Rumored for some time, Andy Kessler and Gerard Vroomen have been hard at work at their “small” company to bring the 3rd OPEN Cycle drop bar adventure bike to the world. That day has finally come with the announcement of the all new…
WI.DE. (Winding Detours)
According to OPEN: “The WI.DE. will sit proudly next to the U.P. family. While the U.P. focuses on the road-allroad-gravel spectrum, the WI.DE. covers allroad-gravel-extreme rides thanks to its expanded tire clearance. U.P. riders cover plenty of extreme terrain already but the WI.DE. extends the possibilities even further.”
Taking things to a whole new level, the WI.DE. looks to offer even “wider” tire clearances for more extreme capabilities while maintaining the same nimble feel of the previous U.P. model. In terms of differences with the U.P. and U.P.P.E.R., the WI.DE. is limited to 1x drivetrains only and can fit up to 700C x 46mm or 650B x 2.4in tires.
Double Drop Chainstay
Perhaps most unique to the all new frame design is the dropping of both chainstays. OPEN claims that this design offers increased BB stiffness and weight reduction while boosting tire clearance.
Vertically thin chainstays and seatstays for compliance
Internal cables & hoses
Syntace X-12 thru-axle also holds the derailleur hanger into the frame.
Additional toolbox mount located under the bottom bracket
Compatible with OPEN’s upcoming De-Fender mudguard system
Frameset Price (USD, excl. sales tax) - $3,200
Frame-only size M - 1040g
Fork-only weight - 390g
Sizes - XS/S/M/L/XL
Color - Grey matte/gloss mix
Ready-to-paint option - yes
BB standard - BB386EVO pressfit 86x46mm BB shell
Shimano crank fit - All road cranks
SRAM crank fit - All GXP road, all DUB road, Force 1 BB30
Front derailleur mount - none, 1x drivetrains only
Maximum 1x ring size - 46t (flat ring), 42t (SRAM offset ring)
Rear thru-axle - Superlight Carbon-Ti X-12 rear thru axle
Front thru-axle - Superlight Carbon-Ti 12mm front thru axle
Rear brake caliper mount - Smartmount 160 system with direct-mount, no adaptors
MultiStop internal system - Mechanical 1x, Di2, eTap
Headset - Integrated IS42/28.6 | IS52/40
Seatpost - 27.2mm diameter, standard set-up zero-offset
Cage mounts - Seattube, downtube, under-downtube, under-BB
TT bag mount system - 100mm front-post-to-headset-edge
We are excited to learn more about the WI.DE. in the coming days. Let us know what you think of the design in the comments below.
Photos: OPEN Cycle
Learn more at https://opencycle.com/