Starting out riding can be an expensive time for both riders and their parents. However, there are cheaper options out there if you are willing to look for them. If your penny pinching but still want to get the bang for your buck when it comes to complete bikes then hopefully this article can help you make the decision that will last you the longest time.
Bikes under $400
Starting at the cheap, cheap price of $349, the Division Blitzer BMX is the perfect entry into the 20” world of BMX. Division has made the Blitzer affordable with a list of parts that will last any new BMX rider. Although this bike is built as a BMX, being at this end of the price range naturally the quality is going to replicate the price tag. Fortunately for you, this bike is made of Hi-tensile Steel in the frame fork and bar, Sealed hubs front and back, and much much more.
The obvious pro to this bike is the low price and reasonable quality for money. This bike should be treated as a bridge from your clingy little scooter that has been causing you some serious social status issues; to your new lifestyle as a full-fledged BMX dude. In saying that this bike will not last up to larger/older BMX riders and is more an entry-level bike, as the bike comes with a 19.8 “ tt length to invite the smaller guys to the party. Take this bike for what it is and be assured that you will love it, leading you to your local bike shop to get the latest upgrades is all part of the game. Click here to see a list of specs of the Division Blitzer 20” Bike Available Online or at your local bike store.
Bikes under $500
If your budget falls between $400 and $500 Then you're looking at getting a substantially better bike. The specs on these bikes we are about to discuss are a step up from the previous price range, increasing build standards and materials. Thankfully for BMX riders, BMX brands know that riders don’t have much money and offer entry-level bikes for cheap prices to keep us off scooters and in the skateparks.
Verde is one company that offers a good quality complete bike for BMX riders on a budget or wanting to step onto a 20" The Verde Vectra. Fully sealed hubs, light aluminium frame and low slung top tube, these bikes are perfect for learning new tricks and furthering your BMX journey.
Bikes Under $600
Like most things in life as the price increases, so does the quality of your new BMX bike. So far we have looked at some great entry-level bikes offering a cheap price with reasonable quality and progressive geometry to encourage the younger new riders to get into the scene. These bikes are built for just that, entry-level riders, and so the more advanced rider should be considering spending $600 as the quality and durability of these next bikes will be far superior to the previous bikes, but cost more respectively.
The Kink Curb complete bike offers some of the best value for just a touch over $500 this bike packs a lot of bang for your buck. This beast comes with a 1020 Hi-Tensile steel frame with welded brake mounts. A progressive geometry featuring a 20” top tube, 13.25” slammed back end and regular 74.5-degree headtube angle will have you doing all your favourite tracks in no time. Stocked with high-quality kink parts this bike is no joke and built ready to ride, with a variety of modern colours it makes it hard to walk past when you’re looking to upgrade or begin your new lifelong obsession.
Bikes over $600
Once you get above $600 you will be seeing a variety of middle range to top end bikes. This is where things can start to get a little pricey, however if you were to build a custom to a similar spec you would be spending more so, in the long run, a complete bike is probably the perfect option! Middle range bikes in this price bracket might feature A combination of High tensile and full Cromo frames and can feature aftermarket parts on complete models.
Hopefully this guide gives you some options when you're looking at upgrading or stepping into the huge world of BMX! With technologies and manufacturing standards getting better and the market getting more competitive BMX looks like it's instore for better bikes as we move forward!