Doing freestyle bicycle tricks is something that requires a good bike among other things. There are various bike stores out there that sell various types of BMX bicycles, from beginner to more advanced. We’re going to pick some of the best of the BMX bikes for the bravest and most eager to experience this marvellous sport.
So what is BMX? BMX is actually an abbreviation of Bicycle and Motocross. There are different types of BMX bikes available. There are the Freestyle bikes, the Street bikes, and the Race bikes.
The street bikes are similar to the freestyle ones. The biggest difference is that they don’t have breaks at all, and while the BMX freestyle bikes are able to be used on various terrains, the street bikes are only suitable for flat areas. The BMX race bikes, are the BMX type of bikes designed for racing in dirt, at very high speeds. These bikes are used in special races which are usually one lap and last a very short time.
And last but not least, the freestyle bikes which are the VIPs of this blog post. They are the ones used to perform those amazing tricks.
They may have, depending on the preference of the user, pegs for rain sliding. They may also only have back brakes, and they are very strong. These kind of bikes have strong frames made of steel or an alloy to survive crashes. They are also light enough to be lifted and perform a trick in the air, long enough, before it comes back to the ground. The Chromoly steel is an alloy that makes the frame strong, light, but are more expensive than the steel ones.
Now we’ll take a look at some of the most popular bikes for beginners, more experienced and pros. While some people do BMX freestyle tricks and learn them just for fun, there are the pros who battle in high standards competitions, win prizes and championships. All everyone needs is a good bicycle, and here they are.
Best BMX freestyle bikes
Madd Gear Boost: under $300
This BMX bike is a versatile bicycle and it definitely deserves a try. The frame is light, the tires are Kenda Kontact and the rims have 36 spokes. The bike comes with pegs front and back. The bike can be used by children and adults as well.
Here are the specs of the bike:
Frame : Hi-Ten Strong Steel with integrated head tube
Handlebars : 26.3″ Steel with Crossbar & PVC Grips
Fork : Hi-Ten Steel
Crank : 3 Piece Cro-Mo
Pedals : Alloy
Wheels : 20″ x 2.1″ With colored Wall
Chain : KMC Z510 Chain
Headset : Integrated FSA Orbit C
Brake : Alloy U- Brake
Colony Endeavour: Price tag: $750
Frame: Colony Endeavour Full Chromoly, 21.0″
Stand over Height: 9.0″
Removable brake mounts & hardware.
Forks: Colony Endeavour Full Chromoly, tapered legs
Brakes: Alloy with clear pads
Cables: Linear Slick
Stem: Colony Squareback Top Load
Sprocket: Colony Endeavour Alloy 25T
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals: Colony Fantastic Plastic
Spokes: Black Steel.
Seat & Seatpost: Colony Have Fun, Fat Seat/Post Combo
Kink Solace Tony Hamlin Signature 2016: $950
This bike is the best of the best BMX bikes, as the manufacturer claims. With the signature of Tony Hamlin, a very skilled and famous guy who does freestyle, it represents the best bike in the Kink BMX bikes line.
Frame Material:100% Chromoly
Toptube Length: 20.66″
Fork: Foundation II Fork 1pc CNC Steerer Tube 100% 4130 Chromoly Butted & Tapered Legs
Bars: Kink Solace 8.65” 100% Chromoly
Grips: Kink Ace Flangeless
Barends: Kink Ace Plug Style
Stem: Kink Highrise TL 48mm CNC 6061-T6
Headset: Mission Sealed Integrated
Brake Lever: Mission Token
Brake Cable: Mission Linear
Brakes: Mission Cease
Cranks: Kink Ridge 2pc Tubular Chromoly 175mm – 8 Spline
2013 Redline Column: $1,199
Crankset: 100% chromoly 2 piece 175mm
Chainring (chainwheel): CNC Alloy with anodized finish 25T
Driver 9T chromoly sealed bearing Driver
Bottom Bracket: Mid BB with sealed bearings
Brake Levers: Odyssey Monolever Trigger
Handlebars: 100% chromoly
Saddle: Device Pivotal
Seat Post: Pivotal Stump aluminum
Seat Post Clamp: Device G6 investment cast chromoly
These are just a couple of BMX freestyle bikes we picked for you to get an idea about the differences in structure, materials used, weight and looks. We hope you find That One BMX Bike that is the best for you and for your level of skill. Happy freestyling.