PURPOSE DRIVEN DESIGN
We set out to make the Wire26 a hardcore, precision tool – l like scalpel. We designed or hand picked every part on this bike to specifically address the three things that dirt jump bikes have to overcome in order to excel at BMX type riding like skateparks, street, trails, and pump tracks – 1) short chainstay length 2) front end dive 3) wheel gyration. It’s safe to say that this bike handles these issues as well or better as any complete DJ on the market.
PRO BUILD? Yes, this isn’t your normal ‘complete bike’ that’s put together at an assembly factory in Asia, shipped to a warehouse, and then put on the floor of a bike shop. We have all of the parts shipped directly to the Arq headquarters in Camarillo, California and then we personally inspect each part, customize and adjust the fork, and ship it to you or the bike shop where it can be assembled by a qualified rider or shop employee, not a factory worker.
DJ’s have struggled to get the rear ends short enough to achieve the perfect nimble feel. Our straight chainstay BB95 rear end combined with our forward post position allows the wheel so far forward that we actually had to move the wheel back in the middle of the dropout because it felt too quick.
FRONT END DIVE
This is when the front end is so soft or has so much travel that it pogos or dives when you push the front end into a turn, jump, or pump the bike. It was immediately clear that we were going to have to either spec an $800 aftermarket fork or design or own. We chose to design our own fork and modify it for the perfect feel.
The heavier the wheels/tires/tubes, the harder it is to do things like tabletops, 360’s, tailwhips, and other tricks. We designed our own rims and matched them to one of the lightest tires available to overcome that gyration. You can immediately feel how agile it is. This also lowers the weight of the whole bike to under 24 pounds!
ARQ DJ SEAT
Light, Small, and Padded
Light, Grippy Booster Pro 26x2.35
6061 Alloy - 31.8x780 50mm Rise
ARQ QR CLAMP
Quick Release Alloy Seatclamp
30.9x150mm 6061 Alloy Seatpost
Sealed IS Tapered Headset
Modified Specifically for DJ / Pumptrack
45x31.8mm CNC Aluminum Stem
Diamond Pattern with Alloy Rings
High Quality Steel - 13, 14, or 15t
Composite Plastic with Steel Pins
Tought Silver KMC Half-Link Chain
w/ Direct Mount Sprocket
Reliable Hydraulic Disk Brakes
Strong and 35mm Wide
Custom CNC Single Speed Hubs
CUSTOMIZE & UPGRADE
The Arq Bikes web store’s drop-down menus allow you to select various custom and upgrade options so you dial your ride.
TOR CNC PEDALS
SDG STRATOS SEAT
ALTERNATE TIRE COLOR
Customize your Arq frame, fork, and wheels with decal kits in available 6 different colors. Printed with UV resistant ink and die-cut to shape, our decal kits go on clean with no clear border. The kits are available separately and installed by you.