The Riders Have Spoken - 2020 Vital BMX Survey Results

Every year, we reach out to a portion of our audience and pick their brains about what they're into. Earlier in 2020, over 2,500 riders filled out our survey and told us what bikes they ride, what bikes they want, who their favorite riders are, and much more. Responses were limited to one per person and we've got a ton of awesome data. Check it - 

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Below are a few highlights from the information we collected. If you'd like to check out the results in their entirety, click here! If you'd like to check out survey trends from the past eight years, we've got that also!


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  1. Fit - 7.4%
  2. WeThePeople - 6.6%
  3. Haro - 5.8%
  4. S&M - 5.6%
  5. Sunday - 5.0%
Fit takes the top spot, with WeThePeople not far behind. WeThePeople was ahead of Fit in 2019, but a slight decrease has them below Fit for 2020.

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  1. Undecided - 18.8%
  2. Cult - 6.9%
  3. Sunday - 5.7%
  4. Fit - 4.9%
  5. Subrosa - 4.4%
Plenty of indecisiveness, but Cult is still holding strong. WeThePeople experienced a pretty big drop from years past, but no drastic changes other than this. There is no shortage of awesome complete bikes in the BMX game...

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  1. Undecided - 15%
  2. S&M - 9.6%
  3. Cult - 7.3%
  4. WeThePeople - 6.7%
  5. Sunday - 5.3%
Most are still undecided about their next frame, but S&M had a pretty large jump in the past year. Not a huge shock based on the popularity of Mike Hoder's signature BTM frame and their vast line up of options. 

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  1. Undecided - 19.3%
  2. S&M - 10.4%
  3. Shadow - 7.4%
  4. Cult - 7.3%
  5. Odyssey - 6.2%
S&M continues to hold down the bar game for yet another year. From classic Slams, to the huge Elevenz, to the four-piece Fu-Bar, S&M has something for everyone. It's worth noting that Shadow and Cult continue to rise... 

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  1. Profile - 19.1%
  2. Undecided - 17.4%
  3. Odyssey - 12.3%
  4. Primo - 4.6%
  5. Eclat - 4.1%
Profile cranks are a long-time staple in the BMX world and that doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon. It's worth noting that the gap between Profile, Odyssey, (and undecided) and every other brand is BIG. 

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  1. Source BMX - 21.1%
  2. Dan's Comp - 10.9%
  3. Albe's - 9.5%
  4. Empire - 6.7%
  5. eBay - 6.0%
People love to shop at Source! It's unfortunate Battle of Hastings couldn't take place this year, but Source's following continues to grow. It's also worth noting that Dan's Comp's decline has mellowed, seemingly due to the new owners getting everything back on track. 

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  1. Vans - 50.8%
  2. Nike - 11.8%
  3. Etnies - 6.5%
  4. Adidas - 5.3%
  5. DC - 4.0%
It's pretty much Vans... then everyone else. Not a shock based on their huge presence in BMX. Awesome events, awesome team, great content. Vans rules and BMX takes notice! Though distant, Nike is still holding down the number two spot, but their share continues to drop - likely due to their departure from BMX. 

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  1. Scotty Cranmer - 5.5%
  2. Dave Mirra - 4.0%
  3. Trey Jones - 3.7%
  4. Mat Hoffman - 3.6%
  5. Anthony Panza - 3.0%
Once again, Scotty is number one. Whether it's his years at the top of the contest game, the inspirational figure he's evolved into post-crash, or his constant activity on YouTube, BMX loves Scotty. It's nice to see respect and acknowledgement still going to the late, great Dave Mirra as he ranks in at number two. Also, Anthony Panza's jump from 2018 to 2020 is insane!

Find this information interesting? This is just the beginning! Don't forget to check out the complete survey results and all of the trends!

Big thank you to everyone that took part in the survey!
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