Otso has been teasing this for months, but it’s finally here. A single speed conversion kit for their Tuning Chip dropouts! Admittedly, this will appeal to a very small group of riders – even smaller considering it’s limited to their metal frames for now. But for those who already own a metal Otso who want to ditch the gears, or have been waiting to buy one until it could be single speed, your time is now.
We’ve known for a while now that Otso intentionally included cutouts at the back of their Tuning Chip dropouts for a single speed system. But until now, the Tuning Chip system has been limited to gears. It’s important to highlight that for now, this is just compatible with metal Otso frames including the Warakin Stainless, Warakin Ti, and Waheela S. It is not compatible with carbon frames like the Voytek and Waheela C.
You have a choice of either Post Mount or Flat Mount brakes, with two different versions of the kit. Both are sold for $94.95 and will work with the existing thru axle of the frame. For a detailed installation guide including torque values and a note on tire size, check out the Otso page here.