Open's showstopping collaboration with Omata

Ultra-limited model to debut at Eurobike

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. 

The special limited-edition bike is based on Open's U.P. frameset
The special limited-edition bike is based on Open's U.P. frameset

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

The front view with some decidedly asymmetric details
The front view with some decidedly asymmetric details

Open U.P. frameset

For this year's Eurobike show, Open has collaborated with Omata
For this year's Eurobike show, Open has collaborated with Omata

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 is drastically different than most
Omata's take on a cycling computer is drastically different than most

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 2x14 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.

Russell Eich

Tech Writer, US
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: High altitudes, forgotten singletracks, bike parks, roads without cars
  • Current Bikes: Custom Meriwether steel hardtail, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29, Kona Jake the Snake, Trek 69er, and a bunch more
  • Dream Bike: Yeti SB5c, Intense Tracer 275C, Black Cat custom road
  • Beer of Choice: Gin + Tonic
  • Location: Rollinsville, CO, USA

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