At OPEN, the motto is “working hard to stay small”. This approach affords OPEN a great deal of freedom and flexibility when designing specific bikes free of market pressures. It also means OPEN can collaborate with whomever, whenever. This latest collaboration, the OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition FRAMESET, is a limited run of just thirty framesets – of which we were able to snag four (Size S, M, L available)!
The OPEN U.P. is the best union we’ve seen yet of road riding performance characteristics blended to the fun, adventure-oriented capabilities of a mountain-bike. It has challenged many peoples’ preconceived notions about what road riding is and opened up boundless possibilities for suffering to give way to fun.
This OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition frameset is more than just a frame, fork and headset. The colab package includes:
-OPEN NEW U.P. custom painted frameset
-ENVE color-matched compact handlebar, stem, and seatpost
-BROOKS C13 saddle with custom anodized rivets
-ASS SAVERS custom front and rear fender
According to ENVE, the unique colorway was born from a desire to pay tribute to the iconic desert sunsets of Southern Utah. In ENVE’s words, “The OPEN and ENVE collaboration is a bike that takes you into the desert with both companies providing their unique and innovative view on the best setup for exploring the expanses of the American West.”
The ENVE G23 Wheelset with custom color-matched stickers that you see in the photos is optional and can be ordered from us in addition to the frameset. Handbuilt in-house by our own True Love Wheels, the G23 rim matched to Sapim CX Ray Spokes and DT Swiss 240 hubs is the ideal pairing of lightweight performance and reliability for all who wander. Please contact us if you are interested in the OPEN x ENVE collaboration frameset or working with us to design your unique complete build.