Take a sneak peek look at The Capital frame from Wethepeople.
Here’s an interesting bit of news we didn’t see coming. Wethepeople have announced that they plan to release a frame made in the U.S.A later this year. The frame that they’ve named The Capital will be made by Ben Smith at WHTHOUS in Montana is currently being tested by the team is still a little ways out, but they’ve released specs and details for you to check out.
The Capital frame is made from 4130 chromoly tubing with a 75.5-degree head tube angle, 71-degree seat tube angle, 11.7″ bottom bracket height, 9″ standover height and a 12.75″ chainstay length. It will have a 127mm integrated head tube with internal and external machining, thicker tubing on the top and down tubes to help resist denting, a box style gusset on the down tube and a larger top place gusset on the top tube for increased strength, an integrated seat tube, Mid bottom bracket that is internally and externally machined, custom ovalized chain stays for increased tire and sprocket clearance, tapered seat stays and straight gauge chain stays, and 1/4″ thick laser cut, heat-treated drop outs.
The Capital frame will be brakeless, and since it’s still a prototype, some of the specs could change between now and the production run.
No word on colors, but it does look like it will come in 20.75″ and 21″ top tube lengths, with other sizes possibly available.
We’re not sure about price, but we would imagine with it being a limited run made in the U.S.A, the price will likely be $400+.
You can learn more about the frame and check out a few more photos over on the Wethepeople website!