2022 Sunday Scout Review (Slightly Over Priced BMX Bike)

The 2022 Sunday Scout is a bmx bike aimed for newer bmx riders. This bike is in my opinion, a little over priced. It comes in a $519 and a $539.99 option and only has one chromoly piece of tubing, single wall rims and a Sunday freeze stem. The Scout weighs 26.8 lbs.

Check out the most recent price of the Scout 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 Scout BMX Bike is ready to tear up your favorite riding spots. Designed to be a bike for experienced riders with a budget, Sunday made sure to kit this model out to be able to show off to your buddies and withstand hard hits and abusive new tricks. Sealed bearings in high stress areas and chromoly cranks contribute to the strength and durability needed for a rider learning new tricks, and the extensive lineup of Odyssey and Sunday parts add to the overall pro-level feel of the bike. The Sunday Scout brings the heat with amazing parts for an amazing price.

from: Dan's Comp

Highlights

  • Single Wall Rims
  • Chromoly Downtube
  • 2 pc. bar or 4pc. bar option
  • Full chromoly cranks

Specs

Price

The 2022 Sunday Scout costs $519 or $539 depending on the version you get.

Colors

  • Matte Raw
  • Matte Army Green
  • Gloss Black
  • Matte Trans Purple

2022 Sunday Scout Part List

Frame: Sunday Scout, Integrated Headtube, Chromoly Downtube & Dropouts
Fork: Sunday Scout, 2-Piece Chromoly Steerer Tube, Welded Preload
Bars: Sunday, 2-Piece
Stem: Sunday Freeze Top Load (48mm)
Headset: FSA Integrated (1-1/8")
Grips: Odyssey Broc Raiford
Cranks: 3-Piece, Chromoly (170mm Length)
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid (19mm)
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC Pro
Chain: KMC Z1 Wide
Sprocket: Sunday Sabertooth v2, Steel (25 Tooth)
Front Hub: Sunday Low-Flange Sealed (3/8" Axle)
Rear Hub: Sunday Sealed 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: Odyssey Path Pro OEM (20 x 2.4")
Rear Tire: Odyssey Path Pro OEM (20 x 2.4")
Seat: Sunday Badge (Pivotal)
Seat Post: Sunday (Pivotal)
Seat Clamp: Sunday
Lever: Odyssey Springfield
Brake Cable: Odyssey Quik Slic
Brakes: Odyssey Springfield U-Brake
Brake Mounts: Welded
Gyro Tabs: Drilled
Extras: N/A
Color: Matte Trans Purple
Weight: 26.82 lbs

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.75", 21" – 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: 75.5° – 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: 11.6″

F: Stand over height: 9"

This is a medium 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: 29"

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: 3

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 3.65/10
Street Score 2.25/10
Park Score 3.67/10
Dirt Score 3.67/10
Quality Score 1.75/10

Dougsterbob Score

Dougsterbob Score: 3.65

The Sunday Scout only scored a 3.65 for the Dougterbob score. This is a relatively low score, and is due to the fact that there are no "quality" parts included on this bike.

If anyone is looking at the Scout I encourage them to look at the Cult Devotion, or the Sunday Forecaster just because these bikes score higher and have a lower price.

Is the Sunday Scout a good bike?

It's a good bike for a brand new rider. My issue with the Scout is not that it is a bad bike, it looks good and will be able to shred beginner level tricks. BUT I think it is over priced. Too much $$ for a beginner level bike like this.

Street Score

Street Score: 2.25

The Sunday Scout only scored a 2.25 in street. This bike doesn't have anything specific to make it better at street riding. Some bikes in this price range come with extra/better parts that will make riding the streets easier.

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

Is the 2022 Sunday Scout for street riding?

No, the Scout is not for street riding right out of the box. Like I said, if you really want to buy the Sunday Scout you'll need to make some upgrades. A similar priced street option is the 2022 Kink Switch (read about it here) which is a little more expensive but WAY better quality.

Park Score

Park Score: 3.67

The Scout scored a 3.67 in park. It's not park specific but if you were to choose a discipline to ride this bike on, park would be a good choice.

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 Scout good for riding skateparks?

Riding park every once in a while is okay on the Scout. The geometry is a little responsive so it will rip around when doing technical beginner park tricks, however the quality is not good enough to do mid-level park tricks.

Dirt Score

Dirt Score: 3.67

The Scout scored a 3.67 in dirt. The Longer chain stay will make the dirt riding feel nice and stable.

Now the responsive head tube angle will do the opposite. It will make the front end really snappy which can be counter productive on fast trail rides.

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 Scout good for riding dirt?

It's okay on dirt. This bike would be best on some small jumps and small pump tracks. Due to the low quality you should not rely on the Scout to hold up on bigger jumps.

Quality Score

Quality Score: 1.75

The Scout did terrible in the Quality section. This is my biggest issue here. The Scout is over $500 with less than a 2/10 score. Other $500-$600 bikes have 5-7 quality. The Scouts low quality really disappoints me.

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

Style

One thing that I love about the Scout are the color options. Sunday always hits the nail on the head when coming up with color options. Another thing is the way that the build looks. These tall 9" bars give the bike a pretty "professional" look. If you compared it side by side with a pro-level bike, they will look pretty similar.

Value

Alright... here it is. In my opinion, this bike is way over priced. For $520-$540 you are getting a bike with a TINY BIT of chromoly. and thats really the only significant thing about the Scout.

If you are considering this bike, please take a look at some other options. The Kink Whip is cheaper and better quality, the Sunday Forecaster is a little more expensive but better quality. I do not think that the Sunday Scout is good value.

Should you get it?

Honestly, I've got to say no. I don't think the Scout is a bike worth getting. Instead fill out a Free BMX Bike Recommendation.

Common Questions

What is the Price?

The Sunday Scout is $519.99 or $539.99 depending on the model you get.

How Much Does it Weigh?

The 2022 Sunday Scout Weighs 26.82lbs

Where to buy it?

You can get the Sunday Scout from Dan's Comp here: https://bit.ly/3ERJN8N

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 Scout is an overpriced bmx bike with one piece of chromoly tubing. It has single wall rims, so the rims will not hold up as you progress. The rest of the bike is lower quality hi-tensile steel which will bend like the rims over time.