Availability: Why Cycles are generally available via Special Order. Delivery time ranges from 2-8 weeks, but we do usually have some in stock for immediate delivery. Please contact us to enquire and to pay a 50% deposit on your new Why to get the ball rolling.
Want a complete bike? We offer Shimano build kit options to suit the style of bike you're looking to build. Contact us to discuss options.
The R+ extends the limits of what other drop bar bikes can do. The Why engineers optimised this bike for use with 700x40c tires, but gifted it with clearance for 700×46 or 27.5×2.1” wheels. The R+ is extremely versatile: it’s at home on gravel roads and long pavement rides where comfort is paramount. However, don’t let that deter you, speed demons. This bike can hold its own on the cyclocross race track and rides like a jaguar for those of you that want to slap some slick road tires on for super-fast fun.
Really want versatility and comfort? Order your R+ with the optional Lauf Grit gravel fork. The combined 30mm of lightweight suspension travel up front and oh-so-supple titanium frame will have you powering through ultra-endurance events and bike-packing epics like you were resting on a memory foam mattress floating on a cloud. Pair the option to run an internally routed, common size 31.6mm dropper post on this two-wheeled beast, and you’ll be blown away by where the R+ takes you.
The R+ has a few unique geometry features. Mainly, the bottom bracket drop and the reach. The BB drop affects how a bike corners and, combined with chainstay length, affects its stability. On the R+ the BB drop is just slightly more than other similar bikes out there, giving it a more stable, comfortable feel, yet making cornering feel more precise when initiated by the rider. The reach is slightly longer than similar bikes, which eliminates some toe-overlap (hitting the toe on the front tire in tight corners) and also optimises handling by stealing some tactics from the mountain bike world- wider bars and shorter stems.
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