What are BMX Handle Bars?
Handle bars are one of the most essential parts on a BMX bike and are responsible for steering your BMX bike. BMX bars are usually made out of 4130 Chromoly or high tensile steel followed up with heat-treatment (depending on the model) making them extremely strong and durable.
BMX bars can be made in either 2-piece or 4-piece design. The 2-piece bars are made up of 2 tubes, one of the tubes is bent into the core shape of the bars and the other is welded on for the support. The 4-piece bars are made up of 2 identical tubes placed vertically across from each other which are then held by 2 crossbars.
How Do I Choose My BMX Bars?
When it comes to choosing your BMX bars, you need to take into account how tall and wide do you want your bars to be. Whether you prefer the 2-piece or 4-piece design. Everyone will have a different opinion regarding what size or design to use and it is important to remember that you need to go ahead with what you think feels good for you!
How Are The BMX Handle Bars Measured?
There are a couple of things to take into account when buying a set of bars.
Measurements such as the rise, width, upsweep and backsweep play a huge role in the shape of your bars. The backsweep refers to the bars bending backwards from the center and upsweep refers to the bars bending upwards from the top bend area of the bars to the outside of the bars. Both backsweep and upsweep will make very little changes to your riding however, if you have been BMX-ing for quite some time then it can make a bigger impact.
Rise refers to the height of your bars and is measured from the lowest point of your bars to the highest. Width is measured from one end to the other. Each one of those measurements are usually found in the descriptions of each product. All you have to do is pick the right one that will suit you best!