I have decided that I want to get a Wabi so I can start riding fixed again seriously and I can't decided between the Lightning aluminum or SE. There are still aluminum ones available in my size. It's a tough choice, I really like both of them. The aluminum one is a bit cheaper. The SE will be available in several weeks and in that time I should have the money.
I worried about the aluminum one because JDG makes it seem so damn fragile and I am curious about the oversized steel tubes on the SE. This or a Bare Knuckle
just dont dent the top toob on both sides and u should be fine (even tho it dented from just tipping over)
IDK if I can deal with that bright orange
The SE looks awesome.
I'm bad at deciding. Now I want the Special in burnt red
People under 5'-6" need not apply.
neither should ppl over 6'5"
i should buy jdg's old wabi from him. it fits me now.
The 61 they have is about the smallest I can ride. My SR looks to be pretty similar in geo. they at least have the same TT length, need to check the head tube.
yeah, pretty much.
was hit last year from behind, thumb sized dent on one side (prob from handlebars). not a problem
last month, it fell after being leaned against the wall, another thumb sized dent on opposide side.
started getting noodle-y feeling (could see the top toob flex), frame builder buddy said "uh. no beuno"
rode home in anger, really pulling hard on the bars and being a general jack ass -- top toob it just kinda bent
the bike was really light tho. when i had the kinlin XR-200s (which i also broke) the thing was near 15lbs
the tubing is ultra-butted. thinnest walled tubing i've ever seen
yo, send me your chain stays with the drop outs and I'll make you a bottle opener
Been lurking around this forum a bit and figured I would sign up and see if I could get some input and opinions. I am trying to decide between this new Wabi frame and the Soma Rush. I see that the Wabi Lightning SE's geometry is a little more slack than the Rush, but not really that much...a degree here and there. Looks like the bigger difference is the chainstay on the Rush is quite a bit shorter. I am basing this on the assumption the Lightning SE will have the same geometry as the Lightning. I got a chance to briefly ride a Rush at my LBS today and it didn't feel as "aggressive" as I thought it might. Anyone have experience with both the Lightning and the Rush that might want to chime in?
I rode a Rush everyday for 8 months or so and really liked it, sold it because I have a problem.
Know a "guy" who had a wabi that dented at the slighest bit of pressure, it was aluminum though, so maybe the steel is real
After reading the last few pages, I'm glad I ended going with a Big Block instead of a Lightning.
used to do 20-30 miles on the rush all the time. it's a non issue
Man, the way TT makes the Rush sound is awesome. Soma must've really hit the spot with that one.
I feel like they would've sold a lot more if their only two colorways weren't white and khaki green