The Subrosa Sono is a low-level bike designed for new riders. The short frame and lightweight construction will make it easy for new riders to progress. Once you start progressing and learning better tricks, you will need to upgrade to something that will last you longer.
2020 Subrosa Sono Overview
The Subrosa Sono closes a gap between the Subrosa Altus and the Subrosa Tiro in terms of price, performance, and equipment. The Subrosa Sono comes with a sealed Mid BB, providing a solid base for increased load and reduced maintenance. The Rant Jolt top load stem, as well as the 9″ high 2-piece bars and 2.35″ Rant Squad tires, offer a modern setup that looks great and provides great a great ride. Furthermore, you will find on the Sono well-known brand parts like Shadow “Ol Dirty” grips and the Subrosa Petal sprocket.
2020 Subrosa Sono Specs
|FRAME MATERIAL: Gusseted 1020 Hi-Ten Steel|
|WHEEL SIZE: 20″|
|TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.5″|
|CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.5″|
|HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°|
|FORKS: 1020 Hi-Ten, CrMo Steer Tube, 30mm offset|
|BARS: 100% 1020 Hi-Ten – 2pc 9.0″|
|STEM: Rant Jolt Top Load|
|HEADSET: Rant 1-1/8″ Threadless|
|BRAKE MOUNTS: Welded|
|BRAKES: Rant Spring Brakes V2|
|FRONT HUB: 3/8″ Loose Alloy|
|FRONT RIM: Rant Squad 36H Alloy Single Wall|
|REAR HUB: 14mm Semi-Sealed Cassette|
|REAR RIM: Rant Squad 36H Alloy Single Wall|
|TYRES: Rant Squad 20” x 2.35”|
|SPROCKET: Subrosa Petal Steel|
|CRANKS: Chromoly 8 Spline 3pc 170mm|
|BB: Sealed Mid|
|PEDALS: Rant Trill Plastic|
|SEAT: Subrosa Mid 1pc Combo|
|WEIGHT: 12.6 kg (27.7 lbs)|
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 6’0″
This is a longer chain stay! This will give you more control and stability.
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: 11.5″
F: Stand over height: 9″
This is a medium standover.
A tall standover gives you more stability and will make bars, and t-bogs easier.
2020 Subrosa Sono Price
The Sono is less than $400 and that is pretty cool. I think that this is a pretty affordable bike and it would be easy to convince your parents to buy it for you. Is cheaper always better though?
2020 Subrosa Sono Quality
Like I mentioned before, the Sono is a lower quality bike. Made from hi-tensile steel frame, fork, and bars. Rant makes up the component package on this bike. Normally rant is very inexpensive and put on beginner bikes.
Good for beginners
The bike is cheap and lower quality. Which makes it perfect for a brand new rider who wants to get a new bmx bike without spending a bunch of money.
Not build to last.
To be honest, the bike will last a new rider a year or so depending on how hard and how often you ride. But once you progress to a mid or high-level rider, the bike will break.
Buy if you are learning:
- 360 taps
- fakie tricks
Don’t buy if you are learning:
- huge drops
- big 360
2020 Subrosa Sono Conclusion
For a brand new rider.. the Sono is designed to help you get into bmx. The specs are really good for fast progression, however, the parts are not meant to last. If you have never ridden BMX and you want to get one with some good specs to help you learn… get the Sono. If you are looking for a good second bike, do not get this one.
Frequently Asked Questions
This bike is great for riders between 5’8″ to 6’0″
I’d say for a beginner it will last around a year.
For a new rider, I think it is good. But if you know any tricks… it will break on you.
The 2020 Sono weighs 27.7 lb
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