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OPEN New U.P. Gravel Frameset - Blue:
Have you been looking for a higher-end gravel frame, with a carefully considered design and countless mounting possibilities? The OPEN New U.P. Blue Gravel Frame is the improved version of the successful U.P. (Unbeaten Path) that has conquered plentiful magazines and won awards like the Eurobike Gold Award, amongst others. Achieved by combining the best of two worlds, namely road and mountain biking. With the geometry of road bikes to go fast and compatibility with mountainbike 650b tires up to 54mm.
OPEN designers did not simply adapt the geometry of a road bike to create the the New U.P. frame. They designed it from square one, remembering that all the different terrains have different assembly needs. Different types of carbon fiber were used: where necessary high strength and in the rest of the frame high modulus to combine lightness and rigidity. The right chainstay was dropped so it could be built wider. Consequently, it allows compatibility with many crankset standards and is more rigid.
Some of the features includes the internal wiring, placing bottles or bags on the upper tube, the possibility of mounting disc brakes, and the minimum insertion mark on the seat tube (not only on the seat post).
The new version of this frame is a bit lighter, built for the flat-mount standard and the fork is both lighter and stiffer. You do not want to miss one of the most versatile and highest quality gravel bike frames.
'Working hard to stay small', that is the motto of OPEN. Does it sound contradictory? Well, that's what the two founders of the Swiss company pursue. They are two faces known in the world of cycling: Gerard Vroomen and Andy Kessler. Vroomen has worked for Cannondale, Scott, BMC (he was CEO for 7 years) and Cerveló; here he met Kessler, who had been one of the co-founders.
With their extensive experience in the two largest sectors of cycling, road and mountain bikes, they founded OPEN to design and build a bike that they would like to use. They wanted to focus on the design of the bikes and deal with customers and forget the concerns of large companies: sponsorships, marketing, complete bicycles, flashy offices, etc.
Even so, without any marketing, the frames have won awards such as the Eurobike Award and have been praised by numerous cycling magazines that have highlighted their ingenious and light design, their compatibility with numerous components and above all, its versatility.
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quality gravel frame, with good finishes, good weight and stiffness.
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