There are usually two types of BMX bike: freestyle, and racing. Racing bikes were originally designed for simply getting their rider over the open-road as fast as possible, typically on dirt tracks. This is the fastest way a person can ride in a bike. Freestyle BMX bikes, however, are typically built for more advanced tricks.
A windsor bike has all the same parts as a regular BMX bike, but it has been customized with less wheels and more creativity. For instance, many freestyle bikes have a small dropout frame designed for jumping. The dropout is attached to the front wheel by a simple ratchet mechanism. This makes it very light and allows the rider to gain a speed advantage without having to add a bigger suspension spring. Other tricks that these bikes can perform include short hops, and air-spin.
Freestyle riders typically ride with aluminum tubing, and this is what the pros prefer. When building a freestyle bike, the pro will choose between chrome or steel frames. The chrome frames are lighter and will usually last longer, and the steel frames are extremely durable and will keep the rider safe. They are generally wider than the average street bike frame, and they use a special kind of rims. Many of the freestyle riders prefer to use titanium rims, as the rim is very flexible.
A first bmx bike will generally be built for stunt riding. This means that the frame and the tires have to be making very lightweight, as this helps to keep control during tricks. The first bmx bike won’t usually have a lot of suspension, and the gears and brakes will not be working so well either. This also means that a lot of the parts can be completely stripped down and replaced.
When the bike has been built, it will need to be set up on a stand. The stand will be supported by a number of heavy stands, which allow the wheels to be set up so that they are level. When the wheels are level, the top tube of the bike will need to be extended, and the rear wheel should be lower than the handlebars. The tires will be a little wider than on a road bike, and the crank set must be made from durable cast aluminum.
Chrome plated crankarms are common, but gold plated ones have been seen too. Most of the time, the alloy wheels are built with rims that have been handmade, with the main alloy being cast aluminum. This makes the freestyle frame very light, durable and strong, and it looks great in a light purple color. In fact, the frame is so appealing that many riders prefer to buy the frame and fork and then buy separate training wheels and give their rides a distinctive look.