Why are BMX seats so low?
Low seats provide clearance for more acrobatic body movements. This is essential for bunny hops and nearly every other trick which builds off of this skill. If you look at trials bikes they similarly have lots of clearance for the rider over the frame and the saddle.
Are BMX bikes still popular?
As the 1980s progressed, BMX’s popularity swelled, and riding a BMX bike became the epitome of cool among children and teenagers. As the 1980s wound down, BMX’s popularity began to wane, but today, it shows no signs of slowing down as entire families are hopping on bikes and sharing the experience.
What is the fastest mountain bike in the world?
Austrian downhill rider Max Stöckl broke the world speed record for stock mountain bikes on gravel, in the Atacama desert of Chile, reaching an incredible top speed of over 167 km/h (104 miles per hour).