42cm / 650c Wabi Classic

Color: Rhodium Blue
Sale price$915.00


Our 42cm Classic build is designed with the smaller rider in mind. It offers the same build as our Classic except utilizing a 650c wheelset.

Our current colors are Rhodium Blue, a medium metallic blue and Bone White, a solid off-white. Custom colors are also available for an additional charge. 

Check here for our latest estimated turnaround time for builds. Timing can vary based on our backlog of orders. See link for more info.


It can be tough to find a really high-quality bike for shorter riders - so we designed and built a 42cm frameset based on 650c wheels. Perfect for riders around 5 feet tall, this bike can work well for riders from 4'10 to 5'4. Note that riders between 5'2" and 5'4" may want to look at an angled stem or verify the geometry of the frame for fit. The frame can feel a little small/low for those riders. Also, you can see a photo of the 42cm build next to a 49cm build for comparison in the gallery.


If you’re a road cyclist looking to make the leap to single speed or fixed gear—whether for training, an added challenge, or to try something new—the Wabi Classic is made for you. With frame geometry that’s relaxed but not slouchy, it’s perfect for long distance head-up riding while remaining aggressive enough to tuck in and give those pedals hell.

If mashing down city streets is more your style, the Wabi Classic's short wheelbase gives you a nimble ride for dodging taxis or bunny-hopping any rip-rap that gets in your way.


At about 17 pounds, the Wabi Classic is one of the lightest all-steel fixed gear bikes around. And it’s all thanks to Reynolds 725 Chromoly steel. As a double-butted tubing, Reynolds 725 has thinner walls throughout its length while its critical connection points are thicker to allow for stronger welds. It’s also heat-treated for greater durability and rigidity than the more-common 4130 Chromoly steel used in lower-end framesets. TIG welded by hand, this frame is as strong as it is sleek.


Our builds feature rock-solid components that bring together the quality, performance and minimalist aesthetic that you expect from Wabi. Components are curated to ensure light weight and clean lines while not sacrificing performance - or breaking the bank. We source direct from well-regarded brands like Tektro, Tange - all in our no-logo approach. 


  • Frame: TIG-welded Reynolds 725 double butted, heat treated tubing.
  • Wheels: Lightweight 650c 20/24 spoke wheels with black machined rims, silver sealed-bearing, flip-flop hubs and silver double-butted spokes.
  • Crankset: Cold-forged alloy 165mm, 144BCD.
  • Gearing: 46T chainring with both 18T freewheel and fixed cog. Freewheel/single speed on drive side is default.
  • Chain: 1/2" x 3/32" single speed chain.
  • Brakes: Forged aluminum dual pivot caliper brakes, front and rear
  • Saddle: Synthetic leather in choice of racing, sport or comfort fit.
  • Seatpost: 27.2mm 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: 650C x 23mm performance road tires.
  • Weight: ~17 pounds (42cm)

For the default stem lengths and handlebar widths by frame size, see the bottom of our geometry page


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 in the 'Build Requests / Instructions" comment box and we can even modify gear ratios, stem lengths or handlebar widths 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. 


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.

Upgrade options explained. This will help explain the upgrades in the dropdown menus and well as other options that are not on the menu.


Shipping and Returns


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