2020 Subrosa Novus (Barraco Signature) Review

This is the Simone Barraco signature complete bike. Built with pro-level parts for pro-level riders. The 2020 Novus has famous parts like the big bitching cranks, Shadow symbol hubs, and so much more. This is for some hefty riding.

Shadow Strada Nuevo 2.3"
Full Chromoly Frame
9" Bars
Double Wall Rims
Shadow Killer 170mm Cranks
Tall 21" Top tube

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

Highlights

  • Pro Level
  • Strong Parts
  • 26.6 lbs

2020 Subrosa Novus (Barraco) Overview

The famous Novus signature bike is back in the Subrosa line! This is Simone Barraco signature bike. This badass rider has signature products from both Subrosa and The Shadow Conspiracy. This pro-level bike is one of the best out in 2020.

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2020 Subrosa Novus (Barraco) Specs

Price

$982.49 from sourcebmx

Colors

  • Gloss White

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 100% Chromoly – Butted top tube & down tube
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.5"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: Shadow Inceptiv Forks
BARS: 100% Chromoly - 2pc 9.0"
STEM: Shadow Treymone
HEADSET: Shadow Stacked
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: Rant Spring Brakes V2
FRONT HUB: Shadow Symbol Front
FRONT RIM: Shadow Truss
REAR HUB: Shadow Symbol Cassette
REAR RIM: Shadow Truss
TYRES: Shadow Strada Nuevo 2.3"
SPROCKET: Subrosa Sabotage
CRANKS: Subrosa Big Bitchin’ 170mm
BB: Subrosa Big Bitchin’ 170mm
PEDALS: Sealed Mid
SEAT: Shadow Penumbra Barraco Series 7
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 12.17 kg (26.6 lbs)

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 21" - Learn what size is right for you here.

This is a long toptube.

Perfect for riders that are between 5'10" to 6'2"

B: Chain Stay Length: 13.5” - Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a longer chain stay! This will give you more control and stability.

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: 11.5"

F: Stand over height: 9"

This is a medium standover.

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

2020 Subrosa Novus (Barraco) Price

While $900 is a lot of money for a bike, this is a pretty typical price for a pro-level ride. You need to be serious about bmx to drop this kind of cash on a bike. So don't buy it if you are new to the sport.

2020 Subrosa Novus (Barraco) Quality

Pro-level bikes come with outstanding quality. The Novus has full chromoly parts, double wall rims, and even aftermarket parts that are made to a different level. I really love pro bikes because they are ALMOST as good as building a fully custom bike.

Highlights

Great quality

Like I mentioned before, the Novus has really good quality. And that is definitely the highlight. Not many bikes come with quality on this level.

Lowlights

Expensive

$909 is a lot of money to spend on a bike. Don't buy this is you are new, only spend this much money on a bike if you are a high-level rider that needs a strong bike.

Buy if you are learning:

  • Good for any trick

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Good for any trick

2020 Subrosa Novus (Barraco) Conclusion 🤩

Both the Barraco and the Burnett signatures are pretty much the same. Aside from the different colors, they are both designed for a high-level rider who needs a strong bike to withstand harder riding. Only buy this bike if you are breaking mid-level bikes. This is too expensive and unscary for a beginner.

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for this bike?

This bike is great for riders between 5'10" to 6'2"

How long will this bike last me?

This bike will last a really long time. It has pro level parts that will last high level riders over a year. It will last anyone else more than 2-3 years.

Is this a good bike?

Yes! it's one of the best 2020 bikes for sure.

How much does it weigh?

The 2020 Subrosa Novus (Burnett) weighs 26.6 lbs

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