Tulsa Men Bring Bicycle Shop Headquarters To City
TULSA, Oklahoma - Two men with a passion for bicycles are making Tulsa their new headquarters.
Curtis Kline and Matt Gragg are two Tulsans who wanted to buy a bicycle company. They found an owner of a fixed gear bicycle manufacturer based in Los Angeles and turned it into Wabi Cycles.
"We made him an offer and did a business deal back in May, and by the second week in June we were building bikes in Tulsa," Kline said.
Wabi Bicycles start at $750. The high-end bicycles are for anyone looking for a quick commute around town or a spin through the countryside.
"We had this passionate cycling community in Tulsa and the bikes sell themselves," said Kline.
He said most of Wabi's business is done online; finished bicycles get shipped from Tulsa to South Korea, the UK and even Australia.
Customers can customize the bikes down to the frame style.
Kline said, "We're ready for business. So, we've had people walking in the door this week. We've been sending people out on test rides. We're ready for people to come in and check them out."
"They're a simple, fun, clean machine,” said Gragg. “They're absolutely high quality. You just get on it, you just ride."
Wabi Cycles will hold its grand opening on October 7th, which is also the First Friday event held in the Brady Arts District.