2021 Subrosa Malum Review

Highlights

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

2021 Subrosa Malum Overview

The Malum is one of the best overall bikes in Subrosa's complete bike range. Featuring a 100% chromoly frame, fork, and bars. They’ve updated the frame spec and added more aftermarket products from Shadow and Rant than ever before.

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2021 Subrosa Malum Specs

Price

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Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 100% Chromoly
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.2"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: 100% Chromoly - 30mm Offset
BARS: 100% Chromoly - 2pc 9.0"
STEM: Subrosa Rose Top Load
HEADSET: Rant Bang Ur Integrated
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: Rant Spring Brakes V2
FRONT HUB: Rant Party On V2 Sealed Female Axle
FRONT RIM: Rant Squad 36H Alloy Double Wall
REAR HUB: Rant Party On V2 Sealed Cassette Male Axle
REAR RIM: Rant Squad 36H Alloy Double Wall
TIRES: Shadow Contender 20” x 2.35" Low Pressure
SPROCKET: Subrosa Petal Alloy
CRANKS: Rant Bangin' 8 Chromoly 3pc 170mm
BB: Sealed Mid
PEDALS: Shadow Surface Plastic
SEAT: Shadow Crow Pivotal
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 11.97 kg (26.3 lbs)

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 21"

Designed for riders who are 5'6" to 6' 2"

Learn what size is right for you here.

B: Chain Stay Length: 13.2”

This is a longer chain stay. It gives you a more stable and controlled feel.

Learn About Chain Stays Here

C: Head Tube Angle: 75°

Steep head tube angles make the bike "snappy" meaning more responsive to fast turns.

A less steep head tube gives you more control.

Learn About Head Tube Angles Here

D: Seat Tube Angle: 71°

The seat tube angle can adjust how the top tube feels by making it more or less steep. Most are this angle, it doesn't change very often.

E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.6"

The bottom bracket height adjusts how low or high your feet are off the ground. Most completes will be this height.

F: Stand over height: 9"

This is a tall standover.

While a tall stand over allows you to pinch more of the seat for bars and t-bogs.

Subrosa Malum Review Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6JfZDKhvPk

2021 Subrosa Malum Price

The Malum is priced the same as the 2021 Devotion. The quality is also very similar. For only $540 you get a bike with full chromoly frame, bars, forks. Subrosa even added aftermarket Rant and Shadow parts!

2021 Subrosa Malum Quality

This is a solid mid-level bike! Heres why:

  • Full Chromoly
  • Double Wall Rims
  • 3 pc. Chromoly Cranks

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • 360
  • barspins
  • t-bogs
  • crank flips
  • turn down
  • tailwhips

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • El torro
  • Grinds because (no pegs)

2021 Subrosa Malum Conclusion

I really like the Malum. The Matte Raw color is sick. It is designed for a rider who is right at that mid-level and learning tricks like barspins, 360's and even trying tailwhips. The Malum will hold up to these kinds of tricks and will help you progress to the high-level.