BMX biking has roots in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when kids would mimic motocross racing and tricks while riding along roads, in parking lots, and on dirt tracks. Today, BMX biking is a sport all its own enjoyed by riders of all ages. And it all begins with the right bike.
Buying a BMX bike will be a unique experience from buying a mountain or road bike, because the features that work well on these more traditional bikes can keep you feeling stiff and slow in the world of BMX. Ajo Bikes is your source for BMX biking in Tucson, as we have a great selection of bikes from leading brands, along with established connections in the Tucson BMX community. We’re also here to keep your BMX rig in great shape—we’re the bike repair shop Tucson trusts.
Types of BMX Bikes
Generally, most BMX bikes can handle dirt trails, street riding, and park tricks well, but it will be worth considering where you’d primarily like to ride before making your selection. Freestyle BMX bikes are built to withstand impacts—they can handle tough stunts at the skate park, dirt jumps, and street stunts. Racing BMX bikes are built for speed. They tend to feature the lightest weight frames crafted from strong but lightweight metal alloys like chromoly. They have a slightly different frame shape so they accelerate fast and handle nimbly on any curves and turns. You can also find minimalist bikes specifically designed for Flatland riding, but this type of riding is a more advanced style and shouldn’t be a focus for new BMX riders.
Buying Your BMX Bike
Once you’ve narrowed your search down to the right type of BMX bike, you’ll be ready to start making a short list of choices for your investment. If you’re completely new to BMX riding, then you may not be familiar with the unique sizing of these bikes and the features to look for. Here are some quick tips to help you shop:
Focus on the Frame
Visit a Bike Shop to Size the Bike Correctly
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, Ajo Bikes can help you find your next BMX bike. BMX and freestyle bike brands we carry include Cult, Sunday, Haro, DK Bikes, Fit Bike Co., and Redline. Visit our bike repair shop or call (520) 294-1434 to start exploring our current inventory.