Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning

Wabi Lightning

At 18 lbs, the Lightning is a bike that changes the steel fixed gear game. It's the perfect combination of characteristics—light and fast but with that great ride of super light steel. 

The current colors are Pearl Black, a glossy metallic black, and Pearl White, a glossy metallic white. This build includes Sub 15s as a default along with a deluxe freewheel and your choose of any our Wabi handlebar tape/grip upgrades. There are also a couple of Race Red colors available.

Note: We have one 58cm Race Red and one 58cm Pearl White. Currently only available with silver components. 

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
  • Columbus Spirit triple butted, heat treated tubing
  • Carbon fork painted to match frame
  • Ultra lightweight 700c Sub 15 wheels with flip-flop hubs
  • Total bike weight of 18 lbs (55cm size)
  • Road racing inspired frame design for a fast but comfortable ride
  • 46t/18t deluxe freewheel (default on drive side) and fixed cog
  • 23mm Kenda tires (fits up to 28mm wide tires)

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

    Crankset Andel RSC1-7102 
    (Black cranks out of stock - ask about substitution options)
    Bottom Bracket TH BB-7420ST, 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 (or equivalent)
    Brakes Tektro R540 calipers w/ Jagwire cables
    Chain YBN S20G2, gold, 1/2'x3/32'
    Lock Ring Joy Tech BC1.29X24 /UCP
    Fixed Cog Andel FW-710S CNC
    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


    Check out our FAQ/Knowledge Base for most questions.

    Assembly. Note that our bikes come 90%+ assembled and most customers can do the final assembly themselves. This saves you the time and cost of taking the bike to a bike shop for assembly.

    Upgrade options explained. This will help explain the upgrades in the dropdown menus and well as other options that are not on the menu.


    Shipping and Returns


    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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    Joseph D.
    United States United States
    Great bike

    The bike is great. Everything I asked for.

    Douglas B.
    United States United States
    A lovely bicycle and excellent service

    First, the people at Wabi cycles were extremely helpful. I exchanged more than a dozen emails sorting out the proper sizing, as well as component adjustments. The bike arrived carefully packed and in excellent shape. It was a simply matter getting it assembled. The bike itself is lovely, and it an absolute blast to ride. I also ordered a second wheel, and the shopping experience was every bit as excellent. The folks at Wabi cycles sell excellent produces with real care for their customers. I would not hesitate buying from them again.

    James H.
    United States United States

    Never unpacked at this time, so experience is to be determined.

    Roman A.
    United States United States

    I have ridden plenty of road bikes, and none of them come close to the impeccable road feel that this bike delivers. I am still blown away by the specs right out of the box! I plan to swap out the cog for a smaller tooth immediately and later try out some top mount brake levers for the aesthetics (which you can choose above, I happen to like the drop mount brake levers as well). This is my first fixed gear bike, and I cannot see myself going back.

    Bobby T.
    United States United States
    Bobby's Championship Wabi "Lightning"

    I enjoyed working with the talented staff @ Wabi Cycles. Wabi, always advised when shipping and receiving dates were final. I also wanted to include a pedal with cleats on one side and flat platform on the other side. No problem, Wabi met my request. The entire purchasing process was a wonderful experience. I would like to discuss some virtues of my "Lightning." When I opened the shipping box I noticed a Reynolds frame decal waas enclosed. I discussed this small concern with Wabi personal. I was advised that I have the Columbus frame and the proper decal will be shipped to or attention. I immediately noticed the fit and finish on my bicycle. The welds were so smooth. Also this is my first experience with Continential Gator tires. The tires.provide such a smooth ride and very little resistance. (these tires are quick!) I feel that the wheel set is also a quality item. The wheels are lightweight and the wheels roll quickly. I must not forget "eye appeal." I was the lead bicycle for a 5K, 10mile, & 1/2 marathon ride. People were stopping to speak with me regarding' my Lightning! Consider the ultra gloss finish with the metal flakes this bike demands attention. My Lightning is my go to bicycle for my commutes and other rides!