When the Open U.P first came onto the scene it was loved for its capability to fit either mountain bike or road wheels with a range of tyre sizes, meaning that your rides are no longer limited to surface type. In its 3rd generation the love for the U.P is exactly the same however, now, the frameset is; lighter, nimbler and more ready for adventure than ever before. Open call it "TRCinTRP". No, it's not some fancy tech name that CEO's took hours thinking up, it's a play on words standing for "The Right Carbon in The Right Place". In Lamen's terms, it means that high modulus carbon is not just slapped across the whole frameset, instead, the modulus of the carbon is correct for the exact area in which it is placed ensuring the frame is responsive, lightweight and able to cope with whatever the road or trail can throw at it. Here, at the TriStore, we have finished off one of our best selling framesets with a groupset that is made specifically designed for adventure riding. The GRX groupset features a 1x chainring and a wide rear cassette, removing the hassle of front derailleur shifting and ensuring you have plenty of gear range to ride up the hills and race down them. To complete the build, we have included Mavic's All Road Elite wheelset and Easton's EA70 handlebar and stem to provide a professional feel to a revolutionary ride.
A wheel and tyre for every adventure
The U.P. fits mountain bike tyres up to 2.1” wide on 650b wheels. However, you can also fit a 47mm RoadPlus tyre on 700c standard road wheels, 40mm gravel tyre, a 32mm cross tyre or a 28mm road tyre, or anything in-between to ensure you have the grip and control you need on every and any route.
Handling that doesn't let you down
More importantly, and more difficult, the U.P. handles well in all wheel/tyre configurations, as customers, media and award judges confirm time and again. So whether you ride it with road or mountainbike tyres, on pavement or off-road, you always have nimble, responsive and confidence-inspiring handling.
The U.P pathed the way for the future of gravel riding with its original dropped chainstay design. Many since have tried to copy it without fully understanding how it works and therefore never really making the most of its benefits. The dropped chainstay design makes room in a space that is often crowded by chainring (s), the frame itself and tyres. However, this engineering takes away the chainstay from the crowded area, increasing stiffness and allowing you to run your choice of wheels and tyres.
Frame - Open U.P (3rd Generation)
Wheels - DT Swiss GR1600 Spline 650b or 700c
Rear Derailleur - Shimano RX812 GRX 11 Speed Shadow Rear mech
Cassette - Shimano MX8000 11 Speed cassette
Crank - Shimano GRX 810
Chain - Shimano HG701 11 Speed Chain
Front and Rear Brake - Shimano RX810
Brake Levers - Shimano RX810 GRX Levers
Handlebars - Easton EA70 AX Gravel Bars or Easton EA 70 Road Bars (choice of width)
Stem - Easton EA70 (choice of width)
Seatpost - Easton EC70 InLine Seatpost
Saddle - Specialized Romin Evo Expert
Grips - Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm