The Open U.P. is designed to use road, road plus, and even mountain wheels with uniform handling. The Open U.P. can be configured in a variety of ways for confident, fast, rides on all surfaces. From the creators of BMC and Cervelo - Open utilizes many innovations widely copied today such as the dropped chainstay and double-dropped chainstay as seen on the Open WI.DE. This creates enough room for high volume tires without increasing the Q-Factor or sacrificing pedaling efficiency. Like most things, carbon layup is not as simple as black or white and Open has developed a lightweight yet durable blend. The Open U.P. frameset weighs 1430g. (Looking to save an additional 800g? Shop Open U.P.PER) Don't sacrifice beauty for technology with Open's elegant cable routing options, if you don't want to run wireless.
We have selected the Campagnolo Ekar Groupset for weight and simplicity. 13-speed. The simplicity of a 1x drivetrain has many advantages for gravel, including less chance of chain drop and no muck clogging up the front derailleur. With 1x11, some felt the steps between gears were a little too big. With 1x12 from SRAM, that rarely gets mentioned anymore. With this 1x13, the issue is completely solved. 38T chainring with a 9-42t in the back.
No expense was spared on the cockpit or seat area. ENVE bar (42cm) Stem (120mm) and Seat post (450mm Zero Off Set) have been used. The Brooks Cambium C13 (145mm) is sure to provide lasting comfort. Carbon rail and natural rubber... You can not go wrong.
The wheels are Hunt Gravel Race (1459g).
The all new HUNT Gravel Race Disc wheelset was designed to offer super-sharp performance on the path less pedaled. The line between road and gravel has never been more blurred, so we built a wheelset that could excel on gravel and fast off-road segments, while providing the responsiveness and durability riders demand.
Lightweight 6069-T6 alloy rims offer quick acceleration, combined with our straight-pull Sprint hubs, providing just 7.5 degrees of engagement. Whether going full gas on the flats or cresting over a climb, you’ll be ready for whatever terrain lies ahead.
Tires are the popular Panaracer Gravel King SK in 38mm. These are set up tubeless