BMX RACING GEAR
MANDATORY BMX RACING SAFETY EQUIPMENT DISCUSSION WITH BIKE PLAY
Our advice is to wear as much protection gear as you need. The more bits you have covered the more confident you will feel out on the track.
BMX Full Face Helmet – is very similar in design to a Moto-X helmet, but is constructed of lightweight materials. Full Face BMX helmets are compulsory when you join a BMX Club.
Poorly fitted or heavy helmets can cause more harm than good, so ensure your child tries a few different options before making the final purchase because every helmet brand comes in different shapes and sizes. Read our Helmet Article
BMX Gloves – are an essential component of the BMX ride gear package. Anything that covers the entire hand is suffice. Your hands are often the first thing to touch the ground. The biggest thing to consider with gloves is to make sure they are comfortable to wear, avoid thick palm padding because this limits the riders connection with their grips.
Long Sleeve Shirt – available in two styles. 1) Long sleeve cotton general shirt or 2) A BMX jersey that makes the rider look RAD! Checkout these jersey’s with elbow pads already sewn in.
Long Pants – come in two forms, 1) Jeans, but avoid baggy ones because they can get caught in the chain. or 2) Racing Pants are used for faster style riding. They are light and tough to allow free leg movement and more resistance to tearing. Made from Nylon material with padding inserted to knee and hips areas
Shoes – the most important part in BMX riding is pedaling – so riders need to consider a flat sole shoe that grips the pedal well. Avoid runners/joggers as they don’t provide a flat surface and good feel for the pedal. This may result in slipped pedals causing unnecessary accidents. O don’t forget your socks and try to avoid having long laces as they may get caught up somewhere later.
Experienced riders use clipless shoes and pedals but these are not recommended for beginners