Open Cycles has collaborated with Omata for its limited edition show bike that will debut at Eurobike 2018. Based on Open’s U.P. gravel frame and fork, only 20 bikes will be available.
- Fit and trim: the Open UP gets a refresh for 2018
- Open Cycle U.P. first ride review
- Open Cycle U.P. – first look at unique gravel race bike
Open x Omata collabo highlights
- Carbon U.P. frame and fork
- SRAM Force1 drivetrain / Praxis Works crank / Force hydraulic disc brakes
- Enve G23 carbon rims / Industry 9 hubs / Schwalbe G-One tires
- Enve bar, stem, seatpost / Fabric saddle
Open U.P. frameset
Open’s carbon U.P. gravel frameset introduced some new concepts to the burgeoning gravel-bike world back in 2015. For 2018, the frame received a few tweaks, including flat-mount disc brakes and a 70g weight reduction.
On the front end, the U-Turn fork saw a weight saving of 65g and a 12x100mm thru-axle.
Omata One computer
Omata’s take on a cycling computer falls in line with Open’s thinking on technology, saying: “We’re a bit leery about ‘over-technologizing’ cycling. We don’t need a power meter, a GPS that also analyzes our hematocrit or 2×14 electro-hydraulic shifting. We just want to ride.”
Open BOTM Omata pricing
Interested? With only 20 available you better be ready to act fast. Details on Open’s site are minimal as of this writing. Pricing and delivery dates have not been posted.