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LS-156 | Watia Internally Routed, GRX 815 Di2 2x, HED Emporia GC3 Pro Carbon Wheels, and Titanium Seatpost upgrade, Size M
*Bottle cages are not included.
Any terrain. Any conditions. Anywhere.
Pronounced /wAH-chUH/The Inside Look
Whether it’s speed for race day or versatility for the weekend escape into the unknown, Watia is the newest, most wildly capable titanium gravel bike Litespeed has ever created. When it comes to a clean getaway into the dirt, no one else comes close.
Named appropriately, we hail Watia, deep in North Carolina's Nantahala National Forest. Well off the beaten path, Watia Creek is beautifully inconvenient; those that want to see its natural wonder have to really want it. It’s this small parcel we pay homage to, a parallel summation of where the Watia can take you: well off the grid.
We’ve created a technologically advanced gravel machine for everything you want it to be. The centerpiece for this version features internal cable-routing capability, with brake and shift cables ported into the frame for quiet, clean functionality. The Watia also features modern tire clearance capability with a smooth, agile geometry. Simply put, Watia has broken the normal conventions of what welded, metal construction has consisted of in gravel riding.
With speed for the race, titanium comfort for the distance, and tire clearance to handle any substrata, Watia is a fully capable machine. No matter what your playground looks like, Watia is versatile enough to take you wherever your adventures lead you.
Curious how we stack up against other brands?
The new Watia sees our elegant titanium craftsmanship reach a new level, resulting in the ultimate expression of titanium performance gravel riding.
|A||Top Tube Length||51.5||52.8||54.2
|B||Head Tube Angle||70.0˚||71.0˚||71.0˚||71.5˚||72.0˚||72.0˚|
|C||Seat Tube Angle||74.5˚||74.5˚||74.5˚||74.0˚||73.5˚||73.0˚|
|D||Seat Tube Length||43.0||46.0
|K||Head Tube Length||9.9||10.5
"The Watia occupies the sweet spot between Litespeed’s race-focused Ultimate Gravel, and their Cherohala with its more relaxed geometry. The Watia is designed to be Litespeed’s new jack-of-all-trades model that has race chops for long 200-mile fireroad epics, as well as the weekend cruises with friends, all in one of the most technologically-advanced ti bikes on the market."
"If you’re in the market for a US-made titanium gravel bike with that legendary ride quality you’ve heard about, the Watia will certainly deliver that in spades, (presumably) along with the long-term durability and toughness that so many titanium buyers value.."
Interested in learning more about the wiring routes on Di2 and mechanical-specific Watia bikes? Click below to see full diagrams and descriptions.