Why Cycles is a titanium mountain bike and gravel bike brand from Colorado. Every model is Gates Belt Drive compatible and has it's own unique take on the type of bike it's chosen to be. From the hardcore hardtail that is the S7, complete with rack mounts and enough bottle mounts to ride all day long to the bike Wayward bikepacking bike build around modern angles and a short stem. Cyclorise is the UK exclusive distributor of these beautiful bikes.
Jump straight to the bikes: Big Iron | El Jefe | R+ v3.0 | S7 v2.0 | T.F. | Wayward v2.0
Who are Why?
Why are a group of guys that decided that they wanted to create a bike brand that stands for more than just grams, fancy parts and winning races. Bikes are the means for living, exploring, and building. Their founders have been around the block in the bike industry, having each started their own respective companies in different areas of the bike world. With that experience, they bring us Why, with promises of beautiful bikes crafted by hand that utilise the very best in materials, geometry and industry experience.
Why use the highest quality Grade 9 3/2.5 titanium for the frames’ tubing and 6/4 titanium for the head tube and bottom bracket shell. The wonder material is 43% lighter than steel, higher strength-weight ratio than aluminium and the best vibration damping properties of all. We think you’ll agree that we achieved our goal of creating titanium frames with a modern twist by engineering guided internal cable routing, stealth dropper post routing, integrated headsets, and threaded bottom brackets.
Built to go fast and to still be loaded up for those multi-stage, self-supported epics. El Jefe is named after and designed by the Arizona 300 singlespeed champ, Jefe Branham. If the term 'UP-country' became a thing (sorry), this would be the hardtail. It's a rocket ship that inspires fun.
Capable of taking up to a 29" x 3.0" tyre, a rigid or 120mm suspension fork and even a long dropper post, the Wayward isn't your usual bike-packing adventure bike. With enough accessory mounts to load up enough luggage for a round-the-world expedition, the Wayward is the one bike you need to handle any adventure.
Supple 7 v2.0
The S7 is a blend of simplistic but versatile, comfortable but fast; it’s the best hardtail mountain bike out there. Yes, that’s quite the claim, as “best” is qualified in the eye of the beholder. That said, we truly believe that the new S7 is the ultimate all-around trail riding mountain bike that will last a lifetime. Designed around 27.5×2.8” tires, with clearance for up to 3.0” tires, this comfortable cornering machine will have you whooping for joy on trails where you thought hardtails couldn’t go.
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.
Build around 27.5" x 4.5" tyres or 26" x 5" tyres, the Big Iron is a tool to get the job done. Whether it be a short local loop or a 1000 mile expedition. Why Cycles founder, Adam Miller grew up riding fat bikes in Alaska, so the Big Iron was always going to be a must in the Why lineup.
The T.F. epitomises Why Cycles and their love of building bikes that THEY want to ride. So what if they already make gravel bikes, bike packing bikes and hardtails. If they want to build a jump bike, they can build a jump bike. The T.F. doesn't stop at being an ultra-boutique titanium jump bike, it also boasts Gates Belt Drive compatibility as well as running 27.5" wheels...on a jump bike!!!