The Open WI.DE was created by a new generation of gravel cyclists demanding more from a bike that can take them on and off the trail, up, down and across country's, around the world, as they explore the open path. Through a dropped chainstay design the WI.DE can fit bigger tyres on both 650b wheels and the traditional 700c road wheel. With the option to run up to 2.4" or 46mm tyres you can expect greater comfort, traction and riding experience when you're out and about. As well as being able to run bigger tyres the WI.DE also features what Open like to call "TRCinTRP". A little play on words describes how the right carbon is used in the right place to offer a firm feel that is responsive as well as being ridiculously lightweight for a bike that can deal with the beaten-up trail. Get used to travelling, commuting and exploring as the WI.DE is built to carry luggage with compatibility for strapless top tube bags, handlebar bags and saddlebags. Finally, Shimano mechanical GRX groupset offers a tactile and reliable shifting experience and breaks that fill you with confidence.
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Really, Really WI.DE.
When OPEN specialise in making a bike that is called WI.DE. expect the tyre clearance to be really, really wide. OPEN has put together some clever engineering to maximise tyre clearance that boosts on-road comfort and makes the bike versatile enough to manage adventures on the trail. Dropped chainstays create a very efficient box structure behind the bottom bracket which not only helps to increase tyre clearance but also increase BB stiffness and reduces the weight of the frame. A dedicated 1x setup from Open is another that helped them to create so much tyre clearance. Space is taken from the inner ring and replaced by the outward moving chainstay and as a result, this bike can fit up to 2.4" tyres on a 650b wheel setup or 46mm on a 700c wheel setup.
This is a bit of tongue and cheek from OPEN. They don't believe in "100% high-modular" carbon layups or even low-modular layups being so important. Instead, they know that bikes perform their best when The Right Carbon is in The Right Space hence the name TRCinTRS™. OPEN has ensured stiffer carbon isn't placed on the more brittle or exposed parts of the bike like the headtube but instead places that provide you with better responsiveness like the downtube. So a blend of very stiff carbon where it's best put and tougher grades of carbon where it must be put means the frame gets the perfect blend low weight and rugged durability.
Stuff Carrying Capability
When you own a bike that is capable of exploring further than before you want to be able to take your belongings with you. The WI.DE. frame is designed to travel with a strapless top tube bag as well as saddle and handlebar bags and frame bags. This makes the bike great for travelling with across the continent or on a family adventure. You'll also find an extra mounting point under the BB as well as the downtube which creates extra space for carrying tools and an extra water bottle.
Frame - OPEN WI.DE
Headset - Cane Creek 40
Fork - OPEN U-Turn
Stem - Easton EA70, 80,90,100 or110mm
Handlebar - Easton EC70, 40,42 or 44cm
Grip - Lizard Skins DSP Bar tape
Seatpost - Easton EC70, Inline, 350mm
Saddle - Specialized Romin EVO Expert Saddle
Wheels - DT SWISS GR1600 Spline, 650b or 700c
Tyres - Schwalbe G One Allround (alternative options available)
Brakes - Shimano GRX 810
Rotors - 160f/160r
Shifters - Shimano GRX 810
Chainset - Shimano GRX 810, 40T
BB - Wheels MFG
Rear derailleur - Shimano GRX 810
Cassette - Shimano XT8000 10-50
Chain - Shimano Ultegra