A Guide To Bmx Bikes And Parts
This video talks about the different variations of BMX bikes and their differences individually. Learn how to choose the right kind of bike for you with this video tutorial now!
I'm going to tell you a little bit about BMX bikes. Ultimately they are the same, there are different variations of them, street, ramp, vert, racing bikes, flat land bikes but essentially a BMX is a BMX. If you are using it for general use it shouldn't really matter as long as you look after your bike and you keep yourself safe is the main two aspects.
Now the first thing you need to know about BMX bikes is most of them will have pegs, rear and front pegs. Now this varies on different source of BMX's. It's down to the individual on whether you ride street or whether you ride flat land.
With this, this is a flat land bike so I run 4 pegs and I also run with 2 brakes. Now my back brake goes in to what is called a gyro. Now this enables handle bars to spin endlessly without getting the cables tangled up so I can do trick after trick after trick turning my handle bars and I'd never have to turn them back.
So basically your bike would do that all day long. It's a very important bit of kit to have especially if you want to ride a back brake and do flat land BMX or most aspects of BMX riding. You will see ramp riders have them as well they will do bar spin airs and stuff like that so the gyro is very important on your BMX.
Also your tires, you want to make sure that you've got good tread on your tires. You don't want to be riding around in bald tires. It's not sage and it will hamper you in a lot of tricks especially flat land.
So always make sure that your tires have plenty of air in them and a nice amount of tread in them. You also want to make sure that your wheel nuts are tight before you go out as that is very important, you don't want your wheels falling off halfway through a trick. Your brakes as well, you want to make sure that they are always maintained.
Always have them greased and oiled your cables. Make sure your brake are rubbed down and your rims are always polished so you know that you're going to stop and just in general everything is oiled like your chain, your crank, and just running nicely so before you do any aspects of BMX it's always worth spending 5 minutes before you go out to go over your bike with a fine toothed comb to make sure that everything is safe and tight and ready to roll.