SHOPPING FOR 22" BMX BIKES - WHAT'S FOR SALE NOW
12"
16"
18"
20"
OS20
22"
24"
26"
29"
For very small children. Comes with training wheels.
For small children.
For small children.
This is by far the most popular size of BMX bikes and the one that started it all.
a little larger than 20" wheels, it can race in the 20" Class.
BMX Cruiser
BMX crusier
BMX crusier
BMX Cruiser
A LITTLE HISTORY....

20" bikes are the standard BMX bike and was the original BMX bike.

Back in the 60's Schwinn created the Sting-Ray, a 20" bike primarily for 6-12 year-olds.  
It was wildly popular.  

Then, in the 70s, some California kids ditched the banana seat and coaster brake and
began riding in the dirt like they saw in Motocross.  This new style swept the nation and
eventually the world.

While having a small light bike is good in many situations, as riders got bigger and older
some preferred a larger bike that fit their size better.  The 24" and 26" BMX cruisers were
born about 1980. Also, smaller BMX bikes were created to accommodate young tykes.

In 2008, British bike company Faction created a BMX bike for 22" wheels and have
continued to make 22" bikes as of this writing.  There is some controversy about this size
racing in the 20" class.  [See Rules in side panel.]

A newer size came about called the OS20.  It is slightly larger than 20" and supposedly
can be raced in the 20" class.

Note: The sizes of the frame and fork are usually different for each size of wheel.
Micro
Mini
Junior
Expert
Expert XL
Pro
Pro XL
Pro XXL
4'4" & under
4'2" - 4'6"
4'6" - 5'1"
5'0" - 5'4"
5.2" - 5'6"
5'3" - 5'8"
5'7" - 6'0"
6' & over
52" & under
50" - 54"
54" = 61"
60" - 64"
62" - 66"
63" - 68"
67" - 72"
72" & over
Redline offers these guidelines on choosing
BIKE SIZE by RIDER HEIGHT:
Wheel
Sizes
MODEL
DK GENERAL LEE & VEGA
FIT TWENTY-TWO
VERDE SPECTRUM 22
STOLEN SPADE 22
SUBROSA MALUM
WTP AUDIO
FACTION AMERO
FRAMED DEFENDANT PRO
FRAMED DEFENDANT
PRICE
$422  ($530 msrp)
$580
$550
$510
$560
$730
$500
$320  (was $430)
$239  (was $320)
WEIGHT
26.8 lbs
28.75 lbs
27.6 lbs
27 lbs
28.6 lbs
25.86 lbs
  ~25 lbs
26.9 lbs
FRAME
Chromoly, w/ custom seat
stay bridge
Chromoly
Chromoly
Chromoly w/ S-Bend
Chainstays for Bigger Tires
Chromoly
Chromoly 4130 full sanko,
tapered CS and SS,
removable pivots & guides,
invest cast dropouts
Chromoly
Chromoly
High-tensile steel
COLORS
Orange or Graphite
Chrome
Matte Black or
Matte Deep Red
Chrome
Satin Black
Matte Olive
White or Black
Black
Black
FORKS
Chromoly, w/ built-in bearing
race, internally threaded
pre-load bolt, tapered legs
Chromoly, 33mm offset
Chromoly 2-piece steerer
tapered-legs
Chromoly w/ Tapered Legs &
One-Piece Steerer w/
Compressor Topcap, 32mm
offset
Chromoly 30mm Offset
butted sanko tubing,
increased thickness steerer
tube, 32mm offset
  Chromoly 1-1/8"
High-tensile steel
HEADSET
45/45 integrated sealed
cartridge bearings
Integrated
Sealed integrated
Fiction Savage Sealed
Integrated w/ 15mm Alloy
Bearing Cover Brake
Rant Bang Ur Headset
Integrated
SALT “PRO” int. headset,
sealed bearing
  Standard 1 1/8" Loose Ball
Unsealed
Standard 1 1/8" Loose Ball
Unsealed
STEM
DK Jump top load, 50mm
reach, 30mm rise
FIT forged Top Load
Verde Regent top load,
50mm reach
Stolen Stratos 52mm
Shadow Treymone Top Load
SALTPLUS “Centre” cnc alloy
top loading stem, 50mm reach
  Framed Alloy Front Load
Framed Alloy Front Load
HANDLE
BARS
chromoly 8.8 x 29”, 11°
back, 4° up
2 pc. 9.25″ x 30″
chromoly, 9” rise
Spade 2-piece ChroMoly, 8.75″
Chromoly - 2pc 8.5"
Chromoy, 8.75" rise, 29.1"
wide, 11° backsweep, 2°
upsweep
  chromoly 2-piece, 8.75" rise,
29" wide
CroMoly 8.75" Rise, 12°  
back sweep, 1" up sweep
SEAT /
POST/
CLAMP
Wise padded Pivotal
Wise alloy, 25.4mm
Integrated Seat post Clamp
S&M Pivotal Kevlar
25.4mm post
28.6mm clamp
Verde Roots Stealth Pivotal
Verde 1-piece 200mm alloy
Integrated Seat post Clamp
Slim Pivotal, Waxed Canvas
Alloy 220mm Pivotal Post
Integrated Seat post Clamp
Subrosa Stitched Mid Pivotal

Shadow Alfred
“BIOS” mid padded pivotal
SALT “AM” alloy, 150mm
Integrated Seat post Clamp
  Velo Black integrated
Alloy 25.4mm
Integrated Alloy 28.6mm
Velo Black Integrated
Framed Alloy 25.4
28.6mm Alloy Clamp
BOTTOM
BRACKET
19mm sealed Mid
Mid
19mm sealed Mid
Fiction Savage MID 19mm
Sealed Mid
SALT “Mid” 19mm, press fit,
sealed bearing
  MID semi-sealed
Mid Sealed
CRANKS
170mm Wise 3-piece
tubular chromoly, 8-spline
spindle
175mm Tubular CrMo
Indented
170mm Verde Regent,
tubular chromoly 3-piece
175mm 48 Spline Tubular
ChroMoly Arms w/ ChroMoly
Spindle
170mm Rant Bangin' 8
Chromoly 3pc
175mm SALTPLUS “PRO48”
tubular 3pc crank crmo, 48
spline
3-piece
Hollow Chromoly arms with 16
spline interface, 19mm 16
Spline Spindle
Framed 3 piece 175mm
Chromoly
PEDALS
DK Blender PC platform
FIT Mac Alloy
DUO Brand Resilite
Stolen Throttle Alloy w/
ChroMoly Spindles
Shadow Surface Plastic
ÉCLAT “Slash”
nylon/fiberglass
  9/16" Wellgo Nylon Composite
Resin Composite Platform
SPROCKET
Wise 26-tooth alloy
FIT Key 25T
Verde Recon 25-tooth,
stamped 6061 aluminum
6061AL, 25T
Rant Ikon 25T
6061-T6 alloy, 25t sprocket
  25 Tooth Steel
25 Tooth Steel
REAR HUB
Wise alloy, fully sealed,
14mm chromoly axle,
10-tooth driver
Cassette 14mm Axle
Verde Neutra, fully sealed,
14mm axle, 9-tooth driver
Stolen Rampage Sealed
Cassette 14mm Axle Driver:
Sealed 9T
Rant Party On V2 Sealed
Cassette with male axle 9T
SALT “EX” cassette hub, sb,
9t, 14mm axle, 36h
10T cassette driver, 14mm
axle, sealed bearings
9T semisealed 14mm axel
14mm 36H Alloy Unsealed
Hub, 9T integrated driver
FRONT HUB
Wise alloy sealed bearing
with 3/8” axle
Sealed Female Axle
Verde Neutra, fully sealed,
3/8” female axle
Stolen Rampage Sealed 3/8″
Axle
Rant Party On V2 Sealed with
female axle
SALT “EX” hub, sb, 3/8”s
male axle, 36h
10mm female axles, sealed
bearings
semi sealed 3/8th axel
3/8" 36H Alloy Unsealed
BRAKES
Wise alloy U-brake
U-brakes
U-brake alloy, 2-finger
design lever
APSE Alloy U-brake
Rant Spring Brakes V2
w/ Hinged Lever
SALTPLUS “Geo XL” alloy U-
brake, SALT Moto alloy lever
  Framed alloy U-brake, APSE
alloy lever
Tektro Alloy U-Brake and
lever
WHEELS
Wise Rectrix1 36mm
singlewall 36-hole alloy
FIT OEM Double Wall
Verde Neutra 22”, double
wall, 36mm wide, 36-hole
22″ Stolen Rampage 36H
(double-wall)
Rant Squad 36H Alloy Double
Wall
WETHEPEOPLE “Logic”
double wall sleeved rim, 36h
alum double-walled 36-spoke
wlded / pinned joint alloy, 36
chrome spokes
Alloy Double Wall 36 H
TIRES
2.3” multi-surface tread,
65-psi
S&M Speedball.
2.3" 60-psi
2.3" Fiction Troop tan wall
2.30"
WTP Overbite 2.3"
  2.25" wide
2.25" wide
TOPTUBE
22.125"
22.125"
21.75"
22.25"
21.5"
21.9"
21.5"
22"
22"
HEADTUBE
74°
74.5°
74.5°
74.25°
74°
74.5°
     
SEAT TUBE
70°
71°
71°
71°
71°
71°
     
BB HEIGHT
  12.25"
12.25"
12.25"
  12.4"
  12.5"
12.5"
STAND OVER
  9"
9.25"
9.10"
9"
9.15"
     
CHAIN STAY
13.75"
14.1"
14.1"
14.10"
14"
14.2"
  14.5"
14.5"
CHAIN
    PYC 410, black
Z-410, Black
Shadow Interlock V2
SALT “AM” chain, 510h type
  KMC Z410
KMC 1/2" x 1/8"
GRIPS
DK Tsuka with press-in bar
plugs
FIT Longtech w/ Flange.
DUO Brand Homan w/ DUO
Brand Resilite bar ends
Stolen Team Fanged, 165mm
Shadow Gipsy DCR
SALT "EX" grips
  Velo Flangeless Lock-on
165mm
Velo Mean Mug, 147mm
                   
Not a complete bike.
Frame, forks, wheels
As of April 2019, the following new bicycles and products are available for 22" BMX bikes.

A list of all specifications for all products will hopefully make comparison shopping easier.  Includes prices, parts and photos.

Note: If you wish to build a 22, you can use 20" parts after you buy the 22-inch specific items necessary: frame, forks and wheels.
2019 COMPLETE 22" BMX BIKES
2019 22" BMX BIKE FRAMES
2019 22" BMX BIKE FORKS
MODEL
FACTION AMERO TWENTY2
S&M ATF
TRUTH MECHANICSVILLE
& HOLLYWOOD
STANDARD BYKE 250L
FBM Steadfast
WTP AUDIO 22
PRICE
$275 includes fork
$390
$329
$449
$370
$400 includes forks
WEIGHT
5 lbs
5.29 lbs
  4 lb 2 oz
5 lbs
5.85 lbs frame
COLORS
Gloss White
Primer, Black, Red, Blue,
Chrome+$70
Black, Chrome, Raw
Black, Raw, Trans Red, Trans
Blue. Custom available
taking orders June 2019
Matte Black
MATERIAL
Chromoly
  Chromoly
    butted, seamless 4130 chromoly
tubing japanese
TOP TUBE
21.5"
21.6" or 22.1"
21.6" & 22.11" (Hollywood)
Five sizes 21" - 22.5"
21.75"
21.9"
CHAINSTAY
LENGTH
      14"
  14.25"
HEAD TUBE
ANGLE
74.5°
74.5°
74.25°
74.5°
74.25°
74°
SEAT TUBE
ANGLE
71°
71°
  71°
71°
71°
STAND
OVER
9"
9"
9"
8.5"
9.375"
9.15"
BB HEIGHT
12.5"
Mid w/EZ-out punch slots
  12.5" Mid
12.125"
Mid 74mm wide, 11.4" high
HEAD TUBE
  Integrated Campy Style
integrated 45/45 w/gyro tabs
integrated
127mm high
125mm hight, integrated, drilled for
gyro tabs
DROPOUTS
    14mm
14mm or 3/8"
  7.5mm, integrated chain
tensioners, Chromoly
BRAKE
MOUNTS
  Thread on 990
bosses for U-brake
Optioins: canti, 990s or disc +$50
  Removeable
SEAT CLAMP
          Slim profile integrated
             
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From the 2019 USABMX Rule Book:

X. Apparel and Equipment (Bicycle)
B. Equipment (Bicycle)
    3. Bicycles for competition in the Intermediate / Expert / Expert Girl / Pro classes must be equipped with wheels
        having a total diameter, inflated tires included, less than or equal to 22 1/2” (57 cm).
    4. Bicycles for competition in the Cruiser / Girl Cruiser shall have wheels where the total diameter of the inflated
        tires included shall measure more than 22 1/2” (57 cm).
    5. Riders competing in the Novice class may ride a class or cruiser style bicycle.
    6. Multi-speed MTB style bicycles are acceptable for competition based on the wheel diameter of the bicycle.


The glossary identifies a Cruiser as any bicycle in which the diameter of the inflated wheels is more than 22½ “.
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2019 22" BMX BIKE WHEEL SETS
2019 22" BMX BIKE RIMS
2019 22" BMX BIKE TIRES
MODEL
WTP AUDIO 22 includes frame
FACTION 22" AMERO
S&M WIDEMOUTH (26mm)
S&M PITCHFORK
S&M PITCHFORK XLT
STANDARD - park, street, trail
PRICE
  $275 includes frame
$170
$170
$170
$189
WEIGHT
2.62 lbs forks
    2.42 lbs
2.25 lb
2 lbs
COLORS
Matte Olive
Matte Black or Glossy White
Black, Chrome
Black, Chrome
Black, Chrome, White
Black, Clear over raw
MATERIAL
heat treated 4130 chromoly,
tapred and butted legs, CNC
machined steerer tube
heat-treated Sanko cromo,
triple-butted tapered legs and 1 pc
steerer tube, alloy top-cap with
cable-hole, dual facet slash-cut ends
Double Butted, Tapered, 4130 CrMo
Double Butted, 4130 CrMo
Double Butted, Tapered, 4130 CrMo
4130 fork legs
DROPOUTS
6mm thick cnc machined
5mm machined
Laser Cut 3/8″ Slot
Laser Cut 4130 CrMo
Laser Cut 3/8″ Slot
Laser cut, 3/16″ thick, 4130 chromoly
AXEL SLOT
  3/8"  (10mm)
  3/8"
   
OFFSET
32mm
  26mm
33mm
   
STEERER TUBE
    1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 CrMo,
Extruded 6061 Steerer Tube Insert
1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 CrMo,
Extruded 6061 Steerer Tube Insert
1 Piece CNC-Machined 4130 CrMo,
Extruded 6061 Steerer Tube Insert
tapered, built-in lower bearing race
Internally threaded for unique
included compression bolt
ST LENGTH
    166mm
162mm
166mm
 
AXEL TO
CROWN
    345.9mm
340.9mm
340,9mm
 
COMPRESSION
    M24 X 1.5 Thread – 6mm Allen Slot
M10 X 1.25 Thread – 6mm Allen Slot
M24 X 1.5 Thread – 6mm Allen Slot
 
TIRE
CLEARANCE
    2.45" Max
  2.4" Max
2.40"
BRAKES
          990 brake mount +$15
             
MODEL
FIT REVENGE OEM
FACTION 22INCH
STOLEN RAMPAGE
VERDE NEUTRA
WE THE PEOPLE  SUPREME
PRICE
$160
  Front - $70
Rear - $140
Front - $90
$200
COLOR
Black
Black, White, Chrome
Black anodized
Black or Red
Black
FRONT AXEL
3/8"
3/8"
3/8" chromoly, Steel (17mm wheel
nuts)
3/8" female heat-treated chromoly
axle bolts
 
REAR AXEL
14mm
cromo 3/8 (Middle 14mm) 3pc
14mm Chromoly, Steel (17mm wheel
nuts)
14mm chromoly w/ steel axle nuts
 
HUBS
Sealed
KHE Sealed, black
Sealed front hub w/ Chromoly 3/8”
axle
Rear - High flange sealed bearing
aluminum
Front - Low flange alloy w/ 2 sealed
cartridge bearings
 
SPOKES
36
36 Black, 14 gauge stainless
36, Front - 212mm non-drive / drive
side (3X); Rear - 208mm non-drive /
drive side (3X) Black w/ Black Brass
nipples
36 14 gauge black spokes
threaded to brass nipples
Rear - 210mm long
Front - 212mm long
 
WIDTH
34mm
  110mm
36mm wide
 
HEIGHT
17mm
       
WALLS
Double
Double
double-wall rim (PVC rim strip
included)
Double, pinned, alloy
Double
CASSETTE
Sealed
Yes
Four bearing sealed, Chromoly
driver w/ 3-pawl system
1-piece chromoly driver with 4-pawl
engagement.
Supreme Cassette  Q-Lite
inverted system uses pawls and
springs inside of the hub body,
instead of on the driver
TEETH
9
  10
9
9
WEIGHT
      Rear - 2 lbs 14 oz
Front - 2 lbs 4 oz
 
           
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MODEL
FIT ARC
STOLEN RAMPAGE
WE THE PEOPLE LOGIC
PRICE
$60
$40
$65
COLOR
Black or Polished
Black, Red, Blue, Polished
Black
WEIGHT
18.45 oz
  18.8 oz
WIDTH
34mm
34mm
35mm
HEIGHT
17mm
15mm
 
ERD
440mm
443.7 mm
 
HOLES
36
36
36
WALLS
Double
Pinned
Sleeved or fully welded +$
MATERIAL
6061 T-6 Aluminum
6061 aluminum
6061-T6 alloy (sleeved)
6069-T6 alloy (welded)
       
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MODEL
S&M SPEEDBALL
S&M MAINLINE
WE THE PEOPLE OVERBITE
FACTION F22
PRICE
$30
$30
$33
$45
WEIGHT
2.25" = 30 oz
2.40" = 31 oz
2.10" = 27 oz
2.40" = 29 oz
23 oz
 
COLOR
Black
Black
Black or Brown w/black sidewall
Black
WIDTH
2.25" or 2.40"
2.10" or 2.40"
2.30"
2.29"
DIAMETER
2.25" = 2.20"
2.40" = 22.25"
2.10" = 2.24"
2.40" = 2.41"
  56mm bead-seat diameter
MAX PSI
110 psi
110 psi
100 psi
 
         
I came across various companies that have made 22" bikes, frames and forks who now do not or are out of business.  They are not included on this web page.

In addition, there are custom bike builders who can make you a 22" frame.  They are not listed on this web page either.

Send updates to
Dan@IndySpeedway.com             (I am not affiliated with any bicycle company.)  
Created April 25, 2019                 
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