Keywords: 2.4" wide tire,27.5,open

BOTM:WI.DE.N YOUR HORIZON - part 3

Andy Kessler - 20-Jun-2019
As promised in my last blog here comes one more video of our trip with some selected journalist in the Swiss Jura. Compared to the DT Swiss crew Magnus has been riding the whole trip with his camera from the start to the finish and has created a very cool and authentic road movie. It is unfortunately in German language but still worth seeing and the sound of rain is international.



Before we come to the detail specifications one more thing. In one of our previous BOTM we featured the "ice on a stick" custom painted U.P. of Max Küng a Swiss based author that has a newspaper column in which he always mentions at the end a song title related to the subject of the column. I really like that idea and asked him if he shares the copyright for that. So the first song title for this month BOTM is





And finally the specification list



frame WI.DE.
headset Cane Creek 40
fork OPEN U-Turn 
stem  ENVE Road stem carbon black,  90
handlebar ENVE Road cpt drop carbon black, 44
handlebar grip Fizik Tempo Microtex black
seatpost ENVE zero offset, 27.2mm, 400 black
saddle Fizik Antares R3 VS EVO
brakes SRAM Force Etap AXS D1, Rotor 160f/160r
shifters SRAM Force Etap AXS D1
crank  SRAM Force 1 D1 DUB 175
BB SRAM DUB BB 386
chainrings SRAM 42
front and rear derailleur SRAM  XX1 Eagle AXS
cassette SRAM CS 1275 Eagle 10-50
chain SRAM EAGLE-NX
wheel DT SWISS GRC 1400 SPLINE 42, 27.5
tire Schwalbe G-ONE Allround 27.5 x 2.25
weight 8.3kg


 

 

Comments & Questions

OPEN
Hi,

just tried to figure out what i might have learned from this Video. Not much, to be honest. Some nice pics, but the guy/vlogger didn't share anything crucial about your product. Checked some of his other content on roadbike.party ... same impression ... just him mostly talking about the itinery of the trips/event, but very little information/impressions on the products.
My conclusion would be, that not every blogger/vlogger has the quality of a journalist. If it was my product, i would try more elaborate guys, that can evaluate products and try to anticipate potential customers questions in their vlogs and explain the product. Just my 2 cent ...

BR
Tom
Post #1 of 6. Posted by Tom on 20-Jun-2019 11:48:12 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19621]
OPEN
Well said, Tom. Moreover, as a potential customer, I feel slightly emarrassed to be adressed as "lustige Zuckerschnecke".
Post #3 of 6. Posted by Thomas on 20-Jun-2019 13:41:42 GMT in reply to post #1 [19621<--19623]
OPEN
... like https://granfon...
They
were there, too.
Post #4 of 6. Posted by Sascha on 26-Jun-2019 10:33:34 GMT in reply to post #1 [19621<--19641]
OPEN
The WI.DE. looks awesome. Question about fit -- I'm a smidge over 5'10" so right on the line between M and L. I rode a Large U.P. the other day and it felt good, but the standover with 40mm tires was a bit close for comfort. My Retul fit numbers for my road bike put the stack close to the WI.DE. medium, but the reach close to the Large. What I loved about riding the U.P. was that it felt very much a road bike, and I'm sure you designed the WI.DE. to feel similar while mostly using bigger tires. Any advice on which is likely to feel right, M or L, at least as a starting point?
Post #2 of 6. Posted by Jeff on 20-Jun-2019 12:41:29 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19622]
OPEN
I would personally go with the Large based on what you described. I’d always put correct reach over optimal stack. And how often are you actually standing with your bike between your legs and both feet off the pedals on the ground anyway?
Post #5 of 6. Posted by Larry Bird on 27-Jun-2019 19:54:17 GMT in reply to post #2 [19622<--19650]
OPEN
YeH, that’s what I’m thinking. Thanks!
Post #6 of 6. Posted by Jeff on 27-Jun-2019 21:26:42 GMT in reply to post #5 [19650<--19651]
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