This Custom OPEN ONE+ Is the Cream of the Crop

Written by Cody Wignall, on March 03, 2021

"Here's a raw carbon OPEN ONE+ frameset. Paint it however you want to make it look good. Just one request: add some frame highlights that match this bright red suspension fork."

"Not a problem." OPEN Cycle ONE+ Custom Ready to Paint RTP - Contender Bicycles Two weeks later we picked up the frame from our local painter. Needless to say, we were stunned by the results. And while most of our custom-painted bicycles have concepts mostly decided on by customers, this bike is a full expression of what a custom-painted bike can be. That it's on an OPEN ONE+ mountain bike makes it much sweeter. OPEN Cycle One Plus Custom Ready to Paint RTP - Contender Bicycles As said above, the only requirement for this OPEN was to color match the RockShox SID fork. It's unique bright red stanchions set the trail afire, but it's the detailing that really sets this bike apart from a majority of other paint schemes. The pearlescent blue changes color slightly depending on the lighting, but that bright red is just as visible in the heat of a long backcountry MTB ride as it is on a dark Winter day. OPEN Cycle ONE Plus Ready to Paint RTP Custom - Contender Bicycles Elsewhere you'll see the cream of the crop. This ONE+ features the ultralight one-piece Syncros Silverton SL wheels, which weigh in at a wispy 1250g, as well as the similarly-light Syncros Fraser iC SL one-piece carbon handlebar. Elsewhere is the SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS drivetrain with oil slick cassette and chain, and Shimano XT Trail pedals. If a bike part can't be light, make sure to put that weight where it counts. OPEN Cycle ONE+ Custom RTP Ready to Paint - Contender Bicycles - Syncros Silverton SL Wheelset OPEN Cycle ONE+ Custom RTP Ready to Paint - SRAM AXS - Contender Bicycles The OPEN ONE+ hardtail is a versatile XC mountain bike platform that just so happens to be one of the lightest frames around. Build it up as as a plus-tire crusher or as an ultralight racer like this one here, and the ONE+ will do it with ease.

Few things are more fun than building your own custom bicycle. Choosing your paint scheme takes it up a notch, and makes for a bike that is truly as unique as its rider. We are always happy to help, as seen by our gallery of custom-painted OPEN bikes, Laufs, 3Ts, and more. OPEN Cycle ONE Plus Custom RTP Ready to Paint - Contender Bicycles Have any questions about the OPEN ONE+ mountain bike, our custom paint options, or our custom builds? Give us a call during business hours, or send us an email any time to OPEN Cycle ONE Plus Custom RTP Ready to Paint - Contender Bicycles


  • Hi There,
    I’m looking for a small one+ frame w a 1 9/16" head stock (to accommodate a Lefty).


    Matthew Juros on

  • Trace,
    We don’t have any OPEN ONE+ frames in stock at the moment in a size large. We should have more available for order at the start of August. Drop us a message ( and we can get you all going!

    Alvin - Contender Bicycles on

  • Hello, looking for a large open one+ frame or full build.


    Trace Gordon on

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