Wabi Special, Summer 2020 Pre-order
Wabi Special, Summer 2020 Pre-order
Wabi Special, Summer 2020 Pre-order
Wabi Special, Summer 2020 Pre-order
Wabi Special, Summer 2020 Pre-order
$1,095.00

Wabi Special, Summer 2020 Pre-order

GIVEN THE HIGH VOLUME OF INITIAL PRE-ORDERS AND THE SUBSEQUENT BACKLOG, WE CAN NO LONGER TAKE PRE-ORDERS AT THIS TIME. WE WILL OPEN UP FOR ORDERS AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO FULFILL ORDERS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIMEFRAME. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR A NOTIFICATION BELOW WHEN WE ARE BACK IN STOCK / TAKING ORDERS AGAIN.

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. 

Our Summer 2020 colors are Autumn Copper, a orangish copper, and Sandstone Silver, a light, golden silver. The pictures provided are mock-ups of the builds. More pictures will be available in August. Also, you can now order custom colors through this product page.

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

PRE-ORDER INFORMATION: These builds will start to ship in mid-August. We don't have an exact date as the date is based on the arrival of the frame inventory and when you place your pre-order (first come, first serve). Orders as of July 12th will not ship until September given the backlog. We will provide more specific dates in early August. 

CUSTOMIZATION/UPGRADE INFORMATION: Our Build Your Wabi customizer is not enabled with pre-orders due to shortages of many components. In the mean time, we have expanded our standard upgrade offerings. If you want something customized that does not require a cost upgrade (like gear ratios, brake lever setup, etc.), please note it in the checkout comments. If you want an upgrade that is not listed, please purchase the build to save you pre-order and then contact us to add upgrades as needed. 

CUSTOM COLORS: You can now choose a custom color model as a color option in the dropdown menu for $1,345 ($250 upgrade). Please see our FAQ on how to choose and spec a custom color for your order. Please note that custom colors will take an additional month to fulfill.

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 
  • 44/17 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.

    SIZING

    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

    You can also find a complete geometry chart on our tech / geometry page.

    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.