It seems like Otso has been sneaking some updates into their Warakin frames. I occur to love the Otso Warakin Ti. But there are some things I want the unique model had–specifically geometry designed to enable the usage of suspension forks, accent mounts on the fork, and dropper put up routing. Guess what the brand new updates are??
Yup. Otso has now addressed all my considerations, which ought to make the updated Warakin Stainless and Warakin Ti their finest but. Up entrance, three-pack mounts on either side of the fork offer you extra cargo choices for these longer adventures.
The forks are additionally longer with a 420mm axle to crown measurement. That places it within the candy spot for swapping it out for a gravel suspension fork from Fox, RockShox, MRP, or others. As a end result, the headtube can be shorter by 20mm to hold the geometry the identical.
And in the event you’re placing a suspension fork in your gravel bike, you’ll in all probability additionally need a dropper put up. So the brand new frames have that possibility as nicely.
Available now in choose sizes, costs begin at $1,700 for the Warakin Stainless frameset or $3,550 for the Stainless full, and $2,950 for the Warakin Ti frameset and $4,500 for the Ti full.