2021 Wethepeople Trust Review

Overview

A finely tuned beast designed to kill it on any surface or environment, the Trust comes stacked to the brim with the latest WETHEPEOPLE components including the 2.35” Activate tires and Paragon plastic guard sprocket. Rivaling any custom build-up, the Trust now features an aftermarket Trippin/Cortex wheelset from ECLAT. Available in two incredible colorways, the Trust is a well-stacked assortment of today's best components and BMX technologies.

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You can buy the Trust on Danscomp here!

Highlights

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

Key Features

Key Features
Comes with pegs and hub guards
26.95 lbs
Full chromoly

Specs

Price: $719.99 (Cassette)

Price: $739.99 (Freecoaster)

Colors

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 4130 Chromoly
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.2"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75.5°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: SALTPLUS "TRUST" fork, 4130 full crmo, butted crmo steerer, 26mm offset
BARS: SALTPLUS "TRUST" bar, 4130 full crmo
STEM: WETHEPEOPLE "HYDRA" topload stem, cnc alloy, 50mm reach, 36mm rise
HEADSET: SALT “PRO” int. headset, sealed bearing
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: ÉCLAT “TALON” alloy u-brake rear
FRONT HUB: ÉCLAT "CORTEX" hub, fully sealed, 3/8"s female bolts, 36h
FRONT RIM: ÉCLAT “TRIPPIN” 38mm double wall rim, 36h
REAR HUB: ÉCLAT "CORTEX" cassette hub, fully sealed, 9t drive, 14mm hollow axle, 36h
REAR RIM: ÉCLAT “TRIPPIN” 38mm double wall rim, 36h
TYRES: WETHEPEOPLE "ACTIVATE" tires, 2.35", 100PSI , front & rear
SPROCKET: WETHEPEOPLE "ACTIVATE" tires, 2.35", 100PSI , front & rear
CRANKS: SALTPLUS “ELITE” (L&R) tubular 3pc crank crmo 170mm, 48 spline
BB: SALT “MID” 19mm, press fit, sealed bearing
PEDALS: ÉCLAT "CENTRIC" pedals, nylon/fiberglass
SEAT: ECLAT “BIOS” fat padded pivotal seat
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 12.22kg / 26.95lbs - without brakes, with pegs

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 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 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: 71.5°

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: 9.25"

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: 29.25"

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

Wethepeople's 2021 Trust costs $719. This is a lot of money to pay for a bike, and the price point matches that of the 2021 Kink Williams. The trust has a huge amount of aftermarket Salt and Eclat parts making it one of the best pro-level bikes around. Only pay this much for a bike if you're 100% sure that you're going to stick with the sport for a few years. I'd hate for you to spend over $700.00 on a bike and only ride for a few months.

The freecoaster version of this bike is going to cost you $739 which is just a little more expensive than the cassette version. Generally, freecoasters are a little more expensive so this is to be expected. If you're not sure whether you want a freecoaster or not it's a better option just to go ahead and get the cassette version and then buy a freecoaster separately. Rhis way you can just alternate the two if you don't like it.

Quality

Anytime a bike company puts parts on a complete bike that are available for purchase on their own, they're putting aftermarket parts on this bike. Doing this really steps up the quality and makes the bike stand out against the competition.

Almost everything on this bike is aftermarket and it has amazing quality. A lot of the aftermarket parts on this bike are focused on hefty street riding.

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

The 2021 Wethepeople trust is a really good bike. It's best for a rider who's riding at a mid to high-level and who likes to ride dirt, park, and street. While the geometry is best for street riding it will kill it on any surface. The aftermarket parts on this bike will ensure that it can withstand lots of big tricks and lots of big crashes. I understand that $720 does seem like a lot, but when you consider all of the aftermarket parts... you're going to save a lot of money in the long run. Wethepeople is a good brand that makes high-quality products. Their partnership with Salt and Eclat just makes it that much better.

Common Questions

  • Where can I buy this bike? I recommend getting the Trust from Danscomp. You can check out the availability and the stock by clicking here.
  • Is this bike for park, dirt, or street? This bike is vell rounded and will kill it on either 3.
  • How much does it weigh? 26.95 lbs