Wayward Tree OpaqueWayward 

Because somewhere there’s something epic waiting to be discovered.

We designed the Wayward to be the most capable 29+ big-tired bike available. Built with a strong focus on versatility in bikepacking and adventure riding, this bike performs impressively cruising through tight singletrack or loaded up with gear for an epic adventure. The huge tires will give you a newfound sense of confidence when it comes to cornering, and it’ll make technical terrain feel like fresh pavement. At the heart of this machine is a frame with purposeful geometry that makes these big tires shine on any trip, large or small; that’s what we are proud of when it comes to the Wayward.

Each frame is hand crafted with a special attention to detail. The butted 3/2.5 tubing and radical shapes are engineered to improve the ride quality and durability of the bike, while rack mounts, extra bottle mounts, fender mounts, a stealthy belt drive split, threaded bottom bracket, and sliding dropouts prepare you for any journey you see fit. This frame rides with exceptional comfort and can rip, cruise, and corner with ease. The subtle, sand-blasted graphics and a mysterious laser-etched quote on the chainstay make the Wayward a unique ride that you’ll want to keep forever. It’s a bike that’ll help you truly push your own limits on the trail.  Would you like to see some custom built Waywards?  Click Here.

Beauty at every angle

Build Options Wayward-Tree-Orange

 Why Cycles Wayway Full Side View

  • 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 180mm rear w/adapter, direct mount standard
  • Clearance – Optimized for 2.8 but clearance for some 3.0 tires

Wayward geometry

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

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 aluminum, 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.

The Why Bikes


At Why, we believe in our products. If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you can return your Why for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.  Of course, we ask that you respect this policy (no purposely buying a bike for a long term “rental” allowed!)

Further, we offer a lifetime warranty to the original buyer on all Why frames. This is a straightforward warranty policy- basically if you use your bike for what it was intended, and the frame ever fails due to a manufacturing defect, we will replace it for you for free. 

And, to top all of that, we offer a lifetime crash replacement policy. If you crash your bike and damage it, or if you drive into your garage while forgetting there was a fresh new Why on the roof of your car, we will work with you to offer you a replacement frame at a very low cost. 




There’s nothing better than pedaling up a mountain, cruising along backwoods dirt road, or flying through a flowy dirt jump line. We’re proud of our handmade, uniquely rad bikes that we know you’ll love. We sell bikes directly to you from our website here, promising to offer you the best experience possible when buying, receiving, and, most importantly, riding your new Why. You can rest (and pedal) assured that we designed, tested, manufactured, and built your bike to the highest possible standards throughout the bike industry. We only create bikes we want to ride, and we stand behind our products with a no-questions-asked return policy and a straightforward, legitimate lifetime warranty and crash replacement policy. Moreover, we ship your complete bike to you in the best bike travel case on the market(within the Continental United States): no more wasted cardboard and plastic packaging. It’s our way of going green and giving you the means to bring your Why with you to any adventure in the world. Peruse our site or give us a call – we’re always here to help you find the bike of your dreams and explore the unknowns around the corner.

*Due to size dimensions Big Iron Fatbikes will come shipped in a cardboard box 

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