Lightning Crystal Grey
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
Wabi Lightning
$1,395.00

Wabi Lightning

At just over 18 lbs, the Lightning is a bike that changes the steel fixed gear/single speed game. It's the perfect combination of characteristics—light and fast but with that great ride of super light steel. 

The new colors are Nitro Orange, a bright pearlized orange, and Crystal Grey, a dark pearlized grey. See our status page on latest inventory and lead time info.

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

    LIGHTWEIGHT PERFORMANCE

    For those looking for one of the lightest one gear rides out there, the Lightning delivers. It features a triple-butted Columbus Spirit frame, a sleek carbon fork and our lightweight wheelset for a weight of about 18.5 pounds (55cm). 

    The Lightning features our Wabi hybrid track-road frame geometry - designed to be nimble for quick dashes through the city or comfortable for long rides on the backroads.

    Our builds feature rock-solid components that bring together the quality, performance and minimalist aesthetic that you expect from Wabi. 

    BASE SPECS

    • Frame: TIG-welded Columbus Spirit triple butted, heat treated tubing.
    • Fork: Carbon fork, with 1-1/8" aluminum steerer tube, painted to match frame.
    • Wheels: Lightweight (1725g) 700c 32 spoke wheels with black machined rims, silver sealed-bearing, flip-flop hubs and silver double-butted spokes.
    • Crankset: Cold-forged alloy 170mm, 144BCD.
    • Gearing: 46T chainring with both 18T deluxe freewheel and fixed cog.
    • Chain: 1/2" x 3/32" single speed chain.
    • Brakes: Lightweight, forged aluminum caliper brakes
    • Saddle: Synthetic leather in choice of racing or relaxed fit.
    • Seatpost: 27.2mm x 250mm alloy post with 24mm setback single-bolt design.
    • Stem: 26mm clamp with -17 degree rise for that classic horizontal stem look.
    • Headset: 1-1/8" threadless sealed-bearing design.
    • Handlebars: Alloy bars in your choice of 5 styles.
    • Tires: 700C x 23mm performance road tires.
    • Weight: 18.5 pounds (55cm)

    All of our components are white-label products from highly-regarded manufacturers, such as Andel, Tange and Tektro, that we buy direct from the factories.

    BUILT TO ORDER...AND CUSTOMIZE

    Every Wabi is assembled to order - from the frame up - so you can customize it the way you want. Pick your component colors, bar types, saddle type and more at no extra cost. Just tell us and we can even modify gear ratios, stem lengths or handlebar withs for free too.

    We also offer lots of high-quality upgrades and accessories - from brands such as Brooks, Sugino, SRAM, Phil Wood, Fizik and more - at a significant discount to the traditional retail price. Check out our options explained page more for more info. Want something else? Contact us and we can spec it for you.

    PREORDER PROCESS

    Wabi builds that are pre-ordered are reserved for the next shipment. In this case, we expect to start shipping in December 2022. Shipping priority is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment in full is taken at the time of order. Unlike standard orders, you can cancel pre-orders up to the time of building the order. Just check with us on the status if you would like to cancel. You can also modify the order up to the time of building the order.

    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

    You can also find a complete geometry chart on our tech / geometry page. Note that we don't have weight limits for bicycles, but the Sub 15 wheelset is rated to only 225 lbs.

    FAQ/IMPORTANT LINKS

    Get the latest inventory and lead time status for builds. This is where you can find out how long it takes to get a complete build.

    Check out our FAQ/Knowledge Base for most questions.

    Assembly. Note that our bikes come 90%+ assembled and most customers can assemble themselves. This saves you the time and cost of taking the bike to a bike shop for assembly. Note: 60cms build require more assembly as they need to be disassembled more than usual due to bike box size constraints.

    Upgrade options explained. This will help explain the upgrades in the dropdown menus and well as other options that are not on the menu. Note that Sub 15 wheels have a weight limit of 225 pounds if you are considering that option.

    Warranty

    Shipping and Returns



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    RH
    05/26/2022
    Richard H.
    United States United States

    Excellent Customer Service

    I recently purchased a Lightning and had a minor problem with a component on it. Customer Service responded quickly and sent me a new part. Very satisfied.

    JD
    03/19/2021
    Joseph D.
    United States United States

    Great bike

    The bike is great. Everything I asked for.

    DB
    03/06/2021
    Douglas B.
    United States United States

    A lovely bicycle and excellent service

    First, the people at Wabi cycles were extremely helpful. I exchanged more than a dozen emails sorting out the proper sizing, as well as component adjustments. The bike arrived carefully packed and in excellent shape. It was a simply matter getting it assembled. The bike itself is lovely, and it an absolute blast to ride. I also ordered a second wheel, and the shopping experience was every bit as excellent. The folks at Wabi cycles sell excellent produces with real care for their customers. I would not hesitate buying from them again.

    JH
    03/05/2021
    James H.
    United States United States

    Waiting

    Never unpacked at this time, so experience is to be determined.

    RA
    12/13/2020
    Roman A.
    United States United States

    Amazing

    I have ridden plenty of road bikes, and none of them come close to the impeccable road feel that this bike delivers. I am still blown away by the specs right out of the box! I plan to swap out the cog for a smaller tooth immediately and later try out some top mount brake levers for the aesthetics (which you can choose above, I happen to like the drop mount brake levers as well). This is my first fixed gear bike, and I cannot see myself going back.