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
i should buy jdg's old wabi from him. it fits me now.
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
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
I feel like they would've sold a lot more if their only two colorways weren't white and khaki green