Wethepeople Paradox Frame Review


The Paradox frame is Wethepeople’s “team” frame. It kind of mixes all of the pros from the signature frames, to create something really special! The Paradox frame has cool highlights like hydroformed tubing, a short chainstay and invest cast wishbone/drop outs. This frame has 3 color options.

This review is about the 2020 Wethepeople Paradox frame.

Highlights

Frame Features
13″ Chainstay (centered)
Hydroformed tubing
Invest Cast wishbone and chainstay
3 color options

Overview

We took our incredibly popular battleship frame and gave it a full injection of our latest frame technology making the absolute ultimate street frame.

Boasting our new invest casted yoke, seat stay bridge, dropout and seat clamp, the paradox frame is one of the most feature-packed frames we’ve ever made. Available in a longer 21.25” size for all the taller street riders needing a longer frame with super responsive geometry.

Includes lifetime guarantee

From Wethepeople

Specs

Price: $314.99

Colors

Sizes

  • 20.75″
  • 21″
  • 21.25″

Learn about frame sizes here

Specs

MATERIAL: Japanese seamless 4130 butted chromoly tubing
HEAD TUBE ANGLE: 75.5°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 12.7″ – 13.25″
BB HEIGHT: 11.7″
WHEEL SIZE: 20″
STANDOVER HEIGHT: 9″
DROPOUT SIZE: 14″
HEADSET TYPE: Integrated
BB TYPE: Mid
BRAKE MOUNTS: Brakeless
GYRO TABS: No
WEIGHT: TBC

Geometry

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A: Top Tube Length: 20.75″ 21″, 21.25″ – 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″ on Center – Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a medium 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″

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 Paradox frame costs $349.99. This is cheaper than most WTP frames. It has a lot of really innovative specs too, I’m surprised it’s not more expensive.

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.
  • Hydroformed Tubing: A way to connect the metal that improves strength without compromising weight.

What is the Weight?

No one knows the weight of the Paradox frame. Sadly, this is one of those bike parts that doesn’t have this info out. As soon as they update it I will post it here. If I had to guess, I would say that it is a 5.4lb frame.

Conclusion

The Paradox frame is for a rider who loves street riding. The quality of this frame is next level. The invest cast wishbone and dropouts keep these parts from breaking while allowing room for bigger tires. Overall it is a strong frame that can take a lot of abuse.

The headtube is somewhat steep, and the chainstay is somewhat short. This provides a very responsive frame for technical street riding. The toptube is longer than most which will help out the taller riders.

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

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Douglas Laird

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