2021 Subrosa Sono Review

Sono Review Video


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

2021 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 Trill 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 well-known brand parts like Shadow “Ol Dirty” grips and the Subrosa Petal sprocket.

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Other 2021 Subrosa Bikes

Bike ModelWeightPegs?
2021 Subrosa SonoOpens in a new tab.27.7No
2021 Subrosa TrioOpens in a new tab.27.4No
2021 Subrosa SalvadorOpens in a new tab.27.6No
2021 Subrosa Salvador ParkOpens in a new tab.25.9No
2021 Subrosa LetumOpens in a new tab.29.1Yes (4)
2021 Subrosa MalumOpens in a new tab.26.3No
2021 Subrosa Novus (Trey Jones)Opens in a new tab.26.6No
2021 Subrosa Novus (Matt Ray)Opens in a new tab.26.6No
2021 Subrosa Bikes organized by weight

2021 Subrosa Sono Specs




FRAME MATERIAL: 100% 1020 Hi-Ten
FORKS: 100% 1020 Hi-Ten – 30mm Offset
BARS: 100% 1020 Hi-Ten – 2pc 9″
STEM: Rant Trill Top Load
HEADSET: Rant 1-1/8″ Threadless
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
PEDALS: Rant Trill Plastic
SEAT: Subrosa Mid 1pc Combo
WEIGHT: 12.6 kg (27.7 lbs)

Frame Geometry

Designed for riders who are 5’3″ to 5’10”

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

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

A less steep head tube gives you more control.

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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.

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

This is a tall standover. 

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

2021 Subrosa Sono Price

The Sono Is priced at $330. Just over the $300 price point, this bike is designed to sell to brand new riders. Not many bikes are this cheap. But is it worth the price?

2021 Subrosa Sono Quality

A beginner level bike will have beginner level quality. This includes single wall rims, low-quality hi-tensile steel, loose ball bearings, and more.

However, this isn’t always a bad thing. If you are a brand new rider, you will want to be able to get a new bmx bike for relatively cheap. By making the bike out of lower quality parts, it becomes really affordable.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • 360 tap
  • fakie
  • smith
  • feeble
  • x up/x up ride

Don’t buy if you are learning:

  • High airs
  • tight carves in bowls
  • big drops down stairs
  • tail whip
  • flips
  • big 360
  • handrail grinds

2021 Subrosa Sono Conclusion

If you are brand new to the sport, this bike will be ok for you. The Sono is designed to take someone from brand new to the middle beginner stages of riding. Once you progress past this level, you will want to start looking for a new bike.


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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