2021 Subrosa Salvador XL Review


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

2021 Subrosa Salvador XL Overview

Year after year the Salvador proves to be one of the highlights of the Subrosa range, and 2021 is no different. With a chromoly top tube, down tube, & wishbone, as well as sealed bearings all round, the Salvador.

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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 Salvador XL Specs




FRAME MATERIAL: Chromoly Top Tube, Down Tube, & Wishbone
FORKS: Chromoly Steer Tube – 30mm Offset
BARS: 100% Chromoly – 2pc 9.0″
STEMRant Trill Top Load
HEADSET: Rant Bang Ur Integrated
BRAKES: Rant Spring Brakes V3
FRONT HUB: 3/8″ Sealed Alloy
FRONT RIM: Rant Squad 36H Alloy Single Wall
REAR HUBRant Party On V2 Sealed Cassette Male Axle
REAR RIM: Rant Squad 36H Alloy Single Wall
TIRESSubrosa Sawtooth 20” x 2.35”
SPROCKET: Subrosa Petal Steel
CRANKSRant Bangin’ 8 Chromoly 3pc 170mm
BB: Sealed Mid
PEDALSRant Trill Plastic
SEAT: Subrosa Mid 1pc Combo
WEIGHT: 12.54 kg (27.6 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.

2021 Subrosa Salvador XL Price

The XL Salvador is just over $400. Comming in at $439.99 the Salvador is priced at the middle of the line. Not too expensive and not too cheap.

2021 Subrosa Salvador XL Quality

It is a high priced beginner bike with lower quality parts. These parts include single wall rims and a trimoly frame.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • 360 taps
  • pull up barspins
  • t-bogs
  • crank flips
  • turn down
  • full cab
  • half cab

Don’t buy if you are learning:

  • Big drops
  • 360 drops
  • 540
  • whips
  • flips

2021 Subrosa Salvador XL Conclusion

Subrosa’s 2021 Salvador XL is built with the taller rider in mind. It’s hard as a tall guy out here. Progressing on a smaller bike is a struggle. If you are a beginner with dreams of getting to mid-level, the Salvador XL is a good choice.


Douglas Laird

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