2021 Subrosa Novus (Matt Ray) Signature - Review

Highlights

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

2021 Subrosa Novus (Matt Ray) Signature Overview

For 2021 Subrosa changed up the line a little bit to feature Matt Ray's name and design on the Subrosa Novus! Being the top of line means you get a 100% chromoly frame with butted tubing, along with chromoly forks and bars. You also get a ton of aftermarket parts from The Shadow Conspiracy including some of Matt’s signature products. This is as close to riding Matt’s personal bike as you can get.

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2021 Subrosa Novus (Matt Ray) Signature Specs

Price

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Specs

RAME MATERIAL: 100% Chromoly
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.2"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: Shadow Odin 25
BARS: 100% Chromoly - 2pc 9.0"
STEM: Shadow VVS
HEADSET: Shadow Stacked
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: Rant Spring Brakes V2
FRONT HUB: Shadow Symbol Front
FRONT RIM: Shadow Truss
REAR HUB: Shadow Optimized Freecoaster
REAR RIM: Shadow Truss
TYRES: Shadow Serpent High Pressure
SPROCKET: Shadow Sabotage
CRANKS: Subrosa Rose
BB: Sealed Mid
PEDALS: Shadow Surface Plastic
SEAT: Subrosa Designer V2
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 12.17 kg (26.6 lbs)

Frame Geometry

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

Learn what size is right for you here.

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

Learn About Chain Stays Here

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

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.

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

This is a tall standover.

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

2021 Subrosa Novus (Matt Ray) Signature Price

The Matt Ray signature Novus is almost $1000. This makes it one of the most expensive bikes of 2021. However, the aftermarket parts totally justify the high price.

2021 Subrosa Novus (Matt Ray) Signature Quality

This is a pro-quality bike. The Novus has everything needed to help you ride at the top level. Some of these parts are:

  • Full Chromoly
  • Aftermarket Double wall rims
  • Shadow parts
  • Subrosa Parts

Buy if you are learning:

  • Any tricks

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • No restrictions

2021 Subrosa Novus (Matt Ray) Signature Conclusion

I'm a little bummed that this $1000 bike does not come with pegs. Like how hard is it to just include 2 pegs. Other than that, the Novus is a top notch bike. With a full list of aftermarket parts, the bike is as if you went and build it custom.

It is for a rider who is doing some pretty high level tricks. The rider is looking for a bike that will LAST and help them progress more. Especially if you love street.