BMX, or Bicycle Motor Cross, can take the form of racing, dirt jumping or 'street' freestyle riding. A BMX bike will typically feature 20-inch wheels, a single gear and rim brakes. BikeExchange is your online marketplace for everything BMX! Cheque out the huge range of BMX bikes and products from retailers and private sellers on BikeExchange. You'll find more information about BMX bikes below.
Go back to the US, where this type of sprint riding was used as a grooming stage for kids who wanted to get into motocross. No surprises it took on a life and culture of its own and is now an established and huge bike riding scene.
One is racing and the other is freestyle. BMX Racing is an Olympic Sport that consists of a single lap over a course filled with jumps and fast corners. Freestyle involves performing tricks and perfecting bike handling skills for tricks.
A BMX bike typically features 20-inch wheels, rigid forks, high-rise handlebars, a single gear and horizontal rear dropouts.
Racing BMX frames tend to be made from aluminium or carbon fibre, which delivers a good stiffness/ lightness ratio. These feature a rear brake only, high gearing and are generally very lightweight. Additionally, it's normal for BMX racers to use 'clipless' pedals in order to attach their feet to the bikes.
Freestyle BMX bikes will usually be made from steel (entry level) or chromoly (a popular steel alloy) for impact resistance. Some BMX riders choose to remove the brakes from their bikes, while others prefer having brakes to assist with specific tricks. Even freestyle BMX bikes can vary depending on whether it's dirt jumps or 'street' that they'll be used for.
Some BMX brands include Wethepeople, Fit, Haro, Sunday, Kink, Mongoose, United, GT, Verde, Demolition, Diamondback, DK, Stolen, Hoffman, Fly, Colony, and Cult but to name a few!