2021 Stolen Sinner FC Review

The 2021 Stolen Sinner FC has a freecoaster, whitewall tires, a sprocket with a guard, and some strong added in parts. This bike is perfect for a mid to high-level rider who needs a bike to withstand their level of riding.

Overview

THE SINNER WAS THE FIRST BRAKELESS FREE-COASTER STREET COMPLETE EVER MADE, THE SINNER, JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER. AS ALWAYS THE SINNER HAS STYLE THAT WAS RAISED IN THE STREETS AND IS READY TO RIDE.

from: Stolen

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: $609.99

Colors

Specs

Frame: 100% 4130 ChroMoly Frame W/ Removable Brake Mounts & S-Bend Chainstays for Bigger Tires
Fork: 100% 4130 ChroMoly Fork w/ Tapered Legs, One-Piece Steerer w/ Compressor Topcap
Bars: Fiction Monkey 4-piece 4130 ChroMoly, 9.50"
Grips: Stolen Hive, 165mm
Barends: Stolen Vortex
Stem: Stolen Slab, Cold Forged, 50mm
Headset: Fiction Savage Sealed Integrated w/ 15mm Alloy Bearing Cover
Brake Lever: APSE Alloy w/ Hinged Clamp
Brakes: APSE Alloy U-brake
Cranks: 48 Spline Tubular ChroMoly Arms w/ ChroMoly Spindle, 170mm
Sprocket: Stolen Sumo III, 25T w/ Sumo Thermalite Guard
Bottom Bracket: Fiction Savage MID 19mm
Pedals: Stolen Thermalite w/ Chromoly spindles
Chain: Z-410
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 Rampage 36H (double-wall)
Rear Rim: Stolen Rampage 36H (double-wall)
Seat: Stolen FastTimes Pivotal Seat
Seat Post: Thermalite 150mm 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: Approx 24.0lbs

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

For $609 you're getting a pretty good mid-level bike. This is the same price as the 2021 Kink Cloud, the only thing missing is that it does not have any pegs. Other than that, everything on this bike is really solid and it's actually a fair price. Some companies will charge you way too much but not Stolen.

Quality

Now I really like the quality of this bike. It has full chromoly frame, forks, and bars, double-wall rims, and a handful of aftermarket Stolen and Fiction parts. These parts keep the bike riding stronger for longer so that you can progress and not have to worry about your bike breaking.

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

The 2021 Stolen Sinner freecoaster version is one of stolen's most popular bikes. This is due to the price/quality ratio, which is very good. I love that you can choose between left-hand drive and right-hand drive, and the colors are pretty sick. This bike is for a mid-level rider who is trying to progress more in street riding, it can hold up to some pretty decent trick so you don't have to worry about it breaking.

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 lbs