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Shelby Farms BMX Map

6435 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis TN 38119
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Britton DeWeese

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Bike Selection and Setup Guide

BMX Selection and Setup Basics

When my children first stared racing BMX, I was shocked at how little information was available on the web.  Something as simple as determining what size bike your rider needs can be very confusing.  I decided to put this guide together as a resource for parents new to the sport.  Please understand that this is all my opinion and may not be the best advice for your rider. 


Anatomy of a BMX Bike

Here are all the basic parts of a BMX Bike and frame geometry

Bike Sizing

BMX bike sizing can be confusing.  Bikes are sized by the length of the top tube as illustrated below.