At The Village Our staff are experienced BMX Riders who will give you the right advise when selecting your new BMX Forks.
new fork can really alter the feel of a BMX, switching to a lightweight design will make the bike easier to manipulate and improve a rider’s ability to get it off the ground. Second is the dropout offset. Offset refers to how far ahead of the center of the fork legs the front axle bolts onto the fork. For example, a fork with zero offset would have the dropouts directly in the middle of the bottom of the legs. The bigger the offset, the longer the total wheelbase of a BMX becomes and vice-versa. A big offset creates a more stable bike, ideal for riding jumps and big ramps. Short offsets give a bike a more responsive or “nervous” feel, great for technical street riding and nose manuals. Third is the height of the fork. Most forks have similar heights (around 314-315 millimeters), so it is only when combined with the steerer tube length that it’s handling characteristics can be determined. When comparing two forks of the same height, the fork with a longer steerer tube will have a shorter height below the frame, which will drop the front end of the BMX and change the ride by putting more of the rider’s weight over the front wheel. The opposite is true for a fork with a shorter steerer tube and identical height. Finally, if you run a front brake, be sure to choose a fork with brake bosses!