2020 We The People Reason Review

Wethepeople's 2020 Reason reason bike is everything that you would expect from a high-quality WTP bmx bike. Built with street riding in mind, the Reason has a stable geometry, pegs, hub guards and so much more. Coming in just over $600, it will last you a long time.

Highlights

  • Full Chromoly
  • Double Wall Rims
  • Street friendly geometry
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Images from WTP https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/reason

Overview

A sensational freestyle street warrior for advanced riders and beginners alike, this top-quality ride is constructed with a complete build using CrMo steel to achieve the optimum balance between strength and low-weight. Exceeding the advancements of modern frame design, this responsive and easy to throw-around bike has a short 12.75” chainstay and steeper 22mm fork offset. The Reason’s creation and handling characteristics feel and handles to the same exceptional level as WeThePeople’s Pro riders Felix Prangenberg and Dan Kruk are riding.

Quality Component Build from Salt, Saltplus and Éclat

This Reason street shredder from WeThePeople is kitted out with superb components to launch you over hips, confidently blast down stair-sets and grind rails with immense control and stability. Aiding this ride in its quest for dominance, it’s equipped with Salt Revo 3-piece cranks, full-CrMo bars, Éclat brakes, Saltplus Burn 2.35” tires and a cache of quality-aftermarket parts from Salt and Éclat that make this bike a definite option for your next top-level ride. Plus, it’s armed with a Salt Pro Freecoaster rear hub to make transitions to fakie effortless, smooth and stylish as you progress from feature to feature while rolling backward.

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Specs

Price

$609.95

Colors

Specs

Frame: Full 4130 CrMo, tapered SS and CS, with removable brake pivots & guides
Fork: Saltplus Reason fork, full 4130 CrMo, butted CrMo steerer, 22mm offset
Bars: Saltplus HQ 4pc" full 4130 CrMo bar
Grips: WeThePeople Remote flangeless grips, super soft rubber
Stem: Salt Zion top loading stem, 50mm reach
Headset: Salt Pro int. headset, sealed bearing
Gyro: Holes for removable gyro tabs
Brake Lever: Salt AM Alloy brake lever
Brakes: Éclat Talon Alloy u-brake rear
Cranks: Salt Revo square profile, 3pc 4130 CrMo, 165mm, 8-spline
Bottom Bracket: Salt MID 19mm, press fit, sealed bearing
Pedals: WeThePeople Logic, Nylon/Fibreglass
Chain: Salt AM chain, Z1 type
Sprocket: Saltplus Solidus CNC machined 6061-T6 Alloy, 25t
Driver: 9t, 1pc Freecoaster driver, sealed bearing, RSD
Front Hub: Salt Pro hub, sealed bearing, 3/8" axle, 36h
Rear Hub: Salt Pro Freecoaster hub, full sealed, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h, RSD
Hub Guards: Salt Pro Nylon/Fibreglass hubguards x4
Front Rim: Salt Valon 36mm single wall rim, 36h - Learn about single vs double wall rims here
Rear Rim: Saltplus Summit 36mm double wall rim, 36h
Seat: Éclat Bios fat padded Pivotal
Post: Salt AM Pivotal seat post
Clamp: Integrated seat clamp
Tyres: Saltplus Burn 2.35" front & rear
Pegs: Salt AM Steel pegs (x2), 4.15" long
Weight: 12.53kg/27.62 lb

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.75" - Learn what size is right for you here.

20.75" Is medium length.

This is good for taller riders that are between 5'5" to 6'2"

B: Chain Stay Length: 12.75” mid

This is a short chain stay. The short chain stay makes the bike really responsive and snappy. This means fast spins and quick steering.

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°

E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.75"

F: Stand Over Height: 9"

This is a tall stand over. A tall stand over gives you more control with manuals and ice picks. It also makes it easier to hop high.

Price

$609 is a decent price. Most bikes priced over $500 are considered expensive. Remember that this is almost a pro-level bike. The Reason has a lot of aftermarket parts that make it strong.

Quality

For $600 I'd hope you get good parts. Here are a few Reasons that the REASON is a good bike.

Full Chromoly Frame bars and forks. Chromoly is the strongest type of steel available for bmx bikes. Read more about it here

Freecoaster Hub. Buying a freecoaster alone normally costs around $180, it is cool that the Reason includes one.

Salt Valon Double Wall Rims. Running single wall rims is stupid. Please make sure your bike has double wall rims.

Highlights

Perfect for Street Riding!

I think a lot of kids start bmx because of influencers and they normally want to have a street focus. So that makes it perfect when a company designs a bike specifically for street riding.

Lowlights

Hard to be a well-rounded rider

What if you decide that you want to focus on park riding after you buy a bike that is designed for street riding? The point is, when you buy a bike that is designed to help you progress fast at one style of riding, you might be limiting yourself if you change your mind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_8YV38-s3A

Buy if you are learning:

  • Bars
  • 360
  • Double peg/feeble/smiths
  • Flips

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Whips will be harder
  • 720
  • tech lip tricks

Conclusion 🤩

The 2020 wethepeople Reason is a perfect bike for a committed street rider. The tall geometry gives the bike a lot of control and makes street riding easy. It weighs about 27 lbs. With the high-quality aftermarket Salt and Eclat parts, I'd say the bike will last a while.

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for this bike?

This bike is great for riders between 5'5" and 6'2"

How long will this bike last me?

Depending on how aggressive you ride and how much you crash, I'd say it should last around 2 years.

Is this a good bike?

Very good for progressive street riding.

How much does the WTP Reason weigh?

It weighs 27.1 lbs