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Wabi Urban Classic
Wabi Urban Classic
Wabi Urban Classic
Wabi Urban Classic
$995.00

Wabi Urban Classic

The Wabi Urban Classic is a variation of our Classic for daily commutes, year-round riding or short cargo hauls. While very similar to the Classic, the Urban Classic has the bonus of supporting a wider range of tire sizes (28mm to 50mm), more fender/racks options. We've optimized the build for urban riding with your choice of 46t/18t or 46t/19t gearing; Panaracer Pasela tires and all-weather Lizard Skin bar tape. Racks and fenders are extra.

Available in Midnight Blue and Pearl White.

Size chart

RIDER HEIGHT  FRAME SIZE STANDOVER HEIGHT
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
Description 

The Wabi Urban Classic 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. 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 700c 32-spoke wheels with flip-flop hubs.
  • Total bike weight of about 20 lbs. (55cm size)
  • Complete set of braze-ons for fenders and racks.
  • 46t/18t or 46t/19t chain ring and freewheel/fixed gearing
  • Panaracer Pasela Urban tires (28/32/35/38mm options)
  • Lizard Skin DSP 2.5 bar tape

Check out the frame geometry chart.

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

    Components 
      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, 1/2'x3/32', Gold (Midnight) or Black (Pearl)
      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

      RIDER HEIGHT  FRAME SIZE STANDOVER HEIGHT
      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

       

      Steel

      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.

      design

      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.

      Details

      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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      09/25/2019
      Kevin

      Urban Classic Great bike

      Have had the bike for about 3 months and I probably have about 1200 miles on the bike, with a long ride of 66 miles including several 2000 ft climbs in the San Francisco bay area. My other bike is a Cannondale Supersix with 105 components (the wabi is a similar weight even with 38mm touring tires) This is my first single speed bike. The wabi Urban Classic has really changed the way I ride not only because of the single speed but mostly because of the wider tires. I have done multiple gravel trails and some small jumps in a BMX park with my son. If I put an easier gear on the bike I could even do light mountain biking with no problems. I did several 2000ft in the bay area which was maybe a little too tough for the gearing I had (46x19) 66 gear inches (I have had to get off my bike once...It was a 20% slope for about 35 yards that you can't really get any speed into) Great things about this bike- -Seems like a very good value for money... it is similar to the surly steamroller but probably a better frame and has even more tire clearance ( I plan on putting wider tires and fenders on my bike this fall) -Wide tires, I didn't realize how awesome it is to run wide tires, I can drop my pressures down to like 30 psi and ride gravel, I don't have to pump up my tires before every ride, traction is incredible which improves braking and cornering, tires will probably last longer, I no longer dodge all of the road cracks, It is more comfortable. -Very strong bike...I don't really have concerns about broken spokes with such a high spoke count, I think the only way I would be stranded is if I broke a chain -pretty cheap replacement parts the parts are high enough quality that upgrading wouldn't help the bike much but would be pretty cheap to replace if they fail Bad things about the bike- -brake hoods were put on the handlebars too high so that the brakes can't be reached from the drops...I will change this when I change the handlebar tape, so not the biggest deal. -The paint job is so shiny you can see all the dust and dirt on the bike... I can really tell when I have ridden on gravel. (this is probably a good thing if you clean your bike alot, but I don't wash my bike after every ride) Maybe in the future wabi might consider some less glossy paint jobs for the wider tire models -Headwinds are sometimes really hard without gears, on a single speed you want to stand up when pedaling gets harder, but if you stand up in a 20mph headwind the pedaling gets even more difficult -a few adjustments like brake toe in needed to be done at home to stop brakes from squealing, not a problem just might discourage new bike owners -I no longer ride my cannondale... I feel a little sorry for it ...poor poor bike :( Overall I think all of wabi's bikes hit a sweet spot in cost and quality... The Urban is the perfect bike for flat to rolling terrain, pavement or gravel, most people probably won't want to ride up mountains on this bike but it did fine for me. For most people it is probably the best bike wabi offers On a side note, many bike makers are now putting disc brakes on road bikes... which I think for bike owners just adds lots of weight and complexity, I can stop faster on these cantilever brakes than a modern race bike with disc brakes, this has nothing to do with braking power, but is the additional traction I get from wide tires run at lower pressures.

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      09/23/2019
      Abby D.
      United States United States

      Dream Bike

      The Wabi Urban Classic is my dream bike! Thanks to the Wabi team for all your help during the ordering process. Fantastic bike. Fantastic customer service.

      DV
      09/18/2019
      Dominic V.
      United States United States

      The bike makes me think I can fly

      I have recently bought a Wabi and I love it so far. Super light and fun to ride. The only reason I do not give it 5-stars is due to some blemishes upon arrival (small chip on the top tube paint, and the bar tape was a bit chewed up on the right), I am also not happy with the uncomfortable stock saddle. I am very happy with the bike, I just expect a next to perfect bike for the amount of money spent.