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Otso Cycles debuts CX gravel steed, plus fat hardtail - all to wheel

The Warakin will be able to take on many different shapes, from the cyclocross racer to the laid back gravel adventure bike to many things in between.

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The Wolf Tooth Components team joins the bike building business that Otso Cycles launches today. The first product line includes two bicycles. The Voytek is a carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike designed around the Otso Plus-Fat concept. While the Warakin is a drop bar steed billed as a cyclocross competitor, laid back gravel adventure bike, and everything in between.

The name Otso comes from Finnish mythology and refers to the spirit of the bear, the most important, revered and respected animal of all. Otso is the noble king of the forest and a symbol of strength and courage. According to a company press release, the Wolf-Zahn crew decided to start a bicycle company because they wanted bicycles that didn't exist.

"It sounded easy the first time we brewed a few beers, but we quickly learned that it takes a lot of work to get it right," read the press release. "We had experts in many topics such as carbon injection molding, stainless steel pipe welding, investment casting and ISO fatigue testing, to name a few. Along the way we have a new, patent-pending, adjustable dropout system and a carbon frame Construction developed. "

The new hardtail is a 27.5+ or 29+ trail bike that can also accommodate up to 26 × 4. 6 "tires.

The result is two fascinating new bikes: a fat bike with nimble attributes and a drop bar bike that harms the usual labels.

The Otso Cycles team has a five-man program: Mike Pfeiffer (mechanical engineer, frame designer), Brendan Moore (mechanical engineer, brand manager), Dan Dittmer (mechanical engineer, creative director), Jack Hinkens (operations, stunt rider, everything else), Chris Fisher (internal sales, assembly, shipping) and Tim Krueger (consultant). Together, the Otso team has over 100 years of riding and racing experience.

A stainless steel frame is combined with the Otso Tuning Chip System, carbon fiber fork, disc brakes and axles.

Meet the Warakin

Native American folklore tells of a mythical wolf-like creature, the Shunka Warakin. Fierce and heavy, the warakin evoked both fear and awe in those who encountered it. Like the legendary creature, the Warakin bike will be able to take on many different forms, from cyclocross racers to relaxed gravel adventure bikes to many things in between.

The stainless steel frame is combined with the Otso Tuning Chip System, carbon fiber fork, disc brakes and axles.

The complete Ultegra build bike sells for $ 4,399.

Warakin key features
  • Tuning Chip System offers 20mm chain strip length adjustment and subtle changes to the lower bracket drop and head tube angle.
  • Through axle 15 × 100 fork and 12 × 142 rear
  • The frame and fork offer space for up to 700 x 42 tires.
  • TIG welded, customer-specific stainless steel tubes
  • Brushed surface with beaded logos.
  • Carbon fiber fork with tapered steerer tube (1 ⅛ "- 1 ½").
  • Numerous soldering boxes for 3 water bottles, fenders, racks, frame bags etc.
  • Six sizes available (49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60).
  • Whole cable housing.
  • Disc brakes with 160 mm rotors front and rear.
  • BSA threaded bracket, compatible with 1X and 2X cranks.
  • Single speed with optional dropouts.
  • Frameset - $ 1799 - includes carbon fork, headset, and seat post.
  • Complete 105 bike - $ 3,199 - with Shimano mechanical disc brakes, Lithic hubs, and FSA cockpit.
  • Complete Ultegra bike - $ 4,399 - with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, DT Swiss hubs, and Thomson cockpit.

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Meet the Voytek

In the middle of World War II, the Polish Army discovered a stray bear cub in the wild. This bear, called Voytek, became a brave soldier. Voytek drank beer, smoked (or ate) cigarettes, wrestled with the troops, and even helped carry ammunition in combat. Just like the legendary bear, Otso says his Voytek bike can be playful or serious.

Voytek is a carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike based around the Otso Plus-Fat concept with its tight Q-factor. It's a 27.5+ or 29+ trail bike that also seats up to 26 × 4. 6 "tires.

It is also equipped with Otso's patented tuning chip tail dropout system, which allows the chain strip length to be adjusted from a fun and nimble 430mm to a fast and stable 450mm.

Otso's patented tuning chip tail dropout system allows the chain strip length to be adjusted from a fun and nimble 430mm to a fast and stable 450mm.

Voytek key features
  • Designed in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Narrow Q-factor crank arms. Uses the 83mm standard bottom bracket (implemented as PF107) to have an actual Q-factor as narrow as 183mm.
  • In order to achieve this tight Q-factor, Voytek is designed exclusively for 1x drivetrains.
  • The tuning chip system developed by Wolf Tooth Components offers 20mm chainstrip length adjustment and subtle changes to the bottom bracket and head tube angles. Switching between positions is very easy and can be done in about 2 minutes.
  • Modern geometry - longer top tube, short chainstays and light slacker head tube angle.
  • Proportional dimensioning
  • Places internally distributed pipette.
  • The vehicle-corrected geometry is compatible with an Otso Carbon rigid fork or up to 120 mm suspension fork.
  • Possible wheel / tire sizes are: 26 × 4.0 "up to 26 × 4. 6", 27. 5 × 2. 6 "to 27. 5 × 4.0", 29 × 2. 2 "up to 29 × 3. 0 "
  • 177x12mm rear hub spacing, 150x15mm front rigid fork or Bluto hub spacing and 110 × 15 with a Plus-specific fork.
  • EPS molded carbon fiber provides smooth interior walls and optimized carbon compression.
  • 100% carbon fiber frame No aluminum inserts or structural fiberglass.
  • Single speed with optional dropouts.
  • Color options: matt black / gray / white and glossy metallic platinum / blue / white.
  • Frankset (crankset with frameset since 83mm BB cranksets are not widely available yet) - $ 2299 - includes frame, custom carbon fork, Race Face Cinch Aeffect crankset, Wolf Tooth CAMO chainring, headset and seat post collar. An upgrade to Next SL crankset is possible.
  • Fat Bike Complete - $ 3899 - Shimano XT build, DT Swiss 350 hubs, and Lithic Rhyolite rims.
  • Plus bike complete (27.5+ or 29+) - $ 4199 with RockShox Reba fork or $ 4599 with Fox F34 factory fork - Shimano XT build, DT Swiss 350 hubs and Race Face Affekt 40mm inner width rims.

For complete geo-measures for both bikes, scroll through the gallery below. For more information, please visit otsocycles. Com

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A stainless steel frame is combined with the Otso Tuning Chip System, carbon fiber fork, disc brakes and through axles.
The complete Ultegra build bike sells for $ 4,399.
Full geo-chart
Otso's patented tuning chip tail dropout system allows the chain strip length to be adjusted from a fun and nimble 430mm to a fast and stable 450mm.

The Warakin will be able to take on many different shapes, from the cyclocross racer to the laid back gravel adventure bike to many things in between.
The new hardtail is a 27.5+ or 29+ trail bike that can also accommodate up to 26 × 4. 6 "tires.
Voytek is a carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike based around the Otso Plus-Fat concept with its tight Q-factor.
Bikepacking someone?

The vehicle-corrected geometry is compatible with an Otso Carbon rigid fork or up to 120 mm suspension fork.
Frankset (crankset with frameset since 83mm BB cranksets are not widely available yet) is $ 2299 and includes frame, custom carbon fork, Race Face Cinch Aeffect crankset, Wolf Tooth CAMO chainring, headset and seat post collar.
Full geo-chart
A closer look at how the tuning chip works.