We Are One Composites Releases Limited Edition Arrival

Jul 20, 2023 at 11:01
by WeAreOne Composites  
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PRESS RELEASE: We Are One Composites

Introducing The New Limited Edition Arrival UDH/MX SP1


In an age of excess and overstock, We Are One is doing something different. We’re releasing a Limited Edition run of 60, handmade, high-spec Arrivals. You could call it a collector’s run of the best bikes ever built or the last opportunity to get your hands on an Arrival this year! Call it what you like, we’re only hand-making 60, and once they're gone, they're gone!

We’ve thoughtfully and purposefully specced these Arrivals with our Convergence Wheels, Da Package handlebar and stem combo, and performance components; RockShox Ultimate level suspension and Sram X0 Transmission.




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Arrival Design Philosophy


We believe that riders deserve the very best riding experience possible. What we knew before we started was that the experience we craved and wanted for our riders did not exist, so we built it.

The Arrival was created to blaze trails, break boundaries and redefine what was possible in North American manufacturing. It was a bold experiment, manufacturing in a different way. Going against the industry defaults, the naysayers, and the fearful. We Are One was not deterred… in fact, those who said it couldn’t be done fuelled us even more.

Driven by a desire to do things differently, we push through design challenges with grit and determination. Together, we were able to do what everyone else said was impossible. We made a rider’s bike entirely from scratch in our factory in Kamloops, BC. By designing and engineering every detail, we are able to control and improve this process every single day. We have the ability, skill, and machinery to turn an idea and napkin sketch into a high-performance enduro bike.

We imagine, design, and machine our own aluminum molds to produce our hand-laid carbon products. Our layups are our own, and we have the ability to test and develop them, improve them, and change them incrementally with knowledge gained from every step of our proprietary process. By designing and developing in-house, we have complete control and visibility into our entire process.

We did it and have proven that you can make an amazing, high-end bike completely in Kamloops, BC Facility, from start to finish.

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The Lineup



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ARRIVAL 130 UDH/MX SP1

The Limited Edition Arrival 130 SP1 platform is a trail bike designed to destroy climbs and fly down fast, flowy singletrack. Hand built for riders who value climbing efficiency and want a bike that provides the confidence to rip any descent. The Arrival 130 builds speed quickly, pushing you out of berms and provides the speed needed to be the first down the trail. If you're a rider looking to fly up the climbs with ease and demand a nimble, playful, confidence-inspiring whip, the Arrival 130 was hand built for you.

More Information: Arrival 130


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ARRIVAL 152 UDH/MX SP

The Limited Edition Arrival 152 bike platform is an all-mountain enduro machine that rewards riders who appreciate long, challenging days in the saddle and demand a capable bike on the descents. This versatile bike is ready for anything you can throw at it, and is right at home under the control of aggressive riders who are able to push their bike to the limit. The Arrival 152 needs to be pushed to be understood and appreciated. Whether you're tackling big days out in the mountains or railing through tight, technical singletrack at your local hill, the 152 will handle it all…if you can.

More Information: Arrival 152


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ARRIVAL 170 UDH/MX SP1

The Limited Edition Arrival 170 platform is an enduro weapon, hand built for riders who want limitless capability and aren't afraid to push the boundaries of what's possible on a mountain bike. This burly machine climbs like a trail bike but is ready to take on the gnarliest trails and any terrain you may throw in front of it. It will take whatever punishment you throw at it. Don’t let the travel and coil scare you, the Arrival 170 climbs ultra efficiently, leaving you full of energy when you reach the trailhead. If you're an aggressive rider looking to bag podiums and drop your friends, the Arrival 170 is here to provide that edge.

More Information: Arrival 170


Pricing

USD MSRP: $8,299

CAD MSRP: $10,999

This Limited run of 60 are available in a Desert Gold finish, which highlights our hand-laid carbon work. The Arrival 130, 152, and 170 SP1 are UDH compatible and can be configured as a Mullet setup. We stand behind our product and offer a lifetime guarantee on everything we make.

For more information visit www.weareonecomposites.com

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67 Comments
  • 153 9
 I just arrived in my pants

(I’ll take the down votes, I have no regrets)
  • 12 3
 Only 60? Brutal. Should have been 69.
  • 2 1
 @ShredDoggg: when the 60 are sold they’re gone for good! Great marketing ploy!
  • 7 0
 I came here to make jokes, but now I’m in love. This thing looks so sick
  • 1 0
 Nice!
  • 3 0
 @rivercitycycles: Right, "When we have sold these bicycles we do not have any more of these bicycles to sell"

Works for anything I guess. After I've sold these apples they're gone for good!!
  • 1 0
 @heyj: The first thing that came to mind is ROI - return on investment for the tooling. So, either these use existing tooling or they have developed some disposable tooling techniques which doesn’t require capitalization on investment.
  • 29 0
 Unreal design. A beautiful piece of engineering and pride.
  • 24 1
 The formerly high pricing has become a pretty good value.
  • 16 1
 A similar spec on a Yeti or Santa Cruz would be $10 or 11k USD. But yeah, $8k for a bike… I guess that’s the world we live in.
  • 9 0
 We are one did a good job on these bikes. Well done! Good company to deal with as well. I broke a We Are One real wheel, and they replaced it, no questions asked, and I had in less than a week after I called them.
  • 2 0
 I had a similar experience and had the wheel in 2 days. Amazing company for sure!
  • 3 0
 considering how much carbon wheels cost vs how much it cost to make one, almost all CR wheels brands do replace them with no questions asked
  • 11 1
 I want one
  • 7 2
 never thought i'd say this about an $11k bicycle, but those are solid value. beauty bikes, too.
  • 3 0
 I would really like to know if someone 5'4" would be comfortable on the M 130. The reach and effective top tube are much longer than a size small Honzo ESD that I am already running a 32mm stem on.
  • 3 0
 I'm that size and I couldn't image getting along well with this bike. My evil (i have in the lower setting and 140 fork) and reach is 440. Using a 35 length stem is comfy but I'm at my max for comfy. An additional 18mm would be to much. Also not listed on the site geo chart st length and insertion, it is super important for fit with shorter legs...i suspect these dimensions on this bike will not be short leg friendly. I find it weird it's recommended for 5'3", must have usually long limbs.
Ibis, Norco, Santa Cruz, Yeti and Specialized in general seem to really have sorted out the sizing (for short people) really well. My Revel Rail 27.5 is another I'd put in well proportioned for short people too. My evil is pretty good but i wish it had deeper seat-tube insertion. I don't think 3 sizes will truly fit people outside of the thick part of the bell curve
  • 3 1
 I have seen riders 5'2" ride the Arrivals well.

I am 5'5 and ride an Orbea Ocam in a medium. To be honest it is a bit big for me, but the problem isn't the reach it is the 110mm head tube. I beliew the Arrivals have a nice and short 95mm head tube.
  • 2 0
 @kclw: brace yourself, taller stacks are incoming.
  • 1 1
 We have numerous people in the medium size that are 5'2" - 5'8" range. The 35mm stem is on most of them. The 150mm AXS dropper works for most of them. If you have a very short inseam, you may have to drop to a 125-150mm dropper to get you that ideal saddle height. But the reach is working for these riders.
  • 2 0
 @WeAreOne: WeAreOne: based on the bikes I own and have owned, no way I going to purchase a bike with more than a 390mm seatpost length with decent insertion. Massively reduces amount of useable drop when st lengths are 410+
Sure you have 5’2” riders on your bikes but it doesn’t mean it’s an ideal size for them
  • 4 1
 @artistformlyknowasdan: Ya, it's tough to have geo so that you hit all the different body types out there and make the bikes work perfectly. You do the best you can and hope that people find the sweet spot.
I am stoked you have found one that works for you and that you're enjoying the ride!

Cheers
  • 2 1
 @WeAreOne: 150mm is woefully inadequate. I own an Arrival, and am lucky that a oneup at 170mm fits; like a mm lower and it would not work. If you had also updated this to take a 200mm dropper for the medium, I'd probably upgrade to your 2024 model.
  • 5 0
 In a year the 60 people who own one of these can get together and sit in a circle and have a circle….
  • 5 0
 $8k for AXS/Transmission, full carbon everything and RS Ultimate? I can't believe it but it seems like a bargain
  • 1 0
 Not to mention the wheels, bars, and frame are not even outsourced to Asia. So what does that say about pricing and value from competitors who do outsource?
And asking, because I don't know, what would this build be worth if Yeti or Santa Cruz put it out - in a small batch no less?
  • 6 2
 $8,300 for a 170mm bike at 33.6lbs with SRAM T AXS....not bad.
  • 8 6
 Noooo! Super Boost 130mm trail bikes Should. Not. Be. A. Thing. But I guess my wallet thanks you.
  • 5 0
 That’s the only bad thing about this bike
  • 1 0
 @Frank191: it really is. And it's still not enough to deter me from getting one, if I had the cash. But it's still not something I particularly want.
  • 10 0
 Please let us know, as we would love to know what it is specifically about the 157 rear hub that creates a show-stopper for you. Some further info on the rear end of non-UDH Arrival, if you measure the width of our rear end from outside to outside at the axle, it is narrower than most 148 bikes on the market. We love learning from riders, so please share. We would love the feedback. Cheers
  • 5 8
 @WeAreOne: Let me start by saying I'm pretty much *your* customer: I have and am happy with two sets of WAO wheels, change bikes with some regularity, and my favorite shop is (was? the allocation was tiny) a WAO bike dealer. Have been really happy with my rims and am intrigued by Da Package but haven't seen a benefit of going to 35mm only to have to go out of my way to find reasonably comfortable bars.

But the long and the short of it is that Super Boost is an unnecessary complication.

No one in my circle is complaining about how modern frames or wheels are flexy. In fact, they're realizing that a bike or wheel can be too stiff, which you see as companies bend over backward to make carbon wheels less harsh (vertical stiffness) and chattery (lateral stiffness). And when they hop on a good steel f/s bike they rave about the pop and forgiveness that the material brings. So adding frame and wheel stiffness isn't a selling point.

Similarly, while Super Boost can enable shorter chainstays (by moving the chainring and chain outboard) while maintaining clearance, a bit more chainstay length feels beneficial in a lot of cases, including here in CO where you're winching uphill for as long as an hour and short chainstays with long front ends are harder to manage than something a bit better proportioned.

Also, (most) everyone else has figured out how to make big tires, short chainstays, and Boost chainlines play nicely together. Does Super Boost make it easier? Sure. But if it were easy anyone could do it and the best design really is born from challenging constraints. And while Shimano is still at 52mm for Boost, SRAM has achieved a 55mm (Super Boost) chainline by better controlling the dropout:wheel interface and you know that Shimano won't be far behind. So pointing to Super Boost as a means to achieve shorter chainstays (to the extent they're needed) isn't really a good reason.

Let's get to drawbacks:

Most riders in your target market have more than one mountain bike. Chances are it's not Super Boost. And given the option it's nice to have cross-compatible parts in the stable. Maybe it's so that you can swap wheels if you find a flat while rushing out on Sunday morning. Maybe it's so that you can hand your wheels down to another member of the household when you need (or "need" even just want) to upgrade.

I know, a lot of people like I9 hubs. But some people have prefer to be able to hold conversations while coasting. Or maybe they just have something else they prefer. As an aside, have you ever tried to find an I9 hub part in a European resort town? At least with DT you have a good chance (the only non-EXP DT hub failure I've ever experienced was a broken star ratchet spring on day two of a once-in-a-lifetime riding trip to Switzerland), even if it's just an end cap that got knocked off somehow. There's a lot to be said for that, which is also why as a Shimano rider I'm also a big UDH fan.

Along those lines, if you travel and damage a wheel it can be a massive PITA to find a replacement or rental wheel in standard Boost. Or you can poach parts from your or a friend's backup bike. Super Boost? Noop. You're spending the rest of your vacation on a horsewhipped GT with poorly-bled brakes.

So the real question should be *why* Super Boost? The Arrival looks like an amazing bike and I love the idea of a first-world frame at a not-insane price but when all is said and done there are too many good bikes on the market that don't unnecessarily complicate their owners' lives.
  • 6 0
 @drapeau: good lord bro… thanks for over sharing. I’m kidding but not really.
  • 10 0
 @drapeau: Thanks for the feedback and info on why 157 doesn't work for you. Some good points on wheels, and needing to use spares if things go south on a trip.
I don't see us moving away from this platform, as we feel that too many benefits outweigh the negatives. A lot of the benefits are the stability of the bike's rear end. The chain line on the Arrival, is optimized to get a longer lifespan out of your drivetrain, and the benefits of having equal spoke tension on your rear wheel for better fatigue life. To name a few that stand out.
It's cool that desigs can make what they feel is fantastic and the best possible outcome from their perspective. It's also cool that not everyone has to agree with their design. I just wish that one day you can take an Arrival for a rip and feel what we have tried to build as the best possible outcome from our side.
  • 5 1
 @drapeau: Dude you wrote that reply, in that patronizing a tone, to a company whose entire business is designing and building composite frames and rims. You literally tried to explain wheel and frame design to them.

They wanted your preferences, not an amateur explainer - they know more than you.
Next time write a dot point list.

p.s. Shimano have had 55mm chainline options for more than two years now. No-one "achieved" it. It's just an option provided for frame designers, like the people here humouring you.
  • 2 0
 @WeAreOne: My uneducated feeling is that my Superboost 165mm travel bike feels way more stable on the rear end that any of my boost or 142 bikes ever felt (hardtail being the exception). My two hardtails are boost. The SB rear end feels less "wallow" to it in the corners. I'm also not the target customer, I am a bit more than the 175lb 5'-9.5" customer.

Now having a Superboost full suspension bike, I can honestly say that regular boost is a deal breaker for me. I will only buy a SB rear-end bike going forward. If I could somehow justify the WA1 frameset, it would be in my garage.
  • 1 0
 @WeAreOne: I have two MTBs with 157 hubs. Very happy with them. If I were in the market for a new bike I would snap up one of the 130 Arrivals. They look like beautiful machines! Thanks for doing what you do.
  • 3 0
 Sheesh that’s nice
  • 5 5
 Word on the street, this is We Are One's first and last bike.

"Last opportunity to get your hands on an Arrival this year" might be the last opportunity ever.
  • 3 0
 Why would they kill a product if it is selling? I assume they are making money selling these...but maybe just not as much margin as their wheels.
  • 5 0
 Which street?
  • 57 0
 If you keep you’re eyes peeled...you might just see a "prototype" that is not an Arrival at Crankworx...
  • 12 0
 @WeAreOne: THE STREETS HAVE SPOKEN
  • 4 0
 @WeAreOne: WAO making news in the Pinkbike comments section is Legendary.
  • 1 0
 @WeAreOne

Where can we find a geo chart for the new flip chip / mullet option?
  • 1 0
 and also seat tube lengths - insertion is published, but not the overall length as far as I can tell?
  • 2 0
 @scotteh: Add 200mm to our insertion spec. So seat tube lengths are M: 430mm, L: 440mm and XL: 450mm
  • 3 0
 The flip chip preserves geo, so you HTA and STA will remain consistent with the 29er setup. As well as your static BB height.
  • 3 0
 Gorgeous. That is all.
  • 1 0
 Well, I live in Australia, so that pretty much rules out me getting my hands on one. Sad face.
  • 2 0
 Go to Canada on holiday!It's how I ended up with a Devinci Chainsaw! It's a win win situation.
  • 1 0
 @hvmatt: how is the chainsaw? That is a cool bike too! No Devinci available in Australia either, unfortunately.
  • 2 0
 Dan Jas Imports is Australian Distributor. I’m in the process of getting one.
  • 1 0
 @spacedoutboy: through FTR in Brissie, or direct?
  • 1 0
 @drzdave2004: Bought the DH.Lots of fun,first mullet Ive ridden and I like how it works. Surprisingly nimble.I like the coil shock and the high pivot really does take the sting out .The rear wheel needed retensioning after the first ride though which I was happy to do. I though it might be a chore on some of our flatter trails here in Christchurch but its fine. On steep stuff its great-think Whistler rock slabs like Captain Safety and I had no problem with A line n Dirt Merchant(ate up a huck to flat off of the hip after the first big stepdown where I thought I was going to die!!!) Probably wouldnt go for it in enduro mode where theres a lot of pedalling-I have a Spartan for that(not the HP)
  • 2 0
 Such cool lines
  • 1 0
 Rents these days are too damn high, but this room is beautiful.
  • 1 4
 This is not a criticism of WR1 specifically, but high end SRAM builds in general (noticed it in a recent Yeti review as well). You put down a lot of cash, get a real nice bike in all other regards, but still end up with brakes that are... perfectly serviceable.

You might have seen me defend them in past comments because they are reliable and repairable. But Codes belong on the bike I have, not the bike I wish I could have.

There is an upside though. This practice across many high end brands does continually stock the used market with good, albeit non-dream-spec, brakes.
  • 3 0
 Have you ridden the new Code Ultimate brakes? They're pretty much flawless. Yeah they use the same caliper as before, but the redesigned levers have such an awesome positive feel from a stronger return spring, and the carbon material on the lever blade itself is a welcome change regarding comfort. Honestly I think they're the best downdurocountry brake out there.
  • 2 2
 @seraph: no, I haven't. I have regular old RSCs. Is there more power with the Ultimate?

To reiterate, I don't think the Code is a bad brake. It's just not very interesting (though the carbon lever and polished finish help) or all that powerful (for the 170 model - with 200/180mm rotors!).

I want to see some Trickstuff on there! Probably it just shows I'm out of touch with bike pricing, and shouldn't be expecting a truly no-holds-barred build at $11k.
  • 1 3
 Then it gets worse and you have to put up with sram transmissions that shift badly, slowly and wear out quickly
  • 1 1
 @chrismac70: they wear out quickly? Transmission has only just been released. I don't think anyone has had it long enough to be able to say it "wears out quickly" lol

@AndrewHornor: Trickstuff brakes are highly unlikely to come stock on a bike like the WeAreOne, as they cost about $1000 a set and have a 6-month lead time. Code Ultimates are easily some of the nicest brakes you'll find on a stock build these days.
  • 1 0
 @AndrewHornor: I'll let you know when I get my stealth ults. I read they might feel a tiny more powerful than rsc but it might just be the higher leverage lever
  • 7 7
 ebike riders need not apply
  • 5 2
 Oops, you’re wrong. Ride an ebike and one of these.
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