2020 Fiend Type O Bike Review


The Type O is an entry-level bike. For $429 you get a bike with single wall rims 3 pc. cranks and hi-tensile steel bars. Choose between two color options. This bmx bike comes with a cassette and small 20.5″ top tube.

⛔️ – Full Chromoly
⛔️ – Under $500
⛔️ – Double Wall Rims
⛔️ – Pegs
⛔️ – Fully Sealed Bearings
✅ – 3 pc. Cranks
⛔️ – Freecoaster

Highlights

  • 25 tooth sprocket
  • 3 pc. cranks
  • 24.8 lbs
2020 fiend type o grips
2020 fiend type o cassette
2020 fiend type o green sprocket
2020 fiend type o stem black
2020 fiend type o headtube black
2020 fiend type o green forks
2020 fiend type o black bike
2020 fiend type o green bike

Images From https://fiendbmx.com/products/type-b-my2020-1

2020 Fiend Type O Overview

The Type O is intended for the beginner rider and features a Hi-Ten Embryo frame with a Chromoly down tube for strength, an integrated headset, Chromo steerer, Hi-Ten leg forks , 9″ handlebars, Fiend Crown topload stem, flangeless Fiend Team grips, 165mm Chromoly 3pc cranks with a sealed Mid BB, Nylon pedals, Fiend 1pc seat/post combo, Mission X7 rims, Mission Combat sealed rear cassette hub, Mission Echo 3/8″ unsealed front hub, 25-9 gearing, 2.4″ street tires, and a Mission Cease rear brake and Token lever.

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2020 Fiend Type O Specs

Price

$429.99 from sourcebmx

How long will it take to buy this bike?

I made a spreadsheet that you can use to calculate exactly how long it will take you to make enough money to buy this bike. I post it here with the assumption that you work 12 hours a week for $10/ hour. Download the sheet to plug in your own numbers!

Average Pay$10.00Hour
Average Hours12Weeks
Taxes$14.40
Weekly Pay$120.00
Pay After Taxes$105.60



Bike Cost$429.99



How long will it take?4Weeks

Colors

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: Hi-Ten Steel w/ Chromoly Downtube
WHEEL SIZE: 20″
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.5″
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 12.75″
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: Chromo steerer, Hi-Ten Legs, 26mm Offset
BARS: Hi-Ten Steel, 9″ Rise
STEM: Fiend Crown Top Load 50mm
HEADSET: Sealed Integrated
BRAKE MOUNTS: Welded
BRAKES: Mission Cease
FRONT HUB: Mission Echo
FRONT RIM: Mission X7 rims
REAR HUB: Mission Siege
REAR RIM: Mission X7 rims
TYRES: Innova Street 2.40″
SPROCKET: Fiend Type O Steel 25t
CRANKS: 165mm Chromoly
BB: Sealed Mid 19mm
PEDALS: FPD Nylon w/Chromoly Spindle
SEAT: Fiend 1pc. Combo
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 24.8 lbs

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length:  20.5″ – Learn what size is right for you here.

This is a medium toptube.

Perfect for riders that are between 5’6″ to 5’8″

B: Chain Stay Length: 12.75” – Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a medium chain stay designed to balance tech and flow riding.

C: Head Tube Angle: 75° – Learn About Head Tube Angles Here

Steep head tube angles make the bike “snappy” meaning more responsive to fast turns.

A less steep head tube gives you more control.

D: Seat Tube Angle: 71°

E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.75″

F: Stand over height: 8.5″

This is a medium standover.

A tall standover gives you more stability and will make bars, and t-bogs easier.

2020 Fiend Type O Price

It is good that the type O only costs $430. But I still think that it is pretty overpriced.

2020 Fiend Type O Quality

Here’s what is low quality about the bike:

  • Not full chromoly frame
  • Single Wall rims
  • No pegs
  • Unsealed front hub
  • Weak bars and forks

Highlights

Under $500

For a lot of kids and parents, $500 is a reasonable price for a bmx bike. A study shows that parents are spending around $422 per child for Christmas. So a bike around this range will help get kids into bmx.

Lowlights

The frame isn’t full chromoly.

You can read about the difference in chromoly and hi-tensile here. Basically, hi-tensile steel will bend over time. That’s why I recommend full chromoly, all of the time.

Buy if you are learning:

  • Bars
  • 180
  • small airs/transfers
  • x-up rides

Don’t buy if you are learning:

  • Huge stair drops
  • 720
  • flips
  • whips

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2020 Fiend Type O Conclusion 🤩

Since the quality to price ratio is so bad, I do not recommend this bike. I would recommend going up $100 and getting the Fiend B+ or looking for a similarly priced bike with better quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for this bike?

This bike is great for riders between 5′ 5″ to 5’9″

How long will this bike last me?

It will last beginners around a year.

Is this a good bike?

It really isn’t that good of a bike. I’d look for something else..

How much does it weigh?

The Fiend Type O weighs about 24.8 lbs

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