The OPEN ONE+ is a bike that doesn’t just exceed the current confines of mountain bikes, but launches itself over them and hurtles away from any category. Aside from having a frame that weighs in at an insanely light 869 g in a size medium, the ONE+ sets new standards all over the shop: OPEN have teamed a fairly conventional frame design with super-slender ovalized seatstays and chainstays for maximum vertical compliance, while retaining a huge amount of lateral stiffness for brutal acceleration. It doesn’t end there though: there’s tire clearance for up to 3.0˝-wide 27.5˝ or 2.4˝-wide 29˝ tires. Do these features make this bike the ultimate choice for those increasingly gnarly XC races, or just the definitive companion for anyone hunting a super-lightweight bike with great comfort and stability? Both, if you ask us.
Weight: 8.83 kg | Price: € 3,200 (Frameset)