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The Type O is an entry-level bike. For $429 you get a bike with single wall rims 3 pc. cranks and hi-tensile steel bars. Choose between two color options. This bmx bike comes with a cassette and small 20.5" top tube.
⛔️ - Full Chromoly
⛔️ - Under $500
⛔️ - Double Wall Rims
⛔️ - Pegs
⛔️ - Fully Sealed Bearings
✅ - 3 pc. Cranks
⛔️ - Freecoaster
Images From https://fiendbmx.com/products/type-b-my2020-1
The Type O is intended for the beginner rider and features a Hi-Ten Embryo frame with a Chromoly down tube for strength, an integrated headset, Chromo steerer, Hi-Ten leg forks , 9″ 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 X7 rims, Mission Combat sealed rear cassette hub, Mission Echo 3/8″ unsealed front hub, 25-9 gearing, 2.4″ street tires, and a Mission Cease rear brake and Token lever.
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!
|Pay After Taxes||$105.60|
|How long will it take?||4||Weeks|
|FRAME MATERIAL: Hi-Ten Steel w/ Chromoly Downtube|
|WHEEL SIZE: 20"|
|TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.5"|
|CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 12.75"|
|HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°|
|FORKS: Chromo steerer, Hi-Ten Legs, 26mm Offset|
|BARS: Hi-Ten Steel, 9" Rise|
|STEM: Fiend Crown Top Load 50mm|
|HEADSET: Sealed Integrated|
|BRAKE MOUNTS: Welded|
|BRAKES: Mission Cease|
|FRONT HUB: Mission Echo|
|FRONT RIM: Mission X7 rims|
|REAR HUB: Mission Siege|
|REAR RIM: Mission X7 rims|
|TYRES: Innova Street 2.40"|
|SPROCKET: Fiend Type O Steel 25t|
|CRANKS: 165mm Chromoly|
|BB: Sealed Mid 19mm|
|PEDALS: FPD Nylon w/Chromoly Spindle|
|SEAT: Fiend 1pc. Combo|
|WEIGHT: 24.8 lbs|
A: Top Tube Length: 20.5" - 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.
It is good that the type O only costs $430. But I still think that it is pretty overpriced.
Here's what is low quality about the bike:
For a lot of kids and parents, $500 is a reasonable price for a bmx bike. A study shows that parents are spending around $422 per child for Christmas. So a bike around this range will help get kids into bmx.
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.
Since the quality to price ratio is so bad, I do not recommend this bike. I would recommend going up $100 and getting the Fiend B+ or looking for a similarly priced bike with better quality.
This bike is great for riders between 5' 5" to 5'9"
It will last beginners around a year.
It really isn't that good of a bike. I'd look for something else..
The Fiend Type O weighs about 24.8 lbs
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