2022 Sunday Blueprint Review - Low Quality BMX Bike

The 2022 Sunday Blueprint is Sunday's cheapest 20" BMX option. The Blueprint is a base model bike with entry-level quality and parts. You can use the blueprint to learn beginner-level tricks, but anything more than that will require a higher-quality bike. This bike costs $429.99 and weighs about 26lbs.

Check out the most recent price of the Blueprint by clicking here.

Skip right to the good stuff where I give the bike a Dougsterbob Score based on 20 different aspects that determine how good the bike is overall.

Review Video

Overview

The 2022 Sunday Blueprint 20.5" BMX Bike is an entry level bike that utilizes pro-style geometry and a durable construction to help new riders develop skills and techniques for shredding with friends. Components such as the Odyssey Springfield brakes, FSA integrated headset, and 3-piece chromoly cranks create a bike that is reliable meaning more riding and less downtime. The Sunday Blueprint is built for beginners to promote growth and learning.

from: Dan's Comp

Highlights

  • Single Wall Rims (lowlight)
  • Hi-tensile steel (lowlight)
  • Smaller size options
  • Good geometry

Specs

Price

The 2022 Sunday Blueprint costs $429 or $439 depending on the version you get.

Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Pink
  • Fire Engine Red
  • Sunday Blue

2022 Sunday Blueprint Part List

Frame: Sunday Blueprint, Integrated Headtube
Fork: Sunday Blueprint, 2-Piece Steerer Tube, Welded Pre-Load
Bars: Sunday, 2-Piece (28.5" Width) (9" Rise) (12° Backsweep) (4° Upsweep)
Stem: Sunday Freeze Front Load (48mm)
Headset: FSA Integrated (1-1/8")
Preload Cap: FSA, Aluminum
Grips: Sunday Cornerstone
Cranks: 3-Piece, Chromoly (160mm Length)
Bottom Bracket: Loose Ball American (19mm)
Pedals: Wellgo Platform, Plastic
Chain: KMC S1
Sprocket: Sunday S-Logo, Steel (25 Tooth)
Front Hub: Sunday Low-Flange Loose Ball (3/8" Axle)
Rear Hub: Sunday Cassette (14mm Axle)
Driver: 9 Tooth
Spokes: Steel, Black (14 Gauge)
Front Rim: P-7X, Aluminum (20") (36 Hole)
Rear Rim: P-7X, Aluminum (20") (36 Hole)
Front Tire: Sunday Current (20 x 2.4")
Rear Tire: Sunday Current (20 x 2.4")
Seat: Sunday Badge (Combo)
Seat Post: Combo (25.4mm)
Seat Clamp: Integrated
Lever: Aluminum (U-Brake Compatible)
Brake Cable: Odyssey Quik Slic
Brakes: Odyssey Springfield U-Brake
Brake Mounts: Welded
Gyro Tabs: Drilled (Not Included)
Extras: N/A
Weight: 26 LBS

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.00", 20.50" – Learn what size is right for you here.

Check the size guide to see if it's 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 medium/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: 8.75"

This is a low standover.

A low standover will make tailwhips easier, but barspins harder.

A tall standover gives you more to pinch and grab when doing barspins & t-bogs.

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: 28.5"

Narrow bars make barspins easier.

Wide bars give you more control and stability when steering.

I: Backsweep: 12

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: 4

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.

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Dougsterbob Score

Now everything above the line is pretty basic info. I break down the specs, geometry and some highlights. But that doesn't really help you find the right bike. So I created the Dougsterbob Score.

What is it?

The Dougsterbob Score is taken from Doug Demaro's "Doug Score" (He already had the name so I had to get creative with mine haha) Anyway, this assigns a score to the bike based on 20 different aspects. This way you will know exactly what this bike is good for and how it holds up.

Read how I score the bikes here

2022 Kink Launch Rankings

Category Points
Dougsterbob Score 3.05/10
Street Score 1.75/10
Park Score 3.33/10
Dirt Score 3.33/10
Quality Score 1/10

Dougsterbob Score

Dougsterbob Score: 3.05

The Blueprint only scored a 3.05. This is a lower score usually seen on basic quality bikes. This bike is built from basic quality and is designed for a new rider.

If you are condisering the blueprint, it can be a good optin for a new rider. the geometry on the Blueprint is designed in a way that helps new riders progress a little faster than a walmart quality bike would.

Is the Sunday Blueprint a good bike?

In terms of quality, no this is not a good bike. It is a low quality bike with low quality parts. But this doesnt always mean that it is a bad purchase. There is a specific riders that this bike would be perfect for and ill talk about that a little later.

Street Score

Street Score: 1.75

The Sunday Blueprint is a bike that could be ridden on street, but it is not "street specific". I'd like to see some pegs and hub guards on the Blueprint so that new riders can start gerinding without making additional purchases. Having street specific parts would increase the street score.

If you really want to ride beginner street on the Blueprint, you will want to purchase pegs and hub guards.

Is the 2022 Sunday Blueprint for street riding?

No, the Blueprint is not for street riding, basically it's well rounded and you can dabble in all 3 types of riding including street. But it is not specific for street like the Kink Switch or the Sunday Darkwave.

Park Score

Park Score: 3.33

The Blueprint scored a 3.33 in park. It's not park specific and should not be bought if you love riding park. Like I said about street, you can dabble in park but it is far from park specific.

To make this bike really park-specific, you'd want to purchase a gyro, and some park-specific tires. But if you are serious about park riding and you're a beginner, look at the Fit PRK. It's a good park option.

Is the 2022 Sunday Blueprint good for riding skateparks?

You can ride park ocasionally on the Blueprint, I think getting it to cruise around the park and doing basic tricks is ok. But when you start to ride park at a mid-level, you'll want a more responsive geometry and some. better quality parts.

Dirt Score

Dirt Score: 3.33

The Blueprint scored a 3.33 in dirt. Very similar to the park section, you can dabble on the Blueprint and ride small dirt jumps along with pump tracks. The 13.2 - 13.5 chainstay will give you a nice stable feeling when you rip around the pump track.

Check out the WTP Revolver to see a dirt-specific bike. (Check it out here) or the Fit TRL for a beginner-level dirt bike. (Fit TRL here)

Is the Sunday Blueprint good for riding dirt?

It's not built for dirt, but you can ride some small dirt jumps and pump tracks. When you step up to bigger dirt jumps, you need some better quality.

Quality Score

Quality Score: 1

The Blueprint scored low in the quality section. This is pretty consistent with beginner level bikes. And since this is the lowest priced bike in Sunday's line, it's going to be the lowest quality.

Here's why I classify it as "low-quality"

  • Hi tensile steel frame forks and bars
  • Single wall rims
  • Uses star nut compression in the forks
  • Low psi tires

Riding a high-quality bike is important to have fun and progress safely. The low quality of the Blueprint means that this bike might not last as long as you would like.

Style

Overall, the Blueprint is a nice looking bike. You can choose between 4 different color options and at first glance they all look similar to popular pro level bike. The Black/Pink model is one of the most popular and I definitley think that it is a sick colorway.

Everything on the Blueprint is fully customizable. This means that you can replace any part with a different part from any popular bmx website without causing any head ache.

Value

Comared to other 2022 models with similar quality, the Blueprint is higher up in price. But it's not so high up that i'd consider it over priced. All 2022 bikes are much mroe expensive than they were in 2021, and the Blueprint is no exception.

If you are considering this bike, please take a look at some other options. The Kink Whip is a little more expensive and better quality. Check it out here to see if it's a better option for you.

Should you get it?

I will only recommend this bike for BRAND NEW riders who are smaller. The 20.00" toptube and 20.5" toptube is unique and generally hard to find. But fill out a Free BMX Bike Recommendation to see which one is perfect for you based on a number of factors.

Common Questions

What is the Price?

The Sunday Blueprint is $429.99 or $439.99 depending on the model you get.

How Much Does it Weigh?

The 2022 Sunday Blueprint Weighs 26lbs

Where to buy it?

You can get the Sunday Blueprint from Dan's Comp here: https://bit.ly/3CbJhju

Buy if you are learning:

Click the trick you want to learn, to see the BIKE SCHOOL lesson

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Any high-level trick

Conclusion

The Sunday blueprint is a bike for beginner level riders. Obviously, the quality is not the best. But the fact that this bike is fully customizable means that you're able to upgrade parts as they break. And as you progress the parts will break. So don't be afraid to hop on this bike and start learning beginner level tricks, but remember that as you progress to a higher level of writing you will need to upgrade to new parts.