Best BMX Bikes

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 25, 2017
Are you crazy about extreme riding and doing bike tricks? We've reviewed 5 exclusive bikes for exciting extreme riding. So, make up your mind and enjoy thrilling riding experience! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
FRAME
WHEELS & TIRES
STEM
HANDLEBAR
CRANKSET
BRAKE
PEDALS
WARRANTY
 
PROS
The bicycle tires, Kenda K-Rad, boast an excellent traction and mileage and will serve for years.
CONS
It can be easily soiled.
OUR VERDICT
Due to the aluminum alloy frame, the bike is super strong, light (only 26.2 lbs), durable, and corrosion-proof!
detailed parameters
FRAME
6061 Aluminum floval tubing, Euro bottom bracket
WHEELS & TIRES
24" x 1.95"
STEM
Retro alloy top-load, 55mm reach
HANDLEBAR
Power wing cruiser bar, 28" x 7"
CRANKSET
SE 3-pc Cr-Mo, 180mm, Euro-sealed bearing bottom bracket, 39T SE sprocket
BRAKE
Promax V-Brake
PEDALS
FPD alloy platform, Cr-Mo axle
WARRANTY
Frame: Lifetime,
Parts: 1 year limited
PROS
This bicycle is equipped with Motomag alloy wheels that have great aerodynamic properties.
CONS
Delivered completely disassembled.
OUR VERDICT
This Mongoose bike is an excellent gift for your child to improve his/her riding skills and master bike tricks.
detailed parameters
FRAME
20'' Hi-Ten steel
WHEELS & TIRES
20" x 2.1"
STEM
Mongoose front load 50mm ext, 22.2mm quill
HANDLEBAR
Mongoose BMX 7.5" riser bar
CRANKSET
1pc Steel, 175mm, 39T
BRAKE
Front: Caliper brake
Rear: gyro U-brake system
PEDALS
Mongoose Alloy, 1/2" Axle
WARRANTY
Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 1 year limited
PROS
Not only teenagers but also adults can ride this bike. The assembly will take you no longer than 15 minutes.
CONS
The seat could be slightly more comfortable.
OUR VERDICT
This is a budget-friendly BMX bike that will help you hone your riding skills and learn how to make daredevil stunts!
detailed parameters
FRAME
20" Hi-Ten steel
WHEELS & TIRES
20" x 2.1"
STEM
Alloy 4 bolt ahead
HANDLEBAR
Hi-ten steel Riser Bar
CRANKSET
3pc Chromoly
BRAKE
U-brake
PEDALS
Composite platform
WARRANTY
Frame: Lifetime,
Parts: 1 year limited
PROS
Reliable and durable, this mini BMX bike will help both teenagers and children perform cool tricks.
CONS
Roughly welded seams.
OUR VERDICT
This bike is the best choice for fans of mini BMX. It's designed specifically for tricks and stunts in skate parks.
detailed parameters
FRAME
High tensile steel, Fully tig-welded
WHEELS & TIRES
10" Steel, 4 bolt wheels
STEM
Front load stem
HANDLEBAR
10" Steel BMX bars
CRANKSET
1pc / 25T
BRAKE
Rear forged alloy
PEDALS
BMX flat pedals
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS
The bicycle boasts great safety properties, thus, cycling on it will be less risky.
CONS
It is rather heavy.
OUR VERDICT
Two offered styles, for boys and girls separately, make this BMX bike one of the nicest models.
detailed parameters
FRAME
20'' Hi-Ten steel
WHEELS & TIRES
20"
STEM
4 Bolt alloy
HANDLEBAR
X-Games bar
CRANKSET
1pc steel, 32T
BRAKE
Front: Caliper brake
Rear: gyro V-brake system
PEDALS
Alloy platform
WARRANTY
Frame/fork: Lifetime
Other components: 6 months

What is a Bmx Bike

BMX bikes are designed for extreme riding, most often used on streets and in skate parks. BMX bikes are much more durable than ordinary bikes, they are very small and light to perform tricks, jumps, and stunts. BMX bikes are extremely popular with riders of all ages.

We also recommend you to get a bike helmet to protect your head in case of falls and a bike cover to protect your bike when the weather is unfavorable.

What Features to Compare

Dimensions

The first thing you should pay attention to is the bike dimensions. Remember that the taller the rider is, the longer the frame should be. The frame can be made of Hi-Ten steel or different alloys. The bikes with alloy frames are very strong and durable, but the price and the weight of such bikes are also "heavier". The wheel size depends on the frame size and your riding style. The handlebar should match the size of your shoulders.

Groupset

There are several types of crank systems, and the most common are three-piece and one-piece cranks. A three-piece crank allows you to replace any mechanical part whenever you need it, but such systems are much heavier than one-piece cranks. The length of the crank should also be chosen according to a cyclist's height. Brakes certainly make riding safer, but in extreme riding, too many cables can cause discomfort while doing tricks. Thus, a bike with a gyro brake system is a preferable option for any rider. Thanks to the gyro system, the cables won't tangle and you will be able to do tricks with the handlebar turning around.

Extras

The BMX bikes can be equipped with pegs for tackling ramps and street obstacles. The chain cover won't leave a chance for your bike to wind your pants. Plus, if the bike is fitted with reflectors, you will be more visible on the road.

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SE Bikes So Cal Flyer

Durable and Functional

So Cal Flyer is one of the most high-quality BMX bikes on the market! It's incredibly durable since, unlike many other BMX bikes, it's made of 6061 aluminum alloy. The stem, cranksets, pedals, brake shifters, a seat post, and even valve caps are made of this super sturdy material. We would like to highlight that the aluminum alloy is also very light. So, you can be sure that the bike won't be damaged when you perform stunts and jumps. Plus, the bike is resistant to moisture, which means even if you ride in the rain or snow, the frame won't rust. 

Due to its size, the bike will be a good fit for both teens and adults and suit not only for city rides but also for performing tricks and stuns. In a word, this top-notch So Cal Flyer bike is truly versatile!

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Attention to Details

In addition to a light and strong frame, So Cal Flyer has an elaborate design that will fully satisfy even the most demanding riders. The bike boasts durable Kenda K-Rad tires with an aggressive tread pattern so that cyclists could ride even on a mud terrain. 

The bicycle comes with aluminum FPD spike pedals preventing rider's feet from slipping off them. This type of pedals is ideal for daredevil riding and jumping. Overall, this is a great bike that will help you not only perform complicated combo tricks but also cycle on any surfaces. 

SE Bikes So Cal Flyer Mid-Level in the use

Safe Transportation

Carrying a bike in a car trunk is not always convenient and safe. So, we recommend you to get a bike rack

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SE Bikes So Cal Flyer
SE Bikes So Cal Flyer
 

Mongoose R1360A

Strong and Stylish

All Mongoose bikes are known for their reliability and durability, and this child's BMX bike is no exception. The Mongoose R30 Freestyle Bicycle is equipped with the cast wheels praised for their excellent aerodynamic properties allowing racers to ride faster. Plus, the wheels are really very strong, they withstand just about everything (unlike spoke wheels). Neither jumps nor ramps and street obstacles can damage them! Riding this bike is really great, and all your free time you can devote to practicing - cast wheels almost do not need maintenance since you will never face twisting of spokes and other troubles. On top of that, the cast bike wheels visually look much nicer and set apart this bike from others. As a bonus,  the bike comes with 4 freestyle pegs for grinds and tricks. Highlight your individual look and perfect your skills riding this wonderful BMX bike!

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Interesting Fact

Nowadays, the Mongoose company is well-known all over the world as one of the leading manufacturers of mountain bikes and bikes for extreme riding. But how did it all begin? One day Skip Hess was walking home and noticed a few brave guys doing difficult tricks and jumping their bicycles, and he also noticed that the wheels on their bikes were too weak to withstand such jumps. It was then that the idea to create lighter and stronger wheels began taking shape. That's why, Skip spent a lot of time in his garage, and shortly after, the inventor came up with the first "MotoMag" wheel design. So in 1974, Skip Hess founded a new company producing MotoMag wheels. 

The MotoMag wheel was completely cast from aluminum and boasted incredible strength and light weight. This invention brought BMX-sport to a completely new level. The legendary MotoMag wheel quickly spread across the United States and then around the world.

Mongoose R1360A Boy's Scan R30 Freestyle in the use

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated means staying healthy! Without sufficient water in your body, you’ll feel tired and exhausted, so always take a sports water bottle with you.

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Mongoose R1360A
Mongoose R1360A
 

Diamondback Grind Grind Pro

For Young Thrill-seekers

Diamondback Grind Pro is a two-wheeler that can become one of the first "big bikes" for your kid. The engineers have provided the Diamondback Bicycle with everything your child needs to hone his or her cycling skills. Yet, this bike is also an excellent choice for teens, since its Hi-Ten steel frame can withstand quite heavy loads. 

So, this versatile BMX bike is a real godsend for true pros as well as for beginners, and what's even more important, it's suitable not only for tricks but also for comfortable riding around the city.

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The Best Price-to-Quality Ratio

It is noteworthy that the bike is equipped with crank arms made of chromium molybdenum. This material is much lighter and more robust than steel. Wheel rims are also made of light and durable alloy, therefore, a rider can safely and comfortably do any tricks. Even if you plan to perform high jumps and hops, you can be fully sure of your bike's reliability.

The bike is equipped with BMX Street 20 "x 2.1" tires which boast excellent traction and passability. Plus, lightweight and durable pedals provide a firm grip. So, whatever ramp you wish to conquer, you will always control the situation!

Diamondback Grind Grind Pro Complete Box in the use

Handy Component!

If the seat feels comfy, you can achieve much better results in doing tricks and jumps. That's why we highly recommend you to check our survey of the most quality and comfortable bike seats available on the market!

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Diamondback Grind Grind Pro
Diamondback Grind Grind Pro
 

FatBoy Mini BMX Freestyle

Small But Strong

Mini BMX bikes are designed for ramp tricks that put considerable pressure on the frame and wheels, so such bikes must be pretty strong, and the FatBoy Mini BMX bike is just like that! The frame of this bike is made of hi-ten steel with well-welded seams. This combination makes the FatBoy Mini BMX bike durable enough to sustain heavy loads while doing tricks in a skate park. The maximum weight limit of a rider is impressive, thus, both teenagers and adults can use this two-wheeler. What sets this bike apart from many other mini BMXs is its relatively high handlebar, reaching the height convenient for both kids and adults. 

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Perfection in Every Detail

The FatBoy Mini BMX is unique in terms of design. The bicycle seat is made of Kevlar thread, hence, it's extremely durable and will look like new for a long time. The bike's wheels have no spokes at all, and the wheels themselves are fairly wide. Due to its size and wheels design, the FatBoy Mini will work best on flat surfaces and withstand enormous loads. Thus, you'll be able to get the full control and perform complicated tricks with ease. So, if maneuverability and safety are your priority, the FatBoy Mini BMX is the best pick!

FatBoy Mini BMX Freestyle Fat Tires Raw Assault PRO in the use

Safety Comes First

No matter how experienced you are and how good your bike is, when going for a ride, always wear knee and ankle braces, along with a helmet, indeed.

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FatBoy Mini BMX Freestyle
FatBoy Mini BMX Freestyle
 

X-Games FS20

Excellent Entry-level Bike!

The X-Games FS20 Freestyle Bicycle is very comfortable and well-built. This bike is the best choice for young riders as it contains all the details of a common bicycle but they are much stronger and more reliable. The bike is equipped with both front and rear brakes that improve handling and give more confidence on the road. Yet, the main benefit is its gyro brake system implying that you shouldn't worry about the brake cables around your little one's legs and ankles.

The bike is equipped with 4 pegs that give your child a chance to do a lot of impressive, extraordinary, mind-blowing tricks. The X-Games FS20 Freestyle Bicycle is available in two stylish color options for both boys and girls. Buy this two-wheeler for your child! Let him/her make the first steps towards bicycle motocross sport!

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How to Bunny Hop

A "bunny hop" is one of the basic tricks on the BMX bike. This trick involves jumping both the front and rear wheels off the ground to overcome various obstacles. To bunny hop successfully, you should follow these simple rules.

  • To raise the front wheel, sink your weight into the front wheel, bend your knees, and then pull a handlebar upward with your arms. To achieve better results, always keep your elbows and knees slightly bent, push your feet into the pedals.
  • To perform the back hoop, shift your weight forward, then snap your heels up, bend your knees, and next pull the pedals up along with your feet.
  • To make the complete bunny hop (both front pull and back hop), combine these two techniques.

X-Games FS20 Freestyle in the use

Protect Your Bike

Too many bicycles are stolen in America each year. And if you want to protect your BMX bike, we advise you to opt for a reliable bike lock. 

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X-Games FS20
X-Games FS20
 

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