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12 Best BMX Street Frames (Strongest) 2024

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Are you searching for the best BMX street frames?

Not only will you be able to follow the modern trends with these, but your riding will also improve.

You do not need to search yourself; I collect them all here for you.

Instead of rocking an old frame forever, the time may be right for you to upgrade.

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Note: Mainly, the modern geometry street frame has a STEEPER head tube and SHORTER chainstay. Still, not all follow this style to a tee. Remember, you can also check my article on the best BMX chainstay length.

Some of the best BMX street frames that I have here are better for technical riding, some for gaps and going fast, while the third ones are all-around.

Modern street frame geometry is steeper & shorter

Moreover, they come in different sizes and color options, ensuring something for everyone.

In addition to that, even if you are not a brakeless rider, many of them allow brakes. (But you need to purchase the hardware separately).

Also, many BMX frames are pro riders’ signature frames. Your choice is pretty obvious if you are a fan of any of these riders. (I rode Kruk’s Network frame for a while.)

Best BMX Street Frames

Note: Frames are listed in no particular order. (The 1st one is not necessarily better than the 12th one – all are sick!) All these BMX frames will last you a long time (but the exact lifespan depends on your riding style).

1. WeThePeople Doomsayer

wtp doomsayer bmx street frame
The Doomsayer frame from WeThePeople is Jordan Godwin’s signature frame which according to WTP is a “natural progression of the battleship frame combined with Jordan’s specific needs.”

The Doomsayer frame has a higher bottom bracket height and investment cast dropouts than the Battleship and Jordan says on their site that it is exactly what he wanted and nothing he would change about it.

The seat stay tubing on the Doomsayer has also been strengthened to help frame twisting from Jordan’s hard spins.

In addition, this is a brakeless frame and also has built-in chain tensioners on the dropouts.WeThePeople’s lifetime guarantee covers this frame.

Finally, it is one of the steepest BMX street frames out there right now.

Note: Check out the latest Jordan Godwin bike check.

Doomsayer specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”
  • Head Tube: 76.25° / 127mm
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 12.95-13.5”
  • Standover: 9”
  • BB Height: 11.9”
  • Weight: 5.2 lbs 20.5”
  • Price: $415.99 (may vary)

Thomas J.: “Choosing the right bike frame was crucial for me, as I was looking for something that offered exceptional responsiveness at the front while still providing that bit of extra room at the back for a more comfortable ride. That’s when I reached out to Rok, and I couldn’t be happier with the guidance I received. Rok’s expertise led me to the WTP Doomsayer frame, and it was an absolute game-changer for my riding experience. The frame’s design perfectly matched my needs, blending agility and comfort in a way I hadn’t thought possible. Huge thanks to Rok!”

2. WeThePeople Pathfinder

wtp pathfinder
Here we have Felix Prangenberg’s signature frame from WeThePeople called the Pathfinder. In 2020 the frame was given a complete revamp over previous iterations with changes including; a shorter chainstay, new graphics, and an offset thickness chainstay and bottom bracket shell.

This offset thickness means that the chainstay tubing and BB shell are thicker “in areas susceptible to grind damage.”

This difference in thickness is visible in the chainstay tubing and is noticeable when taking a closer look at the BB.

The shorter chainstay is now 12.75” at the minimum versus 12.95” at minimum previously and this is a brakeless frame with external top/down tube gussets.
WeThePeople’s lifetime guarantee covers this frame.

Note: Check the latest Felix Prangenberg bike check to see what parts he rides.

Pathfinder specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
  • Head Tube: 76° / 127mm
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 12.9-13.5”
  • Standover: 9.666”
  • BB Height: 11.7”
  • Weight: 5.2 lbs 21”
  • Price: $394.99 (may vary)

Orion K.: “As a taller rider, finding a bike frame that catered to my specific tech-needs was always a challenge. I was searching for a frame with a responsive front-end, a higher standover height, and a mid-length chainstay for stability. Most importantly, I needed a 21.25″ top tube frame to accommodate my height. That’s when I turned to Rok for advice, and I’m so glad I did. Rok’s understanding of my unique requirements made me pick the WTP Pathfinder frame. It’s exactly what I was looking for: the perfect blend of responsiveness, comfort, and fit. My riding has been transformed, and I have Rok to thank for that.”

3. Kink Crosscut

kink crosscut
The Crosscut frame from Kink is one of their offerings not linked to one of their riders and has a modern street geometry.

The frame has a super short rear end at just 12.5” slammed and an aggressive head tube angle at 75.5°.

The frame features external gussets on both top and down tubes and an investment cast chainstay yoke made with all tire sizes in mind.

There are built-in chain tensioners and removable brake hardware, including holes for gyro tabs.

This frame is made with everyone in mind as it has sizes all the way from 20” even to 21.25”!

Crosscut specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20”, 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
  • Head Tube Angle: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 12.5” slammed
  • Standover: 9.25”
  • BB Height: 11.6”
  • Weight: 4lbs 15oz 20.5”
  • Price: $379.99 (may vary)

4. Kink Williams

kink williams bmx street frame
The Williams Frame is Nathan Williams‘s first signature frame as a Pro on the Kink BMX Team.

This frame features a modern street geometry and packs some details to help with the frame’s appearance and utility.

There are integrated chain tensioners and knurling inside the drop out to help lock in wheel placement for even the roughest of riders and removable brake mounts for the brake riders.

This frame also is made to fit up to 2.5 tires. There is a custom seat stay bridge in the looks department with an inlay that looks pretty rad!

Note: Don’t miss the freshest Nathan Williams bike check because you know it looks good.

Williams specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
  • Head Tube: 75.5° / 5”
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 12.75” slammed
  • Standover: 9”
  • BB Height: 11.7”
  • Weight: 4lbs 15oz 20.75”
  • Price: $399.99 (may vary)

Peter O.: “Being an avid fan of Nathan Williams, I naturally gravitated towards the Kink Williams frame. However, the steep 75.5° head tube angle was unfamiliar territory for me, and I was initially hesitant about how it would impact my riding. That’s when I sought advice from Rok. He took the time to understand my riding style and preferences thoroughly. Rok’s insightful questions and expert knowledge reassured me that a steeper head tube angle could enhance my performance and enjoyment on the bike. After taking the plunge based on Rok’s advice, I can confidently say it was one of my best decisions. The Kink Williams frame offers me improved responsiveness and control that I didn’t realize I was missing. I’m incredibly grateful to Rok for guiding me through this decision and helping me discover a new level of riding.”


bsd alvx
Alex Donnachie’s ALVX frame has been a staple of the BSD frame lineup for years.

The latest iteration features an updated chainstay that integrates an investment cast yoke. It not only allows for larger tire clearance even at the short as possible 12.5” slammed length but also stiffens up the rear end of the bike.

This frame also has investment cast dropouts, built-in chain tensioners, and external gussets on top and down tubes.

The ALVX frame is brakeless and is available in four different top tube lengths.

Note: See the latest Alex Donnachie bike check to check his frame in action.

ALVX specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.3”, 20.6”, 20.8”, 21”
  • Head Tube: 75.5° / 117mm
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 12.5-13”
  • Standover: 8.7”
  • BB Height: 11.7”
  • Weight: 5lbs
  • Price: $399.00 (may vary)

Timothy Z.: “Choosing the right frame as a smaller rider felt daunting, but Rok’s guidance was invaluable. He recommended a BSD ALVX with a 20.6″ top tube, slightly longer than I initially considered, and it’s been perfect for my responsive riding needs. Thanks to Rok, my bike feels tailor-made for me, balancing steep head tube angles with a short chainstay and lower standover.”

6. WeThePeople Network

wtp network
The Network frame from WeThePeople is Dan Kruk’s signature frame that WTP claims is “one of the most progressive BMX frames ever made.”

It does set itself apart from the norm in the modern street frame category with a steeper head tube angle at 75.75° and a standover height that is taller than normal at 9.15”.

Network frame also features the investment cast chainstay yoke, which allows for a 12.5” chainstay with space to fit even the biggest tires.

The brakeless frame utilizes a hydroformed top and down tube made from seamless Japanese 4130 chromoly tubing.

Note: See Dan Kruk bike check if you want to witness a unique bike build.

Network specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5”, 20.8”, 21.1”
  • Head Tube – 75.75° / 127mm
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 12.5” slammed
  • Standover – 9.15”
  • BB Height – 11.85”
  • Weight – 5.6 lbs 20.5”
  • Price: $425.99 (may vary)

7. WTP Paradox

wtp paradox frame
WTP decided to take their highly popular Battleship to the next level with a few updates, ending up releasing Paradox.

It features all the latest technologies that WTP uses, including invest casted yoke, dropouts and seat clamp, to name a few.

Paradox is one of the strongest and newest frames available on the market with all the modern stuff. If you like following the trends, you’ll enjoy shredding on a Paradox.

It now also comes in 21.25″ for all the taller riders. But still has a short rear-end and a steeper front-end.

Paradox specs:

  • Top Tube Length – 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
  • Head Tube – 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 12.7″ – 13.25″
  • Standover – 9”
  • BB Height – 11.7”
  • Weight – 5.8 lbs
  • Price: $425.99 (may vary)

8. Sunday Bikes Soundwave

sunday soundwave frame
The Soundwave frame is an all-around street frame from Sunday Bikes that is designed to be a fit for all types of riders.

Features like the wave down tube and tapered chain/seat stays add to the frame’s look and strength.

This frame also includes removable gyro tabs and mounts for the brake riders out there (but don’t come included).

The Soundwave has a chainstay that is a little longer than other frames with modern street geometry at 13.2” slammed, which helps make it more versatile and appealing to different riding styles.

Note: See the frame as a full built by heading over to the Brett Silva bike check.

Soundwave specs:

  • Top Tube Length – 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
  • Head Tube – 75° / 5”
  • Seat Tube Angle – 71°
  • ChainStay Length – 13.2-13.5”
  • Standover – 9”
  • BB Height – 11.5”
  • Price: $489.99 (may vary)

9. Fiend Mills

fiend mills frame
I’m sure Lewis Mills‘ signature Fiend frame is the right fit for you if you’re into technical and burly riding.

It comes in multiple top tube sizes and two colors with removable brake mounts (but these don’t come with the frame). However, Dan’s Comp currently offers only black version in 20.75” and 21”.

I’m particularly a fan of Lewis’s taller standover height at 9.5″. Not only does it make the bike look better, but your seat also doesn’t need to stick the seat out that much.

Also, the 8mm thick investment cast dropouts are MAD.

Some other great features of this frame are internal toptube and external downtube gussets with heat-treated bottom bracket shell and headtube.

Not too short but steep for all your technical and wild wizardry, that’s Mills!

Raekes specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.75”, 21”
  • Head Tube: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • Chainstay Length: 13.1”
  • Standover: 9.5”
  • BB Height: 11.625”
  • Weight: 5 lbs 20.75”
  • Price: $389.99 (may vary)

10. WeThePeople Battleship Magnum

battleship magnum wtp frame
The extremely popular WTP Battleship frame got a big brother, the Magnum. After riding and testing this frame for many months, I can only say good things about it.

One of its main specialties is the extra high standover height, at 9.75″ – giving it a more classic look. Moreover, WPT also created a hydroformed seat tube for extra strength besides the hydroformed top and down tubes. Plus, it looks really cool.

Although it’s a frame for bigger riders (but I’m 5′ 11″ and rode the 21.25″ versions – and I LOVED it!), the chainstay is short and the headtube angle is steep, perfect for all the modern street riding you want to do with it.

If you want a street frame that’s unlike any other on the market, Magnum is the best choice.

Magnum specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
  • Head Tube: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • Chainstay Length: 12.7” – 13.25”
  • Standover: 9.75”
  • BB Height: 11.7”
  • Weight: 5.57 lbs 21”
  • Price: $375.99 (may vary)

Zack T.: “Rok’s recommendation of the WTP Magnum frame was a game-changer for me. It perfectly aligns with my preference for a tall standover, a short rear end for better spins, and a steeper head tube for my nose manuals. Beyond its exceptional performance, the frame’s hydroformed tubing offers a unique look that stands out everywhere I go. Thanks to Rok, I’ve found a frame that’s strong, responsive, and visually striking. It’s exactly what I wanted!”

11. Subrosa Om

om joris subrosa bmx frame
The Subrosa Om frame is Joris Coulomb‘s signature frame.

After several iterations, Joris’s signature Om frame brings a new look and features with the same familiar geometry.

Updates in the Simo frame include a taler headtube, 6mm dropouts, and custom Subrosa wishbone.

The frame features a double-butted top and down tube with external gussets both top and bottom.

The frame also has removable seat stay brake mounts and guides for the brake riders out there, but no gyro tab mounting holes are present.

Om specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”
  • Head Tube: 75° / 125mm
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 13.5”
  • Standover: 9”
  • BB Height: 11.7”
  • Weight: 5.45 lbs 20.5″
  • Price: $389.99 (may vary)

12. Cult Dak

cult dak
This is the very signature frame from the one and only Dakota Roche. Everybody knows Dak, which means his street frame must be solid, strong and responsive.

And that is exactly what you get if you decide to opt for the Cult Dak frame.

Keep in mind along with the black, this frame also comes in other colorways, which you can find on the official website or your favorite dealer.

What’s cool about the Dak frame is that it comes in four different top tube lengths, covering riders of different sizes easily.

It also has a steeper head tube so you will get on the front wheel effortlessly. Finally, the rear end is short but not too short, ensuring you can ride all-terrain without a sweat.

Note: You may also be interested in peeking at the current Dakota Roche bike check.

Dak specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
  • Head Tube: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 13.2 – 13.5”
  • Standover: 9.25”
  • BB Height: 11.6”
  • Weight: 5.34 lbs
  • Price: $384.99 (may vary)

How To Make Your Street Frame Last Longer

I’ve been asked this question a lot, “Yo, Rok, please share some tips on how can I make my frame last longer.”

Ensuring the longevity of your BMX street frame is crucial for both safety and performance.

Here are my key tips to help make it last longer:

1. Regular Inspection

  • Check for cracks: Regularly inspect the frame for any signs of cracks, especially in high-stress areas like the welds, bottom bracket, and head tube. Early detection can prevent catastrophic failure.
  • Check for rust: Look for signs of rust, especially if you store your bike outside. If you spot any, address it immediately to prevent it from spreading.

2. Avoid Harsh Impacts

  • Land smoothly: What I believe is the number one tip I can share to extend your frame’s longevity is to practice landing smoothly. Some suggest always landing both wheels at the same time, but I think it’s much better to absorb the impact by landing slightly rear wheel first. Avoid landing front wheel first (your bike and your wrists will thank you).
  • Don’t throw your bike: I feel you, you’re trying a trick for half an hour and it just doesn’t work out. You get mad to the point of wanting to throw your bike. STOP. Take a deep breath, smile and enjoy the ride. If you keep throwing you bike, forget about frame longevity.

3. Proper Component Installation

  • Use correct parts: Ensure that all components attached to the frame, such as the forks, wheels, and handlebars, are compatible and properly installed.
  • Avoid over-tightening: Be careful not to over-tighten bolts, as this can cause stress and potential damage to the frame.

4. Keep It Clean

  • Regular cleaning: Dirt, grime, and moisture can contribute to rust and corrosion. Clean your frame regularly, especially after riding in wet or dirty conditions. By the way, who doesn’t like a clean bike?
  • Dry after cleaning: Make sure the frame is completely dry after cleaning to prevent rust.

5. Proper Storage

  • Indoor storage: Whenever possible, store your BMX bike indoors to protect the frame from the outside elements.
  • Avoid moisture: If indoor storage is not an option, try to store the bike in a dry area or use a bike cover to protect it from rain and moisture.

6. Quality Parts & Accessories

  • Invest in quality: When replacing parts or adding accessories, opt for quality products that are designed to last. Cheaper components can sometimes cause stress or damage to the frame over time.
  • Compatibility: Ensure that any new parts or accessories are fully compatible with your BMX frame to avoid any potential issues.

FAQs About BMX Street Frames

What makes a BMX street frame different from other BMX frames?

BMX street frames are typically designed for durability and maneuverability. They offer a steeper head tube angle and shorter chainstay length, which makes it more responsive.

How important is frame material for BMX street bikes?

Very important. Street frames are made from chromoly, which ensures the necessary durability and strength. The material affects the bike’s weight, strength, and overall feel.

What is the ideal size for a BMX street frame?

It depends on rider height and preference. Generally, top tube lengths range from 20 to 21 inches (even longer). A proper fit enhances control and comfort during street riding.

Can I use a BMX street frame for dirt jumping or ramp riding?

While possible, street frames aren’t optimized for dirt or ramp riding. But their geometry might not feel the most comfortable in the air or when going fast.

How much does a good BMX street frame cost?

Prices vary widely based on material, brand, and features. Generally, quality BMX street frames can range from a couple of hundred to several hundred dollars.

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