BMX was a massive sensation in the 70s and 80s before being consigned to a thing of nostalgia and quirkiness. However, today, it is back with a vengeance, infiltrating not only the same mainstream as previous, but also extending its reach to others who would almost certainly have never been interested.
So why is it suddenly back in fashion?
Well, like all good fashions, anything that once was popular is likely to come back into vogue eventually, and with everyday fashions currently stealing greatly from the 80s, it was only a matter of time before it became popular again. However, for something to outdo its previous popularity is something that is rarely seen, and this is partly down to advancements in just what can be achieved on these bikes and partly down to the fact that the ubiquity of online videos and major events has made it even more appealing to people.
Extreme sports have never been more popular and with more and more people using BMX bikes to perform intricate and breathtaking stunts, the urge for people to get involved has grown. On top of this, their versatility is also being championed far more than before. Not only are they great for stunts but so long as you get the right advice from the right BMX shops you will be able to find a bike that also lets you get fit, get around and get involved in any aspect of cycling that any other bike might allow you to, but with far more scope on top.
BMX shops are seeing sales hit record levels, and the fact that it is not a new sport shows that its popularity is not just a random craze, but instead a case of people rediscovering something that can offer practicality, fun and great social benefits all at the very same time.