Why Cycles launched last August and they are making a quick name for themselves in the bikepacking world. Why Cycles is focusing on titanium bikes, and now with the Wayward, they will have 4 bikes in their line. A gravel/cross bike called the R+ which we had a fantastic experience on, a slacked-out 27.5+ rig called the Supple 7, and the their dirt jumper the T.F.. The Wayward is a great complement to their fleet and we look forward to sharing an in-depth review soon.
MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 OGDEN, UT
Why Cycles, manufacturer of titanium bikes that launched its first three models last fall, today announced the official release of its new 29+ bike, the Wayward. Why Cycles is a small company that is quickly picking up traction with their unique, “modern take on traditional titanium” bikes designed around having fun. The Wayward is the brand’s fourth model, and according to company founders, aims to be “the best 29+ bike out there.”
While the super big 29+ tires have been around the bike industry for several years now, not many manufacturers have truly embraced them, favoring instead more mainstream wheel sizes. However, Why believes their new Wayward is the solution for a frame that is designed to optimize the capabilities of this large tire size. “It’s tough to design a frame around such a big wheel,” said company co-founder Adam Miller. “So we took a different approach and really tried to design the frame’s geometry from scratch to take advantage of everything the big tires had to offer.”
According to Why, the Wayward is made from the same superior Grade 9 titanium as their other models, with the same machined 6/4 titanium integrated head tube, threaded bottom bracket shell, stealthy belt drive split, and sliding dropouts. It has extra water bottle bosses, rack and fender mounts, and according to Why’s production manager Kevin Boyer, the Wayward “rides like an extra-rad and surprisingly playful hardtail, but is also super at home loaded down with gear for a bikepacking trip.”
The Wayward is available for pre-order now with a 50% deposit, and will be available as a frame, frameset, or as two stock build options. Frames are expected to ship mid June and complete bikes will ship 2-3 weeks later. Frame price is $2249, and complete builds start at $5499. Why offers a 30 day, no-questions-asked return policy, a lifetime warranty, and ships every complete bike in an Evoc Pro travel case for the customer to keep.
More information can be found by visiting www.whycycles.com or by calling/texting the company directly at 801-698-3678.