Why Cycles created the Wayward to be the most capable 29+ big-tired bike available. A bike that is equally at home cruising through tight singeletrack as it is loaded down with gear on an epic adventure. The huge 29 plus tires will give you a confidence you never thought you had when it comes to cornering and technical terrain will feel like fresh pavement. But, at the heart of it all is a frame with geometry developed to truly make these big tires shine. And that’s what Why Cycles are really proud of when it comes to the Wayward.
Each frame is handbuilt with precise attention to details. The butted 3/2.5 tubing and radical shapes are engineered to improve the ride quality and durability of the frame. Rack mounts, extra bottle mounts, fender mounts, a stealthy belt drive split, threaded bottom bracket, and sliding dropouts give you the opportunity to use the Wayward for whatever adventures you see fit. This is a comfortable riding frame that can rip, cruise, and corner like crazy. The subtle sand-basted graphics and a mysterious laser-etched quote on the chainstay make the Wayward a bike that you’ll want to keep forever. It’s a bike that will continue to help you push your own limits on the trail.
Wayward Frame Specs:
- 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, 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 160mm rear, direct mount standard
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 optimizes 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:
Why Cycles makes their bikes form the best materials possible for the terrain they ride. For now, that means titanium, but they’re not stopping there stay posted. They use the highest quality Grade 9 3/2.5 titanium for their 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 aluminum, significantly more resistant to crash-damage than carbon, and the best vibration damping properties of all three listed here. Why Cycles think you’ll agree that they achieved their 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, they believe a properly made titanium frame is the best option.