The Wabi Lightning is a unique bike in the world of fixed gears. With a weight of just over 16 lbs in a 55cm size (w/o pedals), it is the lightest fixed gear that I know of without spending a couple grand. But as impressive as the weight is, the ride quality is what's really note worthy. The scandium in the alu tubes allows thinner wall thicknesses, which, in addition to dropping weight also enhances the liveliness of the frame. Alu frames have a tendency to give a harsh ride, without the liveliness associated with steel frames. The Lightning achieves its better road manners using this tubing, in conjunction with a frame design that is based on traditional road racing geometry. So, you get light, fast, agile and comfortable- quite a nice combo.
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Frame: SC-7 scandium enhanced 7005 butted aluminum, with track style drops
Fork: Carbon fiber blades, with 1 1/8" aluminum steerer and drops
Headset: FSA Orbit (IS-2) sealed, 1 1/8"
Saddle: Velo VL-1311, Cro-moly rails
Seat Post: Kalloy SP-248D 27.2mm, 250mm L
Handlebar: Lead Tec LCH-609 W/single groove for brake cable
Stem: Kalloy AS-008 4 bolt, 7 degree rise
Tape: Velo Black cork
Brake Levers: Tektro ergonomic for drop bars
Brake Calipers: Tektro R530, with replaceable pads
Brake Cables: Jagwire, lined housing
Crankset: Andel cold forged, 46T x 3/32" ring, 7075 CNC'ed
Bottom Bracket: TH BB-7420ST 68/103 sealed
Chain: YBN gold, 1/2"x3/32"
Fixed Cog: Andel FW-710 S, 3/32X18T (CNC)
Front Hub: Joy Tech A265SBT sealed, hollow axle
Rear Hub: Joy Tech A266SBT/120mm, sealed, hollow axle
Spokes: 14/15G DB stainless, w/Brass Nipple, 3 cross lacing
Rims: Jalco GX 410, machined sidewall
Tires: Kenda K191 Koncept, 700x23C Kevlar bead
Tubes: Kenda 700x23C F/V, 48mm length