We love Ready to Paint bikes. We love the ability to choose between our range of Ready to Paint framesets, we love the ability to choose your exact components, but we really love the chance to select your very own color scheme. These bikes are a blank canvas, and the addition of the OPEN WI.DE Gravel Frameset (Ready to Paint) gives us one more option that allows us to help you build your dream bike.
At first blush, OPEN has two bikes that do similar things: the U.P. and the WI.DE. In essence, the WI.DE builds on the success of the U.P. in geometry and capability. Reach is slightly shorter, stack is about 15 mm taller per size, while headtube angles, seattube angles, and bottom bracket drop stay as close as they can be to the U.P. Chainstay length even stays the same, at a stubby 420 mm. The major difference here is a newfound clearance for 700 x 46c tires or 27.5 x 2.4” tires with room to spare. Sure, you lose out on being able to use a 2x crankset and drivetrain, but we find that plenty of riders who want this much tire clearance this offers err toward 1x gearing anyways.
All said and done, the WI.DE feels not dissimilar to the U.P. in performance, 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 WI.DE gravel bike take you there.
Why choose the OPEN WI.DE Gravel Frameset (Ready to Paint)? Because you want to create a bike that is truly an extension of your style and taste, perhaps with the same desirability of the most beautiful one-off bikes around. We offer an inside line to custom paint, in any way you’d like it. Everything is done with 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 WI.DE is only limited to your imagination.
Looking to build your new OPEN WI.DE 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.