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Cruise in classic BMX style on the new WeThePeople 26″ Avenger

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No relation to the Marvel universe but still sure to provide plenty of summertime entertainment, WeThePeople’s new Avenger BMX cruiser looks sure to be a fun ride. The 26″ beach cruiser is said to be inspired by the old school BMX bikes that exposed WTP’s designers to the fun and freedom of riding bikes. Check out how they mix new and old in the details of the throwback bike after the jump…

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Although it’s a brand new bike this year, WTP feels like the Avenger has been with them all along. A nod to bikes of the early 80’s, this is the style of bike that introduced a generation of cyclists to BMX, and bikes in general, before laying the groundwork for the growth of mountain bikes in the late 90’s. Now scaled up to a 26″ cruiser, the Avenger might be a good bike to recall our roots, as much as it would be fun to take to the pump track.

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WeThePeople custom built several components just for the Avenger as a look back to classic BMX parts. The bike uses a 1” threaded steerer and gets a custom 1″ WTP stem. WTP also made their own bear trap pedals and high-flange hubs to get the look they were going after. Combine that with a solid build (the bike weighs almost 30lbs/13.6kg) and some modern 2.3″ K-Rad tires for a good grip, and a sure to be fun ride.

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While surely a bike looking to the past, WeThePeople built it to handle modern riding. Between quality chromoly frame, fork, handlebar, and crankarms, sealed bearings throughout, and alloy components, the Avenger is built to take some abuse. Sure, it’ll look cool cruising around the city. But just like when you were a kid, this thing will be itching to hit that section of singletrack on the outskirts of town, and it’s sure to get taken off some sweet jumps behind the grocery store.

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The Avenger is available everywhere now in very limited quantities for 950€/$750.

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Groghunter
Groghunter
8 years ago

yea, get rad right until that quill twists in the steerer. I like nu-retro bikes, but the emphasis is on “nu:” you don’t hear about people having to repack the coaster on their Transition Klunkers.

Bracken
Bracken
8 years ago

@Graghunter Agreed. And the stem on the Transition Klunker manages a retro feel, while providing the benefits of a threadless headset.

Slim
Slim
8 years ago

Mat Hoffman et.al. got pretty rad on quill stems. This fella gets pretty rad on this particular quill stem:
https://www.instagram.com/p/8Rn-aFANqK/

wolf
wolf
8 years ago

Nice bike. I like the look.
Sidenote: The bear trap pedals look quite a lot like the Wellgo 393 pedals…

OneLegDuck
OneLegDuck
8 years ago

Design is one thing and materials is another. BMX quill stem made of quality steel/alloy is plenty strong enough for sprinting and jumping. Just ask any o’skool BMX pro like Greg Hill or Dave Clinton. Yes an ahead stem is nice and stiff but a high quality quill is plenty strong if done right. I mean how many gate starts will this bike have anyway? I would guess WTP know what they are doing… and it’s freaking retro sick.

Bmx
Bmx
8 years ago

The idea that 1″ threaded forks and quill stems did anything for Matt Hoffman except hold him back and give him multiple concussions is utter bull..

Slim
Slim
8 years ago

@BMX: Mat’s name is spelled with one “t”.

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