The Best BMX Bikes of 2016
So, the sky is the limit! You’ve got the cash and want nothing but the very best? Well, we have just the thing for you. The absolute best BMX bikes available to buy right now. The Crème de la Crème of BMX. These bikes go above and beyond anything else you’ll find in 2016. No copies or cheaper alternatives. Only bikes with a 100% pro specifications have made the cut for our choice of the very best BMX bikes available right now.
Haro Blackout XXL 2016
Here is something a little different. A pedigree BMX race bike. Designed specifically for high speed racing, the Haro Blackout XXL is a pro level competition bike.
Black, low, light, fast and agile. This a true racing thoroughbred race machine. It features a superlight 7005 series aluminium frame with an air-formed and triple butted tubing. The frame is complimented by the CLiQ carbon race fork with a tapered aluminium steerer tube.
The wheelset is made up of 36 hole fully sealed alloy hubs featuring a 20mm rear axle laced to Alienation rims and running on Kenda Konversion tyres. If you want to race and have got the cash, then this is undoubtedly the bike for you. Get it, go to the track and go fast!
Cost: £899.99 from Winstanley's
WeThePeople Zodiac 2016
Year after year, WeThePeople continue to raise the bar of standards for high-end complete BMX bikes.
The goal with the Zodiac is to push the boundaries of a complete bike and produce the most dialled bike in their range. It’s a bike that’s built for modern street style riding. Just check out those big 9 inch rise 4-piece handlebars. Then add the rear Saltplus Pro Freecoaster hub and that beautiful 26 tooth SALTPLUS Orion 6061-T6 alloy sprocket guard. Now that really is pro spec, a legitimate Street dog set-up.
The frame is of aftermarket standard, custom designed 100% 4130 cromo with tapered tubing, invest cast dropouts and integrated chain tensioners. The SaltplusS HQ-V2 fork is heat treated sanko tubing with a CNC’d steerer and 25mm offset. You’ll be rolling on a killer wheelset, it’s comprised of the rear Saltplus Pro Freecoaster hub and Saltplus front 10mm female hub. Both hubs are laced to Aftermarket ÉCLAT Trippin XL rims, these bays are wide, super strong and look totally sick.
Finishing off the wheelset is the aftermarket ÉCLAT Ridgestone 2.4 &and 2.3 tyres. All other components are high-end and aftermarket offerings from ÉCLAT and Saltplus. Damn, this bike is good…. Available in Matt Clear Blue and Matt Black.
Cost: £649.99 from Evans Cycles
Haro 1985 FST Tribute Limited Edition 2016
Oh boy! This is an iconic piece of history. For 2016 Legendry bike brand Haro have produced a limited edition tribute of the iconic 1985 Haro FST.
It has the classic look but has been built with the latest design and manufacturing techniques to produce one of the finest bikes in their Linage range. The little beauty is a tribute to the legendary BMX freestyle hero of the 1980’s, Brain Blyther.
Don’t let the old school looks fool you though, this bike features the latest in geometry and fitted out with the best of components from Haro’s new Linage range including: Full cromo 21 inch frame, cromo tapered fork, Haro Lineage cromo 48 spline crankset, Lineage 28T CNC alloy sprocket. A 36H Alloy Shell sealed bearing 10mm female front hub and 36H Alloy Shell 14mm rear cassette hub which are laced to Haro Sata 36H Alloy double wall rims and roll on the tan walled Haro La Mesa 2.40 tyres.
The finishing touches are the Lineage CNC Alloy front load stem, rear caliper brake with Dia-Compe Tech 77 Alloy lever, Haro padded tripod seat/post and KMC chain. This is a distinct looking ride that’s sure to turn heads on the track or at the skatepark. Old School vert session, anyone?
Cost: £799.99 from Winstanley's
Kink Solace Tony Hamlin Signature 2016
This is the best of the best. Kink’s flagship complete bmx bike for 2016.
Featuring pro level specification with components such as the 100% 4130 Cromo Double Butted 20.666 top tube frame and aftermarket Kink Foundation II butted tapered fork and Kink Solace 4130 8.65 inch rise handlebar. This bike is set-up just like Tony’s personal ride. We’ve got a Mission fully sealed female front and rear Cassette hubs laced to Mission Mylar rims which roll on the aftermarket Kink wright 2.4 tyres. A beautiful 2 piece tubular crankset with sealed mid bottom bracket.
Completing the fine selection of Kink’s aftermarket components including: Kink Highrise CNC 48mm top load stem, Kink solace stealth pivotal seat with stealth post and Kink Hemlock pedals. This is one mean looking bike that’s to take a beating. Fire on the Kink Drift 4.4 pegs and you’ve got a machine that’ll grind anything or roast any skatepark.
Cost: £749.99 from Winstanley's
Room for one more
2016 is far from over, people! So we're keeping this slot free for one more BMX. Check back here to see our final addition but meantime, go back to the top and drool over out shortlist so far.