Choose the right Race BMX fork for your style
The wheel offset is a significant aspect to consider when selecting a new race BMX fork. The wheels offset is the distance from the middle of the front wheel to the middle of the fork leg. Earlier 32mm was the standard, but lately, some riders are going lower than that.
The long wheel offset is still very common within BMX racing, since it offers a high amount of stability. The reason some riders choose to lower the wheel offset size is that this setup makes it easier to turn the bike rapidly and reach the inside lane in the turns.
Why is the wheel offset important on a BMX?
The wheel offset is vital because it control how steep the bike is going to feel and how stable the bike will be at high speeds. With a long wheel offset the race BMX bike feels more stable. It will, in this case, add more control to the race BMX, which is why many trail riders prefer a longer wheel offset.
In theory, low weight equals high speed. To lower the weight as much as possible on the race BMX, many forks for race BMX will be made in light materials often either carbon, aluminium and chromoly steel 4130.