This page has been put together to help you choose your next BMX frame. If you have been riding for a while and you are looking for a new frame then the suggestions in this section will give you a brief overview of what you should be looking for. Whether it's geometry, size or intended discipline. We can find the right frame for you.
Learn Your Angles
The Goemetry, or angles, of a frame make a huge difference to how your bike will ride. Take a look at our guide below to see how each angle will affect how your frame will ride.
HT: Head tube angle determines the angle of your forks. A steeper HT (i.e 75°) will make the bike turn quicker than a mellower angle (i.e 74°).
ST: Seat tube angles don’t vary too much (around 71°) and affect the centre of gravity. The steeper the angle the shorter your bike will feel.
SO: Standover height is essentially how high your frame is. A frame with a low standover height is more responsive and easier to ‘throw around’ whilst a high SO height is more stable; particularly useful when going fast.
CS: The chain stay is essentially the length of the rear end of the bike. A shorter CS length will make the bike more responsive and a longer one more stable.
TT: The length of the top tube is what all BMX bikes and frames are measured by. A longer top tube will make the handling of the bike more stable and give the taller rider more room. A shorter top tube will make the bike more responsive.
All these measurements and angles are listed in all of the product descriptions of each frame we sell - making choosing your perfect frame that much easier!
Get the right Size for you.
The size of BMX frames is determined by the length of the top tube (TT). Although this is very much down to personal preference it is a good idea to take a look at the below to give you an idea of what size frame you would need.
Height - 3ft - 4ft" | Frame Size: best suited to a frame for a 16" to 18" wheeled bike
Here at Source Bmx we are a 100% rider-owned and run BMX shop and pride ourselves on offering friendly and honest advice to make sure that you are fully satisfiied with you purchase. We don’t stock any brands we don’t believe in and every single frame we stock is a great frame in its own right - this section is here to help you make an informed decision. If you need any more advice then please Get In Contact to speak to a BMXer who can help answer any questions you may have.