Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT
Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT
Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT
Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT
Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT
Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT
Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT
Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT
Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT
Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT
Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT
Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT

Wabi Special Build, Keirin Purple SOLD OUT

The Special is our lugged frame option with that unique look and feel of lugs that can go more vintage or modern depending on how you build it. 


NOTE: These builds are SOLD OUT. Given they are limited editions, they will not be returning. We'll have more Specials in early 2022. 

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


For many cyclists, the ultimate bicycle starts with a high quality steel frame, using low temperature brazing and lugs to join the tubes. Lugged steel bike frames offer a road feel unlike any other design, but not all lugged steel frames are created equal. 

The Wabi Special uses a fully hand-brazed frame, built by specially trained frame builders in Taiwan. The difference in the Wabi Special is that these builders are trained by one of the top hand-built frame builders from Japan. 


The retro vibe of the fully lugged, Reynolds 725 frame is like nothing else you'll find - especially at this price. The workmanship (clean joints, mitering of the tubes, drop outs seamlessly integrated into the stays) is outstanding, and the resulting ride is buttery-smooth, with amazing stability.


Every Wabi is assembled to order, so you can have drop bars, riser bars, bullhorns, compact drops, all at no extra charge. Tell us what gearing you want, upgrade your wheels or tires, or let us know about anything else you've seen on a Wabi (or another bike) and we'll build your bike the way you want it.  


  • Fully lugged, brazed construction for the ultimate ride
  • Reynolds 725 double butted, heat treated tubing
  • Lightweight, responsive wheels (1725g/set)
  • Total bike weight of about 19.5 lbs (55cm size)
  • Road racing inspired frame design for a fast but comfortable ride
  • 700c wheels and flip-flop hubs 
  • 46/18 freewheel (default on drive side) and fixed cog.
  • 28mm Kenda tires (fits up to 32mm wide tires)


We are out of stock on our standard black crankset so we can't offer a standard black component build. However, we can do black with a Wabi Pro crankset. Contact us if you are interested in doing black with the upgraded crankset after your order.

We are out of stock on silver top mount brakes. We only have black. If interested in a silver brake still, contact us about potential upgrade options after your order.

    Looking to customize gearing or a brake or crankset upgrade? Contact us at support@wabicycles. 

      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
      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.


      We highly recommend review our sizing page before purchasing. We recommend looking at both your height and your actual inseam / standover height. The guide below can also provide some general guidelines.

      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.


      Check out our FAQ/Knowledge Base for most questions.

      Assembly. Note that our bikes come 90%+ assembled and most customers can assemble 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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      Audisho S.
      Canada Canada
      Great bike! Some issues with international shipping but Wabi took care of me!

      First off, I want to commend Wabi for their incredible customer service. I placed a pre-order for a custom coated Wabi Special in the summer of 2020 and waited patiently for several months for my order to be shipped out. Bikes were, and still are, in very short supply worldwide so I didn’t mind the wait. Unfortunately, the frame that I received had a minor scratch on the head tube, possibly incurred during shipping, so per Wabi’s advice, I shipped it back and awaited a replacement. Fast forward a couple of months and my replacement arrived in perfect condition. I took it out for a couple of rides, winter was fast approaching here in Toronto, and instantly fell in love with the ride. Compared to my previous bike, it felt stiffer in some areas and more flexible in others, both of these being upgrades. Peddling hard up a hill no longer felt “mushy”! Normally, this is where the review would end, but unfortunately, I got dinged twice on import fees. Once for the original shipment and a second time for the replacement. I had already paid the fee on the first shipment and wasn’t really sure what to do about this second one. It was a replacement so there shouldn’t have been any additional fees! I contacted Wabi and while it took a bit of time to resolve the issue, they reached out to FedEx and made sure that it was taken care of! In the end, I only had to pay the import fees on the original shipment. Thank you Wabi for building some of the best fixed gear bikes and for offering such incredible customer service!

      Gregory H.
      United States United States
      Lightning is a joy to ride

      I have a 60cm Lightning in red - very happy with it so far, the ride is spirited. Ordering a bike on line went well - just had to muster confidence around sizing and geometry without test driving. The ability to choose your preferred component parts is terrific. The wheels on the Lightning really spin up quickly and climbing is actually fun. Perhaps I would have been just as happy with the Classic (considerably cheaper and has additional clearance for 32mm tires) . . . but then I'd forever be wondering about the Lightning. Sigh.

      Michael M. Southern Spain
      Spain Spain
      Collective Shout-Out To Those Boys (or any overlooked women)@ Wabi Cycles! Thanks-A-Million For 3,000+ Kilometers Of Urban Joy!

      This will be a quick addendum to a previous addendum; regarding my 2019 (model-year), midnight blue, Retro. Nowadays, they are specified as "Special"; ....no matters,....just appreciate the lugs, ride, looks and of course; the overall quality of the bike. I wish the best of health and safety to ALL Wabi-ites, ......and let's give thanks to again, to the fine people @ WABI CYCLES! end-of-message!

      A Wabi Cycles Customer
      Karim S.
      United States United States
      I literally blurted out “whoa!” and laughed out loud with delight with my very first pedal.

      My old fixed gear bike was an old, steel, well-loved, clunker of a thing, and only an unfortunate theft could’ve separated us. After so many years slogging up Capitol Hill, I just got used to pedaling my tank-on-two-wheels around the city, and figured that’s what biking was all about... Then, I got on my brand new Wabi Special and immediately realized “oh no, wait, *this* is what biking is all about!” Everything about my new ride is fantastic. It’s light, responsive, and gorgeous (those frame lugs!). Many thanks to Wabi for being so quick and communicative around my custom paint job build, and for a packaging job that would’ve kept even the finest crystal vase safe in transit. You all rock!

      Craig W.
      United States United States
      2nd Wabi

      I now own a Classic and a Special. Wabi bikes are great right out of the box. The build quality is at the point that no upgrades are required for the life of the bike. Cheers