We get to do some seriously beautiful bike builds in this store, but this one was exceptional even by our standards.
Open Cycles is a brand that has just been launched in NZ and we were the first ones in the country to build one of there new UP Gravel Road bikes.
This is a fine piece of kit and beauitfully finished with only the best parts from ENVE, SRAM, 3T, Fixik & WTB.
U.P. (Unbeaten Path) and U.P.P.E.R. combine a performance-oriented cross/road geometry & parts with clearance for mountain bike tires. So you can ride anywhere, and ride fast.
Get out of town on asphalt, hit the gravel roads or switch to singletrack. The geometry gets you there fast; the big tires make you unstoppable.
The frame is available in two versions:
|-||The standard U.P. with 3T Luteus II fork for post-mount disc brakes|
|-||The superlight U.P.P.E.R. with OPEN U-turn fork for flat-mount disc brakes|
Overall, the U.P. and U.P.P.E.R. share the same principles of intended use, same tire clearance, same exact shape and geometry. But they differ in layup, weight, fork, disc brake mounts, thru-axles and colour.