Drawing from previous experience designing world-class road and time trial bikes, as well as their revolutionary mountain hardtail frames, Open introduces the U.P. (Unbeaten Path). A jack of many trades, the UP’s design leaves it ready for virtually anything. Install drop bars, with either slick or knobby tires, and you can race on the road or the cyclocross course. If you want to push even farther off road, the frame can be mounted with 650b/27.5” wheels and tires up to 2.1” in width. Install a flat bar, and suddenly you have a light, agile, and tough XC mountain bike. The variety of build options - and adventure options - is endless.
With four water bottle mounts, a wide open main triangle for cargo bags, and sufficient clearance both front and rear for wide tires (up to 2.1" when mounted on 650b/27.5" wheels), the U.P. can handle virtually any adventure, or distance, you can muster.See the OPEN lineup
The U.P.'s bottom bracket utilizes the BB386EVO standard, making it able to accept virtually any crankset on the market. The offset chainstays not only allow clearance for up to 50-tooth chainrings, but the design maximizes the bottom bracket's stiffness for incredible acceleration and climbing.See the OPEN lineup
The highest-performing frames don't use just one modulus of carbon - they use different types in different areas of the frame. The Open U.P. uses various densities of carbon all over: higher modulus where possible to save weight and boost stiffness, and lower modulus when necessary to enhance durability and compliance.See the OPEN lineup
Leveraging intelligent carbon design to leave no compromises on the table, the U.P.'s seatstays and chainstays are structural masterpieces. Incredibly thin, to provide the vertical compliance necessary to tackle the roughest roads in comfort, they are anchored by the oversized bottom bracket and offset design, to create superb lateral rigidity and pedaling responsiveness.See the OPEN lineup
While the U.P. is an immensely capable all-road explorer, it was also designed to be ready for competition. The frame's neutral geometry makes it stable over nearly any terrain AND any 'cross course, while the short 420mm chainstays lend the bike sharp handling, and the large main triangle and flattened top tube make for effortless portering.See the OPEN lineup
Want to learn more about the multi-tool of bikes, the Open U.P.? Click through to check out our Explore page for the U.P., and see the other colors availableSee the OPEN lineup