2021 Fit STR (MD) Review


The 2021 Fit STR (MD) is a bike designed for riding street. It has 4 pc. bars, chromoly front triangle, and 4 pegs. The responsive 12.6 CS will make the bike snappy and easy to control. The STR MD bike comes in 2 different colorways, and weighs 27.7 lbs

Highlights

Overview

Pro team inspired and budget approved. Chromoly tubing and Fit’s street geometry along with 4-piece bars, a forged Fit topload stem, big 2.4” tires and attention to detail make the difference. Bold Fit branding stands out in the crowd and includes a set of four steel pegs.

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Specs

Price

Colors

Specs

2021 Fit STR MD Specs
FRAME: 20.5” TT (MD) Cro-Mo Front Tri.
GEOMETRY: Street w/ 12.6” CS.
HEADSET: Integrated.
BB: Sealed Mid.
BARS: 4-Piece 9”x 29”.
FORK: Tapered w/25mm Offset.
STEM: FIT Top Load.
GRIPS: FIT Crossfit.
SEAT: FIT Barstool Pivotal.
CRANKS: Tubular Cro-Mo 165mm.
SPROCKET: FIT Key 25T.
PEDALS: FIT Mack-PC.
FRONT WHEEL: FIT S1W w/Sealed Hub.
REAR WHEEL: FIT S1W w/Sealed 9T Cassette.
TIRES: FIT F/U 2.4”.
BRAKES: New U-Brake w/more tire clearance and softer pull springs.
PEGS: 4X 100mm Metal.
Weight: 27.7 lbs

Frame Geometry

Designed for riders who are 5’3″ to 6′

Learn what size is right for you here.

Riding a frame on the “bigger” end will make the bike feel more controlled and flowy.

Riding a frame on the “smaller” end will make the bike feel more snappy and responsive.

This is a short chain stay.

A short chain stay will make the bike feel quick and responsive. It will make spins easier, and manuals harder to control.

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 short standover. 

A short stand over makes whips easier to kick and get around, but make bars harder since the seat is low and hard to pinch.

Price

For $419 you get a bike with some chromoly, 4 pegs, qand a sealed cassette. It isn’t the best quality. However, the price is good for what you are getting

Quality

This is a beginner bike with entry-level parts. I would not recommend this bike if you are an experienced rider.

Here’s why it is lower quality:

Buy if you are learning:

  • Feeble
  • hops
  • 180
  • pull up barspins
  • x-up rides
  • smith
  • double pegs

Don’t buy if you are learning:

  • 360
  • big drops
  • tail whips
  • bar spins
  • grinding hand rails

Conclusion

The 2021 Fit STR (MD) is designed for a new rider who wants to focus on street riding. This person needs pegs to do feebles, smiths and double pegs. It has a responsive geometry that will make the bike easy to control. For $419, it is a good priced bike.

 

Douglas Laird

Douglas is a 23-year-old BMX rider who got his first true BMX bike for his 13th birthday and has been riding nonstop for over 10 years. “Bmx has taken me too well over a hundred skateparks across multiple states and countries.” Dougsterbob.com was born to help people understand the sport that has changed my life for the better. My goal is to help you with everything BMX related. With over 200 BMX posts and counting, dougsterbob.com is quickly growing to be one of the best bmx related websites.

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