Welcome to my collection of the best BMX sprockets that any rider can use.
Whether you want a sprocket with a guard or without it, small or large, it’s all here.
I ride a 25T one with a guard because of the grinds, so I don’t destroy the chain.
But that’s more recently.
I was rocking a 28T sprocket without a guard for a very long time. No problem, but the guard just makes it all a tad easier.
Here are the BEST ONES – something for everyone. Go.
The Best BMX Sprockets
1. Subrosa Barcelona
Here we have Simone Barraco‘s signature Barcelona Sprocket from Subrosa. This is an all aluminum guard sprocket with an 8mm thick guard that is available in 25T or 28T in 4 different color options.
This sprocket is made with the Shadow Conspiracy Interlock Supreme chain in mind so that even after some abuse, you can be sure that your chain will not rub the guard.
Two different sprocket bolt holes allow for sprocket rotation on your cranks and lead to an extended lifespan.
Price: $71.99 – $92.99 (may vary)
2. Shadow Cranium
The Shadow Cranium Sprocket is made from 7075 aluminum, comes in a ton of different color options, and is available in 28T or 25T to suit just about everyone.
The design of the sprocket is a skull and crossbones with the Shadow name, and according to their website, it was created “to add a bit of personality to your ride.”
And with no defined sprocket bolt hole, you may or may not be able to rotate this one on your cranks.
Price: $28.99 – $51.99 (may vary)
3. Animal OG
The OG Sprocket from Animal is made in the USA from 7075 aluminum, is 6mm thick, and has a 24mm bore hole in it.
It includes a 19mm and 22mm spacer, which makes this thing fit just about any cranks out there with a sprocket bolt.
The OG sprocket has three bolt holes which means you can rotate it multiple times to extend its life.
It is only available in black and polished with 25T or 28T options.
Price: $74.99 (may vary)
4. Fly Bikes Tractor XLII
Let’s have a quick look at the Fly Bikes Tractor XLII Sprocket. This one is a CNC machined sprocket made from 6061 aluminum that has a wildy different design.
The design is 12mm at its center and tapers down to 6mm at the teeth of the sprocket.
The 12mm area has a recessed area for the crank arm to fit and this is all meant to increase the strength of the sprocket.
This one is available in 25T or 28T and can work with 19mm, 22mm, and 24mm crank spindles.
Price: $70 (may vary)
5. BSD Jonesin’
BSD’s Jonesin’ Sprocket is Sam Jones‘ signature sprocket and is made to his spec.
This one utilizes a bolt-on plastic guard, so the sprocket has a classic look without the guard.
This sprocket is made from 7075 aluminum, with the guard being made of “high-density nylon” using hardware from hardened chromoly for bolting the guard on.
This one is only available in 25T (black or raw), which is for “the rail crew.”
Price: $54.99 (may vary)
6. Shadow Sabotage
Shadow Conspiracy gained inspiration for their Sabotage sprocket from old-school sprocket/guard combos but added their high-quality twist to it.
It comes in two sizes (25T & 28T) with a removable/replaceable plastic guard that screws to the sprocket with four bolts. The space between teeth and guard is wide enough to fit any modern BMX chain.
Plus, it comes in 8+ color variations!
Price: $35.99 – $57.99 (may vary)
7. BSD Guard Sprocket
The Guard Sprocket from BSD is a no nonsense guard sprocket made from fully CNC’d 7075 aluminum.
This one features an offset design for better chain alignment, which is great to see in a world where chain alignment is often overlooked.
It is available in raw or black with size options of 25T or 28T.
The design on the guard sprocket also has 5 different slots in it, which you can use for mounting to your crank with the sprocket bolt.
This will help you get your money’s worth as you’ll be able to rotate it up to 5 different times!
Price: $64.99 (may vary)
8. Cult Dak
Here we have the guard version of Dakota Roche‘s signature Dak sprocket. This one is also made from 7075-T6 aluminum just like the original and comes in both 25T or 28T.
Black is the only color option available on the Dak Guard sprocket, but it has two sprocket bolt holes to allow for rotation on your cranks, leading to an extended lifespan.
A sharp-looking sprocket!
Price: $59.99 (may vary)
9. Fit Key
The Fit Bike Co Key Sprocket is a no nonsense sprocket that is CNC’d in the USA with 7075 aluminum. This one is available in blood red, black, or polished and 25T or 28T.
Make sure when you look at this one to see the polished version as it shows off the design of the sprocket the best and looks pretty rad!
Note: The sprocket image on the official website isn’t the right one since it only has one sprocket bolt. The one I have here is the right one.
Price: $49.95 – $54.99 (may vary)
10. Odyssey Utility Pro
Let’s take a look at the Utility Pro Sprocket from Odyssey. This is a sprocket designed to have a rad look by itself and also be compatible with Odyssey’s Utility Pro plastic guard.
The sprocket is CNC’d from 7075 aluminum and compatible with all BMX chains.
There are 3 size options on the Utility Pro in 25T, 28T, or 30T, but the 30T option is not compatible with the guard.
The sprocket comes in red, blue, or black, with or without the guard.
Price: $44.99 or $49.99 (w/ guard) (may vary)
11. Eclat Onyx
Here we have the Onyx Sprocket from Eclat. This is a cold-forged sprocket which helps bring the price tag down to make it a more affordable option.
Size options on this one include 25T or 26T and it has a thickness of 6.35mm.
One cool feature of the Onyx is its two-sided design, which means you can decide which you want to show just by flipping the sprocket.
There is only one sprocket bolt hole on this one, which is understandable based on the affordable price point and color options: sandblasted black or sandblasted cyan.
Price: $34.95 (may vary)
12. Eclat AK Guard
The AK Guard Sprocket from Eclat was announced at Interbike all the way back in 2015 and the design for it was inspired by Alex Kennedy‘s signature pedal.
The AK Guard sprocket mixes metal and plastic with a bolt-on nylon guard, similar to how his pedals are plastic with metal pins.
The guard itself is 10mm thick, and it fits together almost like a puzzle piece. There’s a reason this one is still around!
Price: $54.95 (may vary)
13. WeThePeople Pathfinder
The Pathfinder Sprocket Guard Combo from WeThePeople is a Felix Prangenberg signature that according to the WTP site would be thicker than anything else they had done before at that time.
The design on this one appears to allow the guard to be rotated on the sprocket and for the sprocket to be rotated on the cranks up to 9 different times.
This significantly increases the longevity of a product like this. And how WTP did it, look-wise, is great as well!
The Pathfinder sprocket is available in 25T or 28T and fits 19mm, 22mm, and 24mm spindles.
Price: $95.95 (may vary)
14. WeThePeople 4Star
The 4Star Sprocket from WeThePeople is a no nonsense sprocket that is 6mm thick and made from 6061-T6 aluminum.
This one has 4 different sprocket bolt holes, which allow it to be rotated 4 times and has several color options available.
The 4Star comes in 25T or 28T and is a complete CNC machined sprocket that WTP says is run by many WeThePeople Pro squad.
Price: $30.99 (may vary)
What sprocket size is best for BMX?
Picking the best sprocket size depends on your style of riding. 25 – 28T is ideal for street because it helps with grinding but still has enough pedaling power.
But if you like to go fast, anything above 28T would be perfect for you.
Is a smaller sprocket faster BMX?
No. A smaller sprocket is slower in BMX. If you want to go fast, pick a 28T+ sprocket.
How do I choose a BMX sprocket?
A 25 – 28T sprocket is ideal if you ride street and do a lot of grinding.
A 28T+ is perfect if you ride trails, parks and transitions and like to go fast.
What is the best BMX gear ratio?
25/9 gearing for street riding (optionally 28/9).
28/9 gearing for transitions riding (optionally 30/9 or heavier).