2020 Subrosa Salvador (Freecoaster) Review

This is Subrosa's beginner level street bike. Equipped with tall bars and a free coaster to keep you rolling forward and backward. Salvador weighs 27.6 lbs and comes with a frame that is mostly chromoly.

Subrosa Sawtooth tires
Chromoly Mix Frame
9" Bars
Single Wall Rims
Shadow Killer 170mm Cranks
Tall 21" Top tube
Rant Moonwalker Freecoaster

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

2020 Subrosa Salvador (Freecoaster) Overview

The Salvador is back and better than ever! The price, combined with upgraded products and details continue to make this bike one of the highlights of the Subrosa line up. Year after year, the Salvador gets better and provides the foundation for how far you want to take BMX.

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2020 Subrosa Salvador (Freecoaster) Specs

Price

$459.99 from sourcebmx

Colors

Specs

Frame: Chromoly TT, DT, & Wishbone
Top Tube: 21.0"
Chain Stay: 13.5"
Head Tube: 75*
Seat Tube: 71*
Stand Over: 9.0"
BB Height: 11.5”
Brake Mounts: Welded
Fork: Chromoly Steer Tube - 30mm Offset
Bars: 100% Chromoly - 4pc 9.0"
Grips: Shadow Gipsy DCR
Bar Ends: Shadow Nylon
Headset: Rant Bang Ur Integrated
Stem: Subrosa Uplift Top Load
Front Rim: Rant Squad 36H Alloy Single Wall
Rear Rim: Rant Squad 36H Alloy Single Wall
Front Hub: 3/8" Sealed Alloy
Rear Hub: Rant Moonwalker II Sealed Freecoaster
Tires: Subrosa Sawtooth 2.35”
Cranks: Rant Bangin' 8 Chromoly 3pc 170mm
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid
Sprocket: Subrosa Petal Steel
Gearing: 25 - 9
Chain: Rant Max 410
Pedals: Rant Trill Plastic
Seat: Subrosa Mid 1pc Combo
Seat Clamp: Shadow Alfred
Brake Lever: Alloy 2 Finger
Brakes: Rant Spring Brakes V2
Weight: 12.54 kg = 27.6 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 Salvador (Freecoaster) Price

I love any bike that is under $500. The quality is pretty good with this one too. A bike around this price usually come with partial chromoly and a few good aftermarket parts. Like stem, pedals and tires. However, some bikes are this price and come with better quality.

2020 Subrosa Salvador (Freecoaster) Quality

The quality of the Salvador is typical for a mid-level bike. The frame is mostly chromoly, but not full. The rims are only single wall making it a little weaker than other mid level bikes.

Highlights

Freecoaster

This bike is good for street riders because it comes with a freecoaster. Most aftermarket free coasters cost anywhere from $150 to $200. So if you want a coaster and you are a mid level rider, going with this version will save you some money.

Lowlights

Lower Quality

Mostly because of the single wall rims, this isn't the best quality. There are other bikes that you can find with higher quality for around the same price. The only real reason to go with this bike is the freecoaster.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • small 360
  • fakie tricks
  • grinds
  • barspin
  • footjam

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • flips
  • 720
  • huge drops
  • whips

2020 Subrosa Salvador (Freecoaster) Conclusion

Overall it is a pretty decent bike. However, it is priced closer to a mid-level bike but only has beginner level quality. If you are a brand new rider that wants to be more street-focused this is a good bike for you. If you are pretty experienced, I'd suggest that you get a bike with double-wall rims and full chromoly.

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?

The parts aren't really designed to last forever. I'd say that you will get one to two years of shredding on this bike before it breaks.

Is this a good bike?

This is a pretty good bike for a beginner.

How much does it weigh?

The 2020 Salvador FC weighs 27.6 lb

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