Brian Tunney had shot me over an e-mail today talking about the recent trip the Eclat guys all took to Spain, there is a video also that is basically just photos from the trip, along with that you can see all their new products like the hubs, seats, and more. Here is the e-mail.
“This past April, the Éclat team, consisting of the UK’s Ashley Charles and the US’s Chester Blacksmith, embarked on their first team trip, from Germany to London, England, ultimately culminating in Spain. The purpose of the trip, aside from simply trying to enjoy what everyone expected would be warm spring weather, was to celebrate the launch of the Éclat brand. Both Chester and Ashley’s newly outfitted bikes featured Éclat’s Webster seats, Tibia cranks, Surge pedals, a new CNC sprocket and Éclat’s prototype hubs; and the trip served as Éclat’s first product trial by fire of sorts. Along with successful product testing, the Éclat team gathered photos and footage for an upcoming vid.
In the meantime, we’ve assembled a few photos from the trip into a slideshow. Feel free to repost on your respective Web site.
“The cool thing about this trip was that everything was new. I was glad to finaly meet everone behind the scenes at Éclat and WeThePeople. Seeing the daily operations was a real eye opener. It wasn’t just a bike company on the other side of the world that was hooking me up anymore. I got to know everyone on a personal level. Plus it got me real excited for all the stuff that’s happening this year and years to come… We spent the bulk of our trip in Spain. The weather was great. The spots were even better. And the night life topped it all. Out of the two months I was gone, there was no place like Spain. It’s cheaper than most of Europe and everyone seems laid back. After four crazy days and nights in Madrid, we headed to Barcolona for a couple days. By this time everyone was tired and ready for there own bed. But it really didn’t matter what we where doing or what the weather was like because I was having fun. Afterwards, we flew back to Cologne, and I spent four days working on new Éclat products. Altogether, the trip was amazing.” -Éclat team rider Chester Blacksmith
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