Wilde Bikes Goes Bikepacking With the New Supertramp, the “Logical” Choice for Adventures

News from the Northstar State, Minnesota, Wilde Bikes announces their new bikepacking frameset, the Supertramp. I know what you are thinking, but no, it has nothing to do with these guys. Ok, that was low-hanging fruit perhaps.

The Supertramp is a bikepacking-specific frameset that Wilde thinks will urge you to wander… you know, like a Supertramp.

Wilde Bikes Supertramp full side

Photo c. Wilde Bikes

Jeff Frane, the bike designer at Wilde Bikes, says that he is “super into the current ATB trend, as they’re just good bikes. You can literally do anything with them. They can be built up in infinite ways, and are virtually future proof. When a bike leads with capability, it’ll always be useful and relevant.” I couldn’t agree more.

Wilde Bikes Supertramp side view

That being said the Supertramp is Wilde’s all-terrain bike that is ready to bikepack, trek, or be taken on any adventure you care to partake in. Wilde says it’s built for both comfort and style for either a month-long bikepacking trip to trips to the corner store.

The frameset looks pretty versatile with all of the rack accessories, and bag mounts for many different build configurations. The Supertramp comes in four sizes and is paired with Wildes “signature steel, segmented fork.”

Wilde Bikes Supertramp packed down

Some of the features you’ll find on the Supertramp are:

Frame

  • Three pack mounts on top and bottom of the down tube, and bottle bosses on the seat tube.
  • Top tube feeding bag mounts
  • Fender mounts
  • Stealthy dropper post routing
  • Front triangle optimized for a large frame bag
  • For cable management, Wilde has chosen to use a modular system which allows for a clean appearance and can be customized for AXS, 1X, or dropper post routing. Cambatable with Paragon Machine Works guides.
  • Full loop cable guides on stays. Wilde says the use of zip ties on a high end bike is inelegant.
  • Clearance for 29×2.6″ tires but optimized for 29×2.25″ tiires.

Fork

  • Fender mounts
  • Double dropout eyelet
  • Three pack munts
  • Mid-blade mount
  • Internal dynamo routing
  • Mounts for Surly 8 and 24 Pack Racks.

Geometry

Wilde Bikes Supertramp geo chart

The Supertramp looks like it’s rolling with some comfy off-road touring geo. This is a geo that works well as an “all-rounder” or ATB bike. It’s got a tall stack height, and a long reach that maximizes front triangle space for a large frame bag. The long-ish reach will allow the use of a modern short stem.

The bike has a trail of 84 which is mid-high, but Wilde says that this trail number strikes a balance of off-road handling characteristics and the ability to carry a front load.

Wilde Bikes Supertramp in the weeds

Frame Tubing

Wilde Bikes Supertramp cro-mo badging

The tubing is Wilde’s own proprietary double butted chromoly, called Wilde TLC (tough, light, compliant). They say they build each model and size of their bikes with an optimum blend of tubing diameters, wall thicknesses, and butting profiles. The result is a goal to build a frame that is built to last, as light as practical, and comfortable for the rider.

Frame Specs: 

  • Clearance for 29×2.6″ tires
  • 44mm headtube
  • 73mm bottom bracket shell
  • ISO disc mounts
  • Boost spacing
  • Seatpost: 31.6
  • Seat Collar: 35.0
  • Cable Guides: Modular guides under the downtube, and full loop braze-ons on the stays (no zip ties)
  • 12mm thru-axle – 1.5x178mm

Fork Spec: 

  • Clearance for 29×2.8″ tires
  • ISO disc mounts
  • 110mm Boost Spacing
  • 15mm Thru-Axle – 1.5x135mm

Finish:

  • Phosphate dipped and E.D. Coated for corrosion resistance and durability. Wet paint finish.
  • Colors: Sparkle Green/Grey

Complete Supertramp Option

There will be a limited run of 15 complete Supertramps. The builds are as shown:

SRAM GX full groupset, Thomson cockpit, Jones Bars, Stans S2 wheels, Ultradynamico tires, WTB saddle, Wolftooth headset, Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes, and Avid and levers.

Wilde says they can also build yours up any way you want according to taste and budget. Contact here to get started.

Availability and Pricing

Availability:

Supertramps are scheduled to arrive in February 2023, but Wilde says they may need a little fudge room on that with the global supply chain and logistics issues of late.

Pricing:

Frameset: $1200
Complete: $3000

WildeBikes.com

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nooner
nooner
22 days ago

Is that a YO EDDY Team grease fork?

Greg
Greg
22 days ago

in this era of hyper-specialized bikes, bikes that prioritize utility – like the Supertramp here are just so damn appealing. It doesn’t hurt that the dimensions look just right and the segmented fork is so attractive and iconic. Well done, Jeff!

Will Ferrule
Will Ferrule
21 days ago

So, frames are being optimized for bags? Shouldn’t it be the reverse?

Zach Overholt
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Zach Overholt(@zachoverholt)
20 days ago
Reply to  Will Ferrule

Adding a frame bag to many frames, especially if you want to run two bottle cages, is often tricky. A lot of front triangles are simply too small to make it work well with a bag that has any real storage capacity.

Here, it seems Wilde simply added a curved top tube to gain a bit of extra space inside the front triangle, without raising the seat tube which would inhibit dropper post length compatibility.

At least in my experience, it’s a tricky balance between useful storage and frame ride qualities, particularly on smaller frames. Definitely something better frame builders consider when designing a bike.