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2013 Stolen Saint 24" Bike

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
2013 Stolen Saint 24" Bike saint2
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    “Cruiser Revolution!”

    The Good: Frame is very strong and has pretty good geo. The rims held up good.

    The Bad: Forks bent. Hubs blew out after less than 6 months. Bars are way too small. Head tube angle could be a little steeper and chainstay could be shorter.

    Overall Review:

    Love this 24"! The frame geometry of the frame is very similar to that of a 20" yet just big enough to feel like I'm on something that fits proper. It didn't take me long before I had to get all aftermarket parts sadly, however the frame is holding up very well and doesn't seem to be dying any time soon. They definitely need to start including bigger bars on these bikes for sure though, it makes the entire feel of the bike different. With bigger bars you feel more as if you're on a 20" as opposed to a 26" mtb. I no longer recommend 20" bikes to people I tell them cute bike, get a cruiser!!! Cruiser Revolution!

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    “Love it (for the money)”

    The Good: Solid, smooth

    The Bad: pedals?, brake pads

    Overall Review:

    I'm re-entering the bmx scene after 15 years. At 6ft, I didn't feel comfortable on a 20", so I did a lot of reading and settled on the Stolen Saint.  There were better bikes, but for my budget, I felt this was the best fit for me.

    On initial assembly, I was instantly pleased, it felt like what I remembered 20" bikes to be when I was younger/smaller.  The cranks were like butter and it was a very forgiving bike.  I couldn't wait to get on it every chance I got.  I added a pivotal seat and a 320mm seat tube so I can sit and ride comfortably. 

    Now, nearly 2 months later, I am still very pleased, but have a few minor "issues" I'd like to report.  As people had posted on other sites, the brake pads are not extremely grippy, I have a set of Koolstops on order which should solve that problem I hope.  My main gripe is with a creak I am getting when I pedal under tension, specifically when my right foot is on the down stroke of the cycle.  In full disclosure, I have to store my bike outside, additionally, after a long session on a damp dirt track, I used a hose to remove the mud from my bike, and I noticed the creak on subsequent rides.  I tightened my cranks and shot some oil into everything that moved, which significantly lessened the creak, but it remains.  I blame it more on my abuse of the bike than anything, but it is slightly disappointing having this noise after only two months.

    All of that aside, I've never owned a bike that I enjoyed more than this.  Simple and very smooth/forgiving for a 2nd time beginner like me.  If I can get the crank squeak settled, I will remain a very happy customer.

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    Specifications

    Model Year 2013
    Frame 100% Chromoly main frame w/ integrated seat clamp, mini 5mm dropouts, Campy head tube & MID BB shell. FREESTYLE GEOMETRY
        Materials
        Top Tube Length
        Chainstay Length
        Head Tube Angle
        Seat Tube Angle
        Standover Height
        BB Height
        Brakemounts
        Dropouts
    Fork 100% Tapered Chromoly, 36.9mm offset
    Handlebar STLN MID Bar, 7.25" rise, 28" width, 10° back, 2° up
    Stem Stolen Convict III, Alloy Front clamp, 50mm reach
    Grips STLN Money
    Bar Ends STLN Vortex Nylon Bar Plugz
    Headset Integrated Alloy (Campy)
    Cranks MOB OE 3-piece, Tubular Chromoly w/ pinch bolts, 175mm
    Sprocket OE Class Ring 25t
    Bottom Bracket Sealed MID, 19mm spindle
    Pedals STLN Thermalite w/ Chromoly axle
    Chain YBN 410
    Driver/Freewheel 10t, 1pc Chromoly
    Front Rim Revolver, double wall, 36H
    Rear Rim Revolver, double wall, 36H
    Front Hub 3/8" axle, 36H
    Rear Hub 14mm axle, Semi-Sealed Cassette, 36H
    Front Tire Innova 24x2.125"
    Rear Tire Innova 24x2.125"
    Spokes 14 gauge Steel with Brass nipples
    Seat STLN Fat Combo
    Seatpost STLN Combo, 25.4mm x 112mm Alloy
    Seatpost Clamp (integrated)
    Brakes Tektro 907 Forged Alloy U-Brake
    Brake Levers Tektro Alloy
    Detangler
    Cable single, straight
    Pegs
    Colors Matte Raw w/ Red -or- Dark Green
    Weight

    26 lb 9.6 oz (12.1 kg)

    Miscellaneous Geo: 21.5" TT / 15" CS / 74.5° HT / 71° ST
    Price N/A
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