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The Wayward V.2
From the Baja Divide to the Colorado Trail and thousands of miles of singletrack all over the world, the Wayward sure has made a name for itself. With so many amazing adventurers spending time on this bike we heard a lot of great feedback. So we decided to listen and make some changes.
The Wayward V2 is still the same 29+ adventure mobile but now with a few refinements. We start with the same butted 3/2.5 titanium tubing uniquely cold formed for an enhanced ride feel and titanium sliding dropouts. The geometry has been corrected to fit a 120mm fork (instead of 100mm). This slight adjustment gives it a noticeably more balanced feel. We then lowered the top tube to allow for a dropper post with more travel. Although this sacrifices a smidge of frame bag space, we feel that being able to get rowdy with the seat down is a little more important. Rear tire clearance has been increased to fit a 29×3.0 plus ample mud clearance.
This will make Why riders in wetter climates very happy! We also added an 8mm extension to the head tube to get the front end a little less “slammed” and allow riders to use less headset spacers to get that upright position for the long haul. We also added a lot more baze-ons including 3 on both the top and bottom of the downtube. We also added accessory mounts under the top tube. This is great for mounting another bottle or custom frame bag mounting.
Headset Integrated standard 42mm upper cup, 52mm lower cup
Bottom Bracket Threaded 73mm BSA standard
Axle Spacing Boost 12mm x 148mm
Dropouts 12mm Thru Axle, 1.75 thread pitch, adjustable sliding and belt drive compatible
Bottle Mounts – Bottle mounts on seat tube, bottom of top tube, top of down tube, bottom of downtube. Third bottle hole mount on downtube for accessory mounting
Rack Mounts – All standard rack and fender mounts
Seatpost – 31.6mm
Seat clamp – 34.9mm
Brake – Max 180mm rear w/adapter, direct mount standard
Clearance – Up to 3.0″ tires
The Wayward has a few unique geometry features. Mainly, the bottom bracket drop and the chainstay length. The BB drop affects how a bike corners and, combined with chainstay length, affects it’s stability.
On the Wayward, the BB drop is just slightly more than similar bikes out there, giving it a more stable, comfortable feel, yet making cornering feel more precise when initiated by the rider. This is especially important with the big 29+ tires- if the BB is too high, the rider can feel unstable and too “on top” of the bike.
The chainstay length is not as short as possible- at 440mm (adjustable to 455mm), we’ve found this optimises stability with the large wheels and makes the bike feel much more playful and predictable than other 29+ bikes out there.
Because Titanium is Magic
We make our bikes form the best materials possible for the terrain we ride. For now, that means titanium, but we’re not stopping there stay posted. We use the highest quality Grade 9 3/2.5 titanium for our frames’ tubing, and 6/4 titanium for the head tube, bottom bracket shell, and machined bits all over the frame.
The wonder material has so many excellent ride quality attributes: 43% lighter than steel, higher strength-weight ratio than aluminium, significantly more resistant to crash-damage than carbon, and the best vibration damping properties of all three listed here.
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. For riders who want a high-end, comfortable, fast bike built to last a lifetime, we believe a properly made titanium frame is the best option.