Wabi Cross Thunder
Wabi Cross Thunder
Wabi Cross Thunder

Wabi Cross Thunder

The Wabi Cross Thunder is made for off-road adventure. From cyclocross to gravel rides, the Cross Thunder will take you wherever you want to go. It features 42t/19t gearing, cantilever brakes (with V-brake upgrade options), well-regarded Kenda Small Block 8 tires (with space up to 50mm) and Lizard Skin DSP tapes for all-weather, off-roading.

Available in Matte Black with black components. We now longer have 52cm frames in stock until mid Summer.


NOTE 2: Due to inventory shortages/delays on our CX/Urban wheelset, for a short time, we are offering a FREE upgrade to a great wheelset featuring black Velocity A-23 rims (32h, tubeless compatible), silver Origin8 track hubs (sealed, FX/FX) and silver DT Swiss spokes. These wheels have a similar look, weight and feel to our CX/Urban wheelsets, but with the advantage of the Velocity tubeless compatible rims.

Size chart

5'4 - 5'7 49CM 30.2IN
5'7 - 5'10 52CM 31.3IN
5'10 - 6'1 55CM 32.5IN
6'1 - 6'3 58CM 33.6IN
6'3 - 6'6 60CM 34.8IN

The Wabi Cross Thunder features a hand-built, TIG-welded, Reynolds 725 frame, along with a great component group. All bearings are sealed—a low-maintenance relationship is guaranteed. The frame also features a two-layer matte top coat for extra protection. 

Every bike is carefully assembled-to-order and packed at Wabi Cycles in Denver, Colorado. 

  • Reynolds 725 double-butted, heat-treated tubing, TIG-welded joints
  • Tough, lightweight, 700c 32-spoke responsive wheels with flip-flop hubs (see upgrade note above).
  • Total bike weight of about 20 lbs. (55cm size)
  • 42 tooth chainring / 19 tooth freewheel gearing
  • 32mm Kenda K1047 Small Block Eight tires

Check out the frame geometry chart.

This bike does not come with pedals, but you can add them during the checkout process.

      Crankset Andel RSC1-7102 
      Bottom Bracket Tange Seiki LN-3912, 68/103 sealed
      Headset Tange Seiki RDC-82 Threadless
      Stem Leadtec LCS-7091, 4 bolt, 0 degree rise
      Seat post Kalloy SP-248D, 27.2mm, 250mm long
      Brakes Tektro Cantilever brakes w/ Jagwire cables
      Chain YBN S20G2, gold, 1/2'x3/32'
      Lock Ring Joy Tech BC1.29X24 /UCP
      Freewheel Cold-forged Long Yih 3 pawl

      Individual components subject to change. Ask us if you need confirmation on specific items.

      Size Chart

      5'4 - 5'7 49CM 30.2IN
      5'7 - 5'10 52CM 31.3IN
      5'10 - 6'1 55CM 32.5IN
      6'1 - 6'3 58CM 33.6IN
      6'3 - 6'6 60CM 34.8IN



      We use Reynolds 725 and Columbus Spirit. These higher quality grades of steel allows us to use less of it, so you get a lighter, more responsive frame.

      E.D Coating

      Our steel frames are E.D. coated to act as a rust preventative and a primer. This high-performance rust inhibitor is applied inside the frame and out.


      Wabi frames are road-designed with upright angles, and short wheelbases, which creates comfort, efficiency, and predictable handling. Our road frame design gives you an agile and fast ride.


      We love the detail of our frames. You'll find cast-brazed dropouts, machined head tubes, brazed seatpost collars, bottle cage eyelets, and brazed forks. 

      Customer Reviews
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      Jacob B.
      United States United States
      First bike in 15 years

      This bike is perfect for me. Gravel roads or city streets it gets the job done comfortably! Only thing I wish would have been different would be maybe offering a bit more information for people who are just getting back into biking. I probably would have ordered different tires and rims had I known better. But the stock kendas get it done all the same. All in all great experience and great customer service. I just didn’t know what questions to ask!

      Patrick K.
      United States United States

      Excellent ride & has good quality components as expected. Easy to put together out of the box. Shipping box protection is top notch. Give it highest scores for total purchase experience.

      Mark R.
      United States United States

      It rides more smoothly and accelerates easier than any bike I've had. I attribute that to the geometry, lack of gears and the high quality steel they use. It's hilly here. I got their standard 46x18 gearing and haven't had any trouble getting up any hills yet. Mark

      Peter F.
      United States United States
      It's the intangibles

      Looking at the spec sheet for the Wabi Thunder, you start to wonder if you should just do and old steel road bike conversion for the money. But, now that I've ridden the bike there is no doubt that this was a great purchase decision. The bike is lively, and responsive; aspects that come from a quality build and materials. Customizing the Wabi Thunder was a very pleasurable experience. I was unsure as to the frame size that I should purchase, so I send the results of an online bike fit calculator. Wabi was very helpful getting the right frame size, but also attached the correct stem and for a perfect fit out of the box. With fender and rack mounts, I'll be using the Thunder for my 'do everything' bike; groceries, to gravel to centuries. Thanks to Wabi for a great product!

      David W.
      United States
      Beauty, Form and Function

      The Thunder is an excellent example of the right balance of form and function. The bike is very well constructed from everything I can tell and the components solid and well matched for the set up. I look forward to many adventures, touring, commuting, and joy on this vehicle. Thanks to Curtis and all of the staff that assisted me with this build.