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Tech Specs

REYNOLDS 725 TIG WELDED FRAMES

These Wabi frames feature traditional butted steel frame tubing using heat treated, Reynolds 725 chrome molybdenum steel. Each frame is hand tig welded, and all aspects of the alignment are checked before any frame leaves the factory. The fork features butted cro-moly steel blades, brazed to an investment cast crown. Fork tips and rear drops are precision investment cast steel, and the seat post clamp is an integrated brazed type.

REYNOLDS 725 LUGGED FRAMES

The Wabi lugged frames feature traditional butted steel frame tubing, using heat treated Reynolds 725 chrome molybdenum steel. Each frame is built by hand, using low temperature brass brazing and investment cast lugs and bottom bracket shell. The frames are produced to our specs in Taiwan, but by a company that has been producing pro level brazed steel frames for decades in Japan. The alignment of all aspects are checked before any frame leaves the factory. The fork features tapered cro-moly steel blades, brazed to an investment cast crown. Fork tips and rear drops are precision investment cast steel, and the seat post clamp is integrated into the seat lug.

COLUMBUS SPIRIT SINGLE SPEED FRAMES

This frame features triple butted Columbus Spirit steel frame tubing. Each frame is hand tig welded and all aspects of the alignment are checked before any frame leaves the factory. The fork features carbon fiber blades, with an aluminum steerer.

COLUMBUS SPIRIT GEARED FRAME

Our Columbus Spirit geared (130mm drop spacing) frame features the full Spirit tube set including rear stays, all hand tig welded, with a fillet brazed integrated seat binder assembly, braze on mount for the front derailleur and internal routing of the rear brake cable through the top tube. It's a closed system, a tube within a tube, so no problems with collecting moisture in the top tube (or fishing for loose cables).The fork is the same one used on the Columbus Spirit single speed frame, with carbon blades and aluminum crown and steerer. It perfectly complements the ride feel and aesthetics of the frame.

FRAME DESIGN

There are two critical aspects of frame design: cockpit design (rider fit, where the rider connects to the bike and where these points are in relation to each other) and steering/handling. We design the frames here, in-house, to ensure the desired characteristics. The seat tube angle, top tube length, and stem height and length are the key elements to consider for correct rider fit. Then, for handling, stability, and agility are both considered—too stable and the steering is heavy; too quick and the bike is twitchy and more difficult to control, especially at slower speeds. Richard, our founder, designed our bikes using traditional road racing geometry with tweaks for fixed gear riding.

Samples are built for stress testing on a machine. Wabi frames are built to the most rigid standard, the EN—the current European standard. This is your assurance of the quality and structural integrity of each Wabi Cycles frame.

The Wabi is not just another steel frame—the quality of tubing, design, and manufacturing combine to create the traditional ride that the best steel frames are known for. We believe your Wabi bike will amaze you, both with its beautiful workmanship and its plush ride.

 

FRAME GEOMETRY (all models)

 Wabi Geometry (in mm) and angles: