Driving a BMX is an experience, or at least a different experience than riding a mountain bike!
However, if you already have a mountain bike, there are some ways to turn it into a BMX, and it is not such a challenging job.
In this article, find out how to convert your mountain bike into a BMX in a few simple steps. So let’s dive right in!
Can You Use A Mountain Bike For BMX?
The short answer is – yes, you can.
There are ways to convert your mountain bike to a BMX. Here we will talk about it and provide you with a short guide on doing just that.
Convert Your Mountain Bike To A BMX
Here are some things you will have to do to convert your mountain bike to a BMX.
The first thing you have to do is dissemble your mountain bike. Also, remove the original paint. Next, Polish the frame with steel wool with medium grit.
Please remove the old hubs and spokes off the rims, clean them, and put a gloss layer. Then, re-lace the rims of BMX hubs and add a new freewheel.
The right amount of teeth on the freewheel and chain wheel must match in order to properly tighten the chain on a mountain bike frame conversion without a rear derailleur, so that is what you have to do next.
You can get a used GT Piston Stem on eBay and pair it with brand-new threadless black forks, brand-new BMX cruiser handlebars, and the thoroughly refurbished headset from the previous bicycle.
Sand the brake arms and spray them to match the brake lever set, and install woven brake housing and cables as well.
Also, install new cranks, chain, and platform pedals on a reclaimed MTB bottom bracket cassette. Post a layback seat and, if you want, match it with grips. Add cruiser tires, and that should be it.
Can A Mountain Bike Have A BMX Stem On It?
A BMX stem will fit any 22.2 MTB bar.
If you have a 1 1/2 steer tube, it also won’t fit. On street bikes, though, that is not very prevalent.
Is MTB Quicker Than BMX?
A BMX bike is quicker than a mountain bike, but it also depends on where you ride it.
Since BMX bikes were created for smooth and dirt tracks, you shouldn’t anticipate that they would perform better than mountain bikes on unpaved surfaces and difficult terrain.
Can A Mountain Bike Be Converted To A Regular Bike?
The road bike’s frame is significantly lighter and slimmer, and it doesn’t have a weight bar at the front.
You would need a new frame to convert a mountain bike to a road cycle.
Is BMX Less Expensive Than MTB?
When they initially enter the market, high-end BMX bikes cost around half as much as high-end mountain bikes.
BMXs with a single speed and no gears require less upkeep and repairs, which is one reason for their lower price.
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