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The 2020 Fiend Type O XL is just like the 2020 Fiend type O, the only difference is that the type O has a 21" TT instead of a 20.75".
The Type O XL is intended for the beginner rider and features a Hi-Ten Embryo frame with a Chromoly top and 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 Siege 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.
|FRAME MATERIAL: Hi-Ten Embryo frame with a Chromoly top and down tube|
|WHEEL SIZE: 20"|
|TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21"|
|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 rear brake|
|FRONT HUB: Mission Echo 3/8″ unsealed front hub|
|FRONT RIM: Mission X7|
|REAR HUB: Mission Combat sealed rear cassette hub|
|REAR RIM: Mission X7|
|TYRES: 2.4″ street|
|SPROCKET: Fiend Type O Steel 25t|
|BB: Sealed Mid|
|PEDALS: Nylon pedals|
|SEAT: Fiend 1pc seat/post combo|
|WEIGHT: 35 lbs|
A: Top Tube Length: 21" - Learn what size is right for you here.
This is a tall toptube.
Perfect for riders that are between 5'8" to 6'2"
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 XL 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.
I really don't think this is a great bike. I have seen lots of other "XL" bikes with better quality for the same price. While I like the idea behind this bike, it's too overpriced.