We know… our Bike Build for November was also a gravel bike. It’s just that time of the year, where riding on the dirt and grit is just as popular, if not more so, than road riding. Introducing an OPEN U.P. v2. This is the version with 12mm thru axles, flat-mount disc brakes, a more slender fork and 130g less than its post-mount predecessor.

Weighing in at 16lbs, this build is gravel-ready, road-ready and commuter-friendly all at the same time. With 32mm GravelKings from Panaracer mounted to Reynolds ATR gravel wheels, the tires measure more like 33.5mm. It’s not enough to slow you down, except for maybe on the fastest of group rides (see: Rocket Ride).

We’re featuring for the first time 3T’s Torno crank, the aero 1x-only crankset. It weighs only 350g, utilizes a carbon spindle and a custom BDC around its aerodynamic arm. A 36t chainring from Wolf Tooth, designed specifically for the Torno, paired with 3T’s 9-32 cassette gives you plenty of easy gears for climbing, and a hard enough gear for road-riding. Similar to last month’s build, the 36/9 gives you the same gear you’d get with a 52/13.

The bike is kept lightweight with SRAM’s wireless Red eTap group set, sans front derailleur, with the Kogel ceramic pulley upgrade. The all-Enve cockpit with K-Edge‘s out-front mount for Enve‘s aero road stem is a clean look, and the ensemble is all tied together with the unmistakable Omata One GPS computer.