2021 Wethepeople Reason Review

Overview

A serious piece of kit, the Reason is draped in quality from head to toe. Featuring a full 4130 chromoly frame with a modern 76 degree headtube and super short 12.75” chainstay, the Reason now comes with shorter 160mm cranks and a steeper 15mm offset fork making it truly ride like the same bikes WETHEPEOPLE PRO’s Felix Prangenberg and Dan Kruk are riding right now.

Featuring a SALT PRO freecoaster hub and the latest Wethepeople aftermarket products, this incredible street machine is a true weapon.

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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
25.75 lbs
Full chromoly

Specs

Price: $599 on Danscomp

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Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 4130 Chromoly
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.75"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 12.75"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 76°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: SALTPLUS "REASON" fork, 4130 full crmo, butted crmo steerer, 15mm offset
BARS: WETHEPEOPLE "REASON" bar, 4pc, 4130 full crmo
STEM: SALT “ZION” top loading stem, 50mm reach
HEADSET: SALT “PRO” int. headset, sealed bearing
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: ÉCLAT "TALON" alloy u-brake-rear
FRONT HUB: SALT “PRO” hub, sealed bearing, 3/8”s axle, 36h
FRONT RIM: SALT "VALON” 36mm single wall rim, 36h
REAR HUB: SALT “PRO” hub, sealed bearing, 3/8”s axle, 36h
REAR RIM: SALTPLUS “SUMMIT” 36mm double wall rim, 36h
TYRES: WETHEPEOPLE "ACTIVATE" tires, 2.35", 60PSI , front & rear
SPROCKET: WETHEPEOPLE "PARAGON" sprocket & nylon guard, 6061-T6 alloy, 25t
CRANKS: SALT “REVO” square profile, 3pc 4130 crmo, 160mm, 8 spline
BB: SALT “MID” 19mm, press fit, sealed bearing
PEDALS: WETHEPEOPLE “LOGIC”, nylon/fiberglass pedals
SEAT: ECLAT "BIOS" fat padded Pivotal seat
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 12.33kg / 27.20lbs - 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: 12.75" – Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a short 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: 76° – 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: 11.75″

F: Stand over height: 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"

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: 11º

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: 3º

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

Now 2021 Wethepeople reason comes in right at $600. This is a comparable price to the 2021 kink Cloud, and I think this is a really good price for the bike. A lot of bikes with this level of quality are considered pro level because they have a lot of pro-level aftermarket parts. And the Reason is no different.

Quality

This bike is full of high-quality aftermarket parts, including a full chromoly frame, aftermarket freecoaster, four-piece bars, and so much more. You can expect all of these parts to last you as you progress as a better rider. Salt and Eclat are next level aftermarket parts that improve any bike that they touch.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 360
  • 180
  • bar spins
  • tailwhips
  • mid-level street
  • fakie tricks
  • Grind tricks

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Good for any trick

Conclusion

The quality difference between the 2021 justice and the 2021 Reason is absolutely incredible. The Wethepeople Reason is perfect for a rider who's already riding at a mid-level and doing some pretty hard tricks. This bike has really responsive geometry that's going to help you progress to a high-level, and the parts are also going to support you on your journey there. This is a really high-quality bike with a lot of added stuff to make street riding feel amazing.

Common Questions

  • Where can I buy this bike? I've seen it in stock at Danscomp's site. Check here for price and availability.
  • Is this bike for park, dirt, or street? The parts on this bike are designed to help you progress as a street rider.
  • How much does it weigh? 27.2 lbs

Reason Review Video

https://youtu.be/z5rOOGGFy44