Wabi Lightning Frameset, Imperfects

Save $70.00

Color: Nitro Orange
Frame Size: 52cm
Sale price$725.00 Regular price$795.00


Note: Imperfects are frames that arrived from the factory with minor imperfections that we sell at a discount. These imperfections don't impact the performance, durability or warranty on the frame. In most cases. there is a very small indentation (smaller than a pea and about 1mm deep) in the top tube, seat tube or down tube that happened during the fabrication process and/or a minor paint issue (swirling, thickening). These issues would be hard to find if not pointed out (and very difficult to photograph so we don't have pics), but are marked as 'Imperfects'. You can also request the frame be used for a build at the same discount from the frame (in dollars).

Our Lightning frameset is our lightest option coming in at under 5 lbs. (55cm). It features Columbus Spirit tubing and a paint-matched carbon fork - light, responsive and sleek.

The current colors are Nitro Orange, a bright pearlized orange, and Crystal Grey, a dark pearlized grey. 

The Lightning frame is one of the lightest - if not the Lightest - steel single speed/fixed gear frames out there. It features a triple-butted Columbus Spirit frame and a carbon fork to come under 5 pounds.

The Lightning frame 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.

  • Frame: TIG-welded Columbus Spirit triple butted, heat treated oversized tubing.
  • Fork: Carbon fork blade, with 1-1/8" aluminum steerer tube, painted to match frame.
  • Headset: 1-1/8" threadless sealed bearing headset.
  • Bottom bracket compatibility: 68mm English standard bottom brackets.
  • Spacing: 100mm front; 120mm rear
  • Seatpost compatibility: 27.2mm
  • Tire compatibility: 28mm (may be reduced depending on rim width of wheelset and tire type)
  • Weight: 4.8 lbs (55cm)
  • Eyelet note: There are no fork, dropout or stay eyelets on this frame.
Important Note

We cannot guarantee the fit of any specific component set other than the ones we sell with our complete bikes. If you are planning a specific build please contact us to see if we are aware of any issues. Even so, we will be unable to offer refunds based on lack of fit with any third-party components.


Wabi framesets 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 order prep. Just check with us on the status if you would like to cancel. You can also modify the order up to the time of prepping the order.

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