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What Are Freestyle BMX Tyres?
A solid pair of tyres is key to having fun on your BMX. Freestyle BMX bike tyres are made to be durable, strong, and provide the grip necessary for making various tricks. The right pair of tyres will give you the confidence to help you develop and evolve as a rider. BMX tyres are suitable for all the different disciplines of freestyling, such as flatland, street and park. There’s a huge variety of different colours and designs, meaning that tyres for freestyling are a great way to customise your setup and stand out from the crowd.
The amount of pressure you should put in tyres depends on the individual model. Therefore, be sure to check out the suggested PSI number for your tyres. This is generally found in a product description or on the side of the tyre.
With freestyle BMX tyres these can either be foldable or non-foldable. Foldable tyres are lightweight and often made of super-strong Kevlar material, however are usually more expensive than non-foldable tyres.
What Is Special about BMX Tyres?
Along with being smaller, there are several other differences between BMX tyres and other types of bike tyres. They are far wider than tyres for road bikes to provide better grip and cushioning. Compared to mountain bike tyres, freestyle tyres will have a shallower tread.
What BMX Tyres Should I Get?
When choosing BMX tyres you should consider the diameter, width and tread pattern. BMX wheel diameters are typically between 12 and 29 inches, however, 20 inch BMX tyres are the most common. BMX tyres are known for being thick and chubby and usually have a width of between 1 and 2.5 inches. Having a width of around 2 inches is most common. This will give you a tyre with great balance and control.
When it comes to tread patterns, these vary from model to model. BMX tyres with more tread pattern will provide you with better grip and control. Less tread will give you lower resistance, however you will be able to go faster.
If you are more into racing with your BMX, check out our range of Race BMX Tyres.