You did it. You finally found your dream bike. It has all the features you’d want, and it seems perfect for how you envision riding it. The only issue? Color. Maybe you’re lukewarm on how it looks, and there’s one nagging part that prevents you from truly loving the bike. Perhaps your friend already has a bike that color, and you’d never want to been seen matching someone else. Luckily for you, OPEN has a solution: the Open U.P.P.E.R. Gravel Frameset (Ready to Paint). RTP, or “Ready to Paint”, is the blank canvas of a bicycle that you deserve to build your dream bike.
As one of the premier gravel bikes available on the market, the U.P. easily swallows a 700 x 40c tire, or a 27.5 x 2.1″ mountain bike tire. The U.P. can be used with more conventional 28mm road tires or cyclocross rubber up to 40mm wide – never before has a bike had this ability. The U.P. doesn’t stop there; designed originally as a fat tire road bike, the U.P. features geometry that is uncompromised from its road bike roots, with smooth handling, peppy acceleration, and typical road bike fit. All you have to do is decide where you will ride it next, install the appropriate wheels and tires, then let the OPEN Cycles U.P. take you there.
The OPEN U.P.P.E.R. gravel bike offers a host of upgrades over the standard U.P., most of which are related to weight. The U-Turn fork is the lightest Gravel Plus fork on the market, and combined with the specialized carbon layup of the U.P.P.E.R., makes for one of the lightest gravel plus or road plus framesets available today.
Why choose the OPEN U.P.P.E.R. Gravel Frameset (Ready to Paint) frameset? Because you want to create a bike that is truly an extension of your style and taste. We offer an inside line to custom paint, in any way you’d like it. Everything is done with a wet paint, even down to the OPEN logo on the downtube. Custom paint generally costs $350-800, depending on the paint scheme. Some examples can be seen HERE. With a wide array of paints in both gloss and matte, the color of your next U.P.P.E.R. is only limited to your imagination.
Looking to build your new OPEN U.P.P.E.R. Gravel Frameset (Ready to Paint) to your exacting specifications? Contact our OPEN Cycle and custom build experts at the shop, or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. With a huge number of options for your wheels, drivetrain and everything in between, we can help meet any of your goals. And if you’d rather leave the choices to us, check out our list of preferred builds HERE.