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6 Best Subrosa BMX Frames (In 2024)

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Are you searching for the best Subrosa BMX frames?

These dudes have something for EVERYONE.

Street, park and trail riders will all find the right frame for them.

Subrosa even has an 18″ frame for young guns but no flatland-exclusive frame.

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Subrosa is making BIG moves since 2006. It’s a BMX company owned by Ron Bonner and Ryan Sher.

How it all began?

Actually, it’s PRETTY SIMPLE.

This post covers:

Fun fact: When drinking beers (by a pool), Ronnie asked Ryan: “What if we made everything on your bike?”

That’s it. Subrosa was born.

You can find many signature frames in the Subrosa collection – which is really RAD.

Enjoy!

Best Subrosa BMX Frames

Note: Frames are listed in no particular order. (The 1st one is not necessarily better than the 6th one – all are GREAT!)

1. Flight Park

subrosa flight park frame
The Subrosa Flight Park frame is the signature frame of Rim Nakamura, who joined Subrosa when he was only 9 years old.

With the word park in the name of the frame as well as Rim’s style of riding, this one is clearly designed to be a modern BMX park frame.

The geometry of the frame fits right into this category with a 75° head tube angle, 12.9″ chainstay length, 8.25″ standover, and 11.6″ bottom bracket height.

The frame features an external gusset on the down tube as well as removable braking hardware.

Flight Park specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.25″, 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″
  • Head Tube: 75° / 115mm
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 13.6″
  • Standover: 8.25″
  • BB Height: 11.6″
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs / 20.5″
  • Best Frame For: Park, trails & transitions
  • Price: $389.99 (may vary)
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2. MR2

subrosa mr2 frame
Matt Ray is an absolute savage of a BMX rider. For that, he has a well-earned spot on the Subrosa BMX team and a signature frame with them.

The MR2 frame from Subrosa is Matt’s signature frame. This frame has some very specific changes to the MR1 frame in order to help Matt ride the way he wants to.

From the MR1 to the MR2, the standover was raised, the bottom bracket was raised, and the dropout slots were made longer.

The chainstay length of 13.3″ -13.85″ might be longer than one would expect Matt Ray would ride and the bottom bracket height of 11.65″ may also be higher than expected.

Nevertheless, Matt Ray should have whatever Matt Ray needs to ride the way he does!

MR2 specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.2″
  • Head Tube: 75° / 120mm
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 13.3″ – 13.85″
  • Standover: 9″
  • BB Height: 11.65″
  • Weight: 5.15 lbs / 20.5″
  • Best Frame For: Street & park
  • Price: $389.99 (may vary)
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3. Rose

subrosa rose frame
The Subrosa Rose frame is meant to bridge the gap between an 18” and a 20” bike.

This is something that isn’t as focused on in the BMX world so it is great to see that Subrosa made it happen.

This frame is offered in shorter top tube lengths that you wouldn’t typically see such as 20″ and 20.3″ but also offered all the way up to 21.2″.

The chainstay length is 12.5” – 13.6” giving a wide range of options for those who are growing into a full-sized 20” BMX frame!

Ultimately it is rad to see Subrosa offering a frame like this for those who need it in BMX and it is also affordable at the same time!

Rose specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20″, 20.3″, 20.6″, 20.9″, 21.2″
  • Head Tube: 75° / 115mm
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 12.5″ – 13.6″
  • Standover: 8.7″
  • BB Height: 11.5″
  • Weight: 4.9 lbs / 20.9″
  • Best Frame For: Smaller riders (an all-around frame)
  • Price: $319.99 (may vary)
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4. Yung Rose

subrosa yung rose frame
Subrosa’s Yung Rose frame is an 18” frame made for the young shredders of BMX.

With younger riders on the team like Kevin Robinson Jr, Antonio Marotta, and Jake Rutkowits, it only makes sense for Subrosa to offer a frame that fits them.

The frame is full chromoly with double-butted tubing and has a geometry that is suited to real BMX riding.

Removable brake mounts are built into the frame with holes for gyro tabs, making it a full-featured BMX frame with geometry suited for younger riders!

Yung Rose specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 18.5″
  • Head Tube: 75° / 115mm
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 11.8″ – 12.9″
  • Standover: 7.35″
  • BB Height: 10.5″
  • Weight: 4.6 lbs
  • Best Frame For: Young dudes!
  • Price: $319.99 (may vary)
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5. Om

om joris subrosa bmx frame
Om is Joris Coulomb‘s signature frame that’s been around for many years.

It’s a modern, street-oriented BMX frame with excellent specs, coming in three sizes.

What I really like about the Om frame is the chainstay length. You can go super short (12.6″), or you can go relatively long for today’s standards (13.74″). Yup, something for everyone!

Note: Om is Subrosa’s shortest frame you can get your hands on. (Thus, they built it with the invest cast yoke bottom bracket.)

This frame is an absolute must if you’re Joris’s fan.

Om specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″
  • Head Tube: 75° / 125mm
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 12.6″ – 13.74″
  • Standover: 9″
  • BB Height: 11.7″
  • Weight: 5.1 lbs / 20.5″
  • Best Frame For: Street (& park)
  • Price: $389.99 (may vary)
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6. Simo

subrosa simo frame
The Subrosa Simo frame is Simone Baraco’s signature frame from Subrosa. Moving on from Simone’s signature Noster frame after several iterations of it brings a new look as well as a few new features with the same familiar geometry.

Updates in the Simo frame include an investment cast seat stay bridge, a slimmer seat clamp area, and tapered seat stays.

The frame features a double-butted top and down tube with external gussets both top and bottom.

The frame also has removable seat stay brake mounts and guides for brake riders but there are no gyro tab mounting holes present.

Simo specs:

  • Top Tube Length: 20.6″, 20.8″, 21.15″
  • Head Tube: 75° / 115mm
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • ChainStay Length: 13.5″
  • Standover: 9″
  • BB Height: 11.5″
  • Weight: 4.8 lbs / 20.6″
  • Best Frame For: Street
  • Price: $389.99 (may vary)
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How To Make Your Subrosa Frame Last Longer

Frames, just like any other bike component, have a certain lifespan, but with proper care and usage, you can significantly extend their longevity.

Note: Don’t miss my complete guide on BMX bike maintenance.

Here are my five key factors to make your frame last longer:

Regular Inspection & Maintenance

Always check your frame for any signs of cracks, rust, or fatigue. These can occur around the welds or in places with a lot of stress or impact.

Clean the frame regularly to prevent the build-up of dirt, grease, or any corrosive substances. (By the way, don’t we all like our bikes clean and fresh?)

If any signs of damage are spotted, seek professional advice. Small issues, if left unattended, can lead to more significant problems.

Feel free to send me an image of the damaged area for inspection.

Avoid Stunts Beyond Your Skill Level

While BMX bikes are designed for stunts and aggressive riding, constantly subjecting the frame to high impacts (especially incorrectly or without proper technique) can lead to premature damage.

Always ensure that you’re comfortable with a stunt before attempting it. Over time, as your skills improve, the risk of damaging your frame due to a botched trick will decrease.

Also, you’ll be landing tricks more smoothly if you progress slowly, greatly extending your frame’s lifespan.

I’ve seen too many dudes crack or break their frames just because of their harsh riding. Don’t be one of them!

Store Properly

Store your BMX in a dry and cool place when not in use. Exposure to the elements, especially moisture, can lead to rust or weakening of the frame.

Use a proper stand or hang it to ensure it doesn’t get bumped or fall, which could cause dents or other damages.

I usually store it in my living room, upside down, sitting on the bar and the seat.

But you may also be interested in my in-depth guide on how to store a BMX bike.

Don’t Throw Your Bike (!)

The worst thing you can do is throw your bike. I only did it a couple of times and it still hurts my heart just remembering those occasions.

If the trick you want to pull just doesn’t want to work out, relax and take a deep breath. Stop it altogether if necessary.

There’s no point in getting annoyed and angry to the point of throwing your bike. It’s better to scream and shout – JUST DON’T TOSS YOUR BIKE.

Replace Worn Parts

While this might not directly relate to the frame, worn-out or damaged parts can put undue stress on the frame.

Regularly check other components and ensure they are in good working order. A well-maintained bike, as a whole, helps in extending the life of each individual part, including the frame.

Lastly, while these factors will help prolong the life of your BMX frame, it’s essential to understand that all frames have a finite life.

Riding style, frequency, and the nature of BMX itself mean that frames will undergo wear and tear.

Regular checks and preventative maintenance are the best ways to ensure safety and longevity.

FAQs About Subrosa BMX

Is Subrosa a good bike brand?

Yes, Subrosa is an excellent BMX brand with many frames and parts options for every rider.

Where are Subrosa frames made?

The majority of Subrosa frames are made in Taiwan.

What are Subrosa frames made of?

Subrosa frames are made from 4130 chromoly with double-butted top tube and down tubes to achieve extra strength.

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