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How Much Does A BMX Bike Weigh

How Much Does A BMX Bike Weigh

The lightest BMX bike in the world is the Supercross Evo S-7 Pro XXL-BB30 Serial #1 at fourteen pounds, but most BMX bikes weigh around twenty-three and a half pounds.

Weight matters when racing or doing tricks, which is what a BMX bike is made for. How much does a BMX bike weigh?

The combined average for an Adult BMX, Racing BMX and Freestyle BMX bike weighs 23.6 lbs or 10.7 kg. The size and length of the frame, the style of BMX bike, if it has brakes, and the size of the tires all determine the total weight of the bike. Lighter BMX bikes weigh around 20 lbs while heavier Freestyle BMX bikes weigh around 26 lbs.

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How Much Does A Pro BMX Bike Weigh

There are two types of ‘Pro’ BMX bikes. The first is the freestyle, which is meant for doing tricks, and the second is the Pro BMX racing bike.

I’ll address the freestyle bikes here and cover the racing bikes separately. A full-size adult freestyle BMX bike with a frame between 19.75 and 21.5 inches long weighs an average of 25.6 pounds or eleven-point-seven kilograms.

You need your height to find the correct frame size for a Pro BMX. Most adults ride one of the three largest sizes.

These are made to include people from four foot six to those over five foot eight, with frame lengths ranging from around 18.75 to 21.5 inches when you measure the top tube length.

However, exceptionally tall riders may need a custom frame in a larger size. Shorter adults can get high-quality BMX bikes with the same materials and styles in the preexisting smaller sizes.

The frame’s weight will depend on the manufacturer and materials, plus the exact style and size of the frame.

Additionally, some riders use two brakes, while others use only one or none at all.

Removing the brakes offers a better range of motion and lowers the weight slightly, affecting the overall total weight even for the exact same model and size.

How Much Does A BMX Race Bike Weight

Professional BMX race bikes weigh an average of 21.2 lbs. or 9.61 kg. For bike racers, both the BMX and other styles, weight is important, and the essential thing a bike can be for many riders is lightweight.

Some pro BMX bikes have ultra-lightweight titanium frames, but as the weight drops, the price rises, and these can cost over $2,000 dollars or more depending on how custom and how light the particular bike is.

BMX Bike Weights Chart

The size and style of a BMX bike don’t determine its weight. The frame materials and other bike components like the tires make the most significant difference, and those tend to be customized after the initial bike is purchased.

Moreover, many riders add weight on the front end or remove the brakes and reduce weight depending on their riding method.

Below is a list of some popular styles of BMX with their weight and tire weight included.

BMX Bike ModelWeight Of BikeTire Type & SizeTire Weight
2021 Haro Inspired26.75 lbs (estimate based on Haro average weight)Premium CK 20 x 2.41.13 lbs
2018 Redline MX 2421.9 lbsTioga PowerBlock (F)24 X 1.75″ / (R) 24 X 1.60″0.99 lbs
2021 Huffy Enigma Race Bike20.5 lbs20” x 1.95” (No brand specified, so I’m using the Kenda Kontact K841 Bicycle Tire – 20 x 1.95 as an example here)2.5 lbs
2022 GT Pro Series LTD 2929 lbsGT Smoothie 29 x 2.5″2.5 lbs
  2021 Polygon Rogue21.2 lbsDELI S-199 20″X1.95″1.65 lbs
  2021 State Bicycle Co. 26″ BMX Bike24.5 lbsCultxVansTire26 (No brand specified, so I’m using the CultxVans popular 26″ BMX style as an example here)

1.96 lbs
  Mongoose BMX-Bicycles Legion BMX25 lbs (Chromoly Frame)  20 in x 2.3 in, wire bead1.25 lbs

What’s A Good Weight For A BMX Bike

Though the ‘right’ weight for BMX bikes can vary significantly based on the rider’s needs and construction of the bike, I’ve collected some general guidelines.

The names of each style directly correlate to the frame size, which is measured based on the top tube length.

Below is the general weight range for an aluminum framed BMX bikes:

  • Micro Mini: 9-12 lbs
  • Mini: 14-16 lbs
  • Junior: 16-20 lbs
  • Expert: 20-24 lbs
  • Pro: 20-25 lbs
  • Pro XL: 22-26 lbs
  • Pro XXL: 24-27 lbs
  • Pro XXX: 25-28 lbs
  • Cruiser: 25-28 lbs

The weight of an individual bike depends on numerous factors. For example, choosing to swap out a stock part like the pedals for a more custom look can also change the bike’s weight.

Some riders intentionally remove everything not crucial to the BMX’s operation to take off all the weight for better tricks or faster race times.

In contrast, others seek a specific visual appeal and add accessories and custom parts that weigh more than the stock models.

Is There A Weight Limit For BMX Bikes

BMX bikes do have an overall weight limit. I regret to inform you that riders over three hundred pounds will have to get specially constructed bikes.

There are also typically weight limits for each size BMX and each company based on what is generally considered safest for the riders.

However, these are not standard and can vary based on the bike model and model year within the same company.

The BMX style was meant to handle high pressure and hard falls. As an object lands, the stress placed on it is many times higher than that of any sitting weight, so these bikes are tough.

Most BMX bikes will hold a lot more weight than you’d expect, but I don’t recommend trying to overload them since a fail often means crashing instead of sticking the landing from a hill on a dirt track or aerial trick at a skate park.

According to History of BMX, Marvin Church Sr. made the first recognizable, modern-looking, straight tube BMX bike in the early 1970s, “Late 1973, the first straight-tube BMX frame was made. Marvin Church Sr. cut up an old Schwinn Stingray for his son, welded straight tubes to it, and raised the bottom bracket, allowing use for longer 6 ½ inch cranks.”

The straight tubes helped BMX bikes take the pressure of tricks and racing. In the forty-nine years since then, there have been many improvements and variations designed to hold riders of any size.

How Heavy Is A BMX Frame

For the frame by itself, an excellent average weight is five pounds. More than this would be notably heavy for a BMX frame, and lighter would be uniquely light. However, titanium frames tend to be lighter.

Protolabs points out that, “…titanium is about two-thirds heavier than aluminum, its inherent strength means that you need less of it.”

So a titanium frame of equal tube length would also likely have thinner tube walls.

Helpful Tips To Know About How Much A BMX Bike Weighs

BMX bikes, like their riders, come in all sizes. Although the average BMX bike weight is around twenty-five and a half pounds, that is a very limited view of the varied world of BMX.

Here are more helpful tips to know about how much a BMX weighs.

  • The lightest titanium BMX bicycle frames can weigh as little as two pounds. However, the cost of having an elite frame that won’t weigh you down is exponentially higher the lighter your frame becomes, and there are limits to what even titanium can accomplish.
  • The Pro XXX and Cruisers tend to be the largest and heaviest BMX around. However, the Pro XXX is made for racing and stunts while the cruisers live up to their name and are better for cruising on the (paved) roads.
  • There are BMX bikes smaller than the Micro Minis, but the size doesn’t have an official title. These ultra-tiny bikes are made for people under three foot three.
  • Most BMX are made from aluminum, and the lightest are titanium. However, you can also find many BMX models with steel frames. Steel is more durable than aluminum though it’s also heavier.

Final Thoughts

How much a BMX weighs depends mainly on the rider’s size, budget, style, and preferences.

Some pros prefer to go with no brakes and ultra-lightweight titanium frames for the lowest possible weight and the most range of motion.

For others, it’s all about a heavy steel frame and all the accessories. One of the fantastic things about BMX biking is that you get to choose what you want from this versatile style since they were designed for both trick riding and dirt track racing.

Brian Smith

Brian is the founder of Bicycles In Motion and an avid cyclist for 17 years. On the weekends, he enjoys exploring new bike trails and countryside roads to enjoy the outdoors.

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