The Best BMX Bikes Under $300 in 2020

Author: Tim at LUXBMX   Date Posted:22 January 2020 


BMX Bikes for under $300

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. 

Firstly before starting, this article will only be comparing complete bikes available in 2020. Unfortunately for most of us choosing a new BMX bike is limited by one key factor; Price. However, the price doesn’t mean you can’t get a good bike for your money. This article is going to aim to expose the best bikes that won’t break the bank.

 


Best bike under $300: Division Blitzer BMX Bike

Starting at the cheap, cheap price of $298, 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 cheap 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. Under is a list of specs of the Division Blitzer 20” Bike Available Online or at your local bike store. 

 

  • Division Blitzer 20" complete BMX bike.
  • Frame – Division 20” Hi-Ten, 19.25” TT, 13.25” CS, 75 degree HT, 71 degree ST
  • 1-1/8’ external headset, USA BB.
  • Fork - Division 20” Hi-Ten tapered legs, 1-1/8” steer tube.
  • Bars - Division Hi-Ten 8” rise 27” wide.
  • Grips - Division.
  • Headset – 1/1/8” external.
  • Stem – Division Top Load Forged Alloy 40mm reach.
  • Sprocket – Division 25T.
  • Crankset – One Piece 165mm.
  • Bottom Bracket – USA loose ball.
  • Chain - KMC.
  • Pedals - Plastic.
  • Rims – 20” Alloy Single wall 36H.
  • Tyres – Family F2128 20 x2.3”.
  • Spokes – Black Stainless.
  • Front Hub – Division Alloy Loose Ball 3/8” axle.
  • Rear Hub – Division Alloy Sealed Bearing Cassette 9T 3/8” axle.
  • Seat – Division railed.
  • Seat Post – Steel 25.4mm.
  • Colours – Black / Polished & Gun Metal Grey / Polished.

    

 


Bikes For under $400

Division Reark BMX Bike

IF your budget falls between $300 and $400 Then your looking at getting a substantially better bike. The specs of the next two bikes we are about to discuss are far better than the division Blitzers, but like all things the more you spend the better the quality. 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. 

The Division Reark cost’s a low price of $311.95 and features Lightweight hi-tensile steel frame, Hi-Tensile tapered leg forks for added strength and reduced weight and 29 “ high, 27” wide handlebars, The Division Reark Bike has very modern geometry to encourage the newer rider to keep up with a shorter more responsive frame. Coming in a variety of colors including Pearl, Orange, and Black. The Reark also offers full Chromo 3 piece tubular cranks, sealed bottom bracket and sealed front and back hubs with a 25 tooth sprocket and 9tooth sealed cassette rear hub. This bike is kitted out for the streets of ripping laps at the skatepark. The perfect bike to ignite any youngster’s love for riding.

 

  • Division Reark BMX complete bike.
  • Frame – Division Reark 20” Hi-Ten, 19.5” TT, 13.25” CS, 75 degree HT, 71 degree ST
  • 1-1/8’ external headset, MID BB
  • Fork - Division Reark 20” Hi-Ten tapered legs, 1-1/8” steer tube
  • Bars - Division Reark Hi-Ten 8” rise 27” wide
  • Grips - Division
  • Headset – 1/1/8” external
  • Stem – Division Top Load Forged Alloy 40mm reach
  • Sprocket – Division 25T
  • Crankset – CrMo tubular 3 Piece 170mm
  • Bottom Bracket – Sealed MID BB
  • Chain - KMC
  • Pedals - Plastic
  • Rims – 20” Alloy Single wall 36H
  • Tyres – Family F2128 20 x2.3”
  • Spokes – Black Stainless
  • Front Hub – Division Alloy Loose Ball 3/8” axle
  • Rear Hub – Division Alloy Sealed Bearing Cassette 9T 14mm axle
  • Seat – Division railed
  • Seat Post – Steel 25.4mm
  • Colours – Black / Polished or Pearl Orange or Pink / Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Eye Recruit BMX Bike

Coming in at $359.99 The Black Eye Recruit offers a strong reliable Hi-tensile Frame and Fork, 1020 Steel bars with a lower 7.25 high rise, perfect for the shorter rider. The Recruit 2020 complete bike Comes with sealed front and back hub bearings with a 9 tooth driver matched with a Strong steel 25 tooth sprocket. This bike raises the bar for entry model bikes providing shorter riders with the perfect step onto a 20” bike. The Blackeye recruit comes with a shortened 18.5“ top tube increasing the responsiveness for the rider. Keeping up with the pros will be easy with the black eye recruit perfect younger rider entry-level Bike. Save some money with and buy a Black eye recruit online and start riding BMX today!  

 

  • Top Tube – 18.50"
  • Frame - Hi-Ten Steel 
  • Fork - Hi-Ten Steel 
  • Bars - 1020 steel / 7.25" Rise
  • Stem - Black Eye Alloy Top Load – 40mm
  • Headset - Press fit 1 1/8”
  • Rear Hub - Sealed Bearing 9T 14mm axle
  • Sprocket - Steel 25T
  • Cranks - 155mm 3-piece tubular
  • BB - Sealed bearing MID BB
  • Chain - P 410H
  • Pedals - Nylon Platform
  • Rims - Alloy Single Wall 36H
  • Tires - BlackEye 2.25 Front and Rear
  • Pegs - N/A
  • Seat - Mechanik Uni
  • Seatpost - Alloy Integrated with Seat
  • Grips - Mechanik Pro Grip

 

 

   

 

Bikes for under $500

Now we have reached the $500 dollar mark the quality of the bikes we are looking at will drastically improve. Due to technological advances in machine processes, availability of materials and better design programs; the BMX is slowly adapting and upgrading machine shops to get better more consistent products to market.

Black Eye Comando BMX Bike

 Starting off the “under $500 bike” is the Black Eye Comando 2020 complete bike coming in at $429.99. The Blackeye commando comes with a Semi Chromo Frame, adding strength to the down tube and Bottom bracket and reducing weight for added maneuverability while riding. For the added price this bike packs far more value for money including an integrated headset and sealed headset bearings. This bike comes with a sealed Bottom bracket and hub bearings. With stronger alloy 36 hole double-walled rims this bike is set up to shred. Get yours online or at your local bike shop today and start riding now!

  • Top Tube - 20.50”
  • Frame - Chromo, DT, BB
  • Fork - Hi-Ten Steel 
  • Bars - 1020 steel / 8.25" Rise
  • Stem - Black Eye Alloy Top Load – 50mm
  • Headset – Sealed Integrated
  • Rear Hub - Sealed Bearing 9T 14mm axle
  • Sprocket - Steel 25T
  • Cranks - 170mm 3-piece tubular
  • BB - Sealed bearing MID BB
  • Chain - P 410H
  • Pedals - Alloy Platform
  • Rims - Alloy Double Wall 36H
  • Tires - BlackEye 2.40 Front and Rear
  • Pegs - N/A
  • Seat - Pivotal
  • Seatpost - Pivotal
  • Grips - Mechanik Pro Grip

 

   

Blackeye Kilroy 2020 Complete bike 

The Blackeye Kilroy Complete bike offers a Hi-tensile 20.25 “ top tube and a USA style bottom bracket with loose ball bearings, and a push-fit 1-⅛ inch headset. Alloy pedals for added grip the Kilroy is offering fatter 2.25 street style tires for grip on any surface, topped off with a combo seat for a clean look the Black ye KIllroy bike is the one for any BMX rider serious about sending it. At just 429.99 this bike could be the one for you, shop online today and get riding tomorrow!     

  • Top Tube -20.25"
  • Frame - Hi-Ten Steel with USA BB
  • Fork - Hi-Ten Steel 
  • Bars - 1020 steel / 8.25" Rise
  • Stem - Black Eye Alloy Top Load – 40mm
  • Headset - Press fit 1 1/8”
  • Rear Hub - Sealed Bearing 9T Hub
  • Sprocket - Steel 25T
  • Cranks - 170mm 3-piece tubular
  • BB - Loose ball USA
  • Chain - P 410
  • Pedals - Alloy Platform
  • Rims - Alloy Single Wall 36H
  • Tires - BlackEye 2.25 Front and Rear
  • Pegs - N/A
  • Seat - Mechanik Uni
  • Seatpost - Alloy Integrated with Seat
  • Grips - Mechanik Mushroom

 

Radio Dice (2019) BMX Bike

The radio dice (2019) complete bike noses into the under $500 bracket at $499.99. Starting off with the full 1020 hi-tensile steel frame fork and bars. Tapered fork legs increase the strength and reduce the weight, keeping maneuverability high for those hard tricks on the bike. The taller bar geometry is perfect for taller entry-level riders matched with the 50mm rach Top loading Salt “pro” stem. This bike really rolled a 4-5-6 coming with forged 3-piece tubular cranks attached to the radio AM sprocket for a smooth reliable drive train. Coming in a range of colors this bike won’t let you down at the park, trails or out on the street a great all-round geometry has ensured that all styles of riding will be covered.     

  • FRAME - full 1020 hi-ten
  • FORK - RADIO "Rookie 20" 1020 hi-ten fork, tapered legs
  • BARS - RADIO "Rookie 20" bar, 1020 hi-ten 
  • GRIPS - RADIO “AM” grips
  • STEM - SALT "PRO" top loading stem, 50mm reach
  • HEADSET - FSA "a-head-set" loose ball
  • LEVER - RADIO “AM” alloy brake lever rear
  • BRAKES - RADIO "AM" alloy u-brake-rear
  • CRANKS - RADIO "Rookie" forged 3pc crank crmo 165mm, 8 spline
  • BB - USA size, loose ball
  • PEDALS - RADIO  “Rookie” nylon/fiberglass pedals
  • CHAIN - RADIO "AM" chain
  • SPROCKET - RADIO "AM" steel 25t sprocket
  • DRIVER - 9T cassette driver, lb
  • FRONT HUB - RADIO "Rookie" steel hub, lb 3/8"s, 36h
  • REAR HUB - RADIO "AM" cassette hub, semi-sealed, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h
  • FRONT RIM - RADIO “Rookie” rim, straight single wall, 36h
  • REAR RIM - RADIO “Rookie” rim, straight single wall, 36h
  • SEAT - RADIO "Century" slim padded combo seat
  • SEAT CLAMP - RADIO slim alloy seatclamp
  • TIRES - RADIO “Rookie” tires, 2.2" front & rear   

 


 

Bikes for under $600

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 2020 BMX bike

The Kink Curb 2020 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 $529.99 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 favorite 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 colors it makes it hard to walk past when you’re looking to upgrade or begin your new life long obsession.     

  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • BMX Frame: 1020 Hi-Ten, US BB, welded U-brake sockets
  • Top Tube (TT): 20"
  • Chain Stay (CS): 13.25"
  • Head Tube (HA): 74.5°
  • Seattube (SA): 71°
  • BB-High (BB): 11.6"
  • Standover (SO): 8.5"
  • BMX Fork: Kink "Lance", 1020 HiTen, threatless 1-1/8" steerer, tappered legs, 32mm Offset
  • BMX Bar: Kink "Human CC", 1020 HiTen, 2-piece
  • Height: 8.75"
  • Grips: Kink "Paragon Flangeless", rubber
  • Stem: Mission "Control", topload, 50mm reach
  • Headset: 1-1/8" A-Head, threatless, loose ball, extruded bearing shells
  • Brake Lever: Mission "Token", aluminum
  • Brake Cable: Mission "L3" Linear
  • Brake: Mission "Cease" U-brake, aluminum
  • Seat: Mission "Garson" combo, padded, with integrated seat post
  • Seat Post: Mission Kombo, steel
  • Seat Clamp: Mission "Slim", aluminum
  • Pedals: Kink "Hemlock", plastic
  • Chain: Mission "410"
  • Sprocket: Mission "Rank", steel, 25T
  • Crank: Mission "Triumph", CrMo, 3-piece, 170mm, 8 Spline, 19mm
  • Bottom Bracket: US BB, loose ball, 19mm
  • Hub (front): Mission "Reserve", aluminum, loose ball, 10mm (3/8") axle, 36H
  • Hub (rear): Mission "Function", cassette hub, semi sealed, 14mm axle, 36H
  • Driver: 9T
  • Rim (front): Mission "X7", single wall, aluminum, 36H
  • Rim (rear): Mission "X7", single wall, aluminum, 36H
  • Tire (front): Mission "Tracker"
  • Width: 20" x 2.4"
  • Tire (rear): Mission "Tracker"
  • Width: 20" x 2.4"

 

 

Radio Dice 2020 20” BMX Bike 

The Radio Dice (2020) 20inch bike comes back this year with a higher quality more refined bike for a reasonable price. 

This year Radio offered the same 1020 Hi-Tensile frame fork and bar combo, a salt “am” top load 50 mm reach stem for added length got the taller riders. Alloy Radio U brake fitted to the welded brake mounts for superior performance. Shorter 165mm 3-piece tubular cranks, improving hops due to the shorter foot space on the cranks. A strong 14mm Chromo axle sit’s inside the 9 tooth sealed cassette hub, ensuring a reliable back wheel. The Radio dice complete bike offers a more modern geometry across the frame for and bar with a 20” top tube, 13.2” chainstay length, steeper 75-degree headtube angle for added nose balance, and taller 8.8-inch bars that come in 28.9 wide.    

  • FRAME - full 1020 hi-ten
  • FORK - RADIO "ROOKIE 20" 1020 hi-ten fork, tapered legs
  • BARS - RADIO "ROOKIE 20" bar, 1020 hi-ten 
  • GRIPS - RADIO “AM” grips
  • STEM - RADIO "AM" top load stem, 50mm reach
  • HEADSET - FSA "A-HEADSET" loose ball
  • LEVER - RADIO “AM" alloy brake lever, rear
  • BRAKES - RADIO “AM” alloy u-brake rear
  • CRANKS - RADIO “ROOKIE” tubular 3pc crank crmo 165mm, 8 spline
  • BB - mid size, press fit, sealed bearing
  • PEDALS - RADIO “VP536” nylon/fiberglass pedals
  • CHAIN - KMC “S1” chain
  • SPROCKET - RADIO “AM” steel 25T sprocket
  • DRIVER - 9T cassette driver, lb
  • FRONT HUB - RADIO “ROOKIE” steel hub, lb 3/8”s, 36h
  • REAR HUB - RADIO “AM” cassette hub, semi-sealed, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h
  • FRONT RIM - RADIO “ROOKIE” rim, single wall
  • REAR RIM - RADIO “ROOKIE” rim, single wall
  • SEAT - RADIO “CENTURY” slim padded combo seat
  • SEAT CLAMP - alloy seat clamp
  • TIRES - SALT “TRACER” tires, 2.35” front & rear  
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  • FRAME GEOMETRY
  • TOP TUBE LENGTH - 20"
  • CHAIN STAY LENGTH - 13.2"
  • HEAD TUBE  ANGLE - 75°
  • SEAT TUBE ANGLE - 71.5°
  • BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT - 11.75"
  • STAND OVER HEIGHT - 7.9"
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  • HANDLEBAR GEOMETRY
  • RISE - 8.8"
  • WIDTH - 28.9"
  • BACKSWEEP - 11°
  • UPSWEEP - 2°

 


Forgotten Enigma BMX Bike

Next up is the Forgotten Enigma, a perfect bike for medium-advanced riders at the low price of $558.99 this thing packs a bunch of value. Offering top tube and down tube gussets on the frame for added strength, this frame is built to put up with some abuse. A standard 25/9 gearing and sealed hubs to make sure every session is a killer. Laced up with some Forgotten Inova 20.3 tires this thing is built to handle any style of BMX thrown at it.  The taller 9.25 high bar follows trends in keeping the bike stable while the shorter more responsive 20.65 top tube gives the rider more maneuverability while dialing in those technical combos. Coming in a range of colors this bike is the perfect bike for any rider. 

  • New optimized geometry For 2019
  • Top & Down Tube Gussets for extra frame strength
  • 20.65” Top Tube
  • 9.25” Bar
  • Fully sealed bearings throughout
  • 3pc Cranks w/25T-9T Gearing
  • Alloy Top Load Stem
  • 2.30” Innova Tyres Front & Rear

 

    


 

Sunday Blueprint BMX Bike

The Sunday Blueprint has been built using Pro level geometry and offer one of the best bikes on the market with its price tag of just $579.99. This bike has been designed by Sunday as the perfect reliable entry-level bike but is far more than that, featuring a 20” Sunday Blueprint frame with an integrated headset and American bottom bracket. A household name in BMX Sunday has always bought something special to the table and the 2020 Sunday Blueprint offers just that. With a modern geometry; 20” top tube, 13.25-inch chainstay length this bike will feel just like your favorite riders bike. Taller, wider handlebars increase stability with  9” rise at 28.5 “ wide perfect for all the barspin variations you’ll be doing once you buy this from your local bike shop. Or shop online and get your 2020 Sunday Blueprint today!

  • Frame: Sunday Blueprint, 20″ TT, integrated 1-1/8″ head tube
  • Fork: Sunday Blueprint, 20″ fork w/ 2-piece steerer tube, and welded pre-load
  • Handlebar: Sunday, 9 x 28.5″, 12° backsweep, 4° upsweep, 2-piece
  • Stem: Sunday Freeze front load, 48mm
  • Headset: FSA integrated, 1-1/8″
  • Alloy Cap: FSA aluminum cap
  • Brake Lever: Odyssey Springfield
  • Brakes: Odyssey Springfield U-brake
  • Brake Cable: Odyssey Quik Slic
  • Grips: Sunday Conerstone
  • Seat: Sunday Badge, seat and post combo
  • Seat Post: Integrated
  • Seat Clamp: Integrated
  • Sprocket: Sunday S-Logo, 25T, steel
  • Cranks: 160mm, 3-piece, chromoly
  • BB Parts: Loose-ball, American
  • Pedals: Wellgo platform, plastic
  • Rims: P-7X aluminum, 20″, 36H
  • Front Hub: Sunday, 36H, low-flange, loose-ball, 3/8″ axle
  • Rear Hub: Sunday, 36H, semi-sealed, 14mm axle w/ 9t Driver
  • Spokes: 14g steel, black
  • Tires: Sunday Current, 20 x 2.4″ (F & R)
  • Chain: KMC S1