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.
Update: Get ready to wander and snap up on of the limited edition bikes now. Scroll for details…
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.
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.”
Some of the features you’ll find on the Supertramp are:
- 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.
- Fender mounts
- Double dropout eyelet
- Three pack munts
- Mid-blade mount
- Internal dynamo routing
- Mounts for Surly 8 and 24 Pack Racks.
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.
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.
- 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
- Clearance for 29×2.8″ tires
- ISO disc mounts
- 110mm Boost Spacing
- 15mm Thru-Axle – 1.5x135mm
- 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
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.
Update: The Supertramp is now officially available as of the ides of March, BUT only 150 bikes are being made this year. So if you feel the need to go super-tramping – either with a complete bike build or your own custom build creation – you should probably act fast.