2020 We The People Arcade Review

A cool looking entry-level BMX bike with responsive specs to help smaller riders progress fast. The Arcade is designed with tech street riding in mind. WTP added a bunch of aftermarket SALT and ECLAT parts on this bike to make sure it lasts.

2020 We The People Arcade Highlights

  • Sealed Bearings
  • After Market ECLAT & SALT Parts
  • 27.3 lbs
  • Multiple toptube options
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Images from WTP https://wethepeoplebmx.de/bikes/arcade

2020 We The People Arcade Overview

Reborn for 2020, the Arcade features a super responsive 12.75” chainstay length making it perfect for tech street riders, or younger riders wanting a bike that is easier to handle and progress on. Featuring fully sealed bearings throughout and an injection of brand new hardware, this dialed machine now rolls on Salt's super-wide 36mm Valon rims and sealed hubs with Saltplus Sting tires, making for an incredibly durable and dependable wheelset and tire combo.

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2020 We The People Arcade Specs

Retail

$459.99

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Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: 4130 crmo top tube & down tube, 1020 hi-ten
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.5”-21" - Learn what size is right for you here.
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 12.75”
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75° - Learn About Head Tube Angles Here
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: SALT “AM 20” fork, 1020 hi-ten , 4130 crmo steerer, 26mm offset
BARS: SALT "ARCADE" bar, 1020 hi-ten
STEM: SALT “COMP” top load stem, 50mm reach
HEADSET: SALT “PRO” int. headset, sealed bearing
BRAKE MOUNTS: Welded
BRAKES: ECLAT “TALON” alloy u-brake rear
FRONT HUB: SALT “PRO” alloy hub, sealed bearing, 3/8”s axle, 36h
FRONT RIM: SALT “VALON” 36mm rim, single wall, 36h - Learn about single vs double wall rims here
REAR HUB: SALT “PRO” cassette hub, full sealed, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h
REAR RIM: SALT “VALON” 36mm rim, single wall, 36h
TYRES: SALTPLUS “STING” 2.35" front & rear
SPROCKET: SALT “GATEWAY” steel 25t sprocket
CRANKS: SALT “AM” seamless tubular 3pc crank crmo 165mm, 8 Spline
BB: SALT “MID” 19mm, press fit, sealed bearing
PEDALS: ECLAT “SLASH”, nylon/fiberglass pedals
SEAT: ECLAT "BIOS" mid padded Pivotal seat
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 12.39kg / 27.31lbs

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.5"-21" - Learn what size is right for you here.

A 20.5" TT is for smaller riders.

If you are around 5' to 5'6" get a 20.5"

If you are taller than 5'6" get a 21"

B: Chain Stay Length: 12.75”

A 12.75" chain stay is shorter than average. This is good for smaller riders because they can control the bike easier. However, a short chain stay has a smaller balance point.

C: Head Tube Angle: 75° - Learn About Head Tube Angles Here

Steep head tube angles make the bike "snappy" meaning more responsive to fast turns.

A less steep head tube gives you more control.

D: Seat Tube Angle: 71°

E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.75"

F: Stand Over Height: 8.75”

The Stand over height affects how much frame there is to control tricks with. 8.75" is around the average size.

2020 We The People Arcade Price

$459 is a decent price. Most entry level bmx bikes are around this price. I do think that this bike is a little over priced.

2020 We The People Arcade Quality

The WTP Arcade is an entry-level bike. With that being said, there are cuts in quality to make it cheaper. There are some chromoly on the frame, but its only the front end. The back end usually bends over time.

The bars and forks are hi-tensile steel instead of chromoly. Sadly this makes them pretty weak. Depending on your riding style, hi-tensile steel parts usually only last around a year.

Lastly, the rims are only single wall. This means they are a lot weaker than double walls. Most bikes nowadays are double wall, so single wall rims scare me.

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Highlights

Cheap

The whole point of low-end bikes, is to bring in new bmx riders. A bike for less than $500 does this really well. So I love that the bike is less expensive and will help get new riders into bmx.

Lowlights

Low quality parts

Like I mentioned in the quality section, there are a lot of low quality parts. This bike should only be bought by beginners!!

Buy if you are learning:

  • x up rides
  • bunnyhops
  • pull up barspins
  • 180
  • crankflips

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Big 360 drops
  • tailwhips
  • big dirt jumps

Conclusion 🤩

If you're looking for a first bike, that's exactly what this is. I'd recommend it for someone who wants to get into bmx just to test it out.

If you are going to ride and become a serious rider go with something with a little better quality rating.

If you decide to buy this bike get it from Chain Reaction, which sells in the US and UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for this bike?

This bike is great for riders between 5' and 6'

How long will this bike last me?

Depending on how aggressive you ride... It should last around a year. Just remember that the hi-tensile back end will probably bend over time.

What are Eclat parts?

Eclat is a brand with a stacked team of pro riders. Including Sean Burns, Alex Kennedy, Ty Morrow, and other hardcore street gods.

Is this a good bike?

Eh, only if it's your first bike and you don't plan on riding super crazy.

How much does the WTP Arcade weigh?

It weighs 27.33 lbs

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