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What BMX bike should I get?

Words by Cycles UK

on 29/04/2021 17:16:34


BMX is an abbreviation for bicycle motocross or bike motocross. Often used for either racing or performing tricks, the different styles/sizes are normally split by either Race or Freestyle BMX.

Race BMX bikes are for racing only, so built for racing on a dirt track. They tend to be light and will not hold up well if used for stunt or trick riding (also known as freestyle)

Race bikes: BMX race bikes are designed for dirt track racing going over bumps and ramps and very fast in bursts of speed. They tend to be lighter than freestyle bikes and will not hold up well if used for stunt or trick riding. Race bikes are built for speed and are mostly made from aluminium.

Freestyle bikes: are built for doing stunts. They are as comfortable grabbing the air of a ramp as they are jumping off walls. It's common to see freestyle bikes with only back brakes and pegs for rail sliding. Freestyle bikes must have stronger frames than race bikes to take the punishment and trials of aerial stunts and manoeuvres.

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