Our original all-road bike. The Warakin Stainless was one of the first bikes we built when we created Otso in 2016. It's been such a hit over the years that we haven't changed the geometry one bit. Stainless steel has a ride quality that is familiar, yet surprising-smooth like steel, lively like titanium. The Warakin Stainless is ready for your next century, three-day bikepacking trip, or afternoon group ride.
The supple and smooth ride quality of steel meets the corrosion resistance and lively feel of titanium. Stainless steel is lighter than you think, loads of fun, and ready for your next full day on the saddle. It's a frame material that is as unique and seldom used as it is versatile and excellent for multiple types of riding.
700c? Check! 650b? Double check! 29er? Triple check! Warakin Stainless has massive tire clearance because no two roads are the same. The Warakin Stainless has clearance for 700c x 51mm, 650b x 51mm, or 29" x 2.1" tires. Race gravel with 700c x 38mm semi-slicks, then swap in 29" x 2.1" for that bikepacking trip with gnarly trails without needing to ride a different bike.
The Tuning Chip rear dropout system allows for adjustable bike geometry by changing the wheelbase by up to 20mm, bottom bracket height by up to 4mm, and head tube angle by 0.2º. This means you can easily switch between a bike with the responsive, agile handling of a shorter wheelbase and a bike with the confidence and stability of a longer wheelbase just by flipping the Tuning Chip. Use the back position for stability and confidence with its longer wheelbase, lower bottom bracket, and slack head tube angle. The front position is ideal for winding singletrack or the CX course with its shorter wheelbase, higher bottom bracket, and steeper head tube angle. The center position is the best of both worlds.
Unparalleled ride quality results from the combination of stainless steel and carefully thought out frame geometry. The Warakin Stainless was designed by our engineers in Minnesota and manufactured by top steel frame fabricators in Taiwan.
Warakin's progressive geometry takes a page from the cross-country MTB playbook. Increased top tube length and a shorter stem maintain stack and reach while providing a lively 'can-do' attitude on rougher terrain.
A small port near the bottom of the seat tube allows for the cable routing of a dropper post. If you don't ride with a dropper, you probably won't even notice the port.
FOR THE LONG HAUL
Numerous frame braze-ons allow Warakin to accommodate cable routing clamps, three water bottles, fenders, racks, frame bags, and more. Three braze-ons on either side of the fork allow for additional storage.
|Recommended Rider Height||5' 2" - 5' 7"||5' 6" - 5' 11"||5' 10" - 6' 3"||6' 2" - 6' 6"|
|Effective top tube (mm)||546||560||583||605|
|Nominal head tube angle||71°||71.5°||71.5°||71.5°|
|Tuning Chip induced head/seat tube angle change||±0.2°||±0.2°||±0.2°||±0.2°|
|Head tube length (mm)||94||107||149||191|
|Nominal seat tube angle||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°|
|Seat tube length (mm)||475||510||540||570|
|Bottom bracket drop (mm)||68 - 72||68 - 72||68 - 72||68 - 72|
|Chainstay length (mm)||420 - 440||420 - 440||420 - 440||420 - 440|
|Wheelbase (mm)||1008 - 1028||1015 - 1035||1039 - 1059||1062 - 1082|
|Fork offset (mm)||47||47||47||47|
|Rigid fork axle to crown length (mm)||420||420||420||420|
Base build spec shown. Custom builds available. Call or visit us for details.
|Frame||Warakin custom butted austenitic stainless steel frame|
|Fork||Lithic Hiili carbon fork with triple mounts, 12mm thru-axle|
|Wheels||SUNringle G30 Expert 700C 25mm|
|Tires||Panaracer GravelKing SK 700x38 Black|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano english thread BSA, Ø68mm|
|Crankset||Shimano GRX 600|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX 600 mechanical, 11 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX, braze-on mount|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX 810, 11 speed|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano HG700, 11-34t, 11 speed|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX 600 Hydraulic|
|Handlebars||Lithic Corundum aluminum compact drop with 16° flare|
|Tape/Grips||Wolf Tooth Supple Lite Bar Tape|
|Headset||Wolf Tooth Performance Headset, ZS44/EC44|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Medium, 142mm width|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Stainless Steel / 49cm||WAR-SST-2XGRX6-49|
|Stainless Steel / 52cm||WAR-SST-2XGRX6-52|
|Stainless Steel / 54cm||WAR-SST-2XGRX6-54|
|Stainless Steel / 56cm||WAR-SST-2XGRX6-56|
|Stainless Steel / 58cm||WAR-SST-2XGRX6-58|
|Stainless Steel / 60cm||WAR-SST-2XGRX6-60|