2021 Stolen Overlord Review

The 2021 Stolen Overlord is perfect for medium height riders that need a stronger bike than the basic Walmart one. It is a beginner level bike that is street-ready, coming with 4pc bars and 2 pegs. The white color option is sick and it weighs around 25.5lbs without the pegs.

Overview

The Stolen Overlord features an updated design for greater receptiveness and control suited to street riding and technical skatepark sessions. It's been engineered with geometry that includes a longer top tube and is kitted out with a sealed integrated headset, sealed hubs, Fiction Mythos pedals, Sumo sprocket guard, and 2x grind pegs - this bike is ready to hit the streets, launch gaps and land grinds with style.

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: $419.99 on Danscomp

Colors

Specs

Frame: Hand Welded Hi-Ten Steel, 20.75" TT
Fork: Tapered legs & one-piece steerer w/ Compressor topcap
Bars: Fiction 4-Stroke 9.00” 4-piece bars
Grips: Fiction Flanged 160mm
Barends: Fiction Troop
Stem: Fiction Spartan TL, 52mm
Headset: Standard 1 1/8″ Threadless
Brake Lever: APSE Alloy w/ Hinged Clamp
Brakes: APSE U25 Alloy U-brake
Cranks: Tubular Chromoly arms, 8 Spline Chromoly spindle, 165mm
Sprocket: Stolen Alloy 25T w/ SUMO Thermalite Guard
Bottom Bracket: Sealed MID 19mm, 8 spline
Pedals: Fiction Mythos w/ Chromoly spindles
Chain: Z-410, Black
Front Hub: Stolen Rampage Sealed 3/8″ axle
Rear Hub: Rampage 6061 Alloy Cassette w/ 14mm Chromoly Axle
Driver: 9t Sealed, One-Piece Chromoly
Front Rim: Fiction Trojan Alloy (Single-wall)
Rear Rim: Fiction Trojan Alloy (Single-wall)
Pegs: 2x 35x105mm Black
Seat: Stolen Fiction Moto Combo seat
Seat Post: 200mm included w/ seat
Seat Clamp: Integrated in frame
Front Tire: Fiction Atlas 2.30″
Rear Tire: Fiction Atlas 2.30″
Weight: Approx 25.5lbs (W/O Pegs)

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.75″ – 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: 13.75" – Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a really 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: 74.5° – 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"

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

For $409 you're getting a beginner level bike with some pegs and four-piece bars. This is an OK deal although it's not the best quality and a lot of bikes this quality are a little cheaper. It does add parts to make it worth it. But remember that this is a beginner-level bike so if you riding at a mid-level this is going to break very quickly.

Quality

So I don't think that the quality is that bad, and I do really like the guard sprocket, four-piece bars, and pegs. Not many bikes at this level come with that kind of quality and it is a nice little added bonus especially for a beginner rider who wants to focus on street riding. Now the hi-tensile steel frame overtime will bend along with the bars and Forks. So if you're riding and taking it easy on the bike you're going to be just fine until you start progressing to the level where you doing some hefty tricks.

Buy if you are learning:

  • Manual
  • 180
  • bunny hop
  • tire tap
  • foot jam
  • feeble
  • smith
  • double peg

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • big 360
  • tailwhip
  • grinding hand rails
  • back flip

Conclusion

Overall, the 2021 stolen overlord is a good choice if you're a beginner level rider and you love street riding. Now the 20.75-inch frame is a little bigger than most beginner level bikes so make sure that this is the right size for you. And double-check the tricks that it is good for to make sure that you're not going to absolutely destroy it. You can put the pegs on whichever side you want especially because the sprocket has a guard on it. And then everything on this bike is fully customizable meaning that you can replace it with almost any replacement part. This is really cool because then you can customize it however you want.

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