Get a great fit for your BMX pads
Top Tube Pad (Frame Pad)
- To measure the diameter of your tube, wrap a tape measure around the tube to get the Circumference.
- Divide that by 3.14 to get your top tube diameter.
- Follow the chart to get an accurate fit.
Cross Bar pad:
To measure the width:
Measure the cross bar underneath the bar. A pad about 1"-1.5" shorter than the width of the bar will look good. In the photo above, a 9" bar pad will look great on these bars.
Common Bar Pad Widths
|9"||5/8" - 3/4"||Classic BMX bar pad width|
|10"||5/8" - 3/4"||Some mid-school, modern bars|
|10 3/4"||5/8" - 3/4"||Extra - wide bars like SE Big Honkin Bars|
Most BMX cross bars are 3/4" diameter.
Measure your stem pad with a measuring tape or grab a piece of string or something to measure with.( I had some painters tape handy). Wrap it around your stem all the way just till the ends touch. How long is it? .
|11.25"||8.75||2.5||Old school compact stems like|
|12 3/4"||9.5||3.15||Most universal fit|
|14"||10.5||3.5||Recent model SE bikes stems, some racing model stems|
|15"||11||4||Racing model stems|
What size pads do I need for my BMX Bike?
Sorry guys, we don't keep stats on every bike ever made.
In general we find:
Knowing the age helps but its not a guarantee.
Old school Chromoly frames were typically made from 1" tubing. This was most popular until the late 80's when many brands switched to 1.25" tubing.
Aluminum alloy frames
These got more popular in the 90's and are still going strong today. These usually are made with 1 1/2" diameter tubing. Some designs are made with a larger cover to accommodate the larger tube. Others are adapted using a different foam liner.