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The Nova is a perfect entry-level bike for someone who wants to get into bmx. The short chain stay and progressive geometry help riders progress fast. This bike weighs 25 lbs and comes in 3 sick colors. Choose between matte white, matte apple green, and matte black.
Images from WTP https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/nova
Bringing Wethepeople quality to a lower price point, the 2020 entry-level shredding machine is better than ever. The Nova now features a super short 12.75” oval chainstay and responsive 26mm offset fork allowing it to not only feel just like the bikes Pro riders ride, but also make it much easier to ride and progress your riding even further.
|FRAME MATERIAL: 1020 hi-ten|
|WHEEL SIZE: 20"|
|TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20" - Learn what size is right for you here.|
|CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 12.75"|
|HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75° - Learn About Head Tube Angles Here|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71.5°|
|FORKS: SALT “AM 20” fork, 1020 hi-ten , 4130 crmo steerer, 26mm offset|
|BARS: SALT "NOVA" bar, 1020 hi-ten|
|STEM: SALT "PRO" front loading stem, 50mm reach|
|HEADSET: SALT “PRO" int. headset, sealed bearing|
|BRAKE MOUNTS: Welded|
|BRAKES: SALTPLUS "Geo XL" alloy u-brake-rear|
|FRONT HUB: SALT ”Nova” alloy hub, loose ball 3/8"s axle, 36h|
|FRONT RIM: SALT “Nova" cassette hub, semi sealed, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h|
|REAR HUB: SALT “Nova" cassette hub, semi sealed, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h|
|REAR RIM: SALT “Nova" cassette hub, semi sealed, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h - Learn about single vs double wall rims here|
|TYRES: SALT “TRACER” tyres 2.35" front & rear|
|SPROCKET: SALT “GATEWAY” steel 25t sprocket|
|CRANKS: SALT “ROOKIE” tubular 3pc crank crmo 165mm, 8 Spline|
|BB: SALT “MID” 19mm, press fit, sealed bearing|
|PEDALS: ECLAT “Slash” nylon/fiberglass pedals|
|SEAT: WETHEPEOPLE “NOVA” mid padded combo seat|
|WEIGHT: 11.6kg / 25.71lbs|
A: Top Tube Length: 20" - Learn what size is right for you here.
This is the smallest 20" top tube available.
Perfect for riders that are 4' to 5'4" tall
B: Chain Stay Length: 12.75”
This is a short chain stay giving your bike a very responsive feel. A short chain stay gives you less of a balance point for manuals, hops, and ice pick grinds.
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°
E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.65"
F: Stand Over Height: 8.38"
This is a smaller standover height. Small standovers make whips and spins easier, but gives you less control for bar spins and t-bogs.
$400 is a good price for an entry-level bike. Most bikes around this quality level are around $350-$400. With that being said... its the top price for its quality. Meaning you might be able to find a similar bike for less money.
With the low price tag comes the low quality. Wethepeople is a good brand, but the parts on this bike are just designed for a beginner rider. Here are some low-quality parts that you can plan on upgrading in the next few years.
Hi-tensile steel instead of chromoly. Hi-tensile steel is a cheaper version of steel used on bmx bikes. The Nova has a hi-ten frame, bars, and forks. read about the difference here.
Single Wall Rims for doing big drops and spins, you will need double wall rims to hold up to the abuse. The single wall rims will bend as the rider gets more aggressive.
$400 isn't so bad compared to the $700 mid-level bikes being pushed out. For a beginner, there is nothing wrong with the bike or the price.
Like, I mentioned, the 2020 Nova has lower quality parts. And this is bad for someone who wants to get the bike and start sending big gaps right away.
The Nova is one of Wethepeople's most popular bikes. This is due to the low price. Keeping the price low allows most beginners to get on and start riding. Only buy this bike if you are just starting out and want a bike to learn tricks fast on. Remember progressive geometry? Designed to help you progress fast! This bike will not last a rider who is already doing the hefty street riding.
If you decide to buy this bike get it from Chain Reaction, which sells in the US and UK.
This bike is great for riders between 4' and 5'4"
Depending on how fast you progress, it will last at least a year.
It is only good for beginner riders. For advanced riders, the quality of the parts are too low.
It weighs 25.22 lbs