5 Highest Quality BMX Bikes with a Cassette

On your bike-buying journey, you’ll come across different BMX bikes with different sizes, colors, and drive types. Most returning BMX riders will decide to stick with the traditional “cassette” type bmx bike. So this leads to the question: “What are the top 5 cassette BMX bikes?”

The highest quality BMX bike with a cassette is the Sunday SoundwaveOpens in a new tab.. Right behind it is the Wethepeople Envy. Both of these bikes come equipped with a cassette instead of a freecoaster. The SoundwaveOpens in a new tab. is put together with all aftermarket parts and a few of those parts have a lifetime warranty.

I’ll list out all 5 of the best BMX bikes that have a cassette.

To compile this list I used the Dougsterbob App which makes it really easy to compare bikes.

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5. Subrosa Novus BMX Bike


The Subrosa Novus is the highest-quality bike in Subrosa’s bike line up. This bike has a shadow symbol cassette and costs over $1000. It’s a fairly high-quality bike but the 7.6 quality score doesn’t come close to the other bikes on this list.

Weight25.9 LBS

Learn more about the Novus here.

3. Colony Sweet Tooth


The Colony Sweet Tooth BMX Bike is Alex Hiams signature model. Alex is no longer on colony but I imagine this model will live on. It’s a very high-quality complete bike made from Alex’s signature Sweet Tooth parts. This bike is a surprisingly good price for the quality.

The Sweet Tooth bike has the highly respected Colony Swarm cassette hub.

Weight24.7 LBS

Learn more about the Colony Sweet Tooth here.

3. Wethepeople Revolver


The Wethepeople Revolver is a high quality aftermarket Wethepeople BMX bike. It’s close in quality to the notorious Wethepeople Envy, but the Envy is slightly better. The Revolver is designed for riding dirt jumps and it’s actually the only bike to score a 10/10 for dirt riding.

The Revolver has the Eclat Pulse cassette on the rear wheel.

Weight25.85 LBS

Learn more about the WTP Revolver here.

2. Wethepeople Envy


The wethepeople Envy is a super popular bike because everything on it is aftermarket. This bike has all pro-level parts that look and feel as you’d expect. The envy is very expensive and very well put together. This bike is only for serious riders who like to have the best of the best.

The Envy has the Eclat Seismic cassette hub. This hub is available in RHD or LHD.

Weight24.07 LBS

1. Sunday Soundwave

picture of the 2022 sunday soundwave bmx bike at a ditch


Like the Wethepeople Envy, the SoundwaveOpens in a new tab. is made from all aftermarket Sunday and Odyssey parts. This bike resembles Gary Young’s very own BMX bike. The Soundwave has a lifetime warranty on the Soundwave Frame, R-series Forks, Thunderbold Cranks, and handlebars. It’s a very expensive bike but it scores a 10/10 due to the high level of quality.

The Soundwave is available in a freecoaster or a cassette option. The cassette option has an Odyssey Antigram cassette hub.

Weight23.41 LBS


Douglas Laird

My parents bought me my first BMX bike in 2011 and it changed my life. This bike has taken me all over the world and introduced me to cool places and cooler people. My goal is to help get 1,000,000 people into BMX so they can experience the joy and freedom that comes from a progression based sport.

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