2020 Fiend Type B+ Bike Review

The Type B+ is a bike for mid-level riders who want a freecoaster bike. The freecoaster will allow for easier fakie tricks and more street style. It has short and responsive frame geometry which will make progressing easier. I'm stoked that it comes with double-wall rims and not stoked that the frame is not full Chromoly.

⛔️ - Full Chromoly
⛔️ - Under $500
✅ - Double Wall Rims
✅ - Pegs
✅ - Fully Sealed Bearings
✅ - 3 pc. Cranks
✅ - Freecoaster

Highlights

  • 25 tooth sprocket
  • 3 pc. cranks
  • Double wall rims
  • 28.7 lbs
gloss brown fiend type b+
fiend b+ cranks
2020 fiend embryo type b+ rear of bike
2020 fiend embryo type b+ bottom bracket
2020 fiend embryo type b+ head tube
2020 fiend embryo type b+ front wheel

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2020 Fiend Type B+ Overview

The Type B+ is intended for the intermediate rider and features a Hi-Ten frame with a Chromoly top and down tube for strength, an integrated headset, Chromo forks, 9″ Chromo handlebars, Fiend Crown topload stem, flangeless Fiend Team grips, 165mm Chromoly 3pc cranks with a sealed Mid BB, Nylon pedals, Fiend 1pc seat/post combo, Mission Mylar rims, Mission Deploy freecoaster hub, Mission Echo 3/8″ sealed front hub, 25-9 gearing, 2.4″ street tires and a Mission Cease rear brake and Token lever

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2020 Fiend Type B+ Specs

Price

$559.99 on sourcebmx

How long will it take to buy this bike?

I made a spreadsheet that you can use to calculate exactly how long it will take you to make enough money to buy this bike. I post it here with the assumption that you work 12 hours a week for $10/ hour. Download the sheet to plug in your own numbers!

Average Pay $10.00 Hour
Average Hours 12 Weeks
Taxes $14.40
Weekly Pay $120.00
Pay After Taxes $105.60



Bike Cost $560.99



How long will it take? 5 Weeks

Colors

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: Hi-Ten Steel w/ Chromoly Downtube
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.75"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 12.75"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: Type B 100% Chromo, 26mm Offset
BARS: Type B 100% Chromo, 9" Rise
STEM: Fiend Crown Top Load 50mm
HEADSET: Sealed Integrated
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: Mission Cease rear brake
FRONT HUB: Mission Echo SB 3/8" Axle
FRONT RIM: Mission Mylar Double Wall
REAR HUB: Mission Deploy FC,14mm Axle
REAR RIM: Mission Mylar Double Wall
TYRES: Innova Street 2.40"
SPROCKET: Fiend Type O Steel 25t
CRANKS: 165mm Chromoly
BB: Sealed Mid
PEDALS: Nylon Fiend Reynolds
SEAT: Fiend 1pc. Combo
GEARING: 25/9

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.75" - Learn what size is right for you here.

This is a medium toptube.

Perfect for riders that are between 5'6" to 5'8"

B: Chain Stay Length: 12.75” - Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a medium chain stay designed to balance tech and flow riding.

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: 8.5"

This is a medium standover.

A tall standover gives you more stability and will make bars, and t-bogs easier.

2020 Fiend Type B+ Price

I think this bike is pretty expensive for the quality that you are receiving. The only reason that I think this is because of the tri-moly frame. For $560 the Type B+ is really close to that desired $500 price point.

2020 Fiend Type B+ Quality

Here's what is low quality about the bike:

  • Not full chromoly frame
  • Mission parts are good but not great!

Highlights

Street Dream

As long as you don't plan to send it down el torro, you will love how this bike feels when riding street. The geometry is set to be average. Thus giving it a good balance of flow and tech.

Lowlights

The frame isn't full chromoly.

You can read about the difference in chromoly and hi-tensile here. Basically, hi-tensile steel will bend over time. That's why I recommend full chromoly, all of the time.

Buy if you are learning:

  • Bars
  • 180
  • 360
  • medium airs/transfers
  • x-up rides

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Huge stair drops
  • 720
  • flips

2020 Fiend Type B+ Conclusion 🤩

I'm not a fan of brown, even though some people might love it. This bmx bike is pretty solid if you can get over the hi-tensile steel frame. For a beginner to mid-level rider, this is a good bike.

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for this bike?

This bike is great for riders between 5' 6" to 6'1"

How long will this bike last me?

It will last medium level riders around a year. Depending on how much abuse you put the frame through.

Is this a good bike?

It's a good bike for beginners who want to progress in street riding.

How much does it weigh?

The Fiend Type B+ weighs about 28lbs

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