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Inspired Arcade 2014

Product code: 12267

£1458.33RRP: £1657.50(Save 12%)

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Inspired Arcade 2014

Dispatch time 1-2 days - this bike is assembled in our workshop before dispatch. Minor assembly required on arrival, details supplied with bike.

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After years of testing and refining, the production version of the Inspired Arcade is finally ready! - After over two years of development, this bike has been released with some very nice features including a steel frame and fork, three piece crankset and a bolt through front axle - not to mention a unique geometry!
- Chain tension is taken care of by very neat, custom made stainless steel chain tugs.
- Satin black logos on matte black components makes for a very stealthy appearance.
- Front brake hose routed through fork steerer as standard.
- A full compliment of Hope hubs and brakes makes speeding up and slowing down as reliable as possible!

Frame and Forks
- Frame: Inspired Arcade, Matt Black
- Forks: Inspired Arcade, 15mm bolt through axle, Matt Black

Wheels
- Front hub: Hope Pro 2 EVO, 15mm bolt through axle, 32h, Black
- Rear hub: Hope Pro 2 Trials EVO, 32h, Black
- Cassette Lockring: Trialtech
- Chain tensioner: Inspired Arcade, Stainless Steel, Micro Chain Tugs, Silver
- Front rim: Inspired Arcade, Matt Black
- Rear rim: Inspired Arcade, Matt Black
- Spokes: Sapim Race DB, Black
- Rim tape: Maxxis
- Front tyre: Maxxis Holy Roller 24 x 2.4"
- Rear tyre: Maxxis Holy Roller 24 x 2.4"

Brakes
- Front brake: Hope Tech 3 - Trial Zone 180mm Disc, Black
- Rear brake: Hope Tech 3 - Trial Zone 180mm Disc, Black (now bolts directly to the frame with no extra adaptor) Please Note: Using a rotor larger than 185mm will invalidate the frame's warranty.

Drivetrain
- Cranks: Inspired Arcade, 3-piece steel, 175mm, Black
- Front Sprocket/Bashring: Inspired Arcade 22T, Matt Black
- Chain: KMC Z610
- Rear Sprocket: Trialtech Sport Splined, 15T, Black
- Pedals: Inspired Arcade, Matt Black
- Bottom bracket: Inspired Arcade, External Bearing Euro, Black

Seating
- Saddle: Inspired Pivotal Kevlar, Black
- Seatpost: Inspired Pivotal
Important note: a metal 27.2mm seat post (no shim) of minimum insertion depth 100mm - like the one supplied - must be used with this frame to preserve the warranty
- Seat Clamp: Integrated

Steering
- Headset: FSA Orbit Equipe, 1-1/8", Black (custom colour)
- Stem: Trialtech Sport, Forged, 90mm x 35˚, Matt Black
- Grips: Inspired Lock-On, Matt Black
- Handlebars: Inspired Arcade High-Rise Riser, Matt Black

Geometry
- Wheelbase: 1000mm
- Chainstay: 364mm
- BB Rise: +25mm
- Head Angle: 74.5˚
- Reach (Centre of BB axle to top centre of head tube): 675mm

Weight
- 12.00kg (including pedals)

Additional Information

Free Items with this Bike! (Subject to stock availability)

As riders ourselves, we know exactly how to improve standard build bikes to ensure the best possible enjoyment for the rider. Instead of cutting prices, we spend extra time setting the bikes up to a high standard (which takes almost an hour per bike), and we also include the following items free of charge:



TartyBikes T-Shirt: We have Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large available (Men's sizes) in varying colours, click the link to see what we currently have available. Please ensure you specify which size T-Shirt you would like - it's unlikely our guess will be correct!

TartyBikes Chainstay Protector: Nifty little device to protect the paintwork on your frame when the chain slaps against it. One logo on each side... choose whichever you prefer!


Please ensure all the details on the warranty sheet supplied with the bike are adhered to. Certain circumstances (such as stripped threads or rounded crank arm tapers) only occur due to a lack of correct maintenance and all manufacturers are aware of these situations, so any claims due to incorrect maintenance procedures are much less likely to be successful.

The specification of this bike is fixed and cannot be changed.

We build this bike to a 100% complete state in our workshop before dispatch to ensure all items are manufactured correctly and nothing is missing, but we do have to remove some parts to ensure there is no damage during transit. You will need some basic tools (usually 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 8mm allen keys and a 15mm spanner) for final assembly upon arrival. We have a video guide here to help, but please don't hesitate to contact us if you require any further assistance.

Questions

stefan

Hi tarty is a frameset available? (Frame+fork) and a price on it. Thanks..

Posted by stefan on 19/11/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 19/11/2013

Hi Stefan - thanks for your email. We've just heard from our suppliers that the framekits will be available in early December, and will be 699. The frame-kit will consist of frame, fork, headset, chain tensioners, and front axle. It is worth noting that you MUST have a 15mm bolt through hub to fit the fork. Thanks, Flipp.

frankie exley-mctaggart

will the trialtech sport front hub fit the forks?

Posted by frankie exley-mctaggart on 19/11/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 20/11/2013

Hi Frankie - thanks for your question. At the moment, that will not work. There is potential for Inspired to make some form of adaptor in the future, but as it currently stands only a 15mm bolt-though axle front hub will fit the fork. Thanks, Flipp.

Gabriel McManus

Hi, I was wondering what are the measurements for the handlebars and will you be selling them seperatley any time soon. Thanks. :)

Posted by Gabriel McManus on 19/11/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 20/11/2013

Hi Gabriel. The bars have a 5 upsweep and 9 backsweep, and have 105mm of total rise. This is a similar amount of rise to bars with much more upsweep, meaning that the "shoulder" of the handlebar is higher than others. They will be available separately in the future, though we are not yet too sure when. Thanks, Flipp.

Alex

Hey! How will this bike be compared to a fourplay team/pro? thanks

Posted by Alex on 20/11/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 21/11/2013

Hi Alex - thanks for your question. This bike feels more nimble than the Fourplay due to shorter chainstays and a steeper head-angle. Whereas the Fourplay is something of a compromise between street trials and the hoppier side of trials, the Arcade is more street trials centred. It can still be ridden in a trialsy way (as Ali's new video made very obvious!), though it is more inclined towards street. Hope that helps. Thanks, Flipp.

Shaheed

Hi Does the Arcade make use of the Headlock System? Thanks

Posted by Shaheed on 05/12/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 05/12/2013

Hello - Thanks for your question. It doesn't use the headlock like the Skye Team, but does have a threaded top cap which allows the brake hose to run through the forks. You can see this on the product photos, such as this one: http://www.tartybikes.co.uk/images/custom/bikes24/large_arcade07.jpg. Thanks, Adam

Juan Zambrano

Dear Tarty, It is possible to fit Chris King hubs in this frame? Regards, Juan

Posted by Juan Zambrano on 07/12/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 09/12/2013

Hi Juan - thanks for your question. The rear hub will fit absolutely fine, though for the front you would require the 15mm through-axle hub - the standard Chris King front hub will not fit. Thanks, Flipp.

Dustin

Hi, I'm a bit of a noob with this stuff, just wondering if Shimano Saint M820 cranks would fit this? what size is the bottom bracket?

Posted by Dustin on 20/01/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 21/01/2014

Hi Dustin - thanks for your question. It will definitely fit as we know people have done it before, though we are not totally sure on how clearances work out. You may well need to fiddle around with spacers a little to let the chainring clear the chainstays (for example, it may be that you need to use all three spacers on the drive-side bottom bracket cup, rather than the Shimano-approved setup). The bottom bracket is a standard Euro type (1.37" x 24tpi thread) with a 68mm length shell. Hope that helps. Thanks, Flipp.

niklas

Hello, how would this work for a tall rider as me who are 193cm tall? /niklas

Posted by niklas on 21/03/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 21/03/2014

Hi Niklas - thanks for your question. We know of people that are 185cm tall that ride them with absolutely no problems, so this bike would most likely be absolutely fine for you. If it did end up feeling a little small, a slightly longer stem makes a very big difference to the feel of a bike and would remedy that. Hope that helps! Thanks, Flipp.

J

Would 200mm disk rotors be overkill or just impractical on a 24" bike such as this? Thanks.

Posted by J on 22/08/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 26/08/2014

Hi J - thanks for your question. 200mm rotors would be just fine on a 24" bike if you were looking for are more powerful brake, but using one on the rear would invalidate the frame's warranty. Hope that helps. Thanks, Flipp.

J

Does this come with the 40t pro 2 rear hub as standard? If not then how much would it cost to have the bike shipped with one / would you still have to pay the full price of the bike plus that of a new hub or can parts be changed beofore buying? Thanks

Posted by J on 02/09/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 02/09/2014

Hi, Yes the Arcade comes ready with the new 40T Pro 2 hub. Thanks, Stan.

Harry

Hi, is it possible to run Hope tech 3 E4 brakes on this and if so would I need new mounts and which ones? Thanks

Posted by Harry on 04/09/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 08/09/2014

Hi Harry - thanks for your question. Yes, you could fit those brakes to this bike with no problems. You would need to use an IS to Post Mount adaptor (http://www.tartybikes.co.uk/disc_brake_spares/hope_is_framefork_to_post_mount_caliper_adaptor/c110p10773.html), but which one depends on which size rotor you want to use. 180mm rotors would require Adaptor F for both front and rear of the newer version of the frame, or Adaptor F for the front and B for the rear of the first version without the +20mm disc mount. Hope that helps! Thanks, Flipp.

Jonathan

Would hope v4/e4 brakes work well with this bike, are either one better for street trials? Thanks

Posted by Jonathan on 19/12/2014

Reply from TartyBikes on 22/12/2014

Hi Jonathan - thanks for your question. Both of those brakes would work just fine with the bike. The V4 would offer more modulation before delivering the full power due to having two different sized pistons, where the E4 has two sets of pistons the same size. Neither would be better or worse - it depends how you like your brakes to feel. Thanks, Flipp.

Nicolas Proulx

Hi, Are all the arcade suplied with the brake cable fitted trough the headtube?

Posted by Nicolas Proulx on 20/11/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 20/11/2013

Hi Nicolas - as the description states: "Front brake hose routed through fork steerer as standard." Thanks, Flipp.

Reid Adams

Hi, I really like the colour, but out of curiosity will there ever be other colours?

Posted by Reid Adams on 08/12/2013

Reply from TartyBikes on 09/12/2013

Hi Reid - thanks for your question. Obviously we can't say for certain - you'd need to speak to Inspired for that - but given the amount of effort they went to to get the "stealth" look (black logos on black parts) it seems very unlikely. Thanks, Flipp.

Reviews

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Sam

The best bike I have ever ridden.

Posted by Sam on 04/03/2014

It's a bold statement, but this bike really is absolutely fantastic. I actually switched from the far more expensive Skye to the Arcade at the beginning of the year and I haven't regretted it once. The geometry is perfect. 675mm of reach means you don't feel cramped (I'm 6ft 1) yet it's nimble enough to spin and flick all day. The short 354mm chain stays make it a dream on the back wheel, very stable and certainly not limited to 'just street moves'. I've actually ended up riding more pure trials moves on this than I did on the Skye simply because it just feels so much nicer for everything. It manuals like a dream, bunny hops like a dream and as I said, sits on the back wheel beautifully. The spec is incredibly good for the money asked. The 3-piece crankset is stiff, strong and looks awesome. The bars are beautiful. The wheel set is fantastic, stiff and strong, expertly built. Hope hubs and Hope brakes - you can't go wrong. As I said, I bought this bike at the beginning of the year and I have loved every second of owning it. Haven't been able to keep myself off it! Owning a bike like this has just made me push my riding further and further with each ride. When you know you're on a bike that's made to take a beating (and trust me, I really give this bike a hard time) you have so much more confidence to push your limits. I wanted to keep this review a lot shorter but I feel like I could go on for pages and pages about how awesome it is! This bike is a no compromise, flat out awesome street bike that can hold it's own in a pure trials context. Watch Ali C's Arcade video and you can see what is possible on this bike, then get out there and hammer it!

Niklas

great bike!

Posted by Niklas on 07/04/2014

Wow its an amazing bike i think. I really like the stealth logos here and there on the bike, looks really cool. As a newbie on the streettrials i dont have so much to compare with, but it feels great for a person like me(193cm). I learn more and more and i actually managed to do a standing wheelie first day i tried (have done ordinary wheelies on a mtb), it feels great on the backwheel. I want to give it 5stars but there are something that annoys me. When I jump of the bike to walk beside it I put the pedals to the back not to hit them with my legs, but the cranks start to rotate as I walk so i hit my legs with it, its a bit annoying. And the grips have started to bleach after a few rides. If i would buy this bike again? Yes i would. But i would like to have more deliveryoptions as fedex is like the worst deliveryoptions for where i live. The bike is fun to ride and have give me a broken hand so I have to sit down and look at it for 7weeks now, cant wait to ride it again! :)

Reply from TartyBikes on 07/04/2014

Hi Niklas - Thanks for your review. We're glad you like the bike! About the cranks spinning, this will be because your chain is a little too tight, if you reduce tension that should solve it. Alternatively when the chain beds in it will stretch a little and reduce tension by itself. About the delivery - I'm sorry if you had some problems. If you do order from us in future we can use any delivery service you wish, it's just that in 10 years of trying lots of different companies we have found FedEx to be the best when cost, speed and service are considered. Thanks again! Adam

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