Minneapolis-based Wilde Bicycle Company has been busy since their launch around a year ago. Jeff Frane, founder of All-City Cycles, and Josh Klauck, owner of Minneapolis’ Angry Catfish Bike Shop, launched Wilde with a lineup of US-made steel and titanium bikes at that time, and they haven’t slowed down. They’ve since added their carbon Wayfinder Fork, riser bars, Rack Buddy basket bag, and a few accessory bags made in collaboration with Cedaero. We knew they’d been planning to add a Taiwan-made bike into the lineup, and today we’re are excited to see it come to fruition.
The Wilde Supertramp is their first non-US-made bike, and it’s handmade in Taiwan through their partnership with the Maxway factory. It’s based around their own Wilde TLC (Tough Light Compliant) Chromoly steel tubing and a matching steel segmented fork. The frame has three pack mounts on the top and bottom of down tube, a bottle boss on seat tube, top tube mounts, fender mounts, internal dropper post routing, full loop cable guides, and clearance for 29 x 2.6″ tires (though it’s optimized for 29 x 2.25″).
As for geometry, Wilde describes the Supertramp as having “comfortable off-road touring geometry,” and they say it’s perfect for an all-rounder. It has a tall stack height, long-ish reach, and works nicely with short stems and heavy front loads. The main triangle is optimized for a big frame bag, and it looks like it offers a capable platform for everyday riding and loaded bikepacking alike.
“I am super into the current ATB trend, as they’re just good “bikes.” You can literally do anything with them. They can be built up in infinite ways and are virtually future-proof. When a bike leads with capability, it’ll always be useful and relevant.” —Wilde Bike Designer Jeff Frane
Wilde Supertramp Specs
- Frame clearance for 29 x 2.6″ tires, fork fits 29 x 2.8″
- 44mm headtube
- 73mm bottom bracket shell
- ISO disc mounts (front and rear)
- Boost Hub Spacing (front and rear)
- Seatpost: 31.6mm
- Seat Collar: 35.0mm
- Phosphate dipped and E.D. Coated for corrosion resistance and durability. Wet paint finish.
- Fork has internal dynamo routing and mid-blade mounts for Surly 8 and 24 Pack Racks
They’re doing a limited run of 15 bikes as shown, which are built up around full a SRAM GX groupset, Thomson cockpit, Jones Bars, Stans S2 wheels, Ultradynamico tires, WTB Saddle, Wolftooth headset, Avid BB7 brakes, and Avid Levers. Complete bikes cost $3,000 USD. Wilde also offers custom builds and can piece together your dream ATB using specific parts of your choosing. They also offer the Supertramp as a frameset (frame/fork) for $1,200 USD.
Frames and forks are expected to arrive in February and are available for pre-purchase now. Head over to WildeBikes.com to reserve yours.
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