If you were a child in the 80s or 90s, you either had some BMX bikes you prided yourself on or you dreamed of having them when watching the cool kids ride their own. As it happens, though, BMX is still popular as it used to be two decades ago, yet there is a great difference when it comes to modern bikes as opposed to old ones.
We have advanced technology to thank for this, since over the years what was considered a drawback of the bikes had undergone considerable changes in terms of design so geometry and dynamics are updated; in other words, now we have models that aren’t only lighter but faster too.
Along with the variety of wheel sizes, there are differences in the specific parts, particularly the frames, moreover there are gears, so you have ease in doing the tricks and turns BMX was intended for.
Despite these advantages, there are still those of us who prefer to feel what the BMX ride was like retro-style because of what the retro bikes had to offer. Luckily, there are specialised stores that have their supplies of vintage Bmx bikes for sale of quality, like the GT Performer Pro models, promising great riding experience.
I’m talking about vintage inspired bikes, created with the details inspired by the original vintage bikes. You could look for used BMX bikes, however, knowing the rides these bikes undergo, you can’t really expect to get a bike that’s in good shape, and even if you do, it might not turn out to be as budget-friendly as you expected; hence, the option of vintage Bmx bikes for sale from stores.
Other than the joy of riding retro, there are those of us who just can’t seem to get used to the way the modern bikes are built, despite their dynamics being much more advanced. BMX collecting is another factor that makes some of us choose them over new, and last but not least, the group of individuals who finally find they can make their childhood dreams come true, having the budget enough to afford their long-desired bike.
There’s also the chance looking for retro could lead you to more retro-fans like you, so you could find clubs and participate in events reviving the retro spirit, meaning your hobby would also be at the benefit of your social life and that’s a reason more to love it.