2021 Subrosa Malum Review


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

2021 Subrosa Malum Overview

The Malum is one of the best overall bikes in Subrosa’s complete bike range. Featuring a 100% chromoly frame, fork, and bars. They’ve updated the frame spec and added more aftermarket products from Shadow and Rant than ever before.

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Other 2021 Subrosa Bikes

Bike ModelWeightPegs?
2021 Subrosa Sono27.7No
2021 Subrosa Trio27.4No
2021 Subrosa Salvador27.6No
2021 Subrosa Salvador Park25.9No
2021 Subrosa Letum29.1Yes (4)
2021 Subrosa Malum26.3No
2021 Subrosa Novus (Trey Jones)26.6No
2021 Subrosa Novus (Matt Ray)26.6No
2021 Subrosa Bikes organized by weight

2021 Subrosa Malum Specs




FRAME MATERIAL: 100% Chromoly
FORKS: 100% Chromoly – 30mm Offset
BARS: 100% Chromoly – 2pc 9.0″
STEMSubrosa Rose Top Load
HEADSET: Rant Bang Ur Integrated
BRAKES: Rant Spring Brakes V2
FRONT HUBRant Party On V2 Sealed Female Axle
FRONT RIMRant Squad 36H Alloy Double Wall
REAR HUBRant Party On V2 Sealed Cassette Male Axle
REAR RIMRant Squad 36H Alloy Double Wall
TIRESShadow Contender 20” x 2.35″ Low Pressure
SPROCKET: Subrosa Petal Alloy
CRANKSRant Bangin’ 8 Chromoly 3pc 170mm
BB: Sealed Mid
PEDALS: Shadow Surface Plastic
SEATShadow Crow Pivotal
WEIGHT: 11.97 kg (26.3 lbs)

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length:  21″

Designed for riders who are 5’6″ to 6′ 2″

Learn what size is right for you here.

B: Chain Stay Length: 13.2”

This is a longer chain stay. It gives you a more stable and controlled feel.

Learn About Chain Stays Here

C: Head Tube Angle: 75°

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

A less steep head tube gives you more control.

Learn About Head Tube Angles Here

D: Seat Tube Angle: 71°

The seat tube angle can adjust how the top tube feels by making it more or less steep. Most are this angle, it doesn’t change very often.

E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.6″

The bottom bracket height adjusts how low or high your feet are off the ground. Most completes will be this height.

F: Stand over height: 9″

This is a tall standover. 

While a tall stand over allows you to pinch more of the seat for bars and t-bogs.

Subrosa Malum Review Video

2021 Subrosa Malum Price

The Malum is priced the same as the 2021 Devotion. The quality is also very similar. For only $540 you get a bike with full chromoly frame, bars, forks. Subrosa even added aftermarket Rant and Shadow parts!

2021 Subrosa Malum Quality

This is a solid mid-level bike! Heres why:

  • Full Chromoly
  • Double Wall Rims
  • 3 pc. Chromoly Cranks

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • 360
  • barspins
  • t-bogs
  • crank flips
  • turn down
  • tailwhips

Don’t buy if you are learning:

  • El torro
  • Grinds because (no pegs)

2021 Subrosa Malum Conclusion

I really like the Malum. The Matte Raw color is sick. It is designed for a rider who is right at that mid-level and learning tricks like barspins, 360’s and even trying tailwhips. The Malum will hold up to these kinds of tricks and will help you progress to the high-level.

Douglas Laird

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