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4 Best Fiend BMX Frames (Reviewed 2024)

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Are you ready to check the best Fiend BMX frames?

Yup, these are heavily street-oriented.

Everyone knows that Fiend is a rider-owned bike company.

Not just any rider; it’s Garrett Reynolds’!

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The story of Fiend started in 2011 with a promotional video.

That’s it!

It all took off from there.

This post covers:

Fiend BMX Frames QUICK-PICK:

  • Johnny Raekes Signature Fiend Frame: Raekes
  • Lewis Mills Signature Fiend Frame: Mills
  • Ty Morrow Signature Fiend Frame: Morrow
  • Garrett Reynolds Signature Fiend Frame: Reynolds

I’m now STOKED to bring you this collection of their best street frames.

Best Fiend BMX Frames

Note: Frames are listed in no particular order. (The 1st one is not necessarily better than the 5th one – all are DOPE!)

1. Raekes

fiend raekes frame
If technical, wild and just overall insane riding is what you’re after, Johnny Raekes‘ signature Fiend frame might be the perfect solution for you.

It comes in three sizes and two colors (the trans earth green look vivid!) with removable brake mounts (which don’t come with the frame.)

What I really like about the frame is the higher standover at 9.5″ and the insane 8mm thick investment cast dropouts.

Also, Raekes frame has ovalized down tube and chain stays, which boosts its strength.

This one is for tech wizards with a short rear-end, steep front-end, and overall solid build!

Raekes specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.6”, 20.8”, 21”
  • Head Tube: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • Chainstay Length: 12.9”
  • Standover: 9.5”
  • BB Height: 11.6”
  • Weight: 5.2 lbs 20.75”
  • Price: $389.99 (may vary)

2. Mills

fiend mills frame
If you know, you know. I’m speaking about the graphics on Lewis Mills‘s signature Fiend frame. (Hint: Scarface.)

This beast of a frame means serious business. It’s a street machine that you can easily use for park riding. (Even trails, as that’s what Lewis does from time to time, too.)

The frame comes in four different top tube lengths, covering almost every rider out there.

It features a 4130 heat-treated chromoly tubing with internal gussets for extra strength.

Also, the Mills frame comes with 8mm thick dropouts with built-in chain tensioners. Strong AF!

Mills specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
  • Head Tube: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • Chainstay Length: 13.1”
  • Standover: 9.5”
  • BB Height: 11.625”
  • Weight: 5 lbs 20.75”
  • Price: $389.99 (may vary)

3. Morrow

fiend morrow frame
Fiend’s Morrow V4 frame is the fourth iteration of Ty Morrow’s signature frame from Fiend. The frame has external gussets on both the top/down tube and a double-butted top tube.

The down tube uses double-butted oval tubing and the seat tube is externally butted.

At 11.625”, the bottom bracket height is lower than average for the modern street geometry category, while the 75.5° heat tube and 12.9” chainstay fit the category well.

The Morrow V4 is a brakeless frame with chain tensioners built into the 6mm thick heat-treated dropouts.

Note: See Ty Morrow’s bike check.

Morrow specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
  • Head Tube: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • Chainstay Length: 12.9” Slammed
  • Standover: 9”
  • BB Height: 11.625”
  • Weight: 5 lbs 20.75”
  • Price: $369.99 (may vary)

4. Reynolds

fiend reynolds frame
Designed by Garrett Reynolds himself, the Reynolds V2 frame from Fiend is the second version of his signature frame from his company Fiend.

With a full heat treated 4130 chromoly construction, the top and down tubing for the Reynolds V2 are double butted with the top tube featuring an internal gusset.

The Down tube has an external gusset and the dropouts are investment cast 8mm thick with built-in chain tensioners.

This brakeless frame comes in at an even 5 pounds at a 20.75” top tube length.

Note: See Garrett Reynolds’ bike check.

Reynolds specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”
  • Head Tube: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • Chainstay Length: 13”
  • Standover: 9”
  • BB Height: 11.625”
  • Weight: 5 lbs 20.75”
  • Price: $389.99 (may vary)


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How To Make A BMX Frame Last Longer

Making a BMX frame last longer requires proper care, maintenance, and usage.

Note: Check out my complete guide on BMX bike maintenance.

Here are some strategies to extend the lifespan of your frame:

1. Regular Inspections

Periodically check the frame for any signs of cracks, dents, or bends. Pay close attention to the areas around welds, as these are common stress points.

2. Clean The Frame

Remove dirt, mud, and other debris regularly, as they can trap moisture against the frame, leading to corrosion.

After riding in wet conditions, wipe down and dry your frame to prevent rusting.

Clean with mild soap and water, and then wipe it down with a dry cloth.

It really hurts my heart when I see riders who have their frames dirty. Take care of your frame and it’ll take care of you.

3. Store Indoors

Ideally, store your BMX bike indoors to protect it from elements like rain and UV rays. This is especially necessary if you live by the sea because the salt in the air can damage your frame and parts faster.

If you have to store it outside, use a bike cover to shield it from moisture and sun.

4. Ride With Care

Avoid throwing or slamming your bike unnecessarily.

While BMX is about stunts and tricks, try to land smoothly and use proper techniques to reduce the impact on the frame.

5. Tighten Components Properly

Ensure all components attached to the frame, such as the seat post, fork/stem, rear wheel, and bottom bracket, are tightened properly.

Over-tightening can cause stress points or even cracks.

6. Upgrade When Necessary

If you ride frequently and put your BMX through rigorous activities, consider upgrading to a high-quality, more durable frame. Better materials and construction can handle more abuse.

7. Consult Professionals

Consult a professional bike mechanic if you’re unsure about any damage or need maintenance tasks beyond your expertise. They can provide valuable insights and perform necessary repairs.

Remember, a well-maintained BMX frame lasts longer and provides better performance and safety.

Regular maintenance and inspections can save you money in the long run by preventing major damages or replacements.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fiend BMX

Are Fiend bikes good?

Yes, Fiend BMX bikes, frames and parts are really good, strong and long-lasting. I highly recommend to go with Fiend if you like modern, street-oriented bike parts.

Who makes Fiend BMX?

Garrett Reynolds and his team design all Fiend BMX frames and products in San Diego, California.

Where are Fiend bikes made?

Fiend BMX bikes, frames and products are made in the USA and Taiwan.

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