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This Custom-Painted SCOTT Scale Limited Was Ahead of its Time

This Custom-Painted SCOTT Scale Limited Was Ahead of its Time

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

SCOTT Sports has been at the carbon fiber game for quite a while. Their 1995 release of the Endorphin carbon fiber mountain bike caused a serious stir in the MTB world, as its elevated stays and carbon frame were emblematic of an era where mountain biking tech was still taking...
The 3T Exploro BMW Edition is at Contender Bicycles

The 3T Exploro BMW Edition is at Contender Bicycles

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

The BMW name is synonymous with luxury and performance automobiles, while 3T Bike is a relatively small company, even in the cycling world. But while one makes the 'Ultimate Driving Machine', and the other makes some of the finest performance-oriented bicycles around, we think that their new collaboration makes for...
OPEN U.P. Limited Edition with SRAM RED eTap AXS

OPEN U.P. Limited Edition with SRAM RED eTap AXS

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Forty. Is it more than just a number? For starters, it holds great significance among a number of religions, it's the number of spaces in a standard Monopoly game board, and as of today it's the number of OPEN UP Limited Edition gravel bikes that will be released to the...
This Custom Painted OPEN ONE+ is a Sight for Sore Eyes

This Custom Painted OPEN ONE+ is a Sight for Sore Eyes

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

If there was anything in the world that we as a society take for granted, it has to be our ability to see color. Perhaps one of the most-oft discussed subjects in the world, color is a wonder of the human eye and brain, paired with visible electromagnetic radiation. Truly...
The OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition is Born to the Purple

The OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition is Born to the Purple

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

The phrase "born to the purple" isn't used too often these days. Originally used to refer to children born of prominent, high-ranking, or royal parents, it distinguishes children born specifically during a parent's reign. Therefore, it only makes sense that an OPEN Cycle and ENVE Composites collaboration dons a color...
Custom Painted OPEN U.P.P.E.R.

Custom Painted OPEN U.P.P.E.R.

Written by Cody Wignall, on Mar 03, 2021

We had a lot of fun assembling this custom painted OPEN Cycle U.P.P.E.R. Frameset. OPEN offers the OPEN U.P.P.E.R. frameset in a raw, ready-to-paint finish. This allows the opportunity to go crazy with color and design; as such we've seen a number of custom OPEN colorways, from subdued to effortlessly...