You simply cant go wrong with Black, you really can't. Here's Ed Zunda's all Blacked out signature AWAKE frame which is finished off with his signature 2pc AWAKE cranks, Dill Pickle pegs and our team designed Stickin slick tires. Ed's pretty specific when it comes to his bike, here's a look into what makes his Matt Black machine perfect for him.
Frame: Wethepeople AWAKE 20.15"
Fork: Wethepeople Patron 25mm
Bar: Wethepeople Pete Sawyer 4pc 9" smaple
Stem: Wethepeople Hydra 30mm
Grips: Saltplus XL VEX compound
Headset: Wethepeople Compact
Cranks: Wethepeople Ed Zunda AWAKE 175mm
Sprocket: Saltplus Trident 25t
Chain: Saltplus Warlock halflink
Pedals: eclat Slash
Seat: Wethepeople Team Pivotal
Post: Wethepeople Socket 230mm
Tires: Wethepeople Stickin' 2.30"
Rims: eclat Bondi XL
Front Hub: Mental BMX with nylon hubguards
Rear Hub: Wethepeople Helix RSD with nylon hub guards
Pegs: Wethepeople Dill Pickle 4.5"
The AWAKE frame was deisgned with the super technical rider in mind. Ed's frame uses a much shorter chainstay than our other frames so we went with a 13″ (slammed) rear end and paired it up with a steeper 75.5 degree headtube and a 11.75″ bottom bracket height to keep the AWAKE frame as agile and nimble as possible.
Ed's signature AWAKE frame is available in two toptube lengths, 20.85" and 21.15". Ed prefers a roomier setup, so he rides his frame in the longer 21.15" option. Paired up with the super short 13" chainstay, this makes for a super responsive frame but with enough room in the front to not cramp your style and chuck the bars without being too hunched over.
Ed rides a pretty much complete WTP bike, including our Helix Freecoaster with Nylon hubguards, and a ride 30mm rise Hydra stem. Any parts which we don't make, are taken care of by eclat and Saltplus.
The second part of his signature series, Ed's signature AWAKE cranks use a super strong 2pc design, which is also much lighter over a traditional 3pc crank system. Ed's cranks use an oversize, dent-resistant oval arm shape which helps keep the cranks incredibly stiff, even under heavy landings and on big impacts. The special 2pc design also makes the crank much easier to install which is never a bad thing if you're in a hurray to get your bike dialed ASAP.
The AWAKE cranks are available in 170mm or 175mm. Ed prefers the extra torque on the 175mm version.
Ed's been putting in a lot of work filming for his part for our new video FOUNDATION. Look out for Ed and the crew taking to the streets of Athens later this month for the Street Series's / BMX DAY jam. In the mean time, make sure you're following him on Instagram @edzunda.