Keywords: bike of the month,cinch power,cushcore,gravel bike,hed cycling,srm,ultradynamico

BOTM: Pistachio WI.DE. Limited Edition - part 1

Gerard Vroomen - 11-Oct-2020
If you're a follower of our posts, you know that we like to do collaborations from time to time. So much so that we now have an informal "waiting list" of people wanting to do something together.

When the guys from Ultradynamico tires contacted us a while back, we decided to not simply spec their tires on one of our Bikes Of The Month but to do something more. So they helped us design a special paint scheme using their tire tread pattern and perfectly matching their colors. The result is a very special green color which goes by the name of Pistachio. More Pistachio ice cream than the nuts themselves if you ask me, but nobody did. So I digress.

Anyway, Ultradynamico is a company founded by two people who worked for bigger companies and wanted to do something nice and small. Sound familiar? They make really nice gravel tires with separate tread patterns front and rear called the Cava (and with a name like that, what's not to like?) 

Inside the tires are Cushcores (you'll have to take my word for it), a great option if you ride your gravel bike in really tough terrain where a "run flat" tire is a game changer.

The final part that deserves a special mention are the wheels. We got these carbon gravel wheels from our friends at HED, but they day before we went to shoot this video Anne, the owner, emailed me to say "don't use the wheels, we're changing everything". I know the feeling all too well, the WI.DE. frame we assembled for this BOTM was itself the recipient of a massive last-minute change

However, since Andy had already gone through the trouble of installing the Cushcores, he was in no mood to redo it with different wheels. We also didn't really have any different wheels, we were on a tight time schedule, we didn't know when we would see our Spanish photographer again due to Covid restrictions, and so this threw us for a loop.

Long story short, HED told us to go ahead with the wheels, but be aware that the wheels you see in the video and the photos are NOT the wheels you can buy. What you can buy is much better, much lighter, and also called differently. It is called "the Emporia GC3 PRO" and you can check it out here.

Now for the important part: We liked the paint scheme of this bike so much that we decided to do a limited edition run of frames. So it's just the frameset (although we also have some Force/Eagle parts kits in stock you could use to turn it into a complete bike, albeit it not with the spec shown). And as always, we probably didn't make enough. So if you want one, order quickly here (scroll down a little).

More photos and specs in the next posts, but there's already a small video:

Comments & Questions

I created an repair cycles shop and i shoul'd like to become OPEN CYCLES dealer for my region.
Could you help me ?
Philippe Gros
10 rue des longes
71290 ORMES
Post #1 of 14. Posted by Philippe Gros on 12-Oct-2020 10:20:25 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22676]
Hi Philippe, I think you are in contact with our agent for France already right. If not contact Mohawks please
Post #4 of 14. Posted by Andy Kessler on 12-Oct-2020 11:20:18 GMT in reply to post #1 [22676<--22679]
What brakes is it?
Post #2 of 14. Posted by Archer on 12-Oct-2020 10:36:39 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22677]
aaah, reminds me of a beautiful pistachio single speed my wife bought me from Rossignoli in Milano for my 40th... maybe I need to give her a nudge for my next birthday...
Post #3 of 14. Posted by James Hayton on 12-Oct-2020 11:19:16 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22678]
Did the XLs sell out already?
Post #5 of 14. Posted by Nigel on 12-Oct-2020 11:22:32 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22680]
Hi Nigel, unfortunately yes but you could get one trough the Woods Cyclery in Lyndhurst. let me know if that works out of not I might have another option for you
Post #6 of 14. Posted by Andy Kessler on 12-Oct-2020 11:41:33 GMT in reply to post #5 [22680<--22682]
Hi there, Awesome paint job! Are there any plans to do such collaborations / builds for the UP / UPPER? I would definitely consider buying an U.P. this color (turquoise as well)
Post #7 of 14. Posted by RaJ on 12-Oct-2020 11:50:14 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22683]
Hi RaJ, I am sure there will be collaborations coming for the UP/UPPER but also sure they won't be this color. They'll be something else again.
Post #8 of 14. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 12-Oct-2020 15:32:10 GMT in reply to post #7 [22683<--22684]
Well, I trust they will get beautiful colors. Looking forward to getting such news in my inbox ;)
Post #9 of 14. Posted by RaJ on 12-Oct-2020 16:15:33 GMT in reply to post #8 [22684<--22686]
Is it Hope RX4 brakes with 180mm rotor?
Post #10 of 14. Posted by Archer on 13-Oct-2020 04:26:58 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22687]
It looks like Hope RX4 brakes - how are they attached? What bolts/adapters?
Post #14 of 14. Posted by Rob on 20-Oct-2020 05:07:16 GMT in reply to post #10 [22687<--22699]
Love the tires, would perfectly fit my new WI.DE ??, unfortunately the grey tread seems only available with the race version :-(
Post #11 of 14. Posted by on 13-Oct-2020 08:27:23 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22688]
Great looking bike! no Large or XL's available?
Post #12 of 14. Posted by Andreas Kuefer on 13-Oct-2020 13:57:16 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22689]
Was just looking for cushcore for 42mm tires, can‘t find any... any tipps? Love the race tire design so much, I‘d like to test it, but I guess it only works with cushcore if I don‘t want to risk breakdowns
Post #13 of 14. Posted by Torben on 16-Oct-2020 15:54:27 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22692]