Waheela C finishes what Waheela S started. It's a no-nonsense gravel killer from a straight-talking, engineering-driven brand.
Choose your own adventure with our new Waheela C. Set it up with 29 x 2.1” to ride dirt singletrack, 650b x 53 to grind even the sketchiest of gravel sections, 700c x 28 slicks for your weekly group road ride, or anything in between. This versatility, of course, is made possible by our Tuning Chip dropout system, which allows the wheelbase to be lengthened or shortened by up to 20mm to accommodate your riding style without compromising handling.
As you might’ve guessed, the C in Waheela C stands for carbon. While gravel racing requires long hours in the saddle at a steady pace, your bike also needs to be ready to crush punchy climbs and sudden sprints. This is where the Waheela C excels—aggressive geometry, comfortable for all 100+ miles, responsive and snappy for sprinting away from the lead group.
Staying true to our adventure cycling roots, we also equipped the Waheela C with added features for all sorts of extended backcountry riding. You’ll find three bottle mounts (with extra mounting points on the down tube), fender mounts, rack mounts, and mounting points on the top tube for adding a fuel tank bag because snacks are important. Simply put: this is a versatile bike that’ll handle whatever you throw at it.
Waheela C is optimized for improved stability and confidence on rough terrain.
The rider is centered over the wheels, which places less weight on front wheel compared to most other gravel bikes.
Stack & Reach
Progressive stack and reach design allows us to cover a full range of rider sizes with only four different frame sizes.
Head & Seat Tube Angles
Consistent head and seat tube angles across all frame sizes provides the same great experience for riders of all sizes.
Waheela C is not a drop bar mountain bike. It’s a gravel-grinding beast that can clear 29x2.1 tires.
GIANT TIRE CLEARANCE
Gravel comes in all shapes and sizes, from the packed limestone of Southeast Minnesota to the chunky roads of the Flint Hills of Kansas. The Waheela C is equipped with tire clearance to handle the terrrain of your next race. It'll run 700c x 35mm when the roads are nice and tidy, 700c x 42mm when there's a bit more uncertainty, 700c x 53mm when the gravel road turns to ATV trails, and anything in between. The Waheela C can also fit 29" x 2.1", 27.5" x 2.1", or 650b x 53mm if 700c isn't really your thing. In short, the Waheela C is ready for the road ahead.
Our lightweight, smooth, and uniform carbon layup is better than most and equal to the best quality frames from any other company.
The Tuning Chip® system provides 20mm of chainstay length and 4mm of bottom bracket height adjustment, allowing you to adapt the bike to different tire sizes and riding styles.
AND SO MUCH MORE ...
PUT SOME BOWS ON IT
Waheela C’s bowed seat stays provide vertical compliance, which is essential to comfort. This is design feature is not only visually apparent, but something you will definitely feel in the ride quality.
Waheela C features extra downtube mounting points (6 total), as well as top tube gas tank mounting points.
READY FOR ANY DRIVETRAIN
Waheela C is 1x and 2x compatible for mechanical and electronic drivetrains. It's also fully compatible with both Shimano Di2 and SRAM eTap AXS.
MASSIVE TIRE CLEARANCE
Like the Warakin, Waheela has massive tire clearance and can be built up with tires ranging from all-road 700Cx28 through road-plus 650Cx53 to trail-ready 700Cx53 (29x2.1) for rough terrain.
HAVE RACKS? WILL TRAVEL
Numerous braze-ons allow Waheela to accommodate water bottles, fenders, racks, frame bags, and more.
DETAILS THAT MATTER
Internal brake and shifter routing with sleeves, carbon access door under bottom bracket for easier routing, front and rear thru-axle, and threaded bottom bracket for reliable, easy service.
HIP TO THE DROP
Waheela C is compatible with internal routing dropper seat posts (30.9 for more choices).
Designed by the Otso engineering team, Waheela C frames are manufactured in one of the premiere carbon fiber factories in Taiwan and come with a 5 year limited warranty. All bikes are inspected and assembled at our headquarters in Minneapolis, MN USA.