Why Cycles Releases the New Wayward V2 Hardtail

Mar 5, 2020
by Why Cycles  

(Carbondale, CO 3/5/20) - The world's best adventure bike just got even better! From the Baja Divide to the Colorado Trail and thousands of miles of singletrack all over the world, the Wayward sure has made a name for itself. With so many amazing adventurers spending time on this bike we heard a lot of great feedback. So we decided to listen and make some changes. 

The Wayward V2 is still the same 29+ adventure mobile but now with a few refinements. We start 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. We then lowered the top tube to allow for a dropper post with more travel. Although this sacrifices a smidge of frame bag space, we 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 29x3.0 with ample mud clearance. This will make Why riders in wetter climates very happy!  We also added an 8mm extension to the head tube to get the front end a little less "slammed" and allow riders to use fewer headset spacers to get that upright position for the long haul. We also added a lot more baze-ons including 3 on both the top and bottom of the downtube. We also added accessory mounts under the top tube. This is great for mounting another bottle or custom frame bag mounting.  

We have made a lot of great friends since we started Why and we decided to team up with one of them for a special custom option on the Wayward V2. One of the frame builders we respect the most is Sean Burns at Oddity Cycles. Sean is a master manipulator of titanium and makes some of the most beautiful frames, forks and handlebars around. We will be offering a suspension-corrected Squid fork option for the Wayward along with his Lowrizer titanium handlebars. The Squid fork is a 'single crown truss' style fork that eliminates the brake chatter issues a lot of titanium rigid forks are know for, all while being light and strong. It is a perfect fit for the front of the Wayward. 

The Wayward V2 with an Oddity Squid fork has been unofficially dubbed the "Squidward" around the shop. 

Pricing for the V2 remains the same with a frame (including headset, seat collar, anodized water bottle bolts and rear axle) coming in at $2449. Frame and fork options start at $3049 with a RockShox Yari and a $1000 upgrade for the Oddity Squid fork. Complete builds with SRAM components and Industry 9 wheels start at $4799. 

You can learn more about our whole line of titanium exploration vehicles at WhyCycles.com


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