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Wabi Lightning RE
Wabi Lightning RE
Wabi Lightning RE
Wabi Lightning RE
Wabi Lightning RE
Wabi Lightning RE
$1,350.00

$1,950.00

Wabi Lightning RE

The design idea behind the RE is to be able to offer a top level, lightweight steel framed road bike at a reasonable cost. In this day of $5K+ super bikes, the RE is a reasonably priced option. And you get the added benefit of the superior ride feel and durability of high-end steel.

  • Columbus Spirit triple butted, heat treated tubing
  • Carbon fork
  • Internally routed rear brake cable
  • Beautifully sculpted integrated seat post binder system
  • Sub 19 lb steel framed race bike
  • We can custom paint or powder coat your bike in any color for an additional charge—contact us for more information 

The frame features the full Columbus 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 SE, with carbon blades and aluminum crown and steerer. It perfectly complements the ride feel and aesthetics of the frame.

Crankset/BB First RT w/ external BB, 39/50T CNC'ed chain rings
Cassette CSRS-TAQ 11-25T 10 Speed
Headset FSA Orbit X sealed, 1-1/8"
Stem Leadtec LCS-7091, 17 degree rise
Seat post Kalloy SP-248D, 27.2mm, 250mm long
Brakes Tektro R540 cold forged
Chain YBN SH10 S2, 116 Links
Brake Lever/Shifter Microshift Silver Centos - SB-R402E
Front Derailleur  Microshift Silver Centos braze on FD-R74E
Rear Derailleur  Microshift Silver Centos - RD-R57SE

Individual components subject to change. Ask us if you need confirmation on specific items.

 

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

 

Shipping

Orders over $100 ship free to locations in the 48 contiguous U.S. states. Customers in all other locations will be provided with a live quote during checkout.

We can ship to virtually any address in the world through a variety of carriers. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page. These are estimates, and Wabi Cycles cannot take responsibility for late arrivals.

Some items we sell are offered at flat-rate shipping. In these instances we are averaging the shipping cost across all orders of similar items, so you may pay more or less than the actual cost of shipping.

 

Returns Policy

You may return most new, undamaged, and unused items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. You're responsible for the cost of shipping returns back to us.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper; however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
 
If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.

 

 

Frame Warranty
All Wabi Cycles framesets are warrantied for 5 years from the date of purchase to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship.

The warranty is non-transferable and applicable only to the original purchaser. The warranty does not cover problems due to misuse or lack of maintenance.

Parts and Accessories Warranty
All parts and accessories are warrantied to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty includes:

      • Drivetrains, including cogs, chain rings, and crank sets
      • Wheels, hubs, spokes
      • Stems
      • Saddles
      • Seat posts
      • Handlebars
      • Pedals
      • Brakes

Some components are considered "wear items" and are not warrantied against normal wear and tear. These items are warrantied against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. These items include:

      • Tires
      • Tubes
      • Bar tape
      • Chains
      • Grips
      • Brake pads
      • Paint

If you do need to return an item, visit the shipping and returns page for more info. Please do not ship anything back for replacement or refund before contacting Wabi Cycles. Be sure to appropriately insure any package returned. Keep a record of any shipment until you have received credit or replacement merchandise.

You are responsible for shipping costs to return any items. If we determine the product was defective, we will compensate you, at our discretion, for the cost of return shipping.

Description 

The design idea behind the RE is to be able to offer a top level, lightweight steel framed road bike at a reasonable cost. In this day of $5K+ super bikes, the RE is a reasonably priced option. And you get the added benefit of the superior ride feel and durability of high-end steel.

  • Columbus Spirit triple butted, heat treated tubing
  • Carbon fork
  • Internally routed rear brake cable
  • Beautifully sculpted integrated seat post binder system
  • Sub 19 lb steel framed race bike
  • We can custom paint or powder coat your bike in any color for an additional charge—contact us for more information 

The frame features the full Columbus 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 SE, with carbon blades and aluminum crown and steerer. It perfectly complements the ride feel and aesthetics of the frame.

Components 

Crankset/BB First RT w/ external BB, 39/50T CNC'ed chain rings
Cassette CSRS-TAQ 11-25T 10 Speed
Headset FSA Orbit X sealed, 1-1/8"
Stem Leadtec LCS-7091, 17 degree rise
Seat post Kalloy SP-248D, 27.2mm, 250mm long
Brakes Tektro R540 cold forged
Chain YBN SH10 S2, 116 Links
Brake Lever/Shifter Microshift Silver Centos - SB-R402E
Front Derailleur  Microshift Silver Centos braze on FD-R74E
Rear Derailleur  Microshift Silver Centos - RD-R57SE

Individual components subject to change. Ask us if you need confirmation on specific items.

 

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

 

Shipping & Returns 

Shipping

Orders over $100 ship free to locations in the 48 contiguous U.S. states. Customers in all other locations will be provided with a live quote during checkout.

We can ship to virtually any address in the world through a variety of carriers. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page. These are estimates, and Wabi Cycles cannot take responsibility for late arrivals.

Some items we sell are offered at flat-rate shipping. In these instances we are averaging the shipping cost across all orders of similar items, so you may pay more or less than the actual cost of shipping.

 

Returns Policy

You may return most new, undamaged, and unused items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. You're responsible for the cost of shipping returns back to us.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper; however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
 
If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.

 

 

Warranty 

Frame Warranty
All Wabi Cycles framesets are warrantied for 5 years from the date of purchase to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship.

The warranty is non-transferable and applicable only to the original purchaser. The warranty does not cover problems due to misuse or lack of maintenance.

Parts and Accessories Warranty
All parts and accessories are warrantied to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty includes:

      • Drivetrains, including cogs, chain rings, and crank sets
      • Wheels, hubs, spokes
      • Stems
      • Saddles
      • Seat posts
      • Handlebars
      • Pedals
      • Brakes

Some components are considered "wear items" and are not warrantied against normal wear and tear. These items are warrantied against defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase. These items include:

      • Tires
      • Tubes
      • Bar tape
      • Chains
      • Grips
      • Brake pads
      • Paint

If you do need to return an item, visit the shipping and returns page for more info. Please do not ship anything back for replacement or refund before contacting Wabi Cycles. Be sure to appropriately insure any package returned. Keep a record of any shipment until you have received credit or replacement merchandise.

You are responsible for shipping costs to return any items. If we determine the product was defective, we will compensate you, at our discretion, for the cost of return shipping.

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. 

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05/05/2017
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Worth every penny

"The Lightning RE is a fantastic bike - a super buttery ride for any distance. Perfect for that weekend century and responsive enough to keep you in the mix on a spirited group ride. The classic styling is a surefire head turner in the peloton. At $2000, you are getting a lot of bike. Pull the trigger - you won't be disappointed. "