Willem Van Gansen Patrol Bike Check

Photos by Brian Depauw

Photos by Brian Depauw

Flying the flag for our Patrol line of frames and parts, Belgian shred lord and all around awesome human being Willem Van Gansen just put together a brand new setup using all of the new 2017 Patrol products which just dropped worldwide.

Back to classic Glossy Black with a touch of our new Gold colourway, let's take a closer look at Willem's brand new setup.

Frame: Wethepeople Patrol 21.15"

Fork: Wethepeople Patrol

Bar: Wethepeople Patrol 8.9"

Stem: Wethepeople Patrol 53mm reach

Grips: ODI Longneck with Patrol stainless steel barends

Headset: Wethepeople Compact

Cranks: Wethepeople Roya; 175mm

Sprocket: Wethepeople Patrol 28t

Chain: Saltplus Warlock Halflink

Pedals: Eclat Surge alloy CNC

Seat: Wethepeople Tripod Mid

Post: Wethepeople Tripod 230mm

Tires: Demolition  Machete 2.40" front, Wethepeople Grippin 2.25" rear

Rims: Eclat Polar

Front Hub: Eclat Pulse

Rear Hub: Eclat Pulse

New for 2017 is our anodized Gold colourway. Available on both the Patrol sprocket (25, 26, 28 and 30t) and the Patrol stem. Willem is a man of taste, this Gold looks amazing with the Glossy Black and Chrome.

The Patrol stem measures up slightly longer than most and has a reach of 53mm and a rise of 28.7mm, adding stability and control. Perfect for blasting quarterpipes and dirt lips. We also designed the Patrol stem to fit flush with the Patrol fork topcap for that clean look.

Inspired by some of our favourite classic trails/race stem from the past, the smooth lines on the Patrol stem are matched with a wider 47.5mm faceplate which helps create a stronger clamping mechanism and keeps your bars from slipping, even on the gnarliest hangups and cases.

Being a huge motorcycle fan, Willem keeps his bike classy with a subtle touch of brown leather in the form of our Team Tripod seat in the Mid padded version.

You simply cant beat a black bike. That's one good looking steed right there.

The Patrol fork takes Wethepeople's 20-year experience in manufacturing bicycle forks and mixes it up with a classy trails look. The 32mm offset helps maintain a stable ride at speed, and the smaller dropouts help keep weight down to a minimum. The Patrol forks are built to last and are backed up with a full Lifetime Guarnatee.

Willem is always on the move, taking his bike to the nearest transition or set of trails he can blast. Here are some photos of Willem shredding both dirt and cement from last year. shot by Santiago Martinez. We can't wait to see where Willem takes his new Patrol setup in 2017! 

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