2021 Stolen Sinner FC XLT


The 2021 Stolen Sinner FC XLT has a freecoaster and a set up designed for the brakeless rider. It has a decent set of aftermarket parts that will hold up to mid-level riding. The full chromoly frame and double-wall rims are just a few of the things that stand out on the Sinner FC XLT.

Overview

The Stolen Sinner FC XLT is one of the most desired bikes on the BMX freestyle scene. Engineered for experienced brakeless skatepark freestyle riders, this version of the Sinner does come supplied with brakes, but it’s intended to be ridden without them. Plus, it features a Right Hand Drive drivetrain, a rear Freecoaster hub for seamless fakie transitions and a complete build consisting of quality Chromoly parts and superb aftermarket components.

from: Chain Reaction

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

Specs

Price: $709.99

Colors

Specs

Frame: 100% 4130 ChroMoly Frame w/ “S-Bend” chainstays & Removable Brake Mounts, Frame is Drilled for Gyro Tabs (Tabs not Included)
Fork: 100% 4130 ChroMoly Fork w/ Tapered Legs & One-Piece Steerer w/ Vortex² Topcap
Bars: Stolen Trap 4-piece 4- piece (P²) Post-Weld Heat-Treated Chromoly, 9.50″
Grips: Stolen Hive, 165mm
Barends: Stolen Thermalite
Stem: CNC Machined 6061 Stolen Block, 50mm
Headset: Stolen Revolver Sealed Integrated w/ 15mm Alloy Bearing Cover
Brake Lever: N/A
Brakes: N/A
Cranks: Stolen Talon Chromoly, 170mm w/ 48 Spline Chromoly Spindle
Sprocket: Stolen Sumo III, 25T w/ Sumo Thermalite Guard
Bottom Bracket: Stolen Revolver MID 19mm
Pedals: Stolen Thermalite w/ Chromoly spindles
Chain: Balland 1/2 link
Front Hub: Stolen Rampage Sealed 3/8″ Chromoly Axle
Rear Hub: Stolen Rampage Sealed Freecoaster 14mm Chromoly Axle
Driver: 9t Sealed, One-Piece Chromoly
Front Rim: Stolen LowPro Brakeless (Welded Seam) 36H
Rear Rim: Stolen LowPro Brakeless (Welded Seam) 36H
Seat: Stolen Hive XL Pivotal Seat, embossed
Seat Post: AL 6061, 220mm Pivotal post
Seat Clamp: Integrated
Front Tire: Stolen Hive LP 2.40″ w/ SuperStick Rubber Compound
Rear Tire: Stolen Hive LP 2.40″ w/ SuperStick Rubber Compound
Weight: 24.75lbs

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″ – Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a medium 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: 11.75″

F: Stand over height: 9.5″

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: N/A

This is a wide width. 

Narrow bars make barspins easier.

Wide bars give you more control and stability when steering.

I: Backsweep: N/A

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: N/A

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

There are two different 2021 Stolen Sinner FC options. The Sinner FC is $609, while the Sinner FC XLT is $709. The reason for this difference is because the XLT is the super high-quality version. Which includes more high-quality stolen aftermarket parts. This does make it worth the $709 price tag.

Quality

Along with FULL chromoly 4pc bars, forks, and frame, the 2021 Stolen Sinner XLT comes with strong 48 spline cranks, stolen sumo sprocket (with guard), and stolen hive tires to name a few. Overall, this bike has everything that you’d expect from a high-level BMX bike.

Buy if you are learning:

  • Manual
  • 180
  • Fakie tricks
  • tailwhip
  • Barspin
  • x-up
  • basic park jumps
  • 360
  • no handers

Don’t buy if you are learning:

  • Good for any trick

Conclusion

There is a reason that this is one of their most popular bikes.The amazing quality will keep this bike rolling for al ong long time. The frame geometry is mostly for a taller rider so make sure you double check that before buying.

If you are brand new you can still get this bike, but be sure that you plan to ride for a while, otherwise you will be wasting your money. Especially if you quit right away.

A mid-level rider will enjoy the specs and the quality, but so will a high-level rider. The Sinner XLT can take anything you throw at it. $709 is a lot, but it is totally worth the price.


Common Questions

  • Where can I buy this bike? I saw this bike in stock at chain reaction cycles. You can Buy it here
  • Is this bike for park, dirt, or street? This is mostly a street bike, but it can be ridden on all 3.
  • How much does it weigh? 24.75 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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