A lightweight and versatile bike from OPEN.
Frame: Blue Size Medium
Bottle Cages: Black Arundel Sport Cage
Groupset: SRAM Force CX1
Saddle: Black Fizik Aliante R3 Versus EVO Saddle
Tires: Schwalbe G-One Allround
Wheelset: HED Industry Nine Wheelset
NOTE: This build is with a gravel riding focus.
The tire clearance allows for up to 40mm wide tires (depending on the tire). This frameset is a great go-anywhere bike that is sure to be suitable for all of your gravel/dirt/trail/ and tarmac riding.
The carbon layup on the U.P. and U.P.P.E.R. is the right blend of the right carbon in the right places. OPEN strategically places the ultra-high modulus (very stiff) carbon where possible and tougher/more compliant grades of carbon where they must making their frames light and durable.
There is no difference between the U.P. and U.P.P.E.R. in geometry, durability, stiffness, tire clearance, or capacity.