Need Xmas gift ideas for BMX riders? Luckily, you've come to the right place... We recently reviewed 100 of the best BMX products on the market right now, making the Ride UK 100 – a huge product guide.
When reviewing all the best BMX products, a few parts stood out to us as potential xmas gift ideas for BMX riders. From grips, pedals and other small parts to tools, helmets and protection, these are all legit products made by legit companies, guaranteed to be useful to most riders.
Here then, in no particular order, are the Top 10 Xmas Gift Ideas for BMX Riders. Check them out below...
VANS HALF CAB PRO
"This shoe has been on sale for 25 years now (you may have seen some anniversary press earlier in 2017) and continues to sell like there’s no tomorrow. It’s obviously been trusted by the skate world for many years – and it’s popular with BMX riders too. The mid top design, the strong cup sole, the newer ‘Pro’ version with more durable materials and better insole… It all makes for a seriously decent BMX shoe..."
RRP: £64.99 (Pro)
ODI X STAY STRONG GRIPS
"ODI, the famous grip manufacturers, stepped in after Stephen Murray's crash and helped him create a Stay Strong grip. Not only are these great grips, they also continue to help with Stephen’s high medical bills. It’s a win-win."
BSD SAFARI PEDALS
"Apparently, Reed Stark waltzed onto the BSD team with some clear ideas about pedal design. He had noticed how the corner pins on plastic pedals were vulnerable to grinding and breaking off when your bike hits the ground. With that in mind, the BSD Safari Pedals were born…"
ODYSSEY TRAVEL TOOL
"Obviously, as it’s called the Travel Tool, this is perfect companion for a BMX trip. When you fly with your bike, you need an assortment of tools to put it back together when you arrive. The Odyssey tool has got you covered.
One of Odyssey’s main points about the Travel Tool is that it’s light and easy to carry, but big enough to provide enough leverage to tighten everything down properly. A good compromise!"
PRO TEC FULL CUT CERTIFIED HELMET
"Certified safety, good stuff indeed. To many, it’s a bonus. An important bonus. A few years ago we saw lots of riders using the skate / wakeboarding helmets with a similar shape, but they didn’t really offer much protection. The Pro Tec Full Cut Certified takes the retro shape and updates it with fully certified protection for BMX riding, so if you’re into this style then it’s a damn fine choice. If you prefer the regular helmet shape, then check out the Pro Tec Classic Certified helmet. In any case, style and protection is a great combo."
CULT X VANS GRIPS
"These are made from a high quality rubber compound by ODI in the USA. With the legendary reputation of ODI behind the manufacturing, you know these are going to hold up well.
If you like a soft, squishy grip and love to rep either Vans or Cult (or both) then these grips are for you. Wait, why am I telling you this? No doubt you’ve seen these grips on plenty of bikes already. They are wildly popular for a reason – they rule."
THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY INVISA-LITE PRO INSOLES
"When it comes to injuries sustained from BMX riding, bruised heels have got to be one of the most annoying ones. It’s often difficult to bail your bike and not run the risk of a badly bruised heel, which as we all know, can take weeks or months to feel normal again. The Shadow Conspiracy know this all too well, and so have designed their own product to help prevent bruised heels and foot impact injuries in general – the Invisa-Lite Pro Insoles. Despite the slightly clumsy name, these things are super sleek and nicely designed."
ODYSSEY TWISTED PRO PEDALS
"While keeping true to the popular style of the original Twisted PC pedals, the Twisted Pro features a significantly larger body, with 6mm gain across and 9mm gain lengthways. That may not seem like much, but side by side (and under your foot) there’s a noticeable difference. BMX is always evolving and perhaps larger bodied pedals are more in demand these days. Or, maybe we’re evolving to have larger feet. 20 years of evolution, there you go.
TALL ORDER POCKET SOCKET
"The Tall Order Pocket Socket has the three tools any BMX rider is most likely to need during a standard session – a 6mm allen key, a 17mm socket, and an 8mm allen key. Simple. Probably the simplest and handiest BMX specific tool out there at the moment."
TSG RIOT SOCK
"Here’s something different in the world of pads and protection from TSG – a sock. It’s not just a sock though, it’s a Riot Sock! A sock fit for a riot? Yeah, the Riot Sock! Surely, if this will keep your shins and ankles safe during a riot, you’ll be fine on a BMX… Right? OK, it’s not actually designed for use in a riot. There are very, very few products in the world that are designed specifically for riots. Regardless, this is a good product..."