Black Seal was setup by Kashi after an opportunity arose to distribute Yeti Cycles in NZ. After spending 13 years on the pro XC circuit, he felt this would be a great way to continue sharing his passion for mountain bikes.
Our strategy has always been passion lead and customers first... We only distribute brands we LOVE, and we do it in the way we feel is best for customers. We feel that is a mix of direct and dealer sales. So while we do sell products direct to consumer, we always prefer these to be sold via our dealers, who can then ensure great ongoing local service.
After spending 13 years representing New Zealand at the top of the MTB XC World Circuit and competing in three Olympic Games, Kashi retired from racing and returned home to Dunedin. Kashi and his wife Roshni, have two children - Jasper and Laksmi.
The love affair for Mat and Yeti started when Yeti released the SB66. With his wife Sarah, Mat owning various cafe's over a 15 year period, and were friends with Kashi at that time, but eventually decided to exit the industry. Mat brings a wealth of experience dealing with people and ensuring high customer satisfaction .
These days Mat manage sales, aftersales and regularly hits the road regularly to visit and ride with our dealers, set up demo days and hang out at events around the country. He will be the main contact person for dealers and our awesome brand ambassadors. Mat lives in Island Bay Wellington and has two children, now in high school, Isla and Otis.