The 9 Best Bike Pegs
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Do you grind, bro? Not without pegs, you don't. These are must-have accessories for every BMX rider who wants to progress beyond the bunny hop. Our choices are ready to grind on rails or concrete, aluminum or brick, and will stand up to hours of punishment, whether you ride street or park. We've included only metal options here, as you don't have to replace them as often as plastic ones. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
June 13, 2020:
I’ve decided to leave in all the entries from before the update, and I’ve even left them in the same order, because I thought that the order of the list was a fairly accurate representation of the overall order of quality, though I did want to include some pegs that had a smoother design with fewer grooves, so I’ve added a couple of models to the front of the list like the BMX 25NINEs as well the Protective Technologies Mongoose, which are made from chromoly steel.
Mongoose makes some really sturdy pegs, and I kept the stock pegs on the mongoose BMX I used to own and they were incredibly tough and durable. By contrast, many BMX pegs use an inner metal shell and a replaceable outer plastic layer like a sleeve, and they tend to be a lot lighter than steel options.
A lot of BMXers prefer plastic but they can be a nuisance to keep changing. Metal pegs are much more durable, and pegs like BMX 25NINEs with their aluminum core and permanent polycarbonate sleeve are much more durable and sturdier, but still quite lightweight and feel a lot more like the plastic pegs than the steel ones do. One thing that plastic pegs don’t do however is make a nice sound.
Odyssey MPEGs are still a good choice for a groove-free stunt peg, while pegs with more grooving/ribbing like the Nova Novatecs offer more stability and form a stepping stone for the novice BMXer who’s just mastered bunny hops and other basic tricks. Grooved pegs are also better for stalls.
The good thing about pegs is that they’re just so cheap, and I didn’t want to base any decisions on price because price differences between models are negligible. I made the unorthodox decision to also include foldable step pegs in the form of the Fenix Cycles Fork Steps.
This was a tricky decision, since these step pegs aren’t mounted on axles like traditional pegs are; however, I wanted to add them for the sake of improving variety. Also remember that while a lot of these are made for the 3/8-inch axle, most of them come with adapters, but you can get an adapter for the 14-mm axles that is more common on BMX bikes, so that shouldn’t really influence your buying choice.