New BMX Freestyle Bike
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Mongoose Gavel Boy's Freestyle Bike (20-Inch Wheels, White)
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Mongoose Freestyle Bike And Other Different Styles Of BMX BikesThe ever popular Mongoose freestyle bike is an important part of the BMX experience which can be broken down into a few main styles. It can the speed and competition of racing to the thrill of big air when doing dirt jumps. Depending on the type of riding you want to do, you may benefit from a bike optimized to that type of riding.
Racing BMX Bikes This is the beginning of the evolution. Super fast sprint races around a dirt track with jumps, berms and corner. BMX racing is growing in popularity again in Ontario including races at the indoor track in Orangeville and Track 2000 in Milton. Check your local cycling association or the local bike shops to find out where the BMX racing is in your area. Fast, fun and easy to get into, BMX racing is a great way to get into racing for kids.
BMX race bikes are lighter and faster. Frames are usually aluminum or light cromoly steel with light parts. They stand up to the jumps on the race track but aren't designed for the abuse of dirt jumping or park riding.
Flatland BMX Bikes You must do a search of youtube for flatland bmx performances to see these artists in action. As the name indicates, you do flatland on a open level area like a parking lot. You only need the room to maneuver your bike around without running into anything.
Flatland BMX bikes are very similar to a park freestyle bike but aim to be lighter with a slightly different geometry. They will have pegs to stand on and usually lockable brakes so you can take you hands from the bar. Along with BMX racing, you can find Flatland Bikes, inlcuding mongoose bmx freestyle bikes, made of aluminum to save weight.
Dirt Jumping BMX As the name implies, you will need an some empty space and a shovel and you can make jumps. While it has now grown to the scale where dirt jump parks like bike park are popping up, dirt jumping started in empty lots and forest trails. In the beginning, just landing a jump was the goal but now tricks like back flips and 360s are seen even on a local level.
BMX bikes for dirt jumping are built tough, with more aggressive tires than you would use from street and park riding. Parts are beefy and they usually have a rear brake only and no pegs.
Urban / Park / Vert BMX This is about halfpipes, bowls and rails. While just about anything is a possible stunt for this type of riding. Launch off a stair case and land on the handrail with your pegs to grind down X-games style. Ride up the halfpipe and do a bar spin. A combination of big air and style points are the hallmark of street and park riding. The bike equivalent of skateboarding, the whole urban landscape is a playground. Combine this with the skate parks around like in Cambridge and the world is your oyster.
This is the kind of riding that is both aggressive and beautiful. When you watch a good rider attack the vert ramp or park course they perform moves that seem to defy physics while at the same time looking effortless. Park and street BMX bikes are built tough. While higher end ones are lighter, beefy is the name of the game. Cromoly steel three-piece cranks, 48 spoked wheels, rotors to spin your bars and smooth, high pressure tires are the most common setup.
Overview You can perform a lot of riding styles on any bike but if you want to specialize then you will need to get the right machine for the job. A good all round bike would be a dirt jumper as you can ride urban, park and even enter a few faces. A plus to BMX riding of all types is that no spandex is needed. You either kick it in baggy jeans or look moto on your Mongoose freestyle bike for example.