2021 Sunday Soundwave Special Review


The best bike in Sunday’s 2021 Line. The Soundwave is next level. With an aftermarket frame forks and bars, all of which include a lifetime warranty. This bike doesn’t mess around. Designed to give a rider a bike with extreme quality that will withstand big trick and crashers, this bike weighs 23.41 lbs.

Overview

The 2021 Soundwave Special continues to offer the unmatched 41-Thermal® Lifetime Warranty on its Soundwave frame, Darkwave fork, Super Highway bars, and Thunderbolt cranks. Combine that with a long list of Odyssey parts, and you easily have a bike with no equals.

from: Sunday

Highlights

  • ✅ – Full Chromoly
  • ⛔️ – Under $500
  • ✅ – Double Wall Rims
  • ✅ – Pegs
  • ✅ – Fully Sealed Bearings
  • ✅ – 3 pc. Cranks
  • ✅ – Freecoaster – What is a freecoaster?
  • ⛔️ – Brakes
  • ✅ – Gyro tabs
  • ⛔️ – 4 pc bars

Key Features

Key features
100% aftermarket 
41-Thermal® Lifetime Warranty on Frame, Fork, Bars, and Cranks
Sunday Soundwave v3 Frame
Sunday Darkwave Forks
Odyssey Super Highway Bars
Odyssey Thunderbolt+ Cranks
Odyssey Utility Pro Sprocket
Odyssey Hazard Lite Rims
Odyssey Clutch v2 Freecoaster
Odyssey Path Pro Tires
Right Hand or Left Hand Drive

Specs

Price: $1089.99 on Danscomp

Colors

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 100% Chromoly Frame
WHEEL SIZE: 20″
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21″
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.2-13.5”
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKSSunday Darkwave, 20″, 100% chromoly aftermarket fork, 41-Thermal® lifetime warranty, 28mm offset
BARS: Odyssey Super Highway,100% chromoly aftermarket bar, 2-piece 9.5″
STEM: Sunday Freeze top load, 48mm
HEADSET: FSA integrated conical, 1-1/8″
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: Odyssey Springfield U-brake
FRONT HUB: Odyssey Vandero Pro, 36H, sealed, 3/8″ female axle, 2 plastic guards
FRONT RIM: Odyssey Hazard Lite, 20″, 36H
REAR HUB: Odyssey Clutch v2 Freecoaster, 36H, 14mm female axle w/ 9T driver, non-drive plastic guard
REAR RIM: Odyssey Hazard Lite, 20″, 36H
TYRES: Odyssey Path Pro, aftermarket, 20 x 2.4″
SPROCKET: Odyssey Utility Pro, 25T w/ plastic guard
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt+, 170mm, 100% chromoly, 41-Thermal® lifetime warranty, LHD or RHD
BB: Sealed, Mid, 22mm
PEDALS: Odyssey Twisted PC Pro
SEAT: Odyssey Pivotal
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 23.41lbs (brakeless)

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length:  21″ – Learn what size is right for you here.

Check the size guide to see if its right for you..

Getting a top tube that is taller than suggested will make the bike feel more controlled and less responsive

Getting a top tube size that is smaller than normal will make the bike feel a lot more snappy and responsive.

B: Chain Stay Length: 13.2″ – 13.5″ – Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a long chainstay.

A short chain stay makes the bike feel twitchy. Spins will be easy, but airing and jumping might feel hard to control.

A long chain stay will make the bike feel really controlled. Spins will feel sluggish, but manuals and air tricks will feel nice because it will be more stable.

C: Head Tube Angle: 75° – Learn About Head Tube Angles Here

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

A less steep head tube gives you more control.

D: Seat Tube Angle: 71°

E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.5″

F: Stand over height: 9″

This is a tall standover. 

A tall standover makes your seat higher up and will allow you to pinch it easier when learning barspins.

Bar Geometry – Learn more here

G: Rise: 9.5″

Riding a tall rise, will give you more leverage on the bike. Making it easier to pull back and lift the front wheel up.

H: Width: 29″

This is a wide width. 

Narrow bars make barspins easier.

Wide bars give you more control and stability when steering.

I: Backsweep: 11º

What does backsweep do?

As far as I know, there is a sweet spot for backsweep. Too much will make the bike feel weird, and too little will make the bike unstable. It seems like the sweet spot is around 11º to 12º. If you need something a little more aggressive and straight feeling, go for 10º, but only do this if 11º is uncomfortable.

J: Upsweep: 1º

This is a normal upsweep!

What does upsweep do?

There is a lot of discussion about 1º upsweep vs. 4º upsweep. Some people are running experiments and testing if the greater upsweep will make drops feel better. It seems like a lot of street riders run 4º to 5º upsweep. This helps for wrist pain and lessens the impact of big drops.

Price

This is the most expensive bike in Sunday’s 2021 line. The Sunday Soundwave special comes with the signature Sunday Soundwave frame and a ton of aftermarket parts. It costs a little over $1000 which is so so so expensive for a complete bike. However, the people that end up with this bike are generally really happy because they love the quality and the smooth ride that it provides.

Quality

It would just be easier to list the things on this bike that are low quality. Unfortunately, there’s nothing low quality about this bike. My favorite thing about it is that the frame Forks bars and cranks come with a lifetime warranty because they are such high-quality aftermarket parts. Obviously this bike includes double-wall rims heat-treated parts and sealed bearings. This is the same quality that riders like myself ride. It will withstand very high-level tricks and high-level crashes. 

Buy if you are learning:

  • 360
  • bar spins
  • Grinding handrails
  • high-level street
  • high airs
  • 540
  • grind combos
  • tail whips

Don’t buy if you are learning:

  • Good for any trick

Conclusion

So basically if you have the kind of budget to afford this bike, you could get away with buying a fully custom bike. Or at least pretty close to it. You’ll get the same quality but you’d be able to customize the parts to exactly what you want. With that being said, this is a really good bike with really good quality. It’s perfect for a rider who’s writing at a mid to high level and who needs a bike to withstand some abuse.

This bike is very well-rounded meaning that you will be just fine riding it on park, dirt, or street. Just make sure that this is the right top tube size for you because it would really suck to spend this much money on a bike that doesn’t necessarily fit. 


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Common Questions

  • Where can I buy this bike? As an affiliate for sourcebmx.com, I always recommend them. They have a warehouse in the USA so shipping is pretty fast and they do so much to support BMX. Buy it here
  • Is this bike for park, dirt, or street? This bike is well rounded. Good for all 3.
  • How much does it weigh? 23.41 lbs

 

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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