The OPEN WIDE ENVE Edition is a Celebration of Adventure
Last week, OPEN put out a blog post informing everyone of another collaboration with ENVE Composites, this time for the OPEN WIDE. Most collaborations we've seen in the past from ENVE, SRAM, or Ultradynamico are largely limited to unique paint colors and left at that. This latest collaboration of the OPEN WIDE ENVE Edition features the new ENVE Adventure fork featuring, among other things, rack mounts on the fork, a first for any OPEN.
The OPEN WIDE is unique for its road bike-like weight and geometry. After all, the ability to use a massive 27.5 x 2.4" or 700c x 46mm tire without compromising geometry is no joke. And while their stock colors grey, orange, or turquoise are beautiful in their own right, special edition frames tend to spice things up.
Every so often, however, OPEN's collaboration frames make a detour in paint and scheme, and the WIDE ENVE Edition follows suit with something truly unique. The green to yellow fade is pure 2021 detailing, but just before the color gradient is unique topographic detail, similar to the Matte Bouron custom-painted bike we had here not long ago. What that bike didn't have, however, is the individually-numbered frame detail by the bottom bracket letting the owner know exactly what frame they have out of 100 frames available worldwide.
Complementing the limited edition frame is a color-matched fork, utilizing the new ENVE Adventure fork rather than a standard OPEN U-Turn fork. The ENVE Adventure fork features three accessory mounts on each fork leg, axle flip chips to tune your ride, as well as internal dynamo routing for powering lights or electronics. Besides supporting a local company in Utah, the ENVE Adventure fork can fit up to a 29 x 2.3" tire or a larger still 27.5 x 2.6" tire as well. Beautiful and functional.