Get a closer look at Felix Prangenberg‘s bike, featuring his signature WeThePeople Pathfinder frame (with some of the most quick and nimble geometry offered on a 20″ frame) as well as Pathfinder bars with oversized clamping, Pathfinder sprocket, and more. This is the modern day tech street machine that Felix rode in his insane new video for WTP.
Frame: Wethepeople Pathfinder, 20.75″
Fork: Wethepeople Battleship, 24mm offset
Bars: Wethepeople Pathfinder, 9.6" rise, 25.4mm OS clamping
Stem: Wethepeople Hydra, 36mm rise, 25.4mm OS clamping
Grips: Wethepeople Hilt XL, with VEX rubber
Barends: Wethepeople Hilt
Headset: Wethepeople Compact
Seatpost: Wethepeople Socket, 230mm
Seat: Wethepeople Team Pivotal
Pedals: Eclat Slash
Cranks: Wethepeople Legacy, 165mm 2pc
Sprocket: Wethepeople Pathfinder, 25T
Chain: Saltplus Warlock Half-link
Front Tire: Wethepople Feelin, 2.35″
Front Wheel: Wethepeople Logic rim, Supreme hub, nylon guards
Rear Tire: Wethepople Feelin, 2.35″
Rear Wheel: Wethepeople Logic rim, Helix Freecoaster, nylon guards
Pegs: Wethepeople Dill Pickle, 4.5"
You've got a 76 degree headtube on your frame--which might be the steepest headtube currently available on a BMX bike. What made you decide to go that steep? And have you noticed a difference?
When I was like 11/12 years old I rode a 20" flatland frame on my 18" setup because it was short, super low for my tiny legs and it had a steeper headtube angle. Back then I noticed that whips and rotations felt much easier with the steeper headtube. So when we started talking about a signature frame, the 76 degree headtube was the first thing that came to my mind. It definitely feels more responsive than other frames and is perfect for any kind of rotation tricks and nose manuals.
The unique chainstays and bottom bracket on your signature Pathfinder frame, can you explain why these features are important and how they work?
I like to do a lot of pedal/crankarm grinds on ledges and I used to grind through the bottom brackets and chainstays on other frames. So we basically thickened the bottom of the bottom bracket shell and the chainstays to give the frame more longevity.
Your ride pretty tall bars (9.6") with a super tall rise stem (36mm), do you find this really helps your riding?
It definitely does. It makes it so much easier for me to do hardway tricks out of grinds, high bunny hops, manuals and all kind of tricks where you have to pull really hard.
Do you have any more signature products in the works?
My signature bars are coming out in a 10″ version in October and a bolt on sprocket guard, too. My frame will be available in a new color soon and we are going to start working on some other things soon, but I can't say much about it right now.
What general bike setup preferences do you have? What makes this this your ride?
My chain always has to be tightened, I ride my back wheel slammed at 12.95″, I need my seat to be a little bit higher and I always run about 72psi because I hate it when my tires feel squishy.
How often do you work on your bike?
I'd say I work on my bike every one / two weeks. It depends on the condition of my bike. If my chain is loose, some spokes are broken out, in need of some new grips or pedals…
In case you somehow missed it, here’s Felix’s latest video for WeThePeople, this one hits hard!