With roots in the skate-parks and dirt roads of the 1980s, BMX biking is more popular than ever. Fun, fast and adrenaline-packed, it's a great way to learn bike handling skills and develop endurance and strength. We pick out our best five BMX bikes available at Wiggle now.
What size BMX do I need
The two most important measurements to look for when you're buying a BMX are wheel size and top-tube length. Most BMX brands go up to a 20" wheel which may seem tiny if you're used to road bikes or mountain bikes. However, BMX bikes are designed to be chucked about on ramps and jumps and their relatively diminutive proportions give you the flexibility for mastering all the tricks that make BMX such a fun discipline to get into.
Here's our guide to BMX sizes.
Perfectly proportioned for junior and smaller riders, this is the little brother of the full-sized 20" Revo freestyle BMX bike but that doesn't mean you should expect any dumbing-down of the components. Weighing only 11.03kg as a complete bike, the Revo 18 is fully equipped with Radio Rookie parts throughout, from the 2509T gearing to the steel hub cassette.
A great choice to find your flow as you start out in street, skatepark or dirt jump riding. Easy to maintain and upgrade, this little bike will see you through the years to come.
The Blank Tyro was built for stability, comfort and control making it a great first BMX. With confidence-inspiring 20" wheels and a 20.4" top tube, it's perfect for older riders looking to get into BMX riding.
Blank Compound 20" tapered forks and 8.75" handlebars are designed for dependable steering. Built for whatever you throw at it, the Hi-Ten steel frame can take as many knocks and bumps as you while you learn to nail your favourite tricks.
The stylish Kink Curb's modern frame geometry is set up to give you the confidence to progress faster which makes it a superb choice for beginners hoping to master skatepark ramps, bowls, rails and street flow sections with confidence. It has the look and feel of a pro bike but at a more accessible price-point.
20" wheels are kitted out with 2.4" tyres for a sturdy ride. Kink Lance 100% Hi-Ten Steel Tapered Fork Legs and Kink T875 8.75" 100% Hi-Ten Steel bars put you in complete control as you get to grips with jumps and tricks.
Taller riders looking for their first BMX will love the Stolen Casino XL's longer top-tube and tall-boy bars. The extra-roomy cockpit is also great if you just want more space for throwing tricks.
The geometry makes the Casino feel more like a pro-level bike and the entry-level price makes this one of the best-sellers for riders coming into the scene. Complete with quality aftermarket components from Fiction and Stolen, this ride is ready for action straight out of the box.
Whether you're moving on to bigger tricks or you're getting into competition riding in skateparks or technical street events, this top-performance freestyle BMX will help you reach the top of your game. As you would expect from BMX legend Dan Conway's signature bike, this top-end model features a full 4130 Cr-Mo frame, for and handlebars.
The agile frame geometry and longer top tube give you plenty of room for tricks and make this a great bike for taller riders. Featuring an Odyssey Springfield U-brake, alloy double-wall rims, and GT Power Series 3-piece cranks, with a downtube gusset for extra strength, you'll be fully equipped to take on anything.