Press Release: We Are OneHomegrown. Homecoming.
Good things begin in the places we know best. The Arrival is proof of what’s possible when a small, dedicated team pours its passion into a single focus: to create a bike of uncompromising quality born on the trails they call home, while being a force of nature on any trail, anywhere. Introducing the Arrival: 100% designed, manufactured and assembled in Kamloops, BC.
Yes, you read that correctly.
The Arrival is 29” and 150mm of corner-smashing excellence that meets at the intersection of fast but fun. It has enough soul to make any rider want to shred all day and enough substance to meet the diverse challenges of the Enduro World Series. Race tested, this bike has already started stacking top-15 finishes piloted by EWS Junior and Kamloops local, Johnathan Helly.
The Arrival is for the aggressive rider who wants a playful bike that balances the ability to hold a line, rail corners, and handle race speeds with confidence. It does not sacrifice comfort or pedal efficiency when it’s turned uphill for another lap.The Arrival is here. And we’re just getting started.
Design Brief The 90% Rule We Are One Arrival Details
• Wheelsize: 29"
• Purpose: Enduro/Trail
• Travel: 150mm (rear) and 160mm (front)
• Carbon frame (Handmade in Kamloops, BC)
• 64° head angle
• Chainstay length: 437mm (M and L) and 441mm (XL)
• Sizes: SZ1, SZ2, and SZ3
• Price range: $8999 USD to $10750 USD
Everyone on the We Are One team came from different backgrounds and each wanted to design bike strengths for a personal advantage. We quickly learned that focusing attention on one aspect, makes others suffer. This learning process led us to what we call The 90% Rule. No bike is capable of being 100% perfect at everything. Maybe we could get close to the dream? We are happy with the result. Disciplines of Focus
To start, we agreed there would be three main areas of focus: downhill, cross country, and enduro. We connect with these three disciplines the most. We wanted a bike that could handle eye-blurring speed with confidence, tackle legitimately rough terrain with grace, and could still hang with the big bikes. The Arrival also needed the ability to turn uphill and pedal efficiently. It had to have a comfortable cockpit to increase our time in the saddle. We weren’t going to settle until the Arrival checked all of the boxes without sitting inside one. Ride Feel
We had specific demands with the carbon layup process. It couldn’t feel harsh, a side effect of many carbon bike’s large cross-sectional tubing. The reduced cross-section of our tubes allowed us to increase the fibre density, which gives us the ability to blend fibres, weaves, and UD. The process sacrifices no weight penalty and increases overall strength. We were able to balance the laminate and refine the structure further for a more positive ride feel. The frame construction ensures The Arrival a long life, leaving our customers with confidence and more days on the trail. The 500 Mile Diet
We are proud to say that 99% of the raw materials used to build the frame come from within a 500-mile radius, with the 1% being titanium fasteners. We’ve broken down the sources and locations where we procure raw materials from below. It takes an ambitious team of dedicated vendors to shift the needle, and we are proud to call many of the teammates behind these North American manufacturer's friends. We celebrate all the trails they have cleared ahead of us, and we would like to tip our hat to them by also utilizing their products on our frames. No Plastic Packaging
All of our products are packaged and shipped in recycled cardboard. The design of each shipping box seeks the goal of zero plastic. After of our customers have unpacked their products, the entire box and its sub-components can be recycled again.
Additionally, we are striving to improve our ability to reduce our impact, energy consumption, and continue to do so as we mature, and as newer technologies allow us. Warranty / Fix and Repair
All of our frames will be backed by a We Are One Frame lifetime warranty against manufacturers' defects. We want all of our customers to experience more ride time, and we do our best to make each bike last a lifetime. If we determine a product to be defective due to our work, we will replace it free of charge.Learn a lot more about all things Arrival by clicking here
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. *Bikes begin shipping to dealers on August 16th, 2021 and to online customers approximately September 13th, 2021.
No frame only, no deal, sorry.
Regardless, sick bikes are made all across the world, I just love that someone is biting off trying to bring back some manufacturing to this side of the pond - not an easy nor cheap endeavor.
Also...several mentions of not compromising weight and then no mention of what the actual bike weighs in at.
If I'm going to spend $9k+ on a bike I want to know its not a pig.
@hbar314 - Approx 30 on the XO and 31 on the AXS (batteries do weigh more).
You're the only one, I guarantee it.
We Are One is cheaper than most of its competitors, while building sustainably in NA America, and outfitting its bike with other sustainably high end NA products (e.g. Chris King, i9). If you're in the market, it's a phenomenal deal.
The finish on the frame looks phenomenal. Because it has no paint, it's probably lighter than many of its competitors. If I were in the market, this would be high on my list. Congratulations We Are One.
For my company, the responses I'm getting from manufacturers is a 18-16 month lead time on components. WAO is wise to not offer lower spec'ed models, when their delivery times would be 2023.
It's about comparing apples to apples and perhaps one day when markets "normalize" we'll have another build kit or two, but not in today's market. @ldhbaker
Plus the 10k WaO bike has thousands of dollars more of stuff attached to it compared to the top of the line GG. It's really not apples to apples.
WAOs bike is 9999 CAD WITH carbon wheels. Am I missing something?
305 is an alloy wheel set with Hydra hubs which retail for $1600 USD. WAO's 1/1 wheel set is $1400 USD. At this point in the game, I don't see carbon as a clear cut upgrade. There are plenty of places I'd rather run alloy, including at races. Hydra is clearly a higher end hub.
In terms of pure cost, there isn't $1860 between them, that's for sure.
About carbon rims: I think one of the primary benefits to WAO rims is the lifetime replacement.
But yeah, I agree the GG is a good deal. I don't think their pricing necessarily makes WAO a bad deal, though, depending on your priorities.
I have a set of WAO wheels, which I've loved over their lifetime. I broke two Agents, the last of which was replaced with a Strafe, at their discretion. I didn't know whether to be stoked or insulted. haha
It is expensive but could be worth it if you prize that sort of thing. I do. I am trying to buy as little made in China/ Asia stuff as possible lately. Knowing where my money goes is important to me. Probably is for others as well.
I would like to see some more detail about the frame.
When you mix in all that and it was made just outside LetterKenny it seems like a win/win.
They even did an article talking about this: www.pinkbike.com/news/importance-of-handlebar-height-mountain-bike.html
From that article:
"For example, the new YT Capra 29 has a five-size range going from small to XXL. YT recommends the small to riders around 160cm, and the XXL to riders of 197cm - that's a difference of 23% in rider height. Across that range the reach goes from 427mm to 507mm - a difference of 19% - but the stack goes from 625mm to 652mm - a difference of just 4%. Another way of looking at it is the ratio of stack to reach goes from 1.46 in the small to 1.29 in the XXL. Surely both can't be right. And I'm not picking on YT here; my point is this is entirely typical."
Seriously though, cheaper than Santa Cruz, s works, pivot, etc and made right here in kamloops. WAO has done something beautiful here.
My main concern is the warranty. In a world of "no questions asked" warranties, this bike is a "manufacturers defect warranty".
Break it at your next BME and you BUY a new one.
That's a tough sell with something this pricy.
Learned two things - I don't fear a carbon rim stranding me any more than an aluminum rim, and their warranty is solid. I have a few sets of their rims in the house for the family, and wouldn't hesitate to buy a frame from them.
And from all the lands on earth we come
We'll share a dream and sing with one voice
I am, you are, we are Australian... I mean Canadian?
$10K entry into the market though..... save them pennies..
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