Tips for buying the right BMX Bike
Why buy a BMX bike ?
BMX is a blast and Albe's has bikes for riders of every size, age, ability and budget. With the holidays approaching, now's the time to take a good look at our selection of bikes. We realize choosing the right bike for the rider in your life can be an overwhelming task. What size? What type of riding are they going to do? What's the difference? How much should I spend? Albe's has real BMX bikes in every size and price category. Highlighting contemporary BMX brands like Kink, Subrosa, Verde, We The People, Sunday, Stolen and Fit, which share equal billing with legendary names in BMX like SE, Redline, Haro, DK and GT. Albe's has the brands that riders want.
We offer both balance and pedal options. Balance bikes, or push bikes, are perfect for little ones just starting to roll, but aren't ready to pedal. 12" pedal bikes are the smallest size, and provide the smallest riders the chance to start pedaling into the BMX experience. 12 inch bike are normally fit the average sized 4 year old or younger.Many kids start using balance bikes as soon as they can walk.
For young riders from the best brands in BMX. These scaled-down BMX machines are sized just-right for smaller bodies, and are proportion to ride just like their bigger counterparts. 16 inch bike are used by riders up to 46” in many cases.
The perfect size for riders not quite ready to move up to a 20", but still looking for more size and stability than the smaller wheels provide. Many of the 18 inch bikes are made to be used pretty aggressively and can fit riders up to 60” in height if being used for jumping and trick riding.
The heart and soul of BMX and Albe's has them in all forms and prices. Our selection of entry level bikes get you on the right track without spending too much money, but are far and away superior over bikes you'll find at "big box" stores. With a variety of frame and component sizes to fit different sized riders, we have bikes to fit everyone. Aluminum rims, sealed bearings, 3-piece chromoly cranks, 25/9 gearing, U-brakes and integrated headsets are the kinds of features you'll find on the bikes we offer in this range, and they make all the difference when it comes to maintenance, performance, durability and the safety of the rider.
When you start to take your riding more seriously, Albe's has BMX bikes for every need and type of riding. Park-oriented bikes feature a lower-profile frame, responsive geometry and advanced braking systems for technical skatepark and ramp riding. Street-specific bikes are the most popular style for BMX these days, and with good reason. The configuration of the frame and parts is well suited for all types of riding, from the street, to the skatepark, to the dirt jumps. With a selection of bikes featuring freecoaster rear hubs for backward rolling abilities, some including pegs so that they are ready for action right out of the box, complete BMX bikes are more in-tune with current trends than ever before, and we have bikes to suite every BMX taste. 20” bike are the size bikes you will see the riders in the X-Games riding on TV.If being used aggressively 20” bikes are good for riders well over 6’ tall.
22” Bikes / 24” Bikes / 26” Bikes
For bigger riders or those looking for more speed and stability, Albe's offers big-wheeled bikes from 22" BMX bikes, which are growing rapidly in popularity, to 24" cruisers that serve dual-duty for hardcore BMX riding and riding around town, to throw-back style 26" BMX bikes which offer a little of everything for BMX and plenty of size and comfort. We even have 26" Dirt Jump Bikes, which provide BMX feels on a bigger, smoother platform with disc brakes and suspension forks for going big on all terrains.
A more recent addition to the line-up at Albe's are Retro BMX bikes, both true-to-form reproductions of original 1970s and 80s bikes, to stylized modern versions that look the part, but with modern specs. Another variation of the retro movement are 26 inch, 27.5 inch and 29 inch bikes that have a throwback vibe and classic look, but on an up-sized chassis and wheels for the ultimate cruising experience.
Where ever you find your BMX passion, Albe's has a bike for you.
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