2021 Subrosa Sono XL Review


Highlights

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

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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Sono Review Video

2021 Subrosa Sono XL Specs

Price

Colors

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 100% 1020 Hi-Ten
WHEEL SIZE: 20″
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21″
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.2″
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
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
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
TIRES: Rant Squad 20″ x 2.35″
SPROCKET: Subrosa Petal Steel
CRANKS: Chromoly 8 Spline 3pc 170mm
BB
PEDALS: Rant Trill Plastic
SEAT: Subrosa Mid 1pc Combo
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 12.6 kg (27.8 lbs)

Frame Geometry

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

Learn what size is right for you here.

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

Learn About Chain Stays Here

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

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 XL 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 XL 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 XL Conclusion

If you are brand new to the sport, this bike will be ok for you. The XL version of the Sono was designed because entry-level bikes with a 21″ toptube are HARD to find. 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 because the Sono will start to break.

 

Douglas Laird

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