Before running out and buying all kinds of stuff that may be unnecessarily overpriced, overweight or worse, not safe, come see us at St. Albert BMX for direction.
We have many years of experience and are happy to help. The executive of St Albert BMX can provide instruction on how to fasten helmets properly, what is considered proper attire to wear while riding and provide input into bike sizing. We can assist in bike inspections for proper bike setup, chain tension, tire pressure, and help identify failing components. Come talk to us first, then decide what you would like to do for equipment.
Choosing the correct size bike can be a challenge, that’s why our club has a wide selection of rental bikes so you can “try before you buy”. There are many resources available for purchasing used bikes, including swap meets, online BMX sale pages and talking to Club member that may have bikes to sell. Please don’t hesitate to ask for advice from Executive Members on what may be a good purchase for you or your children. Have a look at our Bike Size Chart to get started.
- Helmet (must be full face)
- Gloves (with fingers covered)
- Bike with all dangerous things removed for example: no rail pegs, no reflectors, no sharp objects, no chain guards, no front brake, no kick stands, no bells or mirrors or decorations.
- Handle bar ends must be covered or have protective plugs to cover sharp ends.
- Clothing: Long sleeve shirt or jersey
Long pants or shorts with one piece kneepad and shin guards.
Fit for purpose footwear like running shoes (no crocs, sandals or open toes)
- Body armor/chest protector
- Neck protection
- Elbow pads
- Knee pads (unless wearing shorts then mandatory)
- Clips for pedals (age restrictions apply)
- Special alloy cranks, frames, wheels, seats, pedal clips (age restrictions)