The choice of BMX will depend, largely, on your style of riding. A product of the late sixties (believe it or not!) they were a spin off from motocross motorcycles, designed for racing on dirt, over jumps and banked corners. Since then the bikes have split into an assortment of styles and can be built up to suit the rider or compromise between styles.
Types of BMX
Benefit: Light and fast with the finish line a major priority.
The Freestyle category is dominated by beefier frames and wheels; pavement ready tires for better grip on smooth surfaces; detangling headsets allowing the bars to be spun without cable interference and axle pegs allow the rider to stand on the axle areas of the wheels. Having both front and rear brakes allows for greater control on Freestyle bikes.
Benefit: The strong silent type, allowing tricks to be performed smoothly.
Benefit: Big air, sweet tricks, nailed landings.