If you are looking to move up in the biking world and want to try something new, choosing a BMX bike can open your recreation time up to a whole lot of fun. BMX bikes are great for everything from off road riding to practicing killer jumps. When you are in the market for a BMX bike, here are some of the things that you should look for.

 

Know What Features are Available

With BMX bikes, the weight is the most important feature you can look for. Because of the way these bikes are typically used in racing, tricks and other adventures, the lighter the frame, the better. This will let you get more air on jumps and give you better control when you are racing down a hill.

Size is another important factor you will want to consider. BMX bikes are smaller than traditional bikes or mountain bikes. That provides someone of nay size to have better control and flexibility while on the bike.

 

BMX Bike Types

 

 

Choose Your Brand Wisely

BMX bikes are not cheap compared to other types of bikes, so it is important to choose wisely between the popular BMX brands on the market. There are some knockoff brands in the marketplace that will try to lure you in with a to-good-to-be-true deal, but it is up to you to know what you should be looking for in terms of a quality BMX bike.

Some of the most popular brands of bikes in this category include have endorsements from the major players in the X Games and BMX racing, so if the brand you are looking at is sponsoring a great athlete, you can usually bet that you are getting a quality bike.

 

USJCycles with variety brands of BMX Bikes

USJCycles with variety brands of BMX Bikes

 

 

Choosing Versatility

BMX bikes are also a great choice for weekend tinkerers who love to learn how to fix, repair and replace things. This type of bicycle can take a lot of abuse, so it is important to know how you will maintain it once you make your purchase. If you want to fix it yourself, you can always get replacement parts for most major BMX brands. If you want to spend a little more to have it looked at by a professional, most bicycle sellers will have a repair guy on staff or can recommend one to you when you need something looked at.

 

Double Backflips & Foam Pits – Red Bull BMX Performance Camp 2013

 

 

Whether you buy bicycles online or find a great local bike shop to get your next set of wheels, BMX bikes are prefect for those of any age, from rambunctious adolescents to adults looking to gain some trick skills. If you do your research, you will easily find the right bike for your needs.

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