There are a few different methods to choose from when it comes to removing BMX brakes. But, because it’ll be tough to describe in words, I’ve chosen the most fantastic tutorial for removing your brakes, in my view. This came in handy when I had to remove my brakes, and I hope it does the same for you. Also, let’s jump right into this video-
Should You Take Off Your BMX Brakes
If you’re a beginner, I recommend against removing your BMX brakes until you’re thoroughly informed about what you’re doing and have gotten as much practice on your BMX as possible.
Brakes will provide you with a lot of flexibility and control, which will enable you to accomplish whatever stunts you want at first. Once you’ve mastered these basic manoeuvres, you’ll be inspired to try more difficult ones.
If you start riding a BMX bike without brakes, it will take you a little longer to notice these changes, especially if you are a beginner, and there is a good chance you will be hurt.
When you ride down the street without using the brakes, you and your friends are more likely to endanger others around you owing to a lack of control. If you’re riding in a park, doing dirt jumps, trails, or downhill tricks, I recommend that you keep your brakes on since it could save not only your life but also the lives of those who are riding behind you.
Everyone has their preferences on whether or not their BMX bike should have brakes. If you’re comfortable riding without brakes and don’t think you’ll need them, go ahead and do so, but keep in mind that braking rules vary depending on where you live.
If you can’t purchase a Detangler right now, removing your brakes may be your only alternative for riding your BMX. It’s pretty okay if you take them off and still don’t feel entirely comfortable riding without them; you can always put the brakes back on your bike to assure your safety.
Getting rid of the brakes on your BMX, on the other hand, has a lot of advantages. Not only will your bike be lighter in weight, but it will also have a much cleaner and sleeker appearance. You will also be saving yourself a lot of time and effort by not keeping up with a lot of unneeded maintenance.
By removing the brakes from your BMX, you also remove a potential weapon. I’ve been injured numerous times by my lever and brakes. While I have brakes on my BMX, I must confess that a BMX bike without brakes looks far more stylish and streamlined in general.
Just be cautious the first few times you ride your BMX without brakes until you’ve become used to it and your speed is automatically controlled. It may take some time, but believe me when I assure you will enjoy the sensation!
What If My Brake Cable Is Too Long?
Remove the inner brake cable and cut the outer brake cable to the desired length if the brake cable is too lengthy.
What kind of brakes do I require?
There are several different types of brakes when it comes to BMX bikes. On the other hand, V-brakes and U-brakes are the two most frequent brake kinds. V-brakes are most popular on BMX bikes, whereas U-brakes are more common on freestyle bikes.
The terms U-brakes and V-brakes are not interchangeable. The brake mounts will determine the type of brake required on the frame.
V-brakes are needed if the brake bosses are located on top of the chainstay.
U-brakes are required if the brake mounts are situated beneath the chainstay.
What If I Don’t Have Brake Mounts On My Frame?
Brake mounts may not be installed on older frames, making brakes impossible. However, you can get a V-Brake or U-Brake plate instead of the welded brake mounts if you want to ride brakes.
Why do BMX have no front brakes?
Why aren’t BMX bikes equipped with a front brake? You’ll have more movement clearance, and your bike will be lighter without the front brake. This is why so many BMX bikes are missing it.
What are the different types of BMX brakes?
U-brakes, V-brakes, and calliper style brakes are the three basic styles of BMX brakes. U-brakes are the most common type of brake seen on dirt, park, and street bikes.
Why do some BMX riders ride with no brakes?
A trick bike looks like a regular BMX bike but has a FIXY rear wheel sprocket hub. The gear sprocket is permanently attached to the wheel in this case. Therefore, there is no coaster brake, one-way roller, or ratchet mechanism, so coasting compels the pedals to turn as long as the back wheel is spinning.