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The 2021 Stolen Stereo is perfect for a new rider who wants a little higher quality beginner bike. It has nice looking colors and weighs around 26 lbs. This bike has a few aftermarket parts which really make it stand out.
The Stolen Stereo is designed and engineered to handle the abuse of hard riding while still retaining the stylish looks associated with the Stolen brand. It features a strong and lightweight frame equipped with a mix of aftermarket parts from Stolen and Fiction, complete with high-quality sealed bearings. Plus, it features modern geometry and large handlebars, making this freestyle bike an agile, responsive, and dependable choice for experienced riders and enthusiasts alike.
from: Chain Reaction
|Frame: Hand Welded Hi-Ten Steel, 20.75" TT|
|Fork: Tapered Legs & One-Piece Steerer w/ Compressor Topcap|
|Bars: Tallboy, 2-Piece HiTen Steel, 9.0"|
|Grips: Stolen Loot Flanged, 160mm|
|Barends: Stolen Vortex Rubber|
|Stem: Fiction Spartan, 52mm|
|Headset: Fiction Savage Sealed Integrated w/ 15mm Alloy Bearing Cover|
|Brake Lever: APSE Alloy w/ Hinged Clamp|
|Brakes: APSE U25 Alloy U-brake|
|Cranks: Fiction Zeus Tubular 4130 ChroMoly arms, 8 Spline ChroMoly Spindle, 170mm|
|Sprocket: Stolen 25T|
|Bottom Bracket: Sealed MID 19mm|
|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)|
|Seat: Stolen Fiction Moto Combo Seat|
|Seat Post: Alloy 200mm included w/ Seat|
|Seat Clamp: Integrated|
|Front Tire: Fiction Atlas 2.30″|
|Rear Tire: Fiction Atlas 2.30″|
|Weight: Approx 26.0lbs|
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.
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.
Steep head tube angles make the bike “snappy” meaning more responsive to fast turns.
A less steep head tube gives you more control.
This is a tall standover.
A tall standover makes your seat higher up and will allow you to pinch it easier when learning barspins.
Riding a tall rise, will give you more leverage on the bike. Making it easier to pull back and lift the front wheel up.
This is a wide width.
Narrow bars make barspins easier.
Wide bars give you more control and stability when steering.
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.
This is a normal upsweep!
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.
The 2021 Stolen Stereo Costs Right at $400. And $400 is an OK price for this bike. Their description really hypes it up a lot more than it should.
It's a high tensile steel frame Forks and bars with single-wall rims. This means that the bike will not hold up to mid-level tricks like big 360s tailwhips or even barspins. While it is worth $400 you can find some better options that are the same amount of quality just a little bit cheaper.
Stolen's 2021 Stereo weighs around 26lbs. This is the weight with brakes and without pegs. Taking off the brakes will make it a little lighter, and adding pegs will make it a little heavier.
The Stolen Stereo is a beginner quality bike without anything really special to make it stand out. It is OK quality but nothing crazy.
There isn't really anything on the 2021 Stolen Stereo that makes it stand out as a really good quality bike. Like I mentioned before, it has high tensile steel frame, forks, and bars, along with single wall rims.
These parts aren't gonna hold up when you start to do bigger tricks. The only thing I do see is a handful of fiction aftermarket parts. But fiction parts are generally lower quality so while they are a step up from stock parts they're not that much better.
The 2021 Stolen Stereo is designed for beginner riders. If you're looking for your first or even your second bike this would be a good choice for you the quality is for someone who's just learning tricks like one eighties 360 tire taps and basic dirt or basic park tricks. Once you start to progress past these tricks your bike is gonna start to break. A cool thing about this bike is that everything is customizable meaning that you can upgrade parts later and this is really important as you start to progress.