Kids, teens and young adults dominate this exciting, small-wheeled area of cycling.
BMX (Bicycle Motor X-cross) bicycles generally use 20-inch wheels, very robust, rigid frames and low-slung dimensions. Performance and strength are considered more important than weight saving as these bikes need to withstand some big manoeuvres.
BMX bicycles are generally broken down into the categories of dirt jumping, street, freestyle, and race.
Dirt jumping BMXs often have a rear brake only, coupled with wide tyres and large tread blocks for strong traction in the dirt.
Street and freestyle designs overlap to a certain degree. These bikes usually employ front and rear brakes, but a rear brake only is not at all uncommon. Given that BMX frames are so stiff and strong, they provide very little give so wide, large air volume tyres are used to dampen the shock where possible.
Race-specific BMXs are vastly different as weight is considered important. BMX racing revolves around very quick acceleration and hard sprinting out of the saddle, so these bikes are centred on maintaining great speed and momentum until the finish line.
Ride can help you with all levels of BMX riding. If you’re after something specific, we’re happy to customise a BMX to suit your needs.