Front BMX Hub guide
BMX Front hubs are almost universal throughout BMX, they will have 36 spoke holes and an axle for 10mm fork dropouts to work with 99% of rims and forks. There are a couple of options out there for 48 spoke wheels and 14mm dropouts but these are rare in modern BMX. When trying to choose the best front BMX hub it's generally down to personal choice. Whilst they may all be compatible there are subtle differences which you should bear in mind when choosing your new front BMX hub which are listed below:
Axle – this can either be a male axle with nuts or a female axle which has bolts that screw into it. Most high end front hubs now come with a female axle which is stronger than the traditional male axle.
Bearings – a lot of front hubs will come with a standard 6902-2RS bearing but there are a few options with oversized bearings now for those riders that are particularly hard on their front wheels.
Hub guards – a lot of front BMX hubs will now come with hub guards or are hub guard compatible. This means there will be a guard to protect your spokes and hub shell when doing grinds. Even if you don’t need them now you may find it worthwhile to ensure the hub is compatible for some incase there is a need in the future. Although you can get universal guards these will not be as good as one designed for the hub.