Fast, Fun, Freedom
The U.P. & U.P.P.E.R. combine road bike speed plus go-anywhere capabilities to start a whole new category. The third generation U.P. & U.P.P.E.R. frames are lighter, nimbler and more fun than ever.
Costumers and professional magazine reviewers love the U.P., which has won several professional design and cycling awards. Moreover, original U.P. features such as dual wheel size compatibility and a dropped chainstay are now the standard for performance gravel bikes.
With road tires, it is a very fast road bike. With big road/cross/gravel tires (32-40mm), it’s a go-anywhere bike perfect for mixed surface rides and most gravel routes. With 650b mountain bike tires, it’s unstoppable on very tough terrain yet much faster on pavement than you’d expect thanks to the road position.
So the position lets you get out of town and reach the gravel/dirt/trails quickly (unlike a mountain bike). Space for big tires lets you tackle any route (unlike a road bike). And you can do that with one type of tire for everything or finetune your ride with multiple wheelsets or tires.
The differences between the U.P. and U.P.P.E.R. are weight and color:
· U.P.P.E.R. frameset saves approx. 180g over the U.P.
· U.P.P.E.R. is available in matte black, the U.P. in green and blue. Both are available in RTP (Ready-To-Paint) so you can have it custom-painted.
· There is no difference between the U.P. and U.P.P.E.R. in geometry, durability, stiffness, tire clearance or capability.
Frame-only weight size M, ±3%
Fork-only weight, ±3%
Various (Sage, Grey, Green, Blue), RTP (Ready-To-Paint for custom painting)
Various (Sage, Grey, Green, Blue), RTP (Ready-To-Paint for custom Matte black, RTP (Ready-To-Paint for custom painting) )
A clearcoat is not needed for UV protection but recommended to protect against scratches and wear. Some customers leave the frame bare.
START BUILDING YOUR DREAM BIKE
There are many ways to spec your OPEN dream bike. Wheel and tire size, mechanical or electronic drivetrain, 1x or 2x, the list is endless. SRAM, ENVE, BEAST, Ultradynamico are just a few of the brads of components that we normally use.
If you’re feeling inspired to get going on a custom build project of your own, feel free to get in touch with our specialist team to get the process started. It’s quite is simple and we will guide you throughout the entire journey. Please complete the contact form below to get the conversation going or just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take it from there.
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