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BOTM: THINK BIG - RIDE SMALL - PART 1

Andy Kessler - 12-Dec-2019
For us as a small company we sometimes have to make decision's where we might exclude some of our potential customers. The engineering and mold cost for an extra size might be just to high for the limited quantities that we can sell of a certain model. We had to make that decision with our ONE + frame where we do not offer a size XL anymore.

When we developed the WI.DE. we decided to make a size Extra Small as we thought that this category is so much fun, we just have to "widen" our offer to smaller people also. We have one of the smallest carbon frames out in the market. 

I was not expecting that we sell hundreds of them but so far I am disappointed about what we have sold and I don't look at it as the sales guy that does not reach his numbers - I just think there should be more people out there that are looking for a product like that and I thought maybe people are just not aware of it...

That's why we start to share Andrea's BOTM blog. She has build her dream bike based on an XS WI.DE.

Check out the video and as always more info about the build and pictures in the following blogs.





 

Comments & Questions

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I know someone that has plans for an XS! The demand is there, maybe just the need to get the funds together... Hoping she can do this ASAP, and you are still producing the XS when she is ready!

I will be aiming for a larger frame ??.

Cheers,

Johnny
Post #1 of 12. Posted by Johnny Harris on 12-Dec-2019 05:22:20 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19933]
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Best bike buddy ever - thanks for this sweet little thing making me feel so free!
Post #2 of 12. Posted by Andrea on 12-Dec-2019 06:04:21 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19934]
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I guess I won’t hold my breath for that size “ML” U.P.P.E.R. then!
Post #3 of 12. Posted by Ron on 12-Dec-2019 12:16:33 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19935]
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I would like a M/L also!
Post #4 of 12. Posted by SteveP on 12-Dec-2019 15:10:30 GMT in reply to post #3 [19935<--19936]
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If they had that size I would probably have to get one, so I suppose my bank account is thankful that they don’t!
Post #5 of 12. Posted by Ron on 12-Dec-2019 17:39:22 GMT in reply to post #4 [19936<--19937]
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So I won't ask you what bike you ride now then!
Post #8 of 12. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 14-Dec-2019 08:54:32 GMT in reply to post #5 [19937<--19943]
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If I may ask, what do you ride now?
Post #7 of 12. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 14-Dec-2019 08:54:15 GMT in reply to post #4 [19936<--19942]
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I ride a custom frame that is about half way between a M and L U.P. wrt stack and reach, similar to a 54 Stigmata. I would size on a medium U.P. with a 120+ stem and a couple spacers. Recently sat on a friend’s large U.P. and could make that work with slammed 100x-12 and minimal seatpost. Neither is ideal. Any chance of M/L size?
Post #9 of 12. Posted by SteveP on 14-Dec-2019 14:42:39 GMT in reply to post #7 [19942<--19944]
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Well, if a -12 degree stem needs to be slammed on the Large, then you only need around 15mm of spacers on the Medium with a normal -6 degree stem. Or even less if you have a volcano top cap for the headset. Or you could go with a Medium WIDE and no spacers. There is no chance of an M/L size.
Post #11 of 12. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 16-Dec-2019 16:12:19 GMT in reply to post #9 [19944<--19950]
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Why, what do you ride now?
Post #6 of 12. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 14-Dec-2019 08:53:34 GMT in reply to post #3 [19935<--19941]
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Hi Gerard! I ride a Scott Addict CX/Gravel 10 size 54 right now. My ideal size would lie right between the M and L UPPER, with maybe a 72 headtube angle, 145 to 150 headtube... I could probably go for your size L but would have to slam the stem and maybe use a 95mm stem length if I could find it.
Post #10 of 12. Posted by Ron on 16-Dec-2019 02:22:24 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19947]
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Post #12 of 12. Posted by Hassan Malik on 17-Dec-2019 11:13:48 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19952]
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