Well, I was lucky enough to be a young boy when the BMX bikes were born back in the late 70’s. That was when as a young lad I knew I needed to get back home because it was either getting dark or I was hungry!
It was the love of my BMX that really gave me the bike bug!
At our bike shop in East Sussex, where the passion about bikes 43 years later is still running high that BMX (Bicycle Moto Cross) is back and with vengeance, all the old names and some new ones too: Diamond Back, Mongoose, Huffy, We The People and Mafia. If we don’t have it then we can get it.
BMX bikes have got a whole lot better than when I rode my Diamond Back Harry Leary Turbo some 44 years ago, (that’s aged me)! Using Cro-Mo tubing and CNC machined alloy components the modern BMX bike is a lot lighter and stronger.
Being an independent bike shop in Heathfield, East Sussex, we make it our business to select the BMX bikes that meet our high standards. We only deal with bicycle brands that have history and longevity in the cycle trade. There are different types of BMX bikes on the market; there’s the dirt BMX bike with the knobbly tyres for dirt track cycle racing or there’s the more popular smooth tyre BMX bike for static bike park freestyle riding and street riding.
Some of the important specification factors the kids are looking for when it comes to the best BMX bikes are:
A high number of spokes in the bike’s wheels, 14mm hub axles, Cro-Mo tubing, a 3 piece chain-set, micro drive cassette, sealed bearings and of course great aesthetics and brand.
If you need guidance selecting the right BMX bike or terminology explained, please just give us a buzz on 01435 866118, or better still pop into our Cycle shop in Heathfield, East Sussex and you’ll understand why we’re still here after 40 years of trading.
Below are just a few of the Brands we choose to carry, click on the brand logo to see the latest BMX bikes, and then give us a buzz.
Main Manufacturers We Deal With
With over 45 years of pedigree, Mongoose are almost synonymous with BMX Bikes. Originally based in a garage in Southern California, Mongoose BMX bikes are trusted by some of the world’s best riders.
The current GT BMX Lineup is designed to fuel your fire and get you stoked on going bigger, faster, and further.
Diamondback Bicycles started life in Camarillo, California in 1978 as a radical new BMX brand.
Today Diamondback has a renewed focus on dirt and street BMX styles with riders from the UK, Europe and the USA competing in major events such as the X Games and Dew Tour.
Established in California in 2010, this is a high performing BMX bike that has riders competing in events all around the world, definitely a fast-growing brand.
A BMX Brand Established in 2011, by pro riders Garrett Reynolds,Ty Morrow , JJ palmere, AM:, Colin Varanyak, Kevin Vannauke.
A BMX Bike company out of Rochester, NY. Kink is all about having a good time, enjoying being on your bike, and spending time with friends!
Founded in 2009, Stranger BMX Bikes are makers of quality BMX bikes parts and accessories.
High functioning BMX Bikes that are carefully designed to be ridden at the highest level and are used to progress the sport by top professionals around the world.
Our in store BMX range in price from around £200.
We also service and repair all types of bikes including BMX bikes.
Salary Sacrifice Bike Purchase Schemes Available
Salary sacrifice is a way of purchasing a bike through your employer and the agreed monthly payments are deducted from your wages prior to when income tax and national insurance is calculated. There are also options for you if you are self-employed.
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