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Wabi Special
Wabi Special
Wabi Special
Wabi Special
Wabi Special
Wabi Special
$1,095.00

Wabi Special

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. Looking for a custom build, visit our new Build Your Wabi page.

Our new color, Anthracite Gray--a dark charcoal gray, has just arrived along with the return of Topaz Blue (formerly known as C-Foam).

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

BUILT FOR THE PURIST

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. 

BLAST FROM THE PAST

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.

PICK YOUR BUILD

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.

SOLID SPECS

  • 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 19.7 lbs (55cm size)
  • Road racing inspired frame design for a fast but comfortable ride
  • 700c wheels and flip-flop hubs 
  • 46/18 fixed cog and freewheel
  • 28mm Kenda tires (fits up to 32mm wide tires)

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

    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
    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

     

    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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    IM
    10/31/2019
    Ian M.
    United States United States

    Thank you!

    Complete satisfaction! Its everything I expected! Shout out Z. Gallardo!!

    BK
    09/30/2019
    Benjamin K.
    United States United States

    Brilliant ride!

    Gorgeous bike. Light as can be and brilliant workmanship. Nice supple feel overall, quick handling: couldn't be more pleased.

    MM
    09/01/2019
    Michael M. Southern Spain

    QUALITY ,- BLING FACTOR;...ASIDE!

    Approaching 1,500 (city miles/ or perhaps, a little more city kilometers,... to be precise)! In any event, for the moment, let us disregard the distance(s), the look and/or ride quality of my Wabi Retro;... and let us focus in on the "INTANGIBLES" ; the other experiences you will (or I) encounter? For example; (i.e.), "WHEN THE BIKE IS STANDING STILL". When people/spectators (who possess the minimal requirements) for recognizing great, machine aesthetic; ....asks you about your WABI? Now; you're making new friends! I'm a true red-blooded, New Yorker (USA), living here in Southern Spain, and as far as the biking community here goes;......My Wabi Retro (in Midnight Blue); deck-out in it's finest accouterments; transforms me into "Instant Cyclist, Celebrity Status"!!@!! end-of-message

    CH
    08/30/2019
    Curtis H.
    United States United States

    My Wabi Special is awesome.

    It is exactly what I wanted when I started to look for a fixed gear bicycle. I'm not a fan of the Kenda 28mm tires. On these rims they measure 25 mm and I prefer a tire that is at least 28mm actual width. I already had a new pair of 28mm Continental Gran Prix 4-Season tires that I got a good deal for at $40 each. I swapped the Kenda tires for the Conti tires. They measure 28 mm actual on these rims. Also the rear wheel wasn't as true as I wanted it to be when I received it. No problem, I put it in my truing stand and had it true in just a few minutes. The other issue is the whistling sound. I'm still looking for a better fix than green frog tape.

    SM
    08/13/2019
    Steven M.
    Canada Canada

    Buy a Wabi bike right now!

    Excellent customer service, fantastic quality, smooth ride. And it looks cool - retro and contemporary at the same time. Yeah, I’m thrilled with my Wabi Special. Buy one now!