The 2013 Wide Open Product Launch has wrapped up for another year but over the four days the dealers and team riders had a blast, checking out 2013 products, drinking beer, eating possibly the best lamb shanks ever and riding ENVE wheels on Billy T and the Jump Track!
Nothing gets shop orders flowing like free beer.
Original Gangsters: Peter Burke and T White
Original Gangsters Part 2: Matt Scoles and Hayden from Auckland's Woodhill Bike Park
After product comes more beer. After the launch the dealers headed to micro brewery hot spot the Brew Bar, where a Ltd Edition Scolesy drop was on offer.
And as previously mentioned the BEST lamb shanks I've ever had...
At some point on Thursday Wide Open's newest team rider Kane O'Hagan and I popped out photo shoot between rain showers. Kane is a machine and in super high winds and less than ideal conditions he performed on cue with both skill and steez. Here he is with a classic toboggan.
The Product Launch was the official release for the Wide Open ENVE demo programme. The programme will be affiliated with ENVE dealers throughout the country and give people a chance to ride ENVE wheels, both MTB and road. Wide Open will also have a few Turners on board so people will get a chance to test the full offering of Wide Open’s quality products.
... and some got closer than others, like Jason Ganley here (although there was considerably less angry face than Scolsey).
Wide Open had all their staff on board offering a very quick transfer of dealers' wheels with a set of Enve hoops and Chris King Hubs.
Once the South Star Shuttle kicked off dealers padded up and got their huck on...
Scolsey was also picking up his new 2013 Turner DHR race bike as well as Wide Open's latest kit. We rally-crossed the Wide Open Toyota up to Corridor and knocked out a bunch of photos (you'll have to wait a bit for the others). But Matt was at home instantly on his new whip.
Scolesy's DHR. We'll bring you a full bike check tomorrow...