Were out in Barcelona with the crew right now filming for our new video project FOUNDATION. Jordan Godwin just built up a fresh bike before the trip including a prototype of our 2017 Battleship frame (which will be available in October) along with a healthy portion of eclat parts. Jordan took no time getting used to his steed, and went to work destroying every spot we came across with his signature steeze and style. Take a closer look at his hard 540 machine here.
Frame: Wethepeople Battleship 20.75" prototype
Fork: eclat Storm 26mm offset prototype
Bar: Wethepeople Dillon Lloyd BUICK 25.4mm
Stem: Wethepeople Hydra 25.4mm
Grips: eclat Bruno Hoffmann
Cranks: eclat Maverick 170mm
Sprocket: eclat AK Guard 25t
Chain: eclat 4 Stroke halflink
Pedals: eclat AK pedals
Seat: Wethepeople Smuggler
Post: Wethepeople Socket
Tires: eclat Fireball 2.40"
Rims: eclat Bondi XL
Front Hub: eclat Cortex front hub (prototype)
Rear Hub: eclat Cortex freecoaster RSD
Pegs: eclat Venom 4.5"
The Battleship is our new street weapon for the 2017 season. We sat down with Jordan and some of the other guys on the team to build our most responsive, sturdy beast yet.
Taking the super strong hydroformed headtube which made our Scorpio frame so tough, we lengthen the headtube to 127mm tall, making it even stronger, but also allowing you to run an uncut fork without having to use too many stem spacers underneath.
We designed the Battleship frame to be a stripped down weapon without any unnecessary features, so the frame will come fully brakeless to help keep the cost down, which will allow us to put more focus into more vital parts like the dropouts and headtube which have been severely beefed up. The team asked for a shorter chainstay than any other frame we currently offer, so the Battleship will come with a slammed 12.7' chainstay for those of you who like a frame that spins as good as it looks.
Jordan is running all the latest parts from his parts sponsor eclat including the new Cortex Freecoaster, AK plastic pedals and AK guard sprocket.
Look out for more updates from Jordan and the crew out in Barcelona later this week. Be sure to check #wtpfoundation to see our progress with the video...