Words and Photos: Dunk
Thanks: Crucial BMX Shop
WTP are top of the game when it comes to affordable, reliable completes and the Arcade is bang on the money. The 2016 model sees few changes from last years – but if it ain’t broke why fix it? With its mix of Hi-Ten and 4130 CrMo tubing, the good all round geometry, comfy and clever tripod seat system and the 26/9 gearing you’ll be left wanting for nothing. The colourway this year is black with oil slick parts – namely the stem, hubs and four spokes. It took us a minute to figure out why they’ve only coloured four of the spokes (two on each wheel) but when someone pointed out they go either side of the valve it was a unanimous “ahh how clever!”. Not that it takes long to search for a valve, but I’m a fan of German efficiency and that right there floats my boat. So once again WTP have nailed it with all you’d ever need in a complete!
What’s their history and where are the brand from?
WTP are from Cologne, Germany, and have been around for almost 20 years. What started as T-shirt brand by a bunch of friends eventually grew into a company making hard goods and eventually the bikes which you see today, to cater for the modern day rider of any level.