All questions related to bmx
What is bmx?
BMX stands for Bicycle Motocross. It is a type of bicycle sport that originated in the 1970s in the United States. BMX involves racing on purpose-built tracks or performing various tricks and stunts on a specially designed bicycle.
BMX bikes are smaller and more compact compared to traditional bicycles. They typically have 20-inch wheels, although there are also larger variations available. BMX bikes are known for their durability, lightweight frames, and responsive handling, which allows riders to perform jumps, tricks, and aerial maneuvers.
There are two main disciplines within BMX: racing and freestyle. BMX racing involves riders competing against each other on a track filled with jumps, banked turns, and obstacles. The objective is to complete the track in the shortest time possible. Freestyle BMX, on the other hand, focuses on performing tricks and stunts on various street or park features such as ramps, rails, and halfpipes. Freestyle BMX is further divided into different sub-disciplines such as street, park, vert, and flatland, each with its own unique style and techniques.
BMX has gained popularity worldwide and is recognized as an Olympic sport. It attracts riders of all ages and skill levels, from amateur enthusiasts to professional athletes who compete in national and international competitions. BMX culture is known for its vibrant community, creativity, and the constant push for innovation in terms of bike designs and trick execution.
How do I choose a BMX bike? What to look out for?
BMX... For some, these letters are an integral part of life, a way of life, for others - a dream, and still others don't even know their meaning. Although BMX bikes are mainly associated with teenagers and their lifestyle, this type of bike is also popular with adults who are not indifferent to the extreme. So how do I choose a BMX bike?
What is BMX? What is it used for?
Typically, this type of bike is used to perform tricks on the ground, on handrails, in the air, riding and jumping on bridges, ramps, etc. There is also a type of BMX that is used for racing.
How is a BMX different from a regular bike?
BMX has quickly captured the imagination of young people in Lithuania and beyond. It differs from a normal bicycle in that it is low, the seating position seems uncomfortable, the wheels are wide and the handlebars are high. They are designed to perform stunts not only on the ground but also in the air, so they have a sturdy but lightweight frame, durable wheels, thick tyres, a handlebar with additional reinforcements, which often has a 360-degree turning function, and a non-amortising front fork.
What to look for in a bicycle
- Lightness and durability. BMX parts should be light and easy to do tricks on, but at the same time the bike should be durable
- Small front sprocket. This is particularly important if you plan to do tricks on the bike. The star should have no more than 30 teeth if the bike is to be used for stunts. If the bike is to be used for racing or fast riding, choose a star with more teeth - this will make the bike heavier.
- One gear. This type of bike has only one gear.
- Brakes. BMX bikes don't usually have brakes, which is one of their special features. However, there are models with brakes - this is recommended for beginners buying their first BMX.
- Rims. If you're planning to do tricks and jumps on the wheels, give priority to the double-walled rims - they won't be intimidated by the higher load.
- Nuts. These should be covered.
How often will you use them?
- For professional frequent use. Don't be afraid to invest, prioritise durability and high quality.
- For occasional leisure use. You can go for a cheaper option, but be aware of the manufacturer and give priority to reliable ones.
Design BMX bikes are easy to distinguish from regular bikes, as their appearance is the first thing that gives them away. Many people might even think of it as childish, thanks to the low geometry with the saddle positioned low enough to give the impression.Handlebar. It is high, curved upwards, with additional reinforcement.Saddle. Low position, slanted.The front fork is non-amortizing.The colour scheme is also important for the design. Our range of BMX bikes is available in universal, neutral and bright and very expressive colours: from black and grey to green, orange, yellow, red, blue and more.
BMX bike types:
- Race: lightweight, designed for speed. For those who promote professional sports and participate in races.
- Freestyle: manoeuvrable, with smoother and wider tyres and more spokes. The best choice if you are going to learn tricks.
What is the frame made of?
For maximum durability and to combine it with lightness, prioritise a steel frame and handlebar. Steel BMX bikes with aluminium wheels are what we have in store for you.
Tyres: type, dimensions, size
BMX bikes have distinctive wide tyres. Wheel sizes are usually 20 or 24 inches.
Bicycle sizes: how do they differ?
Although BMX bikes are visually smaller than other types of bikes, size is an important consideration when choosing one. How do you calculate what size is best for you? One of the most popular calculation methods is to look at the length of the top tube and the height of the user - the taller the user, the longer the tube should be.Our range includes bikes for teenagers and all-rounders, in the 20" range.
How much can you spend on your new BMX bike? Budget rationally. If this will be your first BMX of this type, don't invest all your savings - try it out, identify your needs, decide firmly what type of BMX you want, which direction you want to take - racing or trick - and then look for the ideal one for your needs. Price is influenced by the technical aspects of the bike, the parts, their quality and durability. Cheap bikes are unlikely to have reinforced rims. However, they can be a good option for learners, beginners, for simple tricks. As you improve, it makes sense to invest in a quality and durable BMX bike, both for its capabilities and for its safety.
The manufacturer is an extremely important aspect, directly related to quality, durability, the parts used on the bike, etc. We suggest that you only choose BMX bikes from reputable manufacturers. In our offer, you will instantly find quality bikes from CULT, BSD, ECLAT, MANKIND, WETHEPEOPLE, SUNDAY and other manufacturers, which have received excellent reviews.
Additional accessories: how important are they?
There is a risk of falling when riding these bikes and especially when doing stunts, so additional accessories are recommended: guards, helmets, as well as pumps and drinkers, as with other types of bikes.
How do I maintain my BMX bike?
To ensure a long service life, it is essential to clean and periodically lubricate the bike after use. Use the appropriate products for both cleaning and lubrication. You can buy them online in our e-shop or in a physical store.
What does BMX stand for?
The name derives from the English term "Bicycle Motocross".
How much does a BMX bike cost on average?
Our range of BMX bikes comes in a wide range of prices - a great opportunity to find the best value for money for buyers with different purchasing power. A great BMX bike costs on average around a couple of hundred euros. You can pay even less during the sale.
What is important to consider when choosing a BMX bike?
First, assess the height of the user. Another criterion to consider is the type of bike: racing or trick bike. Once you have taken these two criteria into account, you can assess the design. It is important that the BMX bike has reinforced rims, a single gear, and an appropriate number of spokes
How is a BMX bike different from a regular bike?
The BMX type is low, with a very low saddle position and high handlebars and one gear. The handlebars with the front wheel can usually turn 360 degrees.