Wabi Urban/Cross Thunder
Wabi Urban/Cross Thunder
$1,035.00

Wabi Urban/Cross Thunder

The Wabi Thunder is a versatile build that can go Urban or Cross/Gravel.  Using our Thunder frameset and wheelset, it takes wide tires (up to 50mm), lots of fender/rack options and a serious beating--all at under 20 lbs. 

The current colors are Liquid Clay, a dark glossy warm gray, and Glass Gray, a glossy medium gray with a hint of green. Given parts shortages, we can only offer black components with the Glass Gray builds. If interested in a custom color, contact us.

NOTE: Out of stock until 2022.

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/Cross Thunder 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!

For custom colors, see our topic on how to choose a color. Put your color choice in your checkout comments. 

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 freewheel (default on drive side) and fixed cog
  • 35mm Kenda tire (Urban) or 32mm Kenda Small Block 8 tire (Cross).
  • Note: Builds don't come with pedals or bottle cages as stock. They can be added as accessory during the checkout process.

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

    Components 
      Crankset Andel RSC1-7102
      Bottom Bracket Tange Seiki LN-3912, 68/107 sealed (or equiv).
      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
      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

      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.

      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

      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

      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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      CN
      04/19/2021
      Chris N.
      United States United States
      Does it all..

      I just hit 1k miles on the Thunder I bought in the fall (delivered in November) and I can’t say enough good things about this bike. I rode a Classic almost exclusively for the three years before and loved it but I was looking for something a little more ‘capable’. Something that could take wider tires, had mounts for fenders/racks, and could handle the dirt and rough paved roads we have up here in rural Maine. After its first New England winter I can say that this bike has been through it all. Different road conditions, weather conditions, and it has handled them all extremely well. In 1000 miles the longest single ride I’ve been on was 70 miles but there have been a bunch in the 20-50 mile range and while the Thunder is plenty capable as a sturdy townie/commuter/grocery getter, I'd say it really shines on those longer rides in terms of comfort and stability. I’m really look forward to getting out for more of those in the warmer months ahead! The only changes I’ve made to the stock components other than ordering it with the Brooks C17 saddle, have been to swap out the bars to some old Cow Chippers and replace the tires, and everything is still cranking away with no issues. (As a further testament to the component set, I put thousands of miles on my Classic with virtually the same component set, never having to replace a thing.) The wide clearance has given me the ability to run a pair of 43mm Gravel King SS with SKS Edge AL 46 fenders, admittedly undersized for the tires, which has been a real game changer for the sloppy winter weather and in terms of overall ride comfort. If you’re looking for a single speed that can do it all you really can’t go wrong with the Thunder. Great quality, great looks, great ride!

      MW
      04/02/2021
      Marc W.
      United States United States
      Believe the hype

      Bike rides like a dream. Light as a feather and very quick. In the future I will be ordering a special or lightning.

      A Wabi Cycles Customer
      JA
      03/18/2021
      Jonathan A.
      United States United States
      Great urban ride

      Added a rack + pannier making this my perfect around town errand bike: low gearing, tubeless, lightweight, robust. It's a real joy to ride.

      GK
      03/05/2021
      Greg K.
      United States United States
      Wabi Urban/Cross Thunder

      It rides really smooth put the Tubeless tires on there So I can ride Dirt rose very happy with the bike maybe in the near future I will get another one!

      RS
      03/05/2021
      Randall S.
      United States United States
      A Competent bIke offering excellent value with style points!

      I am really enjoying my Wabi Urban/Cross Thunder. I take it on the road, non-technical single track and gravel. It arrived well packaged and in perfect condition, so there was zero shipping damage. I was able to do final assembly easily even though I am not mechanically inclined. The bike's fit, ride and smoothness is really beyond what I expected at the price point. The last bike I bought before this was a carbon Pinarello F8, which is an excellent bike in its own right. But I enjoy the Wabi for its smoothness, for its fixed gear goodness and its long wheelbase stablity. So, even though I don't have superb off road talent, I take it through gravelly, gnarly bits without worrying about crashing. It just flies across problem areas with ease. The bike's components are excellent - a combination of name brand and less known brands. Wabi has selected excellent value components which function well and have very good fit and finish - example the crank set. It is not a highly known brand, but it works well and looks great. Wabi was very helpful to fulfill some special component requests (brakes, wheels, saddle and custom powder coating). The Wabi is one of my favorite bikes now!