The 22″ WTP Audio returns for 2020 in an eye-catching translucent blue package. This thing looks bad ass!
Which is not to say that the previous iterations looked bad…it’s just that this model takes thing to a whole other level (and I’m also a sucker for trans blue frames).
But the improvements on the 2020 Audio are more than just cosmetic. New additions for this model year are the Logic Stem and the Supply Chain.
More importantly the fork has been updated to be sturdier, with a “bombproof steer tube/crown area”…a welcome bit of news for 22” riders that sometimes cast a wary eye toward the forks that have come on some complete bikes (from a variety of companies) in the past.
Pair all that with their high end Logic wheels and grippy Overbite tires and you have one impressive 22″ machine.
Ever since we got the first look at the 2018 We The People Audio, we were hooked.
Then when WTP pro, Felix Prangenberg took it out to the trails and got it dirty…we were even more stoked.
Our anticipation level has been high with this bike –especially with WTP being tight-lipped on the geo and other particulars around the bike–but at last, the important details have been revealed!
Here’s how the specs break down:
- Head tube: 74.5°
- Seat angle: 71°
- Top tube: 21.9″
- Chain stay: 14.2”
- Bottom Bracket:12.4”
- Stand over: 9.15”
The frame, fork and bars are “full chromoly aftermarket spec”…and if you know WTP, their bikes live up to that description.
The colorway? Black copper.
The weight? Just under 26 pounds.
The full specs? Click on over to the We The People Audio page.
2018 is definitely shaping up to be a banner year for 22s!
All pics: We The People
We got a first look of the 2018 We The People (WTP) Audio being put to the test a few weeks back by WTP pro, Felix Prangenberg.
Felix took the 22″ Audio out to the park and proceeded to shred with a combination of street and park moves.
Now, thanks to the wonders of Instagram, WTP has followed up with a post of Felix roasting the trails.
Dang, is there nothing this bike can’t do?
Seems to look pretty good just standing still too.
Watch for the new 22″Audio, along with a full range of 22″ parts, to hit WTP dealers in the latter part of the Summer.
Ever since we heard We The People (WTP) had jumped on the 22″ wagon, we were anxious to see what they had up their sleeve.
They teased us with pictures of their new 22″ tires and teased us with the news that a full-blown complete was on the way.
Well, this week, we got more “details” on the new 22″ complete from WTP.
The details being it that it passed the “shred test” by WTP pro, Felix Prangenberg.
WTP filmed him riding the 22″ Audio complete and if I can quote their Insta page,
We gave [him the bike] to ride for the day and man did he put this thing to work.
Did he ever…
This bike definitely has chops.
According to WTP, the complete will be hitting shops this August.
I would suggest bugging your WTP dealer now.
I suspect these are going to be pretty popular.
BMX Union posted an article earlier this week on the rise of the 22″ BMX bike.
It covered most of the backstory of this niche of BMX, including some of the more recent developments we’ve covered as of late on this site, including the new 22″ We The People (WTP) tires and the new 22″ Deluxe frame sets.
The article also served to prompt a couple of major name companies to weigh in with announcements of their own in regard to some of their pending 22″ offerings.
We The People announced they will be introducing a mid-range complete 22″ bike (!), along with an aftermarket frame, forks, rims, tires and a complete wheel set. Salt (the WTP sub-brand) will also be offering an affordable pricepoint 22″ wheelset.
If you follow the Big and Tall BMX insta page, you are already partially in the know about the next announcement.
Stolen is already shipping 22″ wheelsets and rims out.
What’s new, however, is the news that Stolen Bikes (in collaboration with Fiction) will be offering the following 22″ items in June:
- Stolen “Spade Pro” 22-inch frame
- Stolen Spade complete bike
- Fiction Troop Tire in 22 x 2.30 size
We definitely won’t be hurting for choice on the 22″ front this year.
Great news all around.
When We The People (WTP) dropped a teaser the other day saying that their new Overbite tire would be “…coming soon in some sizes that might just surprise you”…they weren’t kidding!
If you haven’t heard, well…maybe you should sit down for this…WTP is releasing their new tire in a 22″ size!
From what I can tell, the tire is low-profile, 2.3″ wide and 100 PSI.
For a company that has made a name for themselves with their high-quality completes…I can’t help but imagine that a 22″ complete can’t be far behind this news.
And if that’s the case…the 22″ complete market just got a little more crowded, and a lot more competitive.
Which is a big win for you, if you’re shopping for a 22″ complete.