Depending on where, how, and with who you ride, the term “gravel” can mean any number of things. From smooth ribbons of packed dirt to miles of flint to rutted forest road, gravel is what you make it. Otso‘s Waheela S was designed to be a highly versatile gravel bike.
This suspension-corrected gravel/adventure bike, known as the Waheela S, will handle well with both rigid and gravel suspension forks. Thanks to Otso’s Tuning Chip dropout system and Lithic Hiili carbon fork, the Waheela S can be built with tires ranging from 700c x 28 through road-plus 650c x 53 to a massive trail-ready 29 x 2.1. A full complement of rack and fender mounts make the Waheela S a capable tourer or commuter, while Reynolds 520 tubing provides the ride quality.
The Waheela S’s progressive gravel geometry borrows a page from the cross-country playbook with increased top tube lengths and shorter stems, while maintaining stack and reach to provide a lively can-do attitude on rougher terrain. For those looking to push the limits even more, the frame has internal routing for dropper seatposts.
Available in two colors as an $899 frameset with carbon Lithic fork, the Waheela S can also be purchased in three stock builds or be custom built. Complete bikes start at $1999 and all feature SRAM Apex 1 single-ring drivetrains, disc brakes, DT Swiss wheelsets, and US-made Wolf Tooth headsets. The Waheela S Expert upgrades the Comp model’s BB7 mechanical disc brakes to Apex HRD hydraulics at $2349, and the Waheela S Pro adds a Fox F32 AX or Lauf Grit suspension fork and KS E30i 100mm dropper post at $3249.
- Suspension-corrected geometry via custom Wolf Tooth headset
- Tire clearance up to 700×53 (29×2.1 MTB tire)
- Patent-pending Tuning Chip dropout system
- Reynolds 520 tubing
- Internal dropper routing
- Electro Deposited coating inside and out for rust protection
- Rack and fender mounts
- Available from Otso dealers or direct from Otso Cycles
Learn more at otsocycles.com.