Looking for a BMX? A wise man once said – “You can’t buy happiness, but, you can buy a bike and that’s pretty close."
Whether you used to ride and feel like getting back into it again, or it’s something that you have always wanted to try, now is the time. Bicycle technology has reached new heights. With cutting edge engineering techniques and sharp design aesthetics, todays BMX bikes are a sight to behold. Built to pro specification and ready to take on anything. These are the bikes you are looking for. And if you really feel like splashing out, then check out these best BMX bikes of 2016. Warning: you're about to turn into a gooey-eyed teenager again.
Best BMX Bikes for Adults
Fly Proton 2016
Fly are a Spanish BMX bike and component brand. Designed in Spain and rode the world over.
Renowned for their innovative products and distinctive visual design. By sight alone the Proton is a wonderful bike. Appearances aside though, this is a very high quality piece of kit.
Featuring a full 4130 cromoly steel frame with integrated headset and 4130 cromo fork and handlebar. Fly Trebol 3 piece cranks, here again, 4130 cromo. In addition to these fantastic components, the bike is finished throughout with Signature Fly bikes components including a Trebol top load stem, Devon Smillie pro grips, Ruben graphite pedals, Medio seat with tripod post and a Trebol 25 tooth sprocket. Finishing the build is the Trebol wheelset with fully sealed bearings and a 9 tooth rear cassette hub. Available in flat black and flat raw colourways. This frame features removable brake mounts and also comes supplied with brakes.
Price: £380 from Alan's BMX
Fit Benny 3 2016
Ben Lewis is one of the top BMX street riders in the game and that’s why Fit have produced a line of his very own signature products.
The Fit Benny level 3 is spec’d out to copy Ben’s personal ride. That means it’s tough as hell yet heavenly to ride. A high-end offering of a 4130 cromo steel frame and fork with Benny’s signature shaped 4 piece handlebar clamped by a Fit front loader stem. The distinct matt purple frame features an integrated headset, steep head angle and shorter rear end. This results in a responsive street ready ride.
The component choice is spot-on. Indent crankset with machined 25 tooth key sprocket and sealed bottom bracket, aftermarket fit FAF whitewall 2.3 tires, Fit Mac PC pedals and a Fit Barstool Pivotal seat. The Wheelset is a real treat too. On the rear is a sealed 9th freecoaster hub Ideal for tech street riding and up front there’s a low flange sealed female hub. Both laced to black Revenge double wall rims. Of course, the bike comes supplied with pegs, because just like Benny L, it’s built to grind.
This frame features removable brake mounts and also comes supplied with brakes.
Price: £420 from Discount BMX
Fit Dugan Signature 2016
This is Fit Bike Co’s USA pro rider, Tom Dugan’s Signature Bike for 2016.
And oh my, don’t it look good? This bike is purposely designed to emulate Tom’s personal set-up. So, it’s certified to go fast and fly high. The frame is 4130 cromo with a geometry identical to Tom’s signature aftermarket frame.
Again, the 9 inch rise handlebars are cromo, as is the fork which also features tapered legs with CNC'd steerer tube. The wheelset features matching female hubs, giving a super clean look. They are both sealed bearing hubs with a 9 tooth cassette on rear and a low flange 10mm up front. Both hubs are laced to Revenge double wall rims. Finishing of the rest of the build is a mixture of Fit aftermarket parts and components from Odyssey and Revenge. Available in Chorme or Gloss back.
This frame features removable brake mounts and brakes are included with the bike.
Price: £499.99 from Source BMX
Cult Chase Hawk Signature 2016
Chase Hawk is without doubt one of the most stylish riders in the history of BMX.
He’s been a pro rider for Cult since the brands creation in 2010. His signature bike for 2016 is fantastic. Beautiful to look at and even more so to ride. Featuring a 100% cromo 21 inch toptube frame, 100% cromo fork with 2.40 inch tire clearance and again, full cromo 9 inch rise and 30 inch wide handlebar.
The components are all Cult branded. From the signature ODI Cult faith grips right down to the 14mm sealed RHD rear hub and 10mm Cult Match female style front hub. This bike is totally dialled. The perfect blend of style and strength. A pro level bike that’s built to shred.
Price: £559.99 from Crucial BMX