We Are One Composites are now in the business of carbon frame fabrication, announcing the release of the We Are One Arrival trail/enduro bike. Known for their carbon rims, We Are One are now designing, manufacturing and building the carbon Arrival frame 100% in-house at their facility in Kamloops, BC. What is it? It’s a 150mm travel 29er, built for “the aggresive rider who wants a playful bike”. Here’s what we know so far.

We Are One Arrival

we are one arrival 150mm travel trail mountain bike whip

The We Are One Arrival marks the beginning of a new era for the Canadian composites manufacturer; “The Arrival is here, and we’re just getting started”, is the official line. Before we hypothesize about more bikes to come, let’s dive into the details on their debut frameset.

we are one arrival frameset drive side

First up, the Arrival runs a 160mm fork paired with a 150mm travel rear end. That’s delivered through a linkage that may be described as a variation on the DW-Link. It is a short, dual-link setup with a lower link much like what we see on the Ibis Ripmo and Revel’s CBF platform. That’s coupled to an upper link rocker, similar to what can be seen on any bike running Horst-Link suspension. Both links rotate in the same direction.

we are one arrival frameset

The front and rear triangles are both carbon, constructed from Toray carbon fibre; the two-piece rocker, lower link, other linkage hardware, stem, rear brake mount, bottom bracket shell, axles, and dropouts are all CNC-machined from aluminium in-house. The only parts that aren’t sourced from North America are the titanium bolts which are shipped in from China.

we are one arrival swingarm 157mm super boost

The rear triangle is one of the most interesting pieces to the puzzle. While it does run a 157mm Super Boost rear axle spacing, it does so without the wide Q-Factor usually associated with the DH-Standard. The We Are One Arrival runs a 52mm chainline, with a 148mm Boost crankset that offers up a more lively 168mm Q-Factor. 

we are one arrival titanium bolts

We Are One chose Ti fasteners for improved durability and weight savings. You’ll find them on all of the pivot bolts, brake adaptor mounting bolts, lower shock bolt, case cover, and dropout bolts.

It is braced both laterally and vertically. The one-piece rear triangle is shaped such that the drive- and non-drive sides of the swingarm are bridged, with another bridge running from the chainstays up to the seatstays. This is by no means unusual, but We Are One appear to have used a significant amount of material to achieve this, giving the rear-end a very stiff-looking aesthetic, if such a thing is possible.

we are one arrival enduro bike

The We Are One Arrival is available in three frame sizes; SZ1, SZ2 and SZ3. Reach starts at 450mm, stretching to 500mm on the ZS3; this range is said to cater to riders from 5′ 3″ up to 6′ 4″. The head tube angle sits at 64° paired with a seat tube angle of 77°. Rear-centre length on SZ1 and SZ2 comes in at 437mm, while the SZ3 is 4mm longer at 441mm. The bottom bracket drops 37mm from the 29″ wheel dropouts, delivering a BB height of 338mm.

we are one arrival geometry

Pricing & Availability

There are currently two models of the We Are One Arrival available to buy. The more affordable of the two comes in at $9999.69 CAD. That money gets you a Fox Factory 36 for with GRIP 2 damper, Fox Float Factory X2 shock, We Are One Revolution Wheels with the i9 1/1 hubset, SRAM XO1 Eagle drivetrain with 10-52T cassette, Magura MT5 4 piston brakes, SDG Tellis Dropper Post and Vittoria Mazza Tires (2.6″ on the front, 2.4″ on the rear).

The top-end model retails at $12,969.69 CAD. Upgrades on that build include i9 Hydra Hubs, a SRAM AXS XO1 Eagle drivetrain, a RockShox Reverb AXS Dropper Post and Magura MT7 4 Piston brakes equipped with HC3 levers.

we are one arrival cnc machined rear brake mount

We Are One custom designed a rear brake mount for the Arrival; it fits 180mm rotors but they will also offer a 203mm adaptor too#

We Are One have already allocated 75% of the bikes to their existing dealer network. You can also buy direct, with both build models ready to go in September 2021. We will update this post as and when we get more info from We Are One on frame details and leverage curves., etc.

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9 comments

  1. Deputy Dawg on

    It’s great We Are One IS doing this in Canada.

    And appears to have them almost ready to sell!

    Looking forward to a ride report.

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  2. Troy Phillips on

    One of the best looking bikes (to soon be ) out there . I like the rear suspension design.
    They seem like some big rides with a really slack head tube angle . I like the 77 degree seat tube angle .

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  3. Deputy Dawg on

    For a guy that mostly pedals rough xc trails, this seems like a crazy low BB, and 157 rear end is a non-starter for me.

    Awesome to see this being built in Canada, though!

    Reply

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