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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. Click Here.
Beauty at every angle
- 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, 1.00 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 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.
WHY WHY CYCLES
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. 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.