(Carbondale, CO 3/5/20) – Why Cycles received a ton of feedback from a multitude of amazing adventurers with their OG Wayward and the V2 is the product of them listening to real-world input and making a few tweaks to make their Ti adventure sled even better!
The Wayward V2 is still the same 29+ adventure mobile but now with a few refinements. Why starts 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. They then lowered the top tube to allow for a dropper post with more travel. Although this sacrifices a smidge of frame bag space, They 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! Why 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. They also added a lot more baze-ons including 3 on both the top and bottom of the downtube. They also added accessory mounts under the top tube. This is great for mounting another bottle or a custom frame bag mounting.
Why linked up with fellow Coloradan Sean Burns at Oddity Cycles. Sean is a master fabricator of titanium and makes some of the most beautiful frames, forks and handlebars around. They’ll be offering a suspension-corrected Squid fork option for the Wayward along with an Oddity Lowrizer titanium handlebar. The Squid fork is a ‘single crown truss’ style fork that eliminates the brake chatter issues that come along with a lot of titanium rigid forks, all while being light and strong. It’s a perfect fit for the front of the Why Cycles, Wayward.
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Totally Awesome IF you’re taller than 5′ 6″!
I’m 5’8″ on a good day and have been riding the Krampus since it came out. Managed to squeeze Minion 3.0s on my Pivot 429 trail with superboost rear spacing. I simply *can’t* go back to a smaller diameter wheel. I get your point that they’re big, but knowing how to use the extra diameter is the secret.
That would make you taller than 5’6″. Thanks for sharing ‘the secret’ (smh)
Joshua, I do believe you may have misunderstood my comment and what said comment was in reference to.
I too enjoy squeezing the biggest tires I can on to my bikes, and I can’t see me riding pizza cutters again because of the joy big tires bring me on the trail.
That being said, the Wayward V2 is made in M, L, & XL sizes. Why shows the M fitting riders from 5’6″ to 5’10”.
As I am 5’5″ with a short inseam, this beautiful bike would be out of my reach 🙁
So is the life of those of us who are vertically challenged.