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Old 06-09-21, 04:19 AM
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Lets see your Wabi. I love the old ones.
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My 2nd new Wabi. Not old though. Arrived this last Saturday, built up on Monday. This is a 58cm Thunder.

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And my Classic





Also not old😉, 2021 58cm Classic. Has 32c GP5000'S.

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Old 06-09-21, 07:38 AM
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2011 Wabi Lightning Scandium with 650c wheels
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2011 Wabi Lightning Scandium with 650c wheels
I like the way you set up the stem height. Sometimes stems can look "klunky", but that just flows. And the decals are sweet too.
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Old 06-10-21, 06:03 AM
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Very nice. What size are the tires? Looks like you have some nice cushion there.
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Old 06-10-21, 06:14 AM
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Very nice. What size are the tires? Looks like you have some nice cushion there.
Challenge Paris-Roubaix 27mm. They measure closer to 28.
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Challenge Paris-Roubaix 27mm. They measure closer to 28.
That's good to know that the frame accommodates a slightly larger tire. Thanks for the info!
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That's good to know that the frame accommodates a slightly larger tire. Thanks for the info!
Brand new mine came with 28mm Conti Ultrasport's.
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Old 06-15-21, 09:09 PM
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FYI Limited Edition Keirin Purple Special in stock next week.

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I'm thinking about getting a wabi as my first fixie, think they fast and worth the cost? There are a few fixies near me at local bike stores for like 600-700$ but ive heard good things about the wabi from that zach kid on youtube
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Old 07-06-21, 10:13 AM
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I'm thinking about getting a wabi as my first fixie, think they fast and worth the cost? There are a few fixies near me at local bike stores for like 600-700$ but ive heard good things about the wabi from that zach kid on youtube
The frameset is high quality along with the paint. For a Reynolds 725 bike it's a very fair price. I haven't calculated it but I would guess if you bought the frame and parts individually it might be a little cheaper. I personally like the stock components with no logos on them. I'd rather spend extra time to save money if needed instead of buying something cheaper with some no name tubing or even lower end Reynolds 520 like the Bikes Direct bikes. Reynolds 725 has a really smooth ride and pretty light.
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I'm thinking about getting a wabi as my first fixie, think they fast and worth the cost? There are a few fixies near me at local bike stores for like 600-700$ but ive heard good things about the wabi from that zach kid on youtube
Wabis, like any other bike are as fast as the rider. They are lightweight, so easier to climb hills than on cheap hiten framed bikes with deep V rimmed wheels. That Zach kid is Zach Gallardo, and he is paid by Wabi to give reviews, so Id take his praise of Wabi with a grain of salt. Nonetheless, Wabis are good bikes, and worth considering.
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I'm thinking about getting a wabi as my first fixie, think they fast and worth the cost? There are a few fixies near me at local bike stores for like 600-700$ but ive heard good things about the wabi from that zach kid on youtube
1. As has been said, they are as fast as you are.
1b. The Classic wheelset is lighter than the Thunder, but the Thunder is more comfortable. But I'm old, if I were in my 20's or 30's it would not be that noticable.
2. Yes, buy one.
3. Order it today if you want it. If the site says "not available", email them and ask.

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I'm thinking about getting a wabi as my first fixie, think they fast and worth the cost? There are a few fixies near me at local bike stores for like 600-700$ but ive heard good things about the wabi from that zach kid on youtube
Just saw a 55cm Wabi Lightening on sale for $900 (free shipping) on eBay.
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a local bike shop (more like a huge sports store that is eating up local bikes shops but whatever) is offering to order me a track bike/fixie, might do that instead, they dont have an account with wabi. Bike shops are saying its a bad idea to order a bike online, are they lying to me? Im a bad bike mechanic. The sports store said they would build a bike I bought online for about 200 bucks which sounds ridiculous to me
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a local bike shop (more like a huge sports store that is eating up local bikes shops but whatever) is offering to order me a track bike/fixie, might do that instead, they dont have an account with wabi. Bike shops are saying its a bad idea to order a bike online, are they lying to me? Im a bad bike mechanic. The sports store said they would build a bike I bought online for about 200 bucks which sounds ridiculous to me
depends which online store you buy from. Wabi assembles their bike here in the US at their shop and greases everything they install. When you receive the bike all you have to do is install the handle bar, front wheel and pedals. A 10yld can do it.

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a local bike shop (more like a huge sports store that is eating up local bikes shops but whatever) is offering to order me a track bike/fixie, might do that instead, they dont have an account with wabi. Bike shops are saying its a bad idea to order a bike online, are they lying to me? Im a bad bike mechanic. The sports store said they would build a bike I bought online for about 200 bucks which sounds ridiculous to me
If you don't have any experience buying bikes (in person or online) then yes, maybe buying a bike online for the first time will be overwhelming with regards to purchasing the correct frame size. Especially since it is online and you can't size it in person. If you are familiar with what size you might want (also ask around for references/comparisons here on the forum), then there's no reason to not buy online. Even for the most mechanically challenged, most information can be had on the internet, particularly on Youtube. And as jay4usc mentioned, Wabi's come 90% assembled. I'd avoid huge sport stores like Dick's as their bike skills and knowledge tend to be lacking.
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If you don't have any experience buying bikes (in person or online) then yes, maybe buying a bike online for the first time will be overwhelming with regards to purchasing the correct frame size. Especially since it is online and you can't size it in person. If you are familiar with what size you might want (also ask around for references/comparisons here on the forum), then there's no reason to not buy online. Even for the most mechanically challenged, most information can be had on the internet, particularly on Youtube. And as jay4usc mentioned, Wabi's come 90% assembled. I'd avoid huge sport stores like Dick's as their bike skills and knowledge tend to be lacking.
Im just over 6'2 but IDK if a 58 or something bigger would be best
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At the top of the Palatka Bridge, 65' high over the St Johns River.

This bridge is at the midpoint of my usual ride (we all have one of those" usual rides" I expect) so I get at least that amount of climbing each day or so. We have to work to get any climbing at all in Florida.

This Lightning SE is just a great all around single speed road bike, rides nicely in most conditions, geared low enough to jump up these little bridge hills without a thought (45/20) yet can manage a 16 + mph day without feeling spun out. Daily ride for me is 35-45 miles.

This bike is running Sram Red brakes, 28 Gatorskins, Titanium BB, Miche Primato Crankset, Thomson carbon seatpost, a mid grade set of Alex Rims on unidentified hubs. Most always my first grab to go riding although I am getting addicted to my Capo lately.
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