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Andy Kessler - 11-Dec-2020
I am really afraid to kick off another limited edition. Why ? Because I know we will have a luxury problem- but a problem.

Our last "kind off" limited edition Hurry U.P. did sell out in a couple of minutes only and we had to disappoint a lot of you...Now for this months OPEN X MALOJA edition we have even fewer units available. So we will do the following:

This frame becomes available from our European warehouse end of January/early February. If you are interested, you just send me a mail with your address and phone number. You have 2 weeks time to do so until we have the last part of our BOTM blog. We will then have a lottery and with a bit of luck we can allocate you one to be shipped to you or your preferred OPEN dealer. I think this is fair and stressless for all of us. 

But now lets focus on the real story.

Riding a gravel Bike brings us independence and freedom, it gives us the flexibility to try out complete new routes.

It is in this spirit that we have come together with Maloja and industry friends to create something special and beautiful.

"Soul in the Woods" stands for the urge to be outdoors in nature, in the woods. And it stands for the community. In the forest every tree has its place, but only in the community, in its diversity it is strong. This is exactly the soul of this community project!

We have started working with Maloja on that project over a year ago before all our lives changed dramatically. But the beautiful design by Maloja as well as the spirit of that project could not be more up to date.

We life in difficult times. For me personally riding my bike in the woods helps me to keep my mental balance. It is one of the last pleasures left with no - or lets better say almost no restrictions.

I think- or better I hope, that we can all start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That we soon can travel again freely and can hug our friends and family.

Until then start practising hug a tree....

photo credit: Wiawis by Urs Golling


Comments & Questions

Hi Andy,
beautiful bike!
It looks like you are using a sram flattop chain with an Eagle derailleur and an Eagle castte. Am I seeing this correctly and if so: Does this setup work well?
I am just interrested, because I would like to use a 10-36 casette with my Eagle XX1 deraileur.
Post #1 of 6. Posted by Johannes Hillerbrand on 11-Dec-2020 10:55:37 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22791]
Hallo Johannes, I actually did not ride that bike. But I will try to find out with the owner and let you know....
Post #3 of 6. Posted by Andy Kessler on 14-Dec-2020 01:33:36 GMT in reply to post #1 [22791<--22795]
Post #2 of 6. Posted by Andreas Heusel on 11-Dec-2020 14:48:04 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22792]
Hi Johannes, so the dealer says it works but of course not recommend by SRAM. To be on the safe side I would not do it...
Post #4 of 6. Posted by Andy Kessler on 17-Dec-2020 02:40:17 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22796]
Love the products and message! Have been considering one of your bikes for a long time. Please put me in the lottery for one of the maloja edition size M bikes. Thanks So much
Post #5 of 6. Posted by Carson on 18-Dec-2020 10:54:33 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22801]
Hi Carson, thanks for much for the flowers. Send me a mail with your address and phone number. take care
Post #6 of 6. Posted by Andy Kessler on 18-Dec-2020 11:04:18 GMT in reply to post #5 [22801<--22802]