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The Starting Formula Of A Bmx Bike

Sep 11, 2008
If you're new to the whole BMX experience, you probably have got a ton of questions. Like, how do I know which bike is the best? Are some brands better then others, and which ones are the best? I'm sure the list goes on and on, and we understand that it can be frustrating. Thats what this article is all about!

First things first. Since BMX has many different types of bikes, you gotta decide where you're gonna be bmx'ing. Are you gonna be romping on the dirt? Or are you gonna be cruising the streets? Maybe you're planning on doing both. Not a problem with bmx bikes. You just gotta be concerned about upgrades at that point. So, with all these different ways to go with your bmx, lets get started.

We'll start with the wheels, because the wheels are very important. First, you need a decent pair of rims. As a beginner, all your new tricks that you're gonna be attempting are gonna play heck on your rims, which will lead to some bent rims, amongst other things. So, be on the look out for double wall rims with a cassette hub. While this is not super vital, it will save you some green in the long run. A factor that often goes unoticed has an effect on your braking abilities. That would be the color of your rims. If you got painted rims, it will cause the pad to have trouble stopping and slowing. Chrome rims, while more expensive, have the best breaking surface.

Of course, you can't have a bmx bike without the frame. This is the main ingredient of your bmx formula, and cant be overlooked. Getting this part right will make upgrading your bike in the future easier, not to mention once you get used to your bike its hard to get a new one. It may sound silly, but you become one with your bike. The things you want to look at when it comes to picking your frame is the top tube length, where the brake mounts are, and whether or not your frame is a stock frame. When it comes to the top tube length, you really just want to make sure you fit, as that is really the only thing that matters in this regard. As far as brake mounts, you really just want to make sure you have them, as sometimes frames can come without them. And stock frames are best explained as frames that are sold with complete bmx bikes. Custom frames on the other hand are created special with a little more care, and therefore typically better.

If you can manage to get these things right, you are on your way to assembling a sweet bmx bike. And if you do these things right, it will make the other factors of your bmx bike a lot easier, such as further upgrades or repairs.
About the Author
Jarvis Malone has had experience with many things, and likes to research new things. Bmx bikes is something new he has been looking at recently, and would also recommend clonedbmx.com for a wide variety of bmx bikes for sale or 20 bmx bike.
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