2021 Wethepeople Crysis Review

Overview

Built upon a frame which most other aftermarket frames would be even envious of, the Crysis is wrapped in a generous helping of WETHEPEOPLE parts including the all-terrain 2.35” Overbite tires, Logic sprocket and new for 2021; the Logic front load stem. The Crysis is available in 20.5” or 21” toptube sizes, both are using our invest cast wishbone and taller 127mm head tube for a super clean and refined look.

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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
Lots of aftermarket parts
26.32 lbs
Full chromoly

Specs

Price: $659 on Danscomp

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Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 4130 Chromoly
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.5” or 21”
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.2"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: SALTPLUS "CRYSIS" fork, 4130 full crmo, 4130 crmo steerer, 26mm offset
BARS: SALTPLUS "CRYSIS" 2pc bar, full 4130 crmo
STEM: WETHEPEOPLE "LOGIC" frontload stem, full cnc, 48mm reach
HEADSET: SALT “PRO” int. headset, sealed bearing
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: ÉCLAT “TALON” alloy u-brake rear
FRONT HUB: SALTPLUS “PRO” hub, sealed bearing, 3/8”s female bolts, 36h
FRONT RIM: SALTPLUS "SUMMIT” 36mm double wall rim, 36h
REAR HUB: SALTPLUS “PRO” cassette hub, full sealed, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h SALTPLUS "SUMMIT” 36mm double wall rim, 36h
REAR RIM: SALTPLUS "SUMMIT” 36mm double wall rim, 36h
TYRES: WETHEPEOPLE “Overbite” 2.35" front & rear
SPROCKET: WETHEPEOPLE “LOGIC” 6061-T6 alloy, 25t sprocket
CRANKS: SALTPLUS “ULTRA” square profile 3pc "TSS" crank crmo 170mm, 8 spline
BB: SALT “MID” 19mm, press fit, sealed bearing
PEDALS: ÉCLAT “SLASH” loose ball, nylon/fiberglass pedals
SEAT: ÉCLAT "BIOS" fat padded pivotal seat
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 11.94kg / 26.32lbs

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.5″ or 21" – 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: 13.2" – Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a long 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° – 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: 71.5°

E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.65″

F: Stand over height: 8.75″ or 9"

This is a tall standover.

A tall standover gives you more seat to pinch when doing barspins and t-bogs.

Bar Geometry - Learn more here

G: Rise: 9.7"

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: 29.5"

This is a medium width.

Narrow bars make barspins easier.

Wide bars give you more control and stability when steering.

I: Backsweep: 12º

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

This bike costs $660.00. Now once you get up in this price range you're looking at really high-quality bikes with full chromoly and lots of aftermarket parts. The 2021 Crysis is priced very similarly to the high-end fly bikes in their line.

Quality

The 2021 Wethepeople Crisis is stacked with quality. I really think this is one of the best bikes that I've reviewed in 2021. The full chromoly frame has gussets built into it, the bars and Forks are also full chromoly. And the parts are aftermarket. What more could you ask for?

Buy if you are learning:

  • 360
  • 180
  • bar spins
  • tailwhips
  • mid-level park/dirt
  • high airs

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Good for any trick

Conclusion

This year’s Wethepeople Crysis is a really good bike for someone who needs a bike with amazing quality. The specs are a little more relaxed than some of the other Wethepeople bikes, making it really good for flowing dirt, park, or street. The person who buys this bike is probably doing some pretty cool tricks since they need a bike that will withstand the heavier riding. This person also likes to balance Park Street and dirt because they have fun shredding everything.

Common Questions

  • Where can I buy this bike? I have seen it in stock from Danscomp. Click here to check the price and availability.
  • Is this bike for park, dirt, or street? This bike is very well-rounded. But the geometry is best if you want to have a flowy feeling bike.
  • How much does it weigh? 26.32 lbs