BMX bikes are loads of fun! And the good thing about these bikes is that you don’t actually have to pay all that much to acquire a great one. Indeed, quite a few BMX bikes priced under $200 are already packed with loads of features. The problem then becomes not whether you can get a good one for under $200—because clearly, you can—but more a question of which, from the huge selection of BMX bikes under $200, should you get?
So, before you start scratching your head, don’t you worry, because we’re here to answer that very question. In this article, we’ll give you a roundup of the best BMX bikes available on the market that are under the $200 mark. Be sure to read on, because we’ve got an awesome selection of BMX bikes listed below, in no particular order.
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Check out the price on this thing; it’s no wonder it’s rated as among the most affordable BMX bikes on the market. But, mind you, that doesn’t mean it’s a slouch to ride. We’ve tested this bad boy, and there’s nothing to complain about.
The frame is durable and is made from HI-ten steel, so you know it can withstand a lot of abuse. The 20.5-inch heels are fantastic, have a lot of grip, and look like they’re not supposed to be fitted to a bike this affordable.
It has a 25x9T gearing system that is both functional, and we couldn’t find anything to complain about it. All in all, you’re getting a really great BMX bike for not a lot of money here, so we can’t recommend the Mongoose enough—especially if you’re on a budget.
Anyone looking to do BMX riding can’t go wrong getting the Kent pro 20 Boy’s Freestyle BMX Bike, either. It’s got everything one will need for a price that has a long way to go before even touching the $200 mark. We particularly appreciate the strong and sturdy Tig Welded Steel Frame and fork, as well as the pegs that will be able to handle any weight.
It’s also got a seat clamp for easy saddle adjusting, and the wheels, primarily due to the number of spokes, feel very solid too. Bear in mind, however, that this is a bike for kids ages 7-13, so it might be too small for a teenager or an adult.
Dynacraft is a very reputable brand, so you can be sure that this bike has got some pedigree in its favor. Indeed, most of the bikes manufactured by Dynacraft that we tested were great and offered good value for money, and we can happily report that this one is no exception.
The graphics on the bike might not be to everyone’s taste, but we have to say that we kind of dig it. We liked the matte finish and the simplicity of the bike’s design. The Promax Alloy Rear U-brakes were very strong and efficient. Modulation seemed good, too.
Maybe one reservation we had about this bike is that the saddle was a bit hard and stiff. It’s not too bad, to be perfectly honest, but I would swap that thing out with a better saddle to make the bike overall closer to perfect.
This bike is tough, trust us. If you’re the type who wants to put his BMX bike under a whole lot of pressure and abuse, then you’ll want to consider getting the Razor Barrage BMX/Freestyle Bike. The heavy-duty frame and double alloy rims will handle all that you throw at it, and more.
We particularly liked the fact that it had front and rear U-brakes, which just adds another level of control for the rider.
Bear in mind—again—this is more of a kid’s bike. Older teenagers might find this bike too small.
We loved the red and black color combination of the bike, it just looks so beastly. It’s definitely one of the most affordable bikes here, but trust us, you’re getting a lot of bike for not a lot of money.
The welded steel frame and fork will be able to stand a lot of abuse, and it’s got front and rear pegs for those who like doing tricks with their bike. It’s also fitted with alloy U brakes at the front and the rear, which we appreciate since it’s such an affordable bike.
We’re not sure why the girl’s edition of this bike is more expensive than the boy’s edition, despite that they seem really similar apart from the design, but for some weird reason, it is.
One thing to note is that this bike was a bit on the heavy side. It’s not such a big deal, really, and it still handles fantastically, but if you prefer lighter bikes, you might want to look at the other ones on this list.