We The People combine their own BMX roots with heritage klunker mountain biking into an all-new, modern 27.5″ cruiser bike called the Avenger. WTP’s first bike that wasn’t 20″ BMX was a 24″ cruiser seventeen years ago, and they’ve never stopped having fun, riding faster & farther on big wheels. But now they mix in new mountain bike tech for a street AND trail capable ride…

WeThePeople Avenger 27.5″ BMX cruiser, modern MTB klunker

The Avenger name isn’t new for WeThePeople cruisers, but they’d always been retro in both style & at most modern 80s tech, spinning up 26″ wheels at most (outside of a single 29er prototype.) Now this new WTP Avenger/Avngr steps up to more modern mountain bike styling & detailing, with bigger wheels, better brakes, and bike trail-ready tires. Not content to ride freestyle in the streets or hit dirt jumps & pump tracks, this is WTP’s look at how much fun a classically-inspired mountain bike can be.

2020 WTP Avenger modern cruiser – Tech details

2020 WTP Avenger cruiser, WeThePeople Avenger 27.5" BMX cruiser, 4130 steel modern klunker clunker mountain bike

The new 27.5″ Avenger isn’t overly modern, sure you get the de rigueur trail wheelsize of the day (with 26mm internal & not especially tubeless-ready) and hydraulic disc brakes, but this is still a retro throwback bike at its heart. And that’s what probably make it the most fun.

2020 WTP Avenger cruiser, WeThePeople Avenger 27.5" BMX cruiser, 4130 steel modern klunker clunker mountain bike

The TIG-welded frame of the Avenger is full 4130 chromoly steel, as is the matching 33mm offset unicrown fork and the matching 110mm rise/790mm wide/14° backsweep cruiser bar. Even the crankset from sister brand Salt gets 4130 tubular arms, making the whole setup pretty bombproof. Even with a straightforward singlespeed build that still doesn’t equate to a lightweight, with a complete bike weight claimed at 14.88kg (32.84lb)

2020 WTP Avenger cruiser, WeThePeople Avenger 27.5" BMX cruiser, 4130 steel modern klunker clunker mountain bike

The frame gets a mix of classic mountain bike details, with a straight 1 1/8″ steerer, a 27.2mm seatpost, 68mm threaded bottom bracket, external brake routing, and standard 100/135mm bolt-on quick release 6-bolt hubs.

2020 WTP Avenger cruiser, WeThePeople Avenger 27.5" BMX cruiser, 4130 steel modern klunker clunker mountain bike 2020 WTP Avenger cruiser, WeThePeople Avenger 27.5" BMX cruiser, 4130 steel modern klunker clunker mountain bike

The complete bike does add in some modern alloy components to balance weight & performance, like a standard FSA headset, Shimano MT200 disc brakes, WTB Breakout 27.5 x 2.3″ tires.

2020 WTP Avenger cruiser, WeThePeople Avenger 27.5" BMX cruiser, 4130 steel modern klunker clunker mountain bike

WTP provides their own CNC’d alloy top-mount BMX stem, direct mount 42T alloy chainring paired to a 18T cog on the alloy WTP cassette hub, 36 spoke alloy rims, reinforced nylon flat pedals, alloy post, saddle, and Salt lock-on grips.

WTP Avenger geometry & pricing

2020 WTP Avenger cruiser, WeThePeople Avenger 27.5" BMX cruiser, 4130 steel modern klunker clunker mountain bike

WeThePeople keeps it simple with the BMX inspiration and a single medium/largish size for the klunker to fit a wide range of riders in an upright position. The Avenger surely isn’t a modern trail geometry bike, with a steep 70° head angle and slack 68° seat angle. Its chainstays are long at 476mm, and gets 63mm of bottom bracket drop (plus a 622mm toptube & 478mm seattube.) But remember this is a bike for cruising not massive climbing or enduro racing.

2020 WTP Avenger cruiser, WeThePeople Avenger 27.5" BMX cruiser, 4130 steel modern klunker clunker mountain bike

The WTP Avenger is available now globally as a single complete cruiser build for $950 / £1000 / 1000€. Get yours today from your friendly local WTP dealer, including most US bike shops via QBP.

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4 comments

  1. toomanypuppies on

    Cool bike but with disc brakes a “klunker” it is not. This is more a SS going for a retro look.

    JBI does a similar bike, for half the price called the Rev MX:

    http://www.sun.bike/bikes/revmx/

    Parts ain’t as good, but that’s the point of klunking. Budget bikes with COASTER brakes and a trailside beer with your buddies. Transition got it right too when they did one.

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  2. Chris on

    Any video reviews of this bike? not commercials… please link me seeing this in action and being discussed in video! Thanks!

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