Posted by Logan Watts
Photos by Mike Viglianco
You might have heard of WOHO—whose name kind of translates to “woohoo” in English—for their seat pack stabilizer and bottle cage mount. Since that product’s release, the Taiwan-based company has introduced a full line of bikepacking bags, among other tools and bits. Over the weekend at the Taipei CYCLE show, WOHO rolled out three drop-bar bikes built specifically for gravel touring and off-pavement bikepacking.
WOHO Wild Card
According to WOHO, the biggest challenge to bikepacking in Taiwan is their lack of singletrack trails. Therefore, bikepacking is mostly limited to rough roads and some gravel. The WOHO Wildcard is the company’s attempt to create a bike around this style of bikepacking, and to pry people away from road bikes and into overnight camping trips off the beaten path.
The Wild Card, WOHO’s affordable steel gravel tourer, is sold as a frame/fork in Moss Green or Vermillion for $660. WOHO’s website shows it with a carbon fork, but in Taipei it’s displayed with a steel fork that features triple bosses for Anything Cages, or, as shown, Gorilla Cages. Wild Card’s chromoly steel frame features ED-coating for corrosion resistance, a threaded bottom bracket, two sets of three-pack bosses in the triangle, a pair of bottle mounts under the downtube, additional mounts for fenders and racks, and interchangeable dropouts to suit a variety of hub standards. The WOHO Wild card fits tires up to 700c x 45mm or 27.5 x 2.1″. Learn more over at WOHObike.com.
WOHO Double Ace Ti and Steel models
As shown in the spec-plate below, the new WOHO Double Ace is a 700c bike that’s bit more race and road oriented than the Wild Card. It loses a little tire clearance and a couple mounts in favor of a sleeker finish to streamline it for gravel racing. It also gets a PF30 BB shell instead of the threaded standard used on the Wild Card. The Double Ace will be available in titanium or an ED-coated Columbus “Life” chromoly steel frame. Both have internal cable routing and interchangeable dropouts to fit QR or thru-axles. The WOHO Double Ace has room for tires up to 700c x 40mm or 650b x 47mm. Prices are unknown at this point.