2020 Fiend Type O- Review

The color options of the 2020 Fiend Type O- are really nice. This is a low-quality bike for a beginner to hop on and learn the fundamentals of bmx. Getting the type O- bike will help you learn basic tricks until you decide if it is a passion or not.

2.4" Tires
Hi-tensile steel frame
9" Bars
Single Wall Rims
8 spline Cranks
20.25" Top tube

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

Highlights

  • Low Prics
  • 3 pc. cranks
  • 2.4" Tires
gloss chrome fiend type o-
gloss chrome close up of frame
matte white type o- seat close up
matte white fiend type o- tire close up
2020 fiend type o- matte white bike

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2020 Fiend Type O- Overview

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, forks with tapered legs, 9″ handlebars, Fiend Crown top load 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.

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2020 Fiend Type O- Specs

Price

$379.99 from sourcebmx

Colors

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: Hi-Ten Steel w/ Chromoly Downtube
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.25"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 12.75"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: 100% Hi-Ten Steel, Tapered 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 LB 3/8" Axle
FRONT RIM: Mission x7
REAR HUB: Mission Combat SB Cassette 14mm Axle
REAR RIM: Mission x7
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
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 27.5 lbs

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.25" - Learn what size is right for you here.

This is a short toptube.

Perfect for riders that are between 4'10" to 5'5"

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

This is a medium chain-stay designed to give more control on the bike.

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: 11.6"

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 O- Price

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The 2020 Type O- is pretty expensive for the price. I wish it was closer to $300, but instead, it is almost $400 dollars. They did include a tiny bit of chromoly on the frame, but I don't think that it makes the bike worth $400.

2020 Fiend Type O- Quality

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Nothing really stands out on the Type O-. It's still unsealed, for the most part, it only has a tiny amount of chromoly and it's a little heavy. Remember this is a beginner bike, so it is supposed to be low quality.

Highlights

Low Price

Fiends type o- is under $400. To me that's a good price for a beginner bike. Parents are more likely to buy a cheap bike for their kids. And this is really good if we want to grow bmx.

Lowlights

Low Quality

Because the Type O- is cheap, it is going to be cheap quality. I mentioned this before, but the bike isn't very strong. So it should only be used by a new rider.

Buy if you are learning:

  • Hops
  • pull up Barspin
  • 180
  • Feeble
  • Smith
  • x-up ride

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Tailwhip
  • 540
  • big drops
  • flips
  • big 360s

2020 Fiend Type O- Conclusion 🤩

You should be a really new rider in bmx. The type O- is a good first bike for people that want to test bmx. I recommend buying a cheap low-quality bike for your first purchase. That way you don't waste a lot of money for something that you don't really want to do.

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for this bike?

This bike is great for riders between 4' 10" to 5'5"

How long will this bike last me?

For a quick progressing beginner, this bike will last around a year.

Is this a good bike?

Good for a beginner rider. But not for anyone with a hefty bag of tricks.

How much does it weigh?

The 2020 Fiend Type O- weighs 27.5 lbs

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