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The Wilde Rambler Gets More Affordable with New Steel Segmented Fork

Wilde Bikes Rambler ne segmented steel forkPhoto c. Wilde Bikes
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Back in April of this year, I wrote a news story introducing the new Wilde Cycles Rambler SL. It was a story that got quite a bit of attention. Within that story, I mentioned that the Rambler would soon be coming with a cool, segmented steel fork – the non “SL” version

Wilde Bikes Rambler full side shot
Photo c. Wilde Bikes

It’s here, and the fork is pretty sick in all its segmented, steel glory. Plus Wilde is offering this new Rambler frameset built up complete with a 1x SRAM Apex group, with a set of solid DT Swiss G 1800 Wheels for only $2300.

This is their most affordable complete bike offering yet.

The Wilde Rambler is a fully modern adaptation of the genre that can run disc brakes, thru-axles, and generous-sized tires. It sports all of the mounting points you’d expect, with a geometry that Wilde says is “nimble and comfortable for long days in the saddle”.

Wilde Bikes Rambler GRX version

This new Rambler, like all of Wilde’s bikes, uses a taller stack height, following their philosophy that “comfortable is faster”. This is a production bike, meaning that is able to be offered at a more affordable price point. It is manufactured in Taiwan’s hugely popular Maxway factory.

The new steel fork carries a slightly longer axle-to-crown measurement than Wilde’s Wayfinder carbon fork giving the bike a bit higher trail number and slightly elevated bottom bracket. This will be welcomed by those that choose to take the Rambler on more challenging off-road terrain or are running it with a 650b wheelset.

Wilde Bikes Rambler TLC decal

The frame and fork are built with Wilde’s proprietary TLC (Tough, Light, Compliant) steel tubing, selecting a size/model specific, optimal blend of tubing diameters, wall thicknesses, and butting profiles to yield a frame that Wilde says is built to last, as light as practical, and comfortable for the rider.

With a pretty paint color called Ocean Sparkle “which changes color from green to blue in the sun”. The new Rambler is sure to be a head-turner. the frame and fork are also phosphate-dipped and E.D. Coated.

In stock and ready to ship immediately, The Wilde Rambler is expected to be their most popular model along with being a great addition to their current offerings.

Wilde Bikes Rambler segmented steel fork thru axle dropout

Rambler Frame Features and Retail

Retail: $1200 (frame and fork)

Comes in four sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large

  • Three pack mounts on top and bottom of the down tube, bottle boss on the seat tube
  • Top tube feedbag mount
  • Fender mounts
  • rack Mounts
  • Compatible with 2x and 1x drivetrains
  • Frame weight: 5lbs (medium)

Steel Fork Features

  • Fender mounts
  • Double eyelet dropout
  • Three-pack mounts with center braze-on doubling as a mid-blade mount
  • Internal dynamo routing
  • Mounts for Surly 8 and 24-pack racks
  • Tire clearance 700c X 48mm or 650b X 2.2″

Geometry

The Rambler has got what Wilde says is “gravel geo with all-day comfort in mind”. The taller stack height, slightly higher bottom bracket, and “chatter-absorbing” chainstays, paired with the “road-ish” head and seat tube angles are said to keep things “quick and maneuverable”.

Wilde-Rambler-Geometry

Frame Spec

  • Clearance for up to 700c X 50mm or 650b X 2.2″ tires
  • Traditional straight 1 1/8″ headtube
  • 68 mm bottom bracket shell
  • Flat Mount
  • 142mm rear spacing
  • Seatpost: 27.2mm
  • Seat Collar: 30.0
  • Cable Guides: Modular guides under the downtube, and full loop braze-ons on the stays (No Zip Ties)
  • 12mm Thru Axle – 1.5 x 174mm

Fork Spec

  • Flat Mount
  • 100mm spacing
  • 12mm Thru Axle – 1.5 x 124mm

Different Complete Build Options

SRAM Rival AXS

  • SRAM Rival AXS shifters with hydraulic brakes
  • SRAM Rival AXS XPLR rear derailleur
  • SRAM Rival 1x Dub Wide 170mm crankset
  • SRAM XG-1251 cassette, 12 speed, 10-44
  • Wolf Tooth Performance headset
  • Thomson 90mm stem
  • Thomson Elite setback seatpost
  • Salsa Cowbell handlebar
  • Stan’s Crest S2 wheelset
  • Teravail Rutland 700cx42 tires
  • WTB Volt saddle
  • AXS charger
  • SRAM Centerline 160 mm rotors

Shimano GRX810/600 2×11

  • Shimano GRX600 shifters with hydraulic brakes
  • Shimano GRX810 derailleurs
  • Shimano GRX600 crankset, 46-30, 170mm
  • Shimano cassette, CS-HG700, 11-34
  • FSA Orbit X headset
  • Zipp Service Course cockpit
  • WTB Volt saddle
  • FSA AGX i25 wheels
  • Teravail Rutland 700c x 42 tires

SRAM Apex 1×11

  • SRAM Apex shifters with Tektro dual-piston mechanical brakes
  • SRAM Apex rear derailleur
  • SRAM Apex 1 crankset – 170mm
  • SRAM 11-speed cassette, 11-42t, black
  • FSA Orbit X headset
  • Salsa Cowbell handlebar, 44 cm
  • WTB Volt saddle
  • DT Swiss G 1800 Wheels
  • WTB Riddler 700 x 45 tires, 60 TPI, tan

Wilde wants you to know that they are happy to build this bike any way you want, just reach out here to get started.

WildeBikes.com

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WhateverBikes
1 year ago

Very nice. Simple, affordable, capable, easy to maintain. All you need to have a good time, and some time and money left for other things in life that are important.

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

The bike on the top is sporting first-generation XTR cranks and derailleurs, and 1996-ish Time ATAC pedals.

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