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 SRAM AXS APEX Groupset for weight and simplicity. 12-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 1x12, some felt the steps between gears were a little too big. With 1x12 from SRAM, that rarely gets mentioned anymore. We have selected a 40T chainring with an 10-44t in the back. The SRAM Apex AXS Shift/Brake System is a 12-speed wireless shifting and braking system, bringing smooth and powerful hydraulic braking to easy shifting. The shifters and brake levers feature an optimized hood shape to comfortably fit all hand sizes, while the additional textured patterns increase control and comfort.
We saved expense with a light Zipp Alloy in the cockpit and seat area. Zipp bar, Stem and Seat post (450mm Zero Off Set) and tape have been used. The Fizik Argo X5 is sure to provide lasting comfort. Gravel ready.... You can not go wrong.
The wheels are DT G1800. All the quality with none of the expense. Tubeless compatible, as the rims are taped and include tubeless valves.
Tires are the popular Panaracer Gravel King SK in 38mm. These are set up to ship with tubes.
80mm (S)/90mm (M)/100mm (L)/110mm (XL)
Handle Bar Width
38cm (S)/40cm (M)/42cm (L)/44cm (XL)
170mm (XS/S), 172.5mm (M), 175mm (L & XL)
This item will have everything you need to build this spectacular bicycle. If you would like this bike built, please select the pre-built option at checkout.