2021 Wethepeople Battleship Review

This bike is one of the best available. With a full pro-level parts package and 100's of dollars in aftermarket parts… you really can not go wrong. The Battleship is designed to be exactly like a pro bmx riders bikes. With good parts that can withstand harsh riding and harsh crashing. It comes with pegs and hub guards, you'll never need another bike.

Overview

BATTLESHIP is a name synonymous with new-school street riding and ultimate strength and durability. Taking one of the most popular technical street frames on the market and adding a full aftermarket PRO parts package, the Battleship is the greatest street bike ever made. Now featuring the brand new 15mm offset Battleship fork and a full ECLAT / WETHEPEOPLE parts package, this is a bike which any of our team could ride straight out of the box with zero compromise.

A full custom bike in every sense of the word, the Battleship carries a full Lifetime Guarantee on the frame and fork giving you full confidence that you are riding a bike designed to ride at the highest level possible.

INCLUDES LIFETIME GUARANTEE ON THE FRAME & FORK

from: wethepeople

Highlights

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

Key Features

Key Features
Comes with pegs and hub guards
27.94 lbs
Full chromoly
Pro-level parts

Specs

Price: $1099.99

Colors

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 4130 Chromoly
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.75"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13" (12.7"-13.2")
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75.5°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: WETHEPEOPLE "BATTLESHIP" fork, post liquid heat-treated butted sanko tubing, 1pc cnc steerer, 15mm offset
BARS: ÉCLAT "STRANGLER" 4pc bar, post liquid heat-treated 4130 crmo, 25.4mm clamping
STEM: ÉCLAT "DOMAIN", cnc alloy top loading stem, 48mm reach, 25.4mm clamping
HEADSET: ÉCLAT “WAVE 16” int. headset, sealed bearing
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: ÉCLAT "TALON" alloy u-brake rear
FRONT HUB: WETHEPEOPLE “HELIX” hub, sb, 3/8"'s female bolts, 36h
FRONT RIM: ÉCLAT “BONDI" 38mm wide, flash welded double wall rim, 36h
REAR HUB: WETHEPEOPLE “HELIX" freecoaster hub, full sealed, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h
REAR RIM: ÉCLAT “BONDI" 38mm wide, flash welded double wall rim, 36h
TYRES: ÉCLAT "DECODER" tires, 2.40", 100PSI, front & rear
SPROCKET: ÉCLAT "ELEVATE" 6061-T6 alloy, 25t sprocket & Nylon guard
CRANKS: WETHEPEOPLE “Logic” 22mm tubular 3pc crank crmo, 160mm, 48 spline
BB: WETHEPEOPLE “Compact” 22mm, press fit, sealed bearing
PEDALS: ÉCLAT "CENTRIC" pedals, nylon/fiberglass
SEAT: ÉCLAT “BIOS” fat padded pivotal seat
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 12.67kg / 27.94lbs - without brakes, with pegs

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.75″ – Learn what size is right for you here.

Check the size guide to see if its right for you..

Getting a top tube that is taller than suggested will make the bike feel more controlled and less responsive

Getting a top tube size that is smaller than normal will make the bike feel a lot more snappy and responsive.

B: Chain Stay Length: 13" – Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a medium chainstay.

A short chain stay makes the bike feel twitchy. Spins will be easy, but airing and jumping might feel hard to control.

A long chain stay will make the bike feel really controlled. Spins will feel sluggish, but manuals and air tricks will feel nice because it will be more stable.

C: Head Tube Angle: 75.5° – Learn About Head Tube Angles Here

Steep head tube angles make the bike “snappy” meaning more responsive to fast turns.

A less steep head tube gives you more control.

D: Seat Tube Angle: 71°

E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.7″

F: Stand over height: 9"

This is a tall standover.

A tall standover makes your seat higher up and will allow you to pinch it easier when learning barspins.

Bar Geometry - Learn more here

G: Rise: 9.1"

Riding a tall rise, will give you more leverage on the bike. Making it easier to pull back and lift the front wheel up.

H: Width: 29.7"

This is a wide width.

Narrow bars make barspins easier.

Wide bars give you more control and stability when steering.

I: Backsweep: 11.5º

What does backsweep do?

As far as I know, there is a sweet spot for backsweep. Too much will make the bike feel weird, and too little will make the bike unstable. It seems like the sweet spot is around 11º to 12º. If you need something a little more aggressive and straight feeling, go for 10º, but only do this if 11º is uncomfortable.

J: Upsweep: 2.5º

This is a normal upsweep!

What does upsweep do?

There is a lot of discussion about 1º upsweep vs. 4º upsweep. Some people are running experiments and testing if the greater upsweep will make drops feel better. It seems like a lot of street riders run 4º to 5º upsweep. This helps for wrist pain and lessens the impact of big drops.

Price

The 2021 Wethepeople battleship cost just a little bit over $1000. While it is totally worth this price, be sure that everything on the bike is exactly what you want since you could just build a fully custom bike for the same price. Expensive pro-level complete bikes aren't really a very popular thing and it's usually because people who have the money to spend on these expensive bikes customize their own.

Quality

This is easily one of the highest quality bikes in 2021. Not only does it have aftermarket parts, but it has pro-level aftermarket parts. The frame, forks, and bars come with a lifetime warranty because they're such high quality. There isn't anything low quality about this bike. Everything is really good and it's well worth the price. However, if you are just a low-level rider you don't need a bike this expensive.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 360
  • bar spins
  • Grinding handrails
  • high-level street
  • high airs
  • 540
  • grind combos

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Good for any trick

Conclusion

If you are riding at a mid to high-level and you find yourself shopping for a bike because you need something with amazing quality, this is the bike for you. Not everyone is going to be able to afford a bike this expensive. But it is built for helping you get to a pro-level of riding. If you're a beginner-level rider you don't need a bike this expensive although it would be really cool to say that you had a $1000 bike it's considered a waste of money unless you're 100% sure that you plan to stay with the sport for a long time.

Common Questions

  • Where can I buy this bike? Best price from Dan's Comp here
  • Is this bike for park, dirt, or street? This is a bike designed for high-level street riding.
  • How much does it weigh? 27.94 lbs