Last year a “Soul in the Woods“ gravel bike and now for the summer 2021 a high-end mountain bike: Why the Bavarian sports textile manufacturer Maloja is always looking for new challenges. The fascination of creating one's own, of designing something new, is what motivates every creative person. At Maloja, this regularly leads beyond their own field of sportswear. There is always the fascination to realise special projects, to set fresh impulses, to rebalance creativity - and to have as much fun as possible at the same time. Product design on a hard surface, on a solid structure challenges in a new way. It stands for a special durability - and it stands for a special sense of community.
After Maloja already designed its own cross-country ski with Kästle and launched an exclusively designed “Soul in the Woods“ gravel bike in collaboration with the Swiss specialists OPEN Cycles in 2020, the WiaWis x Maloja “Soul in the Mountains“ edition now follows: The sleek as well as smooth Alpeca-Fully with 100 mm suspension travel, a comfortable all-rounder with clear race genes. The young Korean brand WiaWis (Winning in Action, Winning in Spirit) is still seen as an insider tip in the scene, but is already represented in the World Cup and at the Olympic Games. Since 2020, WiaWis is the outfitter of the Maloja Pushbikers cycling team on the road and off-road.
“Somehow, I felt comfortable on the Alpeca right away. Seriously, it's the best bike I've ever had - and I really never expected that from an unknown brand. It really climbs with traction and is super- efficient, and downhill it's agile and confident in the way I like it. It's simply a perfectly tuned bike, polished down to the last detail.”
Barbara Benko, Maloja Pushbikerin & XC-Olympic athlete.
The basis of all Maloja “hardware excursions“ is the close connection to the partner brands. They are joint projects, grown from the passion for the sport, the relationships with the athletes and the cooperation partners. They are collaborations that bring people together in a special way. In which people learn from each other, inspire each other - and create a high-quality product that represents the entire environment. At Alpeca, this includes not only WiaWis but also the component specialists, above all Magura, Kenda, Manitou, Reynolds Cycling, SUNringlé, FSA, SRAM and SQlab. Especially in a year affected by delivery problems, the project could only be realised with the great commitment of all those involved.
The WiaWis x Maloja “Soul in the Mountains“ bike will initially be available in an exclusive edition of 100. It was not planned, but WiaWis likes the Maloja design so much that the Koreans will include it in their product portfolio in 2022.
The Top Version LTD is available from a retail price of €6,700 and the Pro Version from €5,500 (both including VAT).
Available May 2021
|Component||LTD Version||Pro Version|
|Frame||WiaWis Alpeca||WiaWis Alpeca|
|Fork||Manitou R7 Manitou 100||Manitou R7 Manitou 100|
|Rear Shock||Manitou Mara Liner 100||Manitou Mara Liner 100|
|Rims||Carbon Reynolds: 309/289 XC||Aluminium Sunringle: Duroc|
|Tyres||Kenda Booster Pro 2,2 TR||Kenda Booster Pro 2,2 TR|
|Crank||FSA Carbon: GX||FSA Aluminium: GX|
|Chain||FSA K-Force 12-Fold||FSA K-Force 12-Fold|
|Switchgear||Sram GX||Sram GX|
|Gearshift||Sram SL GX EAGLE||Sram SL GX EAGLE|
|Brakes||Magura MT8 PRO||Magura MT8 PRO|
|Brake discs||Magura Storm SL.2 160mm||Magura Storm SL.2 160mm|
|Saddle||SQlab 612R or Maloja x SQlab "Ride to Live" Edition||SQlab 612R or Maloja x SQlab "Ride to Live" Edition|
|Stem||FSA ST MTB SL-K||FSA ST MTB SL-K|
|Handlbars||FSA HB MTB SL-K flat||FSA HB MTB SL-K flat|
|Grips||SQlab 711R||SQlab 711R|
|Weight (Size M)||9,9 kg||10,6 kg|
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|S||from - to||approx. 160 - 170 cm|
|M||from - to||approx. 165 - 185 cm|
|L||from - to||approx. 180 - 190 cm|
|XL||from - to||approx. 185 - 200 cm|