BMX Bikes FAQs
What is a BMX bike? The breakdown.
A BMX bike is an all terrain bicycle that was created in the 1970s by youths modifying their dragster bicycles to emulate motocross riders so they too could jump and make aggressive turns. This is why BMX stands for Bicycle Moto Cross (X). Over the years, the material and geometry has been refined, to make a strong BMX bike that could withstand more punishment and perform better. As BMX evolved, so did the bikes, with the modern BMX bike being even more light weight while still remaining very strong. Now you can get a cheap BMX bike without having to replace parts straight away.
There are many different styles of BMX bikes to suit all types of BMX disciplines. Whether you are looking to buy a BMX bike to ride freestyle at the skatepark, street or the trails, we recommend any of the awesome BMX bikes for sale at Back Bone BMX but are certainly happy to speak to you over the phone or via e-mail with any questions you might have.
What are good BMX bike brands?
At Back Bone BMX, we stock the best BMX bike brands. We've had experience selling BMX bikes since 2005, the brands that we stock are chosen because of the quality in build, the reputation of the brand in BMX, their dedication to growing the sport of BMX, as well as the longevity their bikes provide. Below are ten BMX bike brands we proudly stock:
- Academy BMX
- Colony BMX
- Cult BMX
- DK Bicycles
- Fiend BMX
- Kink BMX
- Radio Bikes
- Sunday Bikes
- Wethepeople BMX
How much does a BMX bike cost?
BMX bikes can vary in cost, but remember, the cost reflects the quality! While you might be able to get a BMX bike from a department store for less than $200, that bike isn't going to last and end up costing you more in the long run.
Over the years we've been open, we have felt it necessary to stock bikes that start around the $300-400 mark. The reason is that we want to make sure that the bike that's going out to a customer is going to be suitable to ride BMX on - it's intended use! So far, we haven't seen bikes under this price mark with enough quality to last while riding BMX.
As bikes go up in price, you can expect to see higher quality, stronger materials and bikes that serve a more specific purpose.
What BMX size should I get?
We have broken down BMX sizing into three basic categories:
- Junior BMX bikes (riders under 140cm tall)
- Youth BMX bikes (riders 130 - 170cm tall)
- Adult BMX bikes (riders 160cm+)
As you can see, there is a small amount of height overlap in these three categories, as there is the opportunity to ride a slightly bigger bike, or a slightly smaller one, depending on how you want it to feel.
A rider who is interested in street riding may want a slightly shorter top tube length than a rider who wants to ride trails.
The best BMX bikes for sale
We've said this to our customers since Back Bone BMX opened in 2005. We are able to pick and choose between all brands of BMX bikes available, so that we can bring a collection to you of what we believe to be the best BMX bikes for sale.
We stock BMX bikes for all different styles of riding and we love BMX because it's for everyone. So whether you want a BMX to cruise the streets, the skatepark, tear up the trails or simply ride around with your mates, we have the bike for you.
What is the best BMX bike for me?
We have created a seriously detailed BMX buyer's guide below so that you can decide what the best BMX bike is for you.
Whether it's your skill level or your budget, our BMX bike buyer's guide will point you in the right direction. We have BMX bikes for kids and BMX bikes for adults, our buyer's guide will show you a range of bikes to suit your needs.
Click on the image below to learn more and f you have any questions about our BMX bikes, big or small, please contact us and we'll help you out.