If you have just started cycling and don’t know much about it, or even if you have been riding for a while but purely for recreational reasons, then you are probably using a bog standard bike that you’ve had for a while now. There is nothing wrong with this, especially if all you really want to get out of your bike rides is a bit of exercise and some fresh air. However, if you would like to try and do a lot more activities on your bike, or even if you simply want a more reliable model, then there really is no substitute for the reliability and flexibility that a BMX bike can offer. But even these bikes have their weaknesses, which is why you should forgo buying one and instead buy a few well selected pieces to make one of your own design.
When it comes to the body and a lot of the components, you will need to look for the most durable ones you can find so they can withstand a lot of punishment before giving out. As for components like the hand grips and pedals, focus on ones that will provide you with a good grip even in less than ideal conditions. Lastly, you will definitely need to find some good BMX wheelsets because they will be the part of the bike that will go through the most wear and tear, and that’s why this particular choice is a bit trickier.
While it would be easy to say that you should simply go for the BMX wheelsets with the most durability, there really is no way to judge that when it comes to this part of the bike really. Well, I say that, but if you take a hammer to the spokes it will probably be pretty easy to judge which wheelsets are more sturdy than others. More precisely, what I meant was that they should rather be chosen based on the perks they can offer in terms of the ride quality and how well you can go over your chosen course. If you don’t feel like you’re going to puncture a tire regardless if you’re riding on a mountain path or paved road, then those are good wheelset.
There is also a belief that the biggest reason why people go for standard items and try to avoid after-market parts or upgrades is because that is the cheapest alternative when you really don’t have the luxury to splurge on some things. The truth of the matter is that people don’t pay more for non-standard parts, but that they pay more for quality. You can easily find cheap after-market wheelsets or expensive replacements for the standard items. The choice you have to make is whether or not you want to be able to frequently replace you bike parts, or you want to get something more pricey but more reliable that will last longer.