Wabi bikes are not your everyday bikes that you find at the local bike shops. My fixed gear/single speed bikes are road racing bikes tweaked for fixed/single speed riding, made for riding long distances quickly and in comfort, and with a responsiveness that you only get from a high end steel frame. And I don't mean 4130 cromoly. What sets the Wabi fixed gear bikes apart from the others out there is the use of lighter, higher quality frame tubing (Reynolds 725 and Columbus Spirit, the lightest steel tube set available), road racing (not track) design, quality frame builds and light, responsive wheels.
My Lightning RE road racing bike is also a unique offering in the very high priced, mostly carbon, road bike market. At under $2000 you get a full Columbus Spirit frame, carbon fork, and a sub 19lb weight in a steel framed bike.
What sets Wabi Cycles' business apart is the personalized customer service. I'm happy to help you with any of your questions, about my bikes, or even about fixed gear riding if you haven't tried it.
Speed Calculator What chain ring and rear cog combo is best for your fixed/single speed?
Want to delve deeper into the physics of fixed gear riding? For the technically inclined, here's an article written by Jim Lee, a customer of mine, a few years ago, about the advantages of fixed over freewheel. Enjoy the read!
Jim also sent the follow up article (2007) if you want even more data. Cheers
Introducing Grand Bois tires Wabi is now offering an upgrade option for tires. The high quality Grand Bois tires have an excellent reputation for quality, with very supple casings, that hit the holy grail of durability, speed and handling. Click here for more info. Only available as an upgrade with a bike purchase.
Click here to see some shots of a Wabi Special frame that has been polished and clear coated. It's raw steel, polished and then cleared with a hard duty clear coat. This is an option that is now available at an extra charge.