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BMX freestyle bike wheels
Whether you're riding flatland BMX, park BMX or a little of both the BMX rims of your BMX freestyle bike should be durable and sturdy, so they can absorb the hard impacts of the street or skate park.
In this section, you’ll find both BMX rims for your BMX freestyle bike but also spare parts to replace worn down or broken components on your BMX rims.
BMX wheels are available in the sizes 12 to 20 inches. The most common size is the 20’’ wheel, whereas the sizes 12’’ to 18’’ are developed specifically for children. Most BMX bikes come with cassette hubs, which is single gear hubs (single speed).
Lately, a hub called ‘Freecoaster’ has become very popular on the Freestyle BMX scene. With the ‘Freecoaster’, you are able to ride backward with the pedals in a fixed position.
A typical BMX freestyle wheel comes with 36-spoke BMX rims - which is great for both the park, the street, airs and verts.
Single vs double
There’s no doubt that the life of a pair of BMX rims is hard. The countless impacts from the asphalt and the ramps. That’s why many BMX freestyle riders choose a pair of sturdy BMX rims with double walls instead of single walls. A pair of double-walled BMX rims is more sturdy. This is simply due to their construction and they don’t break as easy as a pair of single-walled BMX rims.
Many complete in the lower price-range is born with single-walled BMX rims. More expensive BMX freestyle bikes often come with double walled rims. If your bike has single walled BMX rims we recommend that you get a pair of double walled rims - They cost a little extra, but it’s worth it in the long run.
Take care of your tubes
The care of the tubes on your BMX freestyle bike with rim tape. This often overlooked piece of rubber band is a very cheap and effective way to protect against flat tyres. The rim tape is placed between the rim and the tube and protects the BMX bikes wheels from the spoke holes, which can puncture the tube is exposed to the inside rim.