Freestyle BMX Bikes
Freestyle BMX is a creative sport, where you focus on the performance of tricks and stunts. You can use different obstacles or you can perform tricks, simply by using your BMX bike on flat surfaces. Freestyle BMX bikes emerged in the middle of the 1970’s, where BMX riders started to perform tricks in some of the same places as – and similar to – skateboarders.
Freestyle BMX covers a wide range of disciplines, such as Dirt/Trails, Street, Park and Flatland.
When riding trails, you jump from one dirt bank to the other while performing tricks in the air. Though Trails and Dirt are very similar disciplines, there are some differences as well. When riding trails, you strive to create flow and perform advanced tricks. When riding Dirt, the dirt banks will typically be higher and the stunts will be somewhat riskier.
You can use Freestyle BMX bikes for stunts in urban settings, in the same way you would use a scooter, skateboard or aggressive inline skates. When riding the streets you normally use rails, curbs and banks when you want to grind and perform tricks.
If you prefer performing tricks and stunts in the skate park that is also an option. Ramps and rails are great obstacles for Freestyle BMX riders.
Flatland differs from most other freestyle disciplines, as it is performed on flat, even surfaces. Technical skills and great balance are important criteria for these stunts. The Freestyle BMX bikes have to be strong as the rider is often balancing on the frame or on attached pegs. Flatland combines bike stunts with elements from breakdance in an artistic performance.
To learn more, you can read the product specifications of the different Freestyle BMX bikes.