We’re no stranger to quality carbon all-road bikes and gravel bikes. Nearly every brand we have offers a gravel bike at some level, each with its own uniqueness and features. Even still, we’re sure that the new Otso Waheela C frameset can stand out from the crowd. With their unique Tuning Chip dropout system, versatile geometry, and carbon construction, the Waheela C is a bike with a bit of a split personality; one we can get behind.
The key to the Waheela C is it’s versatility. One bike can be ridden with 700 x 28c slicks for the road group ride, 650 x 53b gravel tires for the ultimate in plush, or with 29 x 2.1″ MTB tires to ride the local singletrack. This versatility is made possible by our Tuning Chip dropout system (also found on the Otso Voytek), which allows the wheelbase to be lengthened or shortened by up to 20mm to accommodate your riding style without compromising handling. Geometry is fairly progressive, and not unlike what one would find on the Lauf True Grit; it’s best with a shorter stem and wider handlebars.
At just 1024 g for a size medium frame, and 490 g for a Lithic Hiili 420 fork, the carbon frame and fork manages to be light on top of being versatile. The fork features a 420 a-c, which allows for use of the Fox AX fork or Lauf Grit SL fork. This wouldn’t work well with most gravel bikes, as it would cause for some weird geometry changes. That’s where the Tuning Chip comes in; it allows for chainstay lengths of 420, 430, and 440 mm, with it raising or lowering the BB height by 4 mm accordingly. Other features include three water bottle mounts, a bento box mount on the top tube, full-coverage fender and rack mounts, the ability to run an internal dropper post, and a threaded BB.
The Otso Waheela C frameset features a carbon frame and fork, and all necessary hardware. Four sizes are available (S-XL), in Gloss Red, Gloss White, and Matte Black colorways. Sizes Small and Extra Large are available later this year, while Medium and Large are available now.
Have any questions about the Otso Waheela C frameset? Give us a call during business hours, or send us an email any time to email@example.com.