Wethepeople Buck Frame Review


The Buck frame is an “indestructable” frame from Wethepeople. It is Dillion Lloyd’s signature frame, and they wanted to make something for real technical riding. The buck frame has the Wethepeople lifetime guarantee, as short chainstay, tall standover, and 2 color options.

This review is about the 2020 Wethepeople Buck frame.

The Buck Frame is in stock on Danscomp. Click here

Highlights

Frame Features
13.2″ Chainstay
Top and Down Tube Gussets
5.2 lbs
Threaded for cable guides

Overview

As soon as we sat down with Dillon Lloyd to discuss a signature line of parts, we knew it was destined to be something truly indestructible and a real Wethepeople classic. The buck line was based around Dillon’s blend of progressive technical riding and all out savagery with taller 9.25″ standover and a shorter 13.2″ chainstay. 

Includes lifetime guarantee

From Wethepeople

Dillion Lloyd’s Signature

Promo Video

Specs

Price: $327.46 on Danscomp

Colors

Sizes

  • 20.5″
  • 20.75″
  • 21″

Learn about frame sizes here

Specs

MATERIAL: Full 4130 Chromoly
HEAD TUBE ANGLE: 75.5°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.3″
BB HEIGHT: 11.8″
WHEEL SIZE: 20″
STANDOVER HEIGHT: 9.125″
DROPOUT SIZE: 14mm
HEADSET TYPE: Integrated
BB TYPE: Mid
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
GYRO TABS: Removable
WEIGHT: 5.4lbs

Geometry

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A: Top Tube Length: 20.5″ 20.75″, 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″ on Center – Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a long 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

This is a steep headtube angle.

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: 11.7″

F: Stand over height: 9.125″

This is a medium/tall standover. 

A tall standover makes your seat higher up and will allow you to pinch it easier when learning barspins.

While a Small Standover will make it harder to bar but easier to whip

What is the Price?

The Wethepeople Buck frame costs $327.99. This is one of the lowest-priced frames out right now. It does not use WTP’s hydroformed tubing but uses gussets instead. It is pretty basic, but still a good frame.

Why does it cost as much a complete bike?

It’s kind of crazy to think that you can get a complete bike for less than this frame. However, this frame is for high-level riding and will outlast a complete bike by YEARS. Here are a few things that make it more expensive than a complete bike.

These are a few reasons that this frame cost’s so much:

  • Lifetime Guarantee: WTP is confident in the frame’s ability to hold up. So they have a lifetime guarantee.
  • Sanko Chromoly: The Elite Japaneese frame material.
  • Gusseted Toptube & Downtube: Added slabs of metal on the top and downtube where frames often break. This keeps the welds stronger for longer.

What is the Weight?

The Wethepeople Buck Frame weighs 5.27 lbs on average. This is the weight of the 21″ TT frame. The Smaller options will weigh a little less.

The Buck frame is very light, and this is due to the basic design, and general tubing. There are not extra thick points like there is on the pathfinder.

Conclusion

The Buck frame is a nice frame with basic tech geometry. They say the frame is “indestructible” but I really do not see anything that really stands out in a quality aspect. Yes it’s a good frame, yes it’s a good price, yes it’s strong. But I wouldn’t say ‘indestructible’.

The Taller seat tube will make bars pretty easy to learn, and overall the responsive chainstay will balance spins. Meaning they won’t be really hard like they would be on a 13.4″ but they will not be as easy as they would be on a 12.7″. This is a good choice for riders who like to ride street hefty street.

This frame will be able to replace any frame on any bike that I review on this website.

Buying a frame?

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Douglas Laird

Douglas is a 23-year-old BMX rider who got his first true BMX bike for his 13th birthday and has been riding nonstop for over 10 years. “Bmx has taken me too well over a hundred skateparks across multiple states and countries.” Dougsterbob.com was born to help people understand the sport that has changed my life for the better. My goal is to help you with everything BMX related. With over 200 BMX posts and counting, dougsterbob.com is quickly growing to be one of the best bmx related websites.

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