Eastern Bikes BMX Bike – Javelin Phosphate, 20″
The eastern javelin is a beginners BMX bike with a little extra. The javelin features a rugged steel frame w/chromo dt, sealed front and rear hubs for a long-lasting smooth ride. Sealed bearing integrated headset, 3-piece chromoly cranks, eastern grips, pedals, and sprocket
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BICYCLE TO START PRACTICING BMX?
- The size of the painting
It is measured with the horizontal tube , ie the upper tube that joins the steering with the saddle. The larger the tube, the more space you will have to pedal between the pedal and the handlebar.
- The height of the handlebar
The height of the handlebar determines the height of the driving position . An 8-year-old will be more comfortable with a low handlebar, while a teenager or adult will prefer a higher handlebar because they have the highest bust.
- The length of the pedal rods
Normally it varies between 160 and 180 mm. Short cranks allow children or small people not to juggle their bikes. The very large connecting rods are more annoying for the practice of freestyle, but allow a better acceleration in race.
- Different BMX teams according to the disciplines
Some disciplines require particular BMX teams. This is the case of freestyle, especially in street, flat and skatepark. The bikes designed for these practices are equipped with a rotor (a braking system that allows a 360 ° turn of the handlebar ) and of pegs (some calapers necessary to make figures and, occasionally, to take to the friends).
- The practice of freestyle requires a reinforced material that supports impacts and falls: a reinforced saddle, double-walled wheels with 36 or 48 spokes, or an ultra-resistant plate.
- For dirt, trail and race, tires are usually used with cleats , since the bicycle has to adhere to the earth and mud. In ” street “, in ” flat ” and in skatepark, bicycles are equipped with slick tires to ensure maximum adherence to the asphalt.