The New OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition in Grey is All About Balance

ENVE Composites and OPEN Cycle aren’t strangers to collaboration, having collaborated together on a unique frameset over a year ago. And while that frame featured a polarizing purple and orange colorway that evoked Southern Utah sunsets, it was a love it or hate it colorway that was anything but restrained. ENVE and OPEN Cycle have come together for a new OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition, and this one is all about restraint.

OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition Custom - Contender Bicycles

The new OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition in grey includes an OPEN NEW U.P. custom painted frameset, and a custom-painted ENVE road compact handlebar, stem, and seatpost. The OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition Frameset Package in grey is $3790.

OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition Grey - Matching ENVE Seatpost, Stem, Handlebar - Contender Bicycles

Why grey? While the previous ENVE edition frameset took inspiration from a mountain range sunset in Moab, Utah, the new frameset takes inspiration from rugged winter mountain ranges that contrast snow white with dark grey hues that come from shadows and rock. Think of it as the winter foil to the summer themes of the previous bike, but one that exchanges undertones of royalty for the majesty of snow-capped high mountain ranges.

OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition Custom Grey - Contender Bicycles

We have decent supply of this very limited frameset in stock at the shop! Give us a call during shop hours, or send us an email at to get one for yourself.


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David Brems says
July 1st, 2019

I really like this frame set. Enve is one of our clients. How would you fit it out? I want to ride the gravel roads around Boulder, Utah.

Thanks, David

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Alvin Holbrook says
July 2nd, 2019


I personally think a gravel bike is best with a 2x drivetrain unless it's used predominantly off-pavement, which has the advantage of smaller jumps in cadence from gear to gear. The beauty of these bikes is that they can be built to your specific terrain and preferences; the options really are nearly endless.

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Dan Aschman says
July 2nd, 2019

Do you ever have any OPEN U.P. or OPEN ENVE demo bikes available for sale at end of year? I would need a size large frame. And given pricing, would opt for a lower priced hardware config. Thanks in advance!

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Alvin Holbrook says
July 2nd, 2019


OPEN doesn't prescribe to a year-to-year change and instead only send out updates when necessary. The earliest a bike might be available is at the very end of the season, but really it depends on how often the bikes are demoed.

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