Wabi Lightning Frameset, PRE ORDER
Wabi Lightning Frameset, PRE ORDER

Wabi Lightning Frameset, PRE ORDER

Our Lightning frameset is our lightest option coming in at under 5 lbs. (55cm). It features Columbus Spirit tubing and a paint-matched carbon fork - light, responsive and sleek.

The current colors are Pearl Black, a glossy metallic black, and Pearl White, a glossy metallic white.

This for pre order. Frames will ship in late April (could be delayed depending on when frames arrive).

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


Frame: Hand-built using heat treated, triple butted oversized Columbus Spirit super light steel main tubes with thin walled chromoly stays and forged track style rear drops. Braze ons for two bottle cages.

Fork: Carbon fiber blades with 1 1/8" aluminum steerer and aluminum fork ends. Tange Seiki Technoglide headset with sealed cartridge type bearings.

Tech Specs 
  • Includes: Frame, fork, headset/washers, seat post clamp and bottle mount bolts.
  • Weight: 4.8 lbs (55cm)
  • Accepts 68mm English standard bottom brackets.
  • Threadless 1-1/8" steerer tube
  • 100m front dropout spacing; 120mm rear dropout spacing
  • 27.2mm seatpost compatible
  • Accepts up to 28mm tires (may be reduced depending on rim width of wheelset and tire type).
  • Note: There are no fork, dropout or stay eyelets on this frame.
Important Note

We cannot guarantee the fit of any specific component set other than the ones we sell with our complete bikes. If you are planning a specific build please contact us to see if we are aware of any issues. Even so, we will be unable to offer refunds based on lack of fit with any third-party components.


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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Stan L.
United States United States
STEEL is REAL! and light too!

Love the Wabi Lightning frameset. Got it in Race Red. Beautiful paint job and very smooth welds. I now have a Wabi Classic and a Wabi Lightning. The customer service is just as awesome as the product. Thanks Wabi Cycles. Looking forward to putting in the miles. Oh, the Sub 15 wheelset are awesome too. I think I already wrote a quick review for that but it's worth mentioning again. Stan

Nathan H.
United States United States
Quality frameset

Great frameset. The finish is very high quality--better than my road bike or mountain bike, the frame is light for steel, sprints well, and has a forgiving ride.

Dustin M.
United States United States
Loving mine so far!

First of all, a huge shoutout to Damon for amazing customer service! We went back and forth for weeks as he responded to my constant questions and that factor alone pushed me over the deciding line and into a new Wabi Lightning. The build quality is top notch, paint is great and package was shipped so well that the frame arrived flawlessly. I built a full custom so I can only speak on the frame, but it is lightweight, strong, and responsive. Not too stiff but doesn't feel noddle-like under power, it's right in the comfort zone for me. I highly recommend this frame. I have only two complaints. One, the close tolerances of the chainstays only allow a small selection of cranks/bottom brackets. Sram Omniums will NOT work, let my mistake save you money, I tried to install Omniums and the spider arms that hold the chainring strike the chainstays. Not wanting a square taper crankset on my high-end build, I went with the Vision NS 386EVO cranks and they work amazing. Two, the largest rear tire possible is 28c, but I'm making it work so no big deal there. Overall an amazing product and great customer service, I wouldn't hesitate to build another Wabi!

Peter K.
Faultless product and service

I love my Wabi. Thanks to Matt Gragg for all the help and guidance he gave me in regard to sizing and choosing the right components etc. Matt was always on hand to answer my incessant questions and really helped me decide which bike I ended up with. The bike is gorgeous! Thanks Wabi!