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2018 Wabi Thunder
2018 Wabi Thunder
2018 Wabi Thunder
$995.00

2018 Wabi Thunder

The Wabi Thunder is made for adventure. From touring to cyclocross, the Thunder will take you wherever you want to go. Featuring cantilever brakes and space for wide tires, the Thunder is built from an entirely new Reynolds 725 frame design.

Please specify frame color in the notes at checkout. Any current Wabi color is fine. 

 

The Wabi Thunder features a hand-built, TIG-welded, Reynolds 725 frame, along with a superb 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!

Every bike is carefully assembled-to-order and packed at Wabi Cycles in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

  • Reynolds 725 double-butted, heat-treated tubing, TIG-welded joints
  • Tough, lightweight, responsive wheels
  • Total bike weight of about 20 lbs. (55cm size)
  • Complete set of braze-ons for racks 
  • 700c 32-spoke wheels with flip-flop hubs (120mm rear dropout spacing)
  • 42 tooth chainring / 19 tooth freewheel
  • 32mm Kenda K1047 Small Block Eight tires (max 44mm wide) 

Check out the frame geometry chart.

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

We can do some customizations on our bikes. When you order, leave us a note in the comments and we'll contact you if we need more info. 

      Crankset Andel RSC1-7102
      Bottom Bracket Tange Seiki LN-3912, 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 Cantilever brakes w/ Jagwire cables
      Chain YBN S20G2, gold, 1/2'x3/32'
      Lock Ring Joy Tech BC1.29X24 /UCP
      Freewheel Cold-forged Long Yih 3 pawl

      Individual components subject to change. Ask us if you need confirmation on specific items.

      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

       

      Shipping

      Bikes generally ship within 2-4 weeks of order.

      Customers will be provided with a live quote during checkout.

      We can ship to virtually any address in the world through a variety of carriers. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page. These are estimates, and Wabi Cycles cannot take responsibility for late arrivals.

      Some items we sell are offered at flat-rate shipping. In these instances we are averaging the shipping cost across all orders of similar items, so you may pay more or less than the actual cost of shipping.

       

      Frame Warranty
      All Wabi Cycles framesets are warrantied for 5 years from the date of purchase to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship.

      The warranty is non-transferable and applicable only to the original purchaser. The warranty does not cover problems due to misuse or lack of maintenance.

      Parts and Accessories Warranty
      All parts and accessories are warrantied to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty includes:

          • Drivetrains, including cogs, chain rings, and crank sets
          • Wheels, hubs, spokes
          • Stems
          • Saddles
          • Seat posts
          • Handlebars
          • Pedals
          • Brakes

      Some components are considered "wear items" and are not warrantied against normal wear and tear. These items are warrantied against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. These items include:

          • Tires
          • Tubes
          • Bar tape
          • Chains
          • Grips
          • Brake pads
          • Paint

      If you do need to return an item, visit the shipping and returns page for more info. Please do not ship anything back for replacement or refund before contacting Wabi Cycles. Be sure to appropriately insure any package returned. Keep a record of any shipment until you have received credit or replacement merchandise.

      You are responsible for shipping costs to return any items. If we determine the product was defective, we will compensate you, at our discretion, for the cost of return shipping.

      Description 

       

      The Wabi Thunder features a hand-built, TIG-welded, Reynolds 725 frame, along with a superb 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!

      Every bike is carefully assembled-to-order and packed at Wabi Cycles in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

      • Reynolds 725 double-butted, heat-treated tubing, TIG-welded joints
      • Tough, lightweight, responsive wheels
      • Total bike weight of about 20 lbs. (55cm size)
      • Complete set of braze-ons for racks 
      • 700c 32-spoke wheels with flip-flop hubs (120mm rear dropout spacing)
      • 42 tooth chainring / 19 tooth freewheel
      • 32mm Kenda K1047 Small Block Eight tires (max 44mm wide) 

      Check out the frame geometry chart.

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

      We can do some customizations on our bikes. When you order, leave us a note in the comments and we'll contact you if we need more info. 

        Components 

          Crankset Andel RSC1-7102
          Bottom Bracket Tange Seiki LN-3912, 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 Cantilever brakes w/ Jagwire cables
          Chain YBN S20G2, gold, 1/2'x3/32'
          Lock Ring Joy Tech BC1.29X24 /UCP
          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

           

          Shipping & Returns 

          Shipping

          Bikes generally ship within 2-4 weeks of order.

          Customers will be provided with a live quote during checkout.

          We can ship to virtually any address in the world through a variety of carriers. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page. These are estimates, and Wabi Cycles cannot take responsibility for late arrivals.

          Some items we sell are offered at flat-rate shipping. In these instances we are averaging the shipping cost across all orders of similar items, so you may pay more or less than the actual cost of shipping.

           

          Warranty 

          Frame Warranty
          All Wabi Cycles framesets are warrantied for 5 years from the date of purchase to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship.

          The warranty is non-transferable and applicable only to the original purchaser. The warranty does not cover problems due to misuse or lack of maintenance.

          Parts and Accessories Warranty
          All parts and accessories are warrantied to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty includes:

              • Drivetrains, including cogs, chain rings, and crank sets
              • Wheels, hubs, spokes
              • Stems
              • Saddles
              • Seat posts
              • Handlebars
              • Pedals
              • Brakes

          Some components are considered "wear items" and are not warrantied against normal wear and tear. These items are warrantied against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. These items include:

              • Tires
              • Tubes
              • Bar tape
              • Chains
              • Grips
              • Brake pads
              • Paint

          If you do need to return an item, visit the shipping and returns page for more info. Please do not ship anything back for replacement or refund before contacting Wabi Cycles. Be sure to appropriately insure any package returned. Keep a record of any shipment until you have received credit or replacement merchandise.

          You are responsible for shipping costs to return any items. If we determine the product was defective, we will compensate you, at our discretion, for the cost of return shipping.

          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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          PB
          08/24/2018
          Patricia B.
          United States

          Lightning strikes twice with the Thunder!

          Last year my husband and i bought a brace of matching classics. We have loved riding these bikes! This year we decided to stretch our game with a pair of Thunders with 40 wide tires! We rode them along a washed out road along the mighty Elwha River valley and was that a blast! These bikes are so special in their simplicity, quality and lightweight strength. The WABI team is always a pleasure to work with. I do not see another product with more to offer and customization anywhere close to this price point. Great job again, and thank you! Patty

          CK
          07/18/2018
          Chun K.
          Singapore

          Review from a SS+Coaster Brake Cyclist

          It has been a blast these few weeks cycling on my Way Thunder. It took quite sometimes to go back to hand braking. The bike is super light (the size is 55), and the 32 wheel makes the ride super smooth (used to ride on 25). The wheel build is really good too. However I am still not sure yet whether it worth the 1600 Sing dollars that I spent to have it shipped to SG. Will definitely keep on enjoying this bike.

          TR
          07/17/2018
          Thomas R.
          United States

          My second Wabi, as good as the first

          As soon as I got my new Thunder I swapped in some old Wabi wheels with 28 mm tires and some fenders and shipped it out for a trip. Love the full complement of mounting lugs. Handling is similar to my Wabi Special. Love it.