Otso Warakin Ti Shimano GRX 12 speed build The new Shimano GRX drivetrain is here, and so is our test group. Initially, I had plans to build up the T-Lab X3s with the new group, but that bike had been in our hands for nearly a year so it was time for it to head home. Back to the drawing board.
While debating what to request to hang the new 12-speed parts on, I thought, “what better bike to test out the new GRX group than the bike that I’ve been riding with the old GRX group for years?”
That bike is an absolute favorite of mine: the Otso Warakin Ti. The only catch was that the sample I had for my review was one of the very first frames that Otso had ever received from their frame builder. As a result, it was not suspension corrected and it didn’t have routing for a dropper post.
Otso was one of the first brands to offer a suspension-corrected gravel frame with the ability to run up to 29 x 2.1” tires, and since they updated the frame I’ve been dying to try it out. Once the gravel bike stars aligned, I ended up with the latest version of the Warakin Ti frame, a Fox 32 Gravel fork, and a complete Shimano GRX & Pro build to tie it all together. Time to get started. Otso Warakin Ti All-Road / Gravel / Adventure Frame
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