2021 Subrosa Salvador XL Review

Highlights

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

2021 Subrosa Salvador XL Overview

Year after year the Salvador proves to be one of the highlights of the Subrosa range, and 2021 is no different. With a chromoly top tube, down tube, & wishbone, as well as sealed bearings all round, the Salvador.

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2021 Subrosa Salvador XL Specs

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Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: Chromoly Top Tube, Down Tube, & Wishbone
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.2"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: Chromoly Steer Tube - 30mm Offset
BARS: 100% Chromoly - 2pc 9.0"
STEM: Rant Trill Top Load
HEADSET: Rant Bang Ur Integrated
BRAKE MOUNTS: Welded
BRAKES: Rant Spring Brakes V3
FRONT HUB: 3/8" Sealed Alloy
FRONT RIM: Rant Squad 36H Alloy Single Wall
REAR HUB: Rant Party On V2 Sealed Cassette Male Axle
REAR RIM: Rant Squad 36H Alloy Single Wall
TIRES: Subrosa Sawtooth 20” x 2.35”
SPROCKET: Subrosa Petal Steel
CRANKS: Rant Bangin' 8 Chromoly 3pc 170mm
BB: Sealed Mid
PEDALS: Rant Trill Plastic
SEAT: Subrosa Mid 1pc Combo
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 12.54 kg (27.6 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.

2021 Subrosa Salvador XL Price

The XL Salvador is just over $400. Comming in at $439.99 the Salvador is priced at the middle of the line. Not too expensive and not too cheap.

2021 Subrosa Salvador XL Quality

It is a high priced beginner bike with lower quality parts. These parts include single wall rims and a trimoly frame.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • 360 taps
  • pull up barspins
  • t-bogs
  • crank flips
  • turn down
  • full cab
  • half cab

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Big drops
  • 360 drops
  • 540
  • whips
  • flips

2021 Subrosa Salvador XL Conclusion

Subrosa's 2021 Salvador XL is built with the taller rider in mind. It's hard as a tall guy out here. Progressing on a smaller bike is a struggle. If you are a beginner with dreams of getting to mid-level, the Salvador XL is a good choice.