Top 10 BMX Bikes

Top 10 BMX Bikes (Because Everyone Loves a Good Old-Fashioned Rundown List)


No matter your feelings towards lists, at some point you’re going to have to acknowledge that they exist, just as you must come to terms with the fact that there are more BMX bikes out there on the market than you can shake your puncture repair kit at. I’ll admit that I’m just as overwhelmed as the average moderately-knowledgeable enthusiast of the two-wheeled method of engineless transport when it comes to choosing a bike, particularly when it comes to the BMX class of bicycles. Therefore, I’ve scoured the internet and called on my experience to whip up a list of the best BMX bikes that are available to buy on Amazon; they’re even accompanied by some direct links so that you don’t even have to trouble yourself with a Google search if you feel like investigating them further. These bikes aren’t in any strict order of quality; the numbers are merely a method of differentiating one bike from the next, though some of the better bikes will feature towards the top.

  1. Wethepeople Envy

 You only have to look at this bike to know that this is the one for you: its sleek, black frame, fibreglass pedals, and sexy handlebars that are so shapely I’ve used an adjective usually reserved for sexually attractive persons to describe them. This isn’t anything you’ll find on your standard high street, either. In fact, we’re so far away from the high street that the city is but a centimetre-wide smudge in the distance, but Amazon’s got you covered; simply check the link below for more information.

  1. 2.       Haro Blackout

Some of the best bikes I’ve ever owned have been from Haro, and I should know, I’ve owned up to four. In all seriousness, though, the blackout, while on the pricier side of the spectrum, is as sturdy as they come, and while it doesn’t quite live up to the gloriousness of Wethepeople’s Envy model, it’s a slightly cheaper alternative that is every bit as impressive.

  1. 3.       Wethepeople Reason

You’ll notice that the list is already heavy on the ‘wethepeople’ make, but this is for good reason: they are simply the best BMXes that money can buy. The Reason isn’t quite up there with the Envy, but it is considerably cheaper (almost half the price) and is every bit as reliable as pricier models.


  1. 4.       Wethepeople Justice

There’s nothing quite like the look of black and chrome, particularly when it sits fairly lightly on top of your wallet at the relatively low price of £249.99. Unfortunately with BMXs, you absolutely get what you pay for, but what you pay for with the Justice is a name that is trusted by thousands of bikers across the world. It’s on the lower end of the price scale for wethepeople bikes, but it looks and feels incredible to ride.

  1. 5.       Mongoose Thrive

I’ve singled out the Mongoose Thrive simply to serve as an example of the sheer quality of this make of BMX. With a Mongoose you can expect a high-performance bicycle capable of street riding and even the heftiest of stunts. Light and durable, many riders I know swear by Mongoose and even rate them higher than wethepeople bikes on occasion.

  1. 6.       Eastern Warlock

Even though this is best classed as an intermediate bike, I know a few people who have battered these bikes for years and still have the same one working like new. I’ve know a few people to have problems with the perishable parts like the tires and inner tubes, but the permanent fixtures (frame, bars etc.) are as robust and long-lasting as you’ll find on a BMX for under £500.

  1. 7.       Verde Theory

I’ve never had the privilege of riding one but reports from fellow riders are overwhelmingly positive. Some swear that these are better than wethepeople bikes, and any other make for that matter. The tires that come with them aren’t the best (they may burst on big drops), but this is another intermediate level bike that won’t let you down.


  1. 8.       United KL40

Another model that represents the quality and value of United bikes. I’ve chosen this one because I’ve got a particular fondness for the purple colouring, but its aesthetics are secondary to its light weight and smooth performance.

  1. 9.       Diamondback Joker

More purple, you say? Why yes, I do quite like this colour on a bike, but it’s the price of this one that I like more. Don’t let the relatively low cost put you off: Diamondback are every bit as formidable as the above makes of bike. Some people swear that these are superior to every other model. I can’t personally vouch for this make, but people have told me that they are exceedingly good for jumps, and at that price, it’s difficult to argue with them.

  1. 10.   Black Eye Renegade

I don’t often see these mentioned in many Top 10 BMX articles, but I’m going to throw it in there on account of its reasonable price, light weight, and testimonials from some fellow riders saying that they are particularly smooth for pretty much any trick you can think of.