Entering the brand’s lineup alongside the Rambler SL, the latest Wilde Bicycle Co. Rambler is a steel all-rounder with a matching steel segmented fork and all the fixings for a good time. According to Wilde, “It’s capable of gravel centuries, quick road loops, light touring, B-roads, and of course daily life.” The frame has modern specs including disc brakes, thru-axles, and clean downtube-routed cables. There are three-pack mounts on the fork legs, top tube mounts, multiple bottle mounts, and bosses for racks and fenders.
Wilde describes the geometry as comfortable but nimble, and the Rambler has a high stack height for a slightly more upright riding position. Although Wilde also offers custom frames, they’ve partnered with the Maxway factory in Taiwan, which is known for making some the best steel frames available.
“This one’s for steel fork and headset spacer enthusiasts. It’s a classic ‘New England’ style segmented fork, that rides superbly and allows folks to run all the headset spacers their heart desires. Stack it to the moon! It’s also a little longer than our carbon fork which makes the bike even better for challenging off-road terrain.” —Designer Jeff Frane
Wilde Rambler All-Arounder Features
- Clearance for up to 700c X 50mm or 650b X 2.2″ tires
- Traditional straight 1 1/8 headtube
- 68mm bottom bracket shell
- Flat mount brakes
- 27.2mm seatpost
- 12x142mm rear / 12x100mm front
- 30.0mm seat collar
- Modular cable guides and full loop braze-ons
Wilde is offering three complete build packages: a SRAM AXS 12-speed build at $3,600, a Shimano GRX 2×11 build at $2,750, and the SRAM Apex 1×11 build at $2,300 USD. The frameset (frame + fork) is also available for $1,200 for those looking to transfer parts or start a fresh build. The frames and forks are phosphate dipped and E.D. coated for corrosion resistance and durability, and they have a wet paint finish.
The Wilde Rambler comes in four sizes and is available now from WildeBikes.com.
Make sure to dig into these related articles for more info...
Please keep the conversation civil, constructive, and inclusive, or your comment will be removed.