This Summit Edition Open U.P.P.E.R. comes with full SRAM Apex AXS 12 speed wireless shifting and Reynolds AR29 X carbon wheels.
If you’re looking for a lightning-quick ride over any and all surfaces, look no further.
The OPEN U.P.P.E.R. is a purebred gravel and adventure bike. It’s the new and improved version of the U.P., a model that was among the groundbreaking designs that spearheaded the growth of an entirely new category of bike.
The U.P.P.E.R. harnesses the power and speed of a road bike with the capability of something a lot more wild, so you can seriously haul on tarmac, forest roads, and trails.
The best part about the U.P.P.E.R. has got to be the versatility. With the option to run 700c and 650b wheels, you can make this ride suit your ambitions. Throw on some gravel tires and sail across the back roads at breakneck speed or swap ‘em out for mountain bike tires and get lost in the woods. Heck, with a second set of wheels you’d be able to decide between speed and shred at a moment’s notice.
Tons of great design features have gone into making the U.P.P.E.R. so capable. A unique frame design formed by OPEN’s custom carbon layup gives you maximum stiffness where it counts and compliance where you need it. The result is a snappy ride that will keep your foot on the gas.
One of the most imitated designs is the dropped chainstay, allowing some breathing room between the frame, tire, chainring, and bottom bracket. The result means that riders can achieve all the same pedaling efficiency by retaining the proper Q-factor.
Another killer feature on this OPEN frame is the Smart-Mount design that allows you to bolt your brake caliper directly to the frame and fork, saving you hassle and weight.
The new U.P.P.E.R. design has dropped its overall frame and fork weight and comes in a stealthy matte black. Once you throw a leg over and start pedaling, the world is your oyster and any backroad, trail, and detour is fair game. Why wouldn’t you want a bike that’s this much fun?
|Rims||Reynolds AR29 X|
|Hubs||Reynolds AR29 X|
|Spokes||Reynolds AR29 X|
|Tires||Schwalbe G-One 700x45C|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB Pressfit|
|Chain||SRAM Rival 12 Speed Flattop|
|Rear Cog(s)||SRAM Rival XPLR 12s XG1251 10-44|
|Handlebars||Ritchey Venturemax Comp|
|Tape/Grips||Supacaz Super Sticky Kush|
|Saddle||Bontrager Verse Elite 145mm|
|Seat Post||Easton EA50|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Black / Large||OPENUPPERXLA_SB||OPE23899545E|