When looking at BMX bikes for sale there are several things worth considering before you buy. The essential buying tips detailed below will help you decide.
BMX bikes can be categorized into three; Bicycle Motor Cross (true BMX), Dirt Jumping, and Freestyle. BMX bikes with light frames are ideally suited for racing where as if you are considering Dirt Jumping or Freestyle then a bike with a studier and heavier frame is what you are after. “Min” frames are targeted at 4 to 6 year olds and adults should look at “full size” frames.
Once you’ve decided the type of bike you next need to consider your budget. It is always wise at this stage to leave a little room for essential gear such as elbow and knee pads, gloves, and not least a good helmet.
With cheap BMX bikes you will typically get what you pay for and the bike will no doubt fall apart the first time you put it under any kind of duress, so buying a good brand at the top end of what you can afford will ensure you get a bike built to last. Alternatively buying used may be a great way to get a better model than you had originally intended. In this case contact the owner to reassure yourself as to the bike’s history.
Where to Buy
Once you know what kind of bike you want and how much to spend there is a lot of choice as to where you buy the bike. Your local dealer is a great place to start especially if you are able to take the bike out for a test ride first. Don’t forget to check prices on line too as there may be a deal to be done with the dealer if you find a cheaper price online.
If you are thinking of looking for BMX bikes for sale on-line browse eBay and Craig’s list for new and used bikes. Be sure to contact the current owner for more details where you are not sure and check the pedigree of the bike. There are lots of great deals to be had. BMX bikes are great fun for beginners and professionals alike. Hopefully using the tips above will help ensure that you buy the right BMX bike for you at a price you can afford.