Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
$1,445.00

Wabi Lightning

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

The upcoming colors are Pearl Black, a glossy pearlized metallic black, and Pearl White, a glossy pearlized metallic white. Given parts shortages, we amy not be able to offer every option or upgrade.

See order and build notes below.

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

Order and Build Notes
  • We are now shipping pre-orders. Orders from late March to early April should ship by mid to late May. Orders from middle to late April should ship by mid June. Any new orders as of May 1st will take at least 6 weeks to ship given the backlog.
  • We are short on some components still. If there is an issue, we will contact you.
  • We can't ship international builds (excluding Canada) at this time. Only frames.
  • 60cm builds will require additional assembly (fork installation) due to having to use a smaller box due to high Fedex oversize charges. It will require an additional 10-15 minutes of assembly.

LIGHTWEIGHT PERFORMANCE

For those looking for one of the lightest one gear rides out there, the Lightning delivers. It features a triple butted Columbus Spirit frame, a sleek carbon fork and our lightweight wheelset for a weight of about 18.5 pounds (55cm). 

PICK YOUR BUILD

Every Wabi is assembled to order, so you can customize it the way you want. Pick your component colors, bar types, saddle type, gaer ratio and more at no extra costs. Plus, we offer lots of upgrades on almost every part of the bike. Check out our options explained page more for more info. Want something else? Contact us and we can spec it for you.

SOLID SPECS

  • Columbus Spirit triple butted, heat treated tubing
  • Carbon fork painted to match frame
  • Lightweight 700c wheels with flip-flop hubs
  • Total bike weight of 18.5 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.

BUILD NOTES

Due to component shortages and delays, we may be limited on some component color options or have to substitute some components listed below (at equal or better quality).

We have changed this build out to our lightweight wheels due to rider weight limit concerns and a shortage of Sub 15 wheels at the moment. They are still avaialble as an upgrade.

Note, that we won't ship Lightnings internationally. Sorry.

This model used to be called the "Lightning SE", but it is now just the "Lightning" - same build overall. We dropped the SE as it referenced "Steel Edition" back when the Lightning changed from Scandium (aluminum) to steel about 8 years ago. "SE" just wasn't necessary anymore.

Components 
Crankset Andel RSC1-7102 
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

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

You can also find a complete geometry chart on our tech / geometry page. Note that we don't have weight limits for bicycles, but the Sub 15 wheelset is rated to only 225 lbs.

FAQ/IMPORTANT LINKS

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.

Warranty

Shipping and Returns

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JD
03/19/2021
Joseph D.
United States United States

Great bike

The bike is great. Everything I asked for.

DB
03/06/2021
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.

JH
03/05/2021
James H.
United States United States

Waiting

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

RA
12/13/2020
Roman A.
United States United States

Amazing

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.

BT
12/13/2020
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!