Wabi Thunder Elite
Wabi Thunder Elite
Wabi Thunder Elite
Wabi Thunder Elite
Wabi Thunder Elite
Wabi Thunder Elite
2018 Wabi Thunder Elite Cyclocross Bike

Wabi Thunder Elite

The Wabi Thunder Elite is the ultimate adventure single-speed. The Thunder Elite is built from an entirely new Reynolds 725 frame design, and has received high marks from cyclocross racers. The Elite model includes the SRAM Force 1 carbon fiber crankset, TRP CX8.4 v-brakes, and a White Industries ENO freewheel.

NOTE: This frame now only comes in Matte Black except in 60cm.

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 Thunder Elite features a hand-built, TIG-welded, Reynolds 725 frame, along with a premium component group. All bearings are sealed—a low-maintenance relationship is guaranteed. Just keep air in the tires and a little lube on the chain. And ride!

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, responsive wheels
      • Total bike weight of about 20 lbs. (55cm size)
      • 700c 32-spoke wheels with flip-flop hubs (120mm rear dropout spacing)
      • SRAM Force 1 crankset w/ 42 tooth chainring
      • 19 tooth White Industries ENO freewheel
      • TRP v-brakes (optionally Avid Shorty Ultimate cantis for wider tire clearance)
      • Vittoria Terreno MIX 33c tires 

Check out the frame geometry chart.

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

We can do some customizations on our bikes. When you order, leave us a note in the comments and we'll contact you if we need more info. 

      Crankset SRAM Force 1
      Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP, 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 TRP CX8.4 v-brakes w/ Jagwire cables
      Chain YBN S20G2, gold, 1/2'x3/32'
      White Industries ENO

      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. 

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      Robert J.
      United States United States
      Easy and Smooth

      Was so great with them reaching out and discussing options I had chosen and suggesting other ideas . . . Came easily and quickly and have been enjoying for weeks now . . . . I would buy again from Wabi Cycles

      Angus S.
      United States
      Light, Responsive, Sturdy

      I've had mine for about two weeks. It's noticeably lighter than my previous steel-framed single-speed. In fact, it's on par with my aluminum/carbon 1x11 Ultegra bike. The low 42/19 gearing is great for the hilly San Francisco topology as well as the occasional gravel-grind. The wheel axles require a hex wrench for removal, eliminating the need to carry around a big heavy crescent. The frame geometry favors a more upright riding posture. This has been perfect for commuting. After ordering, I was contacted by one of their techs (Jeremy.) He confirmed component and paint options with me and even re-routed the brake housing to my specifications. Overall, very satisfied with my first Wabi.