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OPEN NEW U.P.

The OPEN NEW U.P. is the next evolutionary step towards revolution: since its launch two years ago, the OPEN U.P. has been considered a pioneer and it has since become the symbol of a fast-growing bike movement. It fills the void between road bikes and mountain bikes. The frameset of the OPEN NEW U.P. is now 130 g lighter and comes with some important updates to its design. One of the most important updates is the lighter, in-house U-Turn fork, which was previously only available with the top-of-the-range version, the U. P. P. E. R. With these changes not only does the U.P. score some impressive style points, but also offers more riding comfort and increased torsional stiffness to guarantee even more precise handling. Depending on the spec, the new U. P. is the perfect companion for long road rides, gravel adventures, cyclocross race,s or daily commuting battles in the urban jungle. It’s a true “do-it-all” bike, an incredible 650B slick-tired fun-machine for any kind of terrain. Thanks to its recent updates, the OPEN NEW U. P. is still the benchmark against which all gravel bikes have to compete.

Weight: 7.47 kg (built bike) | Price: € 3,200 (frameset)
opencycle.com

About the Award

The Design & Innovation Award is both a seal of approval and the benchmark achievement for the bike industry’s highest-performing products. The Design & Innovation Award is more than just a title-giver or a round of applause for brands. It’s the definitive award that decisively tests products in the real world, assessing them in their entirety and reaching considered verdicts. This year once again saw select international journalists, professional test riders, and industry experts invest more than 6,000 hours of their time to partake in the DI.A process.

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