BMX Bike Size Guide

BMX Bike Size Guide

Shop with confidence.

Understanding which bike is right for you can be something you might not have considered before, but like a well-fitting pair of shoes, choosing the right BMX bike is essential to feeling comfortable and confident while you're riding. Aside from the size of the wheels, each BMX bikes geometry differs, and by understanding a few simple specifics, you can feel confident when making your next purchase.  


How to Find the Correct Size

You may not have ever thought about the size of your body impacting how your bike feels, but that’s exactly how bike mechanics find the perfect size of bike for you. The table below gives a rough idea of how big of a bike you will need at the corresponding heights of the rider. Furthering this if your interested to know which bike fits you properly here’s how you can. First; you will need to measure yourself, once you have...


12 Inch bikes

Getting your Kids into BMX can be the best decision you ever make as a parent, but choosing the right BMX bike it’s as easy. For the kids 1-4 yrs that are showing some interest in things other than putting stuff in their mouth, you have the 12inch balance bikes and BMX bikes. These bikes have made dramatic improvements using parts from 20” BMX bikes these little bikes are truly incredible and have made the transition from walking to riding...


14 Inch Bikes

The next step up from the 12inch Balance Bike is the 14inch BMX bike. These bikes are designed to fit children that stand between 90-130cm tall. These bikes are kitted out with Alloy frames and bridge from the 12inch to the substantially taller 16-inch bike nicely. 14 inch BMX bikes offer children a bike slightly bigger, heavier and more durable than the 12inch. These 14-inch bikes are perfect to start learning tricks and becoming more confident on larger ramps. Thankfully...


16 Inch Bikes

The next step up is the 16ich Bike. 16-inch bikes have been popular over the years in freestyle BMX with several companies offering a 16-inch option before most were offering 12 and 14-inch options. 16-inch bikes offer Chromoly frames, sealed bearings, 3 piece cranks, and normal 20-inch BMX hubs. Building a 16inch bike from scratch can be an expensive process however 2020 has made it more affordable with many companies offering 16-inch complete bikes. These bikes have been designed for...


18 Inch Bikes

18-inch bikes are built for the riders that are ready for a 20inch but are still a little vertically challenged. These bikes are built to last usually costing similar to a 20-inch bike of similar quality. 18-inch bikes are best suited for riders that stand between 130-160cm or 7-13yrs old. These bikes are a great transition for all riders going from a 16 to a 20inch. Coming in under 10kilos, most of the 18inches available in 2020 are a lightweight,...


20 Inch Bikes

What most people think of when the word BMX is thrown into their head, the 20inch BMX frame is the original BMX frame. Over the years this frame has been made in a variety of sizes ranging from 19.8-21.75inches, with variations to the chainstays, head tube angles, and seat tube angles, the 20inch BMX frame has been through a lot, however, one thing has remained the same, the riders. The correct fit for a flat 20inch BMX Bike would be...


22 Inch & Above.

For the taller rider that has had enough of a sore lower back and trying to locate the longest BMX frames available are the 22-inch and 24-inch options. These Bikes are built for both cruising but can handle the regular abuse of BMX. 22Inch bikes are built for riders 170+cm and offer high-quality parts throughout the array of completes that are available in 2020. This bike is longer and therefore requires more reach, 22-inch BMX bikes are obviously a little...