ROBBED

So yesterday when I saw this on Stuff.co.nz I thought who in their right mind would steal an Orbea and secondly who would leave two $15,000 bikes in a car overnight? So taking out of the equation retarded robbers for stealing Orbeas and the owners for leaving their bikes in the car... and well you get left with a pretty lame scenario, getting robbed sucks, I know, I've had my fair share of camera theft over the years. Anyway below are all the details you need to know to spot these glaringly obvious bikes, let's get these bikes back to these guys!

A mountain biking couple who had moved to New Zealand from California had their Orbea mountain bikes stolen from their 4WD in the early hours of Saturday morning (May 29) in Wellington. Zeph Wadsworth and Sarah Hedger were lured to live in New Zealand by its mountain biking terrain. The couple had decided to settle in Wellington after riding and racing in various parts of the country and had loaded up their car at their temporary accommodation on Friday night so they could move into their permanent address on Saturday.

But when they awoke on Saturday their neighbour came to tell them that their car had been broken into and most of their gear stolen including the two Orbea mountain bikes. "The back window was smashed and the door was wide open and our stuff was all gone," they told the Dominion Post newspaper.

The couple did not have insurance for the bikes.

"We are hoping they will turn up – they are very important to us and we are not in a position to replace them," Miss Hedger said.

The bikes are:

1) Orbea Occam Carbon (white, red and gloss carbon with an aluminum rear swingarm) with 2010 Mavic SLR wheels, full XTR groupset with custom modified dual control levers, XTR pedals, Fox Talas 32 RLC QR15 and RP23 Rear shock (both custom tuned), Easton Handlebar (Monkeylite XC) Stem (ea90) and seatpost (ec70 offset), Blackburn Carbon bottle cage, Pedros seat bag (containing a tube, multi-tool, and tire levers), Orange Big Air strapped to seatpost, Odi Lock on grips, Maxxis Crossmark 2.25 UST tires, Enduro ceramic bearings, Selle Italia SLR XC Gel Flow saddle (black and white), and a stem mount for a Garmin GPS unit. There are Shimano logos on the swingarm, and a a sticker that says Zeph with a US flag and Luna logo on the top tube. There are also Enduro bearing stickers on the down tube and on each wheel.

2) Orbea Oiz Carbon (gloss carbon with silver graphics) with 2010 Mavic SLR wheels, full XTR groupset with custom modified dual control levers, TIME ATAC pedals, Fox Float 100 RLC (white) and RP23 Rear shock (both custom tuned), Easton Handlebar (monkeylite xc) Stem (ea90) and seatpost (ec70 offset), Blackburn Carbon bottle cages, Pedros seat bag (containing a tube, multi-tool, and tire levers), Blackburn Mammoth Carbon pump, Maxxis Highroller 2.35 UST front and Crossmark 2.1 UST rear, Enduro ceramic bearings, and a Selle Italia Luna Team Gel Flow saddle. There are Shimano logos on the seatstays, and a a sticker that says Big Al on the top tube. There are also Enduro bearing stickers on the down tube and on each wheel.

Also stolen from the 4WD were:

Along with the bikes, there was also Sugoi and Luna cycling clothing, Garne shoes, Oakley Flak Jacket glasses (with amber and black iridium lenses in the specific case), Oakley Radar lenses (clear vented and black iridium in their specific case), a custom (Blue and Yellow from Giro) E2 helmet, a red and black Giro Ionos helmet, a black Camelbak, a grey High Sierra hydration pack and carry-on bag, 2 Mavic wheel bags, a large (90-litre) Mountain Hardware duffel (grey with yellow webbing) with Luna and Zeph embriodered on the top, a blue down sleeping bag (Feathered Friends -20F), a blue and grey down sleeping bag (Mountain Hardware Piute 15F), a black down blanket (covered in dog hair), a green Therm-A-Rest sleeping pad, a burgundy Big Agnes sleeping pad, a cheap 1 burner butane camp stove, a Mountain Hardware backpacking tent (grey tent with purple stake loops, green rain fly with vestible and clear windows), a blue duffel with www.alpineepic.co.nz written in white (90-litre), a Dura-Ace 7800 10speed chain, XTR 9speed chain, spare Easton Seatpost (ec70 offset), spare Maxxis High Roller 2.35 UST, Spare Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0, Maxxis mtb slicks (4), Maxxis 700x23 tires (4), XTR hydraulic brake lines, spare mountain bike and road inner tubes (Maxxis), Slime Tubeless Tire Sealant, and Enduro Bearings.

If anyone has any information related to this theft please call the Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000, or email joseph.wadsworth@gmail.com