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WTP Utopia frame 2019
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:31:11 PM »
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OUR MUCH LOVED FLATLAND FRAME WITH IT'S SHORT AND QUIRKY GEOMETRY, THE UTOPIA HAS BECOME A BIG HIT WITH FLATLANDERS AND RECENTLY STREET RIDERS LOOKING FOR A SMALLER, MORE RESPONSIVE SETUP. TO KEEP BOTH SIDES HAPPY, WE TOOK NOTE OF THIS, AND BEEFED UP THE UTOPIA WITH THICKER TUBING, A DOWNTUBE GUSSET AND WIDER CHAINSTAYS ALLOWING IT TO FEEL EQUALLY AT HOME GOING DOWN A HANDRAIL OR SPINNING A NEW COMBO IN THE PARKING LOT. NOW AVAILABLE IN A LONGER 20" VERSION WITH PROPORTIONATE GEOMETRY, THE UTOPIA MIGHT JUST BE OUR MOST DIVERSE FRAME YET.Includes lifetime guarantee.



More details: http://www.global-flat.com/parts/part/2117

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WTP - Utopia 2019 Frame
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 06:40:09 AM »

We The People has updated the Utopia frame: "Our much loved flatland frame with it's short and quirky geometry, the utopia has become a big hit with flatlanders and recently street riders looking for a smaller, more responsive setup. To keep both sides happy, we took note of this, and beefed up the utopia with thicker tubing, a downtube gusset and wider chainstays allowing it to feel equally at home going down a handrail or spinning a new combo in the parking lot. Now available in a longer 20" version with proportionate geometry, the utopia might just be our most diverse frame yet."

Specs:
Toptube: 20"
Chainstay Length: 13.2"
Angles HT: 75°, ST: 71.5°
Weight: 2.28kg / 5.03lbs

Find more details in the parts section: WTP Utopia 2019

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Re: WTP Utopia frame 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 01:21:57 AM »
I've been contemplating getting a 2019 utopia, the dimensions are what I'm looking for in a flat frame. I'm a taller guy (6'2" or about 188cm).

Anyone ride a utopia and can offer any advice?

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Re: WTP Utopia frame 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 11:37:07 AM »
Hi, I have the 2014 version with 19.5" TT and 12.4" CS. The rear end is wide in order to accept tires until 2.3" width. This is why the space for the sprocket is small, so 25T and more might be critical. I have a 26T sprocket installed and needed to install the crank arm towards the end of the spindle and it is still super tight.Maybe the new version is easier here because the CS is longer.I also have issues to clamp the seatpost. Even if I tighten the bold hard it is not very well clamped. But other riders on GF reported that they don't have this problem, so it might be my seatpost (Odyssey Intac).The dropouts are too small in my opinion, so it is likely that you need a halflink and still your pegs might not have full contact to the dropout, but this is not too bad.I have built it up as a spare bike so did not ride it too much. So I can not comment on stability.In general the frame is nice. Give it a try!

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Re: WTP Utopia frame 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 04:18:09 PM »
Thank you


The sprocket issue should hopefully be a non problem for me, I usually run 25-9 or thereabouts anyways. Plus the CS on the 2019 are longer so like you suggested maybe it is not so much an issue now.


I've never had a frame with an integrated seat clamp before, im not sure how I feel about this trend. Is it not possible that it can become stripped out or otherwise damaged? Then what? Hopefully the clamping power of your utopias seat clamp is just a fluke, I would be very frustrated with a frame Like that.

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Re: WTP Utopia frame 2019
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 10:57:57 PM »
I remember Matthias having trouble with a broken screw of the integrated clamp of his ABT frame in Hungary years ago. The rest was stuck in the thread of the frame...Lucky we are the companies learned from those early problems. The Utopia has a removable nut on one side of the clamp. So even if you overtighten it, you can exchange the screw and the nut...The only thing that might happen is that the part of the frame where the screw and nut goes through will crack due to overtightening. Even then you might be able to cut off/grind the integrated clamp and put on a normal one (the issue here would be that the seat tube ends shortly above the top tube). But this area looks solid on this frame so I am pretty sure you won't have problems here.

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Re: WTP Utopia frame 2019
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 11:13:49 PM »
That makes sense. Thank you for the input.

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Re: WTP Utopia frame 2019
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 01:42:46 AM »
would love this thing. I like riding a longer TT (super long for flatland standard at 20.5) but wish my frame had a shorter rear.

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Re: WTP Utopia frame 2019
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2019, 06:18:06 AM »
would love this thing. I like riding a longer TT (super long for flatland standard at 20.5) but wish my frame had a shorter rear.

I debated for awhile whether to go with the Utopia with 20" TT or to find another frame with a 20.5". I finally decided to go with utopia, I recently purchased one but it'll be awhile before I get it built up. Pretty excited, my last new bike was back in like 2005 or 2006, lol.

I'm pretty used to having the rear end of my bike around 13-13.2". I sometimes wonder if I'd benefit from a little longer back end, like maybe 13.5-13.7.