Keeping with their goal of simplicity, Open Cycles offers its models as framesets only, meaning every Open bike you see is a fully custom build. While we’ve built a lot of over-the-top UPs, (complete with SRM, DI2, and carbon everything), we’ve found the majority of riders are looking for performance and reliability within a reasonable budget. We enjoy walking our customers through every step of the part-selection process, but for those who would rather spend time planning their next ride, we’ve put together a complete OPEN U.P. build that any of us would be proud to pedal. Enter our Open U.P. Unbeaten Path Ultegra Complete Bike.
The Unbeaten Path (U.P) is all about versatility, so we’ve hand selected parts that offer awesome performance on road, cross, gravel, bike packing, and more. A detailed parts spec is listed below, but for the important stuff, we include a full Shimano Ultegra mechanical or Di2 11 speed group with Shimano hydraulic brakes. The cockpit features lightweight alloy handlebar, stem, and seatpost, from Fizik. For wheels, we’ve gone with two different options, both from Stan’s No Tubes. Stan’s is synonymous with tubeless wheel and tire setups, and their latest offerings combine a great blend of high quality, low-weight, easy setup and minimal maintenance. We’ve selected Stan’s Grail wheels for our 700c setup – they are a proven choice for cyclocross, gravel, or road riding. To accommodate the larger tires on the 650B setup, we’ve selected Stan’s Arch 27.5″ mountain bike wheels. They’re still plenty light, but offer additional durability for rougher trails, and their extra width gives knobbies better bight and a smoother ride. Just let us know what your favorite tires are and we can get an OPEN U.P. build going before the next big adventure.
Whether you’re heading to Salt Lake City, or prefer we ship your Open U.P. bike to you, we’ll do a full, professional bike build, dialing in shifting and braking, truing wheels, etc. If you’re unsure about sizing, give us a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk through geometry and fit. And although this is a “stock bike,” we are more than happy to discuss variations of this builds. Please note the new 2018 Green and Blue U.P. Frameset is $500 more than the Orange and Brown.