Watia | Externally Routed

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Litespeed Watia

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. External cable routing with internal Di2 routing, with a full internal cable routing option available. Modern tire clearance capability. 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.

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Key Features

  • The new Watia sees our elegant titanium craftsmanship reach a new level, resulting in the ultimate expression of titanium performance gravel riding.
  • Meticulously shaped and cold-worked 3AL/2.5V titanium frame
  • Ovalized top tube at junction of seat tube and seatstays helps soak up vibrations without sacrificing performance
  • Horizontally-flattened ovalization in downtube enhances bottom bracket and drivetrain stiffness
  • CNC-machined titanium plate on driveside chainstay to increase chainring and tire clearance
  • External mechanical cable routing (full internal cable routing also available)
  • Internal Di2 cable routing
  • Tire clearance up to 45mm on 700c wheels, and 53mm on 650b wheels
  • Geometry that delivers a nimble, road-like feel
  • Versatile 700c or 650b/27.5” wheel compatibility
  • 160mm rotors front and rear
  • 12 x 100mm front thru axle, 12 x 142mm rear thru axle
  • PF30 bottom bracket, with T47 threaded bottom bracket upgrade available
  • Frame sizes: S, M, ML, L, XL and custom
  • Litespeed gravel fork features optimal tire clearance and fender mounts*
  • Standard three bottle mounts
  • Standard fender mounts
  • Toptube storage mounts available upon request
  • Proudly handmade in the USA
  • Average  weight for a size medium frame: 1,565 grams

*Litespeed gravel fork with three pack mounts and fender mounts available upon request

  • The new Watia sees our elegant titanium craftsmanship reach a new level, resulting in the ultimate expression of titanium performance gravel riding.

    Geometry Chart
    Size S M M/L L XL
    A Top Tube Length 52.8 54.2
    57.0 58.3
    B Head Tube Angle 71.0˚ 71.0˚ 71.5˚ 72.0˚ 72.0˚
    C Seat Tube Angle 74.5˚ 74.5˚ 74.0˚ 73.5˚ 73.0˚
    D Seat Tube Length 46.0
    49.0 52.0
    E Chainstay Length 43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0 43.0
    F BB Drop 7.6 7.1 7.1 7.1 6.6
    G Wheelbase 100.9
    H Front Center 59.1 60.4
    62.2 63.6
    I Fork Rake 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
    J Standover Height 74.3
    K Head Tube Length 10.5
    L Stack 55.0 57.5
    M Reach 37.0 37.5 38.0 38.5