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Book Review: Rad Rides the Best BMX Bikes of All Time.


This style of bikes first appeared in early 1970 in southern California, and became popular with young, adventure-loving teenagers, as well adults.

Schwinn’s Sting Ray BMX was one of the first factory-produced BMX.

At the beginning of 1980’s, the International BMX Federation was founded, and the first championship was held a year later.

Since 1993 The International BMX Federation became integrated into the Union Of Cyclist International (UCI).

Rad Rides is the first book to chart the evolution of BMX by focusing on the bikes that have helped shape the sport and since its birth in 1960’s.

This historic book displays excellent photographs of hundreds of BMX drawn from world’s best collections in Australia, the USA, and the United Kingdom.

All featured BMX contain detailed specifications (frame, forks, bars, stem, headset, cranks, sprockets, pedals, chain, hubs, rims, tyres, seat, seat post, brake, lever, grips, and extras, if applicable).

Any BMX enthusiast will be thrilled with the photographs of BMX designs starting 1975, then continuing with 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s and 2010’s to to date.

Many BMX enthusiasts seem to become “infected” with the love of these sturdy bikes and continue either to design and manufacture their beloved bikes, or start companies to market their favourite bands, or organize competitions to continue the “movement”.

This is a book lovingly put together by people who love BMX bikes and is the indispensable companion for anyone who loves BMX.

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