames, steel forks bars and cranks. Sealed bearing rear hub. Single walled rims.


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