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11 Best BMX Front Hubs (In 2024)

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Are you looking for the best and strongest BMX front hubs?

There’s nothing worse than a cracking hub after just a month or two of riding it!

And that’s why I wanted to create a collection of the best hubs that are rider-approved to last and roll smoothly for a long time.

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I just had an idea of creating the ULTIMATE collection.

And I’m now stoked to share it with you finally.

I also added weight and pricing to get a quick overview in just a few scrolls.

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Best BMX Front Hubs

1. Profile Elite Front Hub

profile elite front
But if you’re looking exclusively for a made in USA BMX front hub then I couldn’t recommend the Profile Elite more.

Even though this one is on the pricey side, you’re supporting the craft and a legendary BMX brand – Profile!

The hub comes in 7+ colors, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

One of the core difference between the Elite hub and others on this list are the allen key bolts.

I wouldn’t necessarily suggest using this one with pegs (it’s harder to tighten it through a peg, or at least I haven’t seen a proper tool yet), but it’s still possible.

Note: You can even upgrade the hub with titanium bolts and axle.

Elite hub specs:

  • Weight: 7.19oz
  • Price: $120.99 (may vary)

2. Odyssey Vandero Pro

odyssey vandero pro front
I was riding the Odyssey Vandero Pro front hub for many (MANY) years before I finally replaced it. (I only replaced it because I really like matching front and BMX rear hubs.)

While the original Vandero hub was already popular, the Pro version takes things to the next level.

It’s a female version, which I also really like for the front hub. It has a 17mm aluminum axle with steel thread inserts for 10mm chromoly bolts to tighten securely.

Another perk of the Vandero Pro are the included plastic hub guards that you can replace any time.

Vandero Pro hub specs:

  • Weight: 11.3oz
  • Price: $79.99 (may vary)

3. G-sport Roloway Hub

gsport roloway front
I still don’t really know why but G-sport’s Roloway hubs (back, too!) are one of the best-looking hubs in my opinion.

Maybe because they have a little larger shell, but not bulky. But this is all on purpose – to make the hub stronger and perform better.

It has a 20mm aluminum axel (other hubs have 17mm or 14mm) with steel inserts to fit 10mm female bolts.

Different (cool) colors are available with two plastic guards for all you street shredders.

Roloway hub specs:

  • Weight: 12oz
  • Price: $99.99 (may vary)

4. WeThePeople Helix Front Hub

wtp helix front
Similar to the BSD’s front hub, WTP‘s Helix is another hub that I keep seeing so many shredders ride.

Yes, this thing works, whether you’re grinding all day or flowing in the air.

Slim but robust shell, heat-treated axle and two hub guards – BOOM!

(But if you’re a style king then I’d suggest going with Profile’s Elite front hub.)

And what’s even better is that the Helix line also comes with an extremely solid BMX freecoaster hub. (A match made in heaven.)

Helix hub specs:

  • Weight: 8.9oz
  • Price: $52.99 (may vary)

5. Cinema FX Front Hub

cinema front hub
Cinema team consists of a bunch of heavy-hitters who tested the FX front hub vigorously.

And if it handles dudes like Reynolds, Nathan Williams and Dakota Roche, this thing must be a beast.

Which it is!

Cinema created their BMX front hub from scratch, using a 15mm inner chromoly axel, to achieve the long-lasting effect.

And you can grind comfortably with two included CF nylon hubs, protecting the hub and the spokes.

FX hub specs:

  • Weight: 11.9oz
  • Price: $84.99 (may vary)

6. BSD Street Pro Hub

bsd street pro front
I’ve chatted with so many shredders already and everyone says that the current front hub they ride is their favorite, and ride it for the longest.

Which do they ride? It’s the BSD Street Pro hub.

While the hub has a very minimalist look, it’s extremely strong and durable, thanks to its heat-treated aluminum shell and indestructible 10mm heat-treated axel.

What’s also great is that you get it with two plastic hub guards (and push-on cones).

I highly recommend it!

Street Pro hub specs:

  • Weight: 8.9oz
  • Price: $74.99 (may vary)

7. Eclat Cortex Front Hub

eclat cortex front
Eclat’s Cortex line features casette, freecoaster and front hub. You can have a matching set no matter which combination you prefer.

As always, Eclat is a rider-proven brand, dropping extreme-quality products, and the Cortex front hub is no different.

This one also has 35mm female bolts (longer than average) to easily fit plastic pegs.

And it comes stock with two nylon hub guards.

Cortex hub specs:

  • Weight: 10.65oz
  • Price: $74.99 (may vary)

8. Shadow Definitive Front Hub

shadow definitive front hub
The Shadow Conspiracy Definitive front hub is a classic, ridden by many pros, amateurs and flow riders.

Its design is in perfect Shadow-style while maintaining the necessary strength for all kinds of abuse.

Plus, you can get it in multiple colors (which quickly sell out so act fast when they’re available).

Definitive hub specs:

  • Weight: 10.8oz
  • Price: $84.99 (may vary)

9. Salt EX Hub

salt front hub
Salt EX is one of the cheapest BMX front hubs that you can currently get on the market.

But is it safe?

Yes! Even though I haven’t ridden it, I asked five dudes who are and they all said they’re using it for many months (one even 1+ year) without a single issue.

SO, if you don’t want to pay a ton for a front hub but still get something you can trust then drop everything and grab Salt EX hub.

(It’s also compatible with the Saltplus pro nylon guards.)

EX hub specs:

  • Weight: 10.55oz
  • Price: $60.99 (may vary)

10. Fiend Cab Flangeless Front Hub

fiend front hub
If you’re looking for something different but at the same time support Garrett Reynolds, then Fiend‘s Cab flangeless front hub is what you need.

This one protects spokes by itself but you still get two nylon guards to feel safe during your grinds.

Is a flangeless hub better than the classic? Not necessarily, at least nowadays when the majority use hub guards anyway.

But if you like a cleaner, more minimalist look, then this is probably the ideal option to pick.

Cab hub specs:

  • Weight: 12.8oz
  • Price: $121.99 (may vary)

11. Primo N4FL V2 Hub

primo front hub
But since I know there are legends who prefer flangless front hubs, I’m adding another one.

Primo’s N4FL V2 hub is no joke when it comes to epic strength but at the same time maintaining a clean, not too robust look.

6000 aluminum shell, sealed bearings, chromoly center axle, 10mm female bolts and plastic guards keep your sessions flawless.

N4FL hub specs:

  • Weight: 10.3oz
  • Price: $85.00 (may vary)

FAQs About BMX Front Hubs

What size is BMX front hub?

All BMX front hubs come with a 10mm axle, usually a female version. There were 14mm versions in the past, but no longer exists.

What is the difference between sealed & unsealed BMX front hubs?

Sealed hubs have cartridge bearings that are protected from dirt and moisture, offering smoother operation and less maintenance. Unsealed hubs, with loose ball bearings, are more affordable but require more upkeep.

Can I install pegs on any BMX front hub?

Yes, you can easily install pegs on your front hub. Just ensure the pegs are compatible with the 10mm axle. (Some pegs come with 14mm holes but include a 10mm adapter for the front wheel.)

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