Freestyle BMX riding is like regular bike riding on steroids.
Of course, the most important part of your body to protect is your head, so it’s important to know what you’re looking for when you’re picking out a helmet.
BMX helmets need to be comfortable and keep your head safe without restricting your vision. A helmet needs to fit well and of course it needs to look good too.
Different types of BMX riding (freestyling/ racing) call for different types of helmets.
To be sure you have the right helmet check with us at the BMX store and discuss it with one of our pro riders. The more expensive helmets offer more options such as adjustable straps, extra padding and better ventilation such as the popular TSG Dawn Helmet
BMX bike helmets are similar to skateboarding helmets and are available in different sizes and colours
Ankles, Shins, Knees and Elbows
If you don’t stick your landing, or the bike tips, your elbows and knees can hit the ground hard.
Padding and other protectors are recommended, particularly for the knees, shins, wrists, and ankles.
Knee pads and ankle guards stress flexibility more than ultra-strong protection, but tend to sacrifice some of this protection for mobility. It’s important to pick knee and ankle pads that are snug to avoid chafing. Most are one-size-fits-all, and can even be worn under jeans or normal pants. Shin pads have extra padding to absorb impact.
BMX safety gear will protect you when you crash or tumble.
And you’re going to.
Be safe and protect yourself from head to toe.
We take BMX riders safety pretty seriously!
Call through to our store and we will happily advise you on the right gear to suit your needs, or come in and try them on for size.