Wabi Special Frameset

Wabi Special Frameset

Our lugged frame features a timeless aesthetic that can go more retro or modern depending on how you design it.

Our current colors are Glacier Green, a metallic green, and Basalt Gray, a dark pearlized blue gray. 

Note: These frames are mostly sold out from pre-orders though there may be some sizes left. Check below for stock and HERE on upcoming inventory.

Size chart

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

Frame: Hand-built using seamless heat treated, double butted oversized Reynolds 725 chromoly steel main tubes with forged track style rear drops. Braze ons for two bottle cages, on the down tube and seat tube. Beautiful hand brazed lugged construction. 

Fork: Hand brazed tapered chromoly steel with investment cast crown, 1 1/8" steerer and forged fork ends. Tange Seiki Technoglide headset with cartridge type bearings.

The Spring colors are Glacier Green, a metallic green, and Basalt Gray, a dark pearlized gray. Images are mockups with actual when frames land. We can custom paint or powder coat in any color for an additional charge—contact us for more information 

Please specify silver or black headset in comments at checkout. Special frames ship with silver headsets by default.

Tech Specs 
  • Includes: Frame, fork, headset, and seat post clamp
  • Weight: 5.9 lbs (55cm)
  • Accepts 68mm English standard bottom brackets.
  • Threadless 1-1/8" steerer tube
  • 100m front dropout spacing; 120mm rear dropout spacing
  • 27.2mm seatpost compatible
  • Note: No fork, dropout or stay eyelets or chain stay bridge.

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. 


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.


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.


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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Wesley S.
United States United States

Wabi Special Frameset

Wabi pros were very helpful with figuring out which size I needed and even swapped headsets to my preference. Awesome frame with really sweet lugs that had become my daily and is built up with all the bling I wanted to put on it. Thanks Wabi pros!

Alex C.
United States

Pretty much perfect for what I wanted

I bought just the frame (without the fork and headset) to replace my old one. All the other parts had already been upgraded over the years and this was the final addition. The color and construction are beautiful, the frame fits like a glove and rides like a dream. Im truely shocked at how much of a difference this frame made in the feel of my bike. The only quirk I noticed was that only about half of the track ends are usable, if you slam the wheel too much you start to run into tire clearance issues with the seat tube. This is only really an issue when you want to use the same chain with multiple different sizes of cogs like I do. I ended up getting my chain link into a sweet spot with a half link so its all good.

Michael M. Southern Spain


Hands down, this frame set deserves quality components, without question. "No cutting corners here". This Wabi Special/Retro frame set is your V.I.P. ticket (your foundation to a truly superlative build). Keep in mind that if you're reading this review; you have done your due-diligence, just like I have. For the fixed/single speed aficionados, Wabi is the pinnacle choice! While I continue to put down and soak up the kilometers on my current and brand spanking new 2019 decked-out, Midnight Blue, Wabi Retro; I ponder the concept of "N+1" ownership regarding bicycles? I see myself owning (purchasing;....happily) a "BESPOKE WABI" in Reynolds 853 or 953 lugged of course, frame set! FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Timothy G.

Wabi Special Frameset

Brilliant frameset, great service, superb follow-up support. Very happy!.

Cristiano V.

not only I bought a

"not only I bought a great frameset, but Matt has been incredibly proactive, got interested in what I was building, involved a friend for a special painting on the frame. he even nicknamed it perfectly: "bonehead". now I have the coolest bike ever, at a great price. you should all buy your bikes here. all. of. you."