Envy by name, Envy by nature.
Now with all the (brilliant) racing and bone-chilling bends of the Giro d’Italia, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s the only race happening in Europe this month.
Not so – Germany’s much-loved Bayern Rundfahrt has also been on. This prompted us to get all celebratory about BikeExchange’s recent launch into Germany, which then led us to thinking about German design and innovation in the bike world.
OK – so it was a fairly long-winded way of getting to the point, but it’s a good one.
So good, in fact, that the Wethepeople Envy BMX blows us away.
Firstly – there’s a zero fail in the looks department. This is understated cool at its best. Translucent matte black with sleek decals, the Envy looks like stealth on wheels; like a smoky bandit ready to roll and cut some wicked tricks. But this BMX doesn’t just rely on its good-looking greatness.
Germany and engineering go hand-in-hand and Wethepeople Envy is all about upping the innovation ante year after year. So no matter how awesome this bike is, rest assured they do something 12 months down the track that makes it even better.
So what’s on the cards in 2014? Well, for the first time they Envy is coming with 23/8t switchable cassette and brand new Eclat Onyx V2 Spline drive cranks featuring the cutting edge 24mm spindle size. Both the fork and bars are post weld heat-treated, the frame is full sanko tubing, and the whole bike is built up using top-shelf products only.
And is it a good fit? For sure – two frame sizes have got almost all shapes and sizes covered.
Want more? Yep – that’s understandable. Give the guys at Evo Cycles a buzz and get the full lowdown from a team that knows this BMX inside-out.