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Wabi Thunder
Wabi Thunder
Wabi Thunder
$995.00

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 (up to 29x2.0"), the Thunder is built from an entirely new Reynolds 725 frame design.

Available in Steel Silver or Matte Black.

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 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 Denver, Colorado. 

  • 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

Check out the frame geometry chart.

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

    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

       

      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

      4.9 Based on 9 Reviews
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      JB
      09/23/2019
      Jacob B.
      United States United States

      First bike in 15 years

      This bike is perfect for me. Gravel roads or city streets it gets the job done comfortably! Only thing I wish would have been different would be maybe offering a bit more information for people who are just getting back into biking. I probably would have ordered different tires and rims had I known better. But the stock kendas get it done all the same. All in all great experience and great customer service. I just didn’t know what questions to ask!

      PK
      09/23/2019
      Patrick K.
      United States United States

      Thunder

      Excellent ride & has good quality components as expected. Easy to put together out of the box. Shipping box protection is top notch. Give it highest scores for total purchase experience.

      MR
      06/11/2019
      Mark R.
      United States United States

      Thunder

      It rides more smoothly and accelerates easier than any bike I've had. I attribute that to the geometry, lack of gears and the high quality steel they use. It's hilly here. I got their standard 46x18 gearing and haven't had any trouble getting up any hills yet. Mark

      PF
      06/04/2019
      Peter F.
      United States United States

      It's the intangibles

      Looking at the spec sheet for the Wabi Thunder, you start to wonder if you should just do and old steel road bike conversion for the money. But, now that I've ridden the bike there is no doubt that this was a great purchase decision. The bike is lively, and responsive; aspects that come from a quality build and materials. Customizing the Wabi Thunder was a very pleasurable experience. I was unsure as to the frame size that I should purchase, so I send the results of an online bike fit calculator. Wabi was very helpful getting the right frame size, but also attached the correct stem and for a perfect fit out of the box. With fender and rack mounts, I'll be using the Thunder for my 'do everything' bike; groceries, to gravel to centuries. Thanks to Wabi for a great product!

      DW
      03/22/2019
      David W.
      United States

      Beauty, Form and Function

      The Thunder is an excellent example of the right balance of form and function. The bike is very well constructed from everything I can tell and the components solid and well matched for the set up. I look forward to many adventures, touring, commuting, and joy on this vehicle. Thanks to Curtis and all of the staff that assisted me with this build.