Two Types Of Bmx

Discussion in 'Vintage BMX Bicycles' started by eeapo, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. #1 Posted Aug 17, 2016

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    What is the difference between a regular bmx and a bmx freestyle?
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  2. #2 Posted Aug 17, 2016

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    I think regular bmx are for racing, free style is for tricks and stuff.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Aug 17, 2016

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    Racing bikes are as light as possible, geared for the track, built to go fast.

    Freestyle bikes were heavier, had pegs and other accessories to jump around on, and painted dayglo pink to look more fancy.
     
  4. #4 Posted Aug 17, 2016

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    BMX Freestyle?

     
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  5. #5 Posted Aug 18, 2016

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    to add on to what's been said, the first freestyle bikes were racing bikes that kids tried to "freestyle out" in the late 70s early 80s.
     
  6. #6 Posted Aug 18, 2016

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    Yup. We started riding skyway tuffwheels because we were bending wherls, putting griptape on our crossbars and toptubes for "surfing," and adding front brakes for endos, front hops and stuff.

    Then frames started coming out with places to stand, and pegs, and whatever else, which turned it into a bunch of guys hopping around instead of "thrashing."
     
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  7. #7 Posted Aug 19, 2016

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    Thanks, that answer's my question.
     
  8. #8 Posted Jan 23, 2017

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    What a great vid. That dude is the
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