Shares all the great versatility of the standard UP but gets a refined layup that loses weight in the frame and fork. You'll end up with an 880g frame to start your dream build. The price goes up, but if money is not an issue - why wouldn't you? Available in Matte Black

OPEN Cycles UPPER Frameset

Just Better

Just the same as the UP, but better - new carbon layup reduces weight while maintaining the same levels of ride quality and stiffness. A new fork and flatmount disc mounts. Available in matte black only.

Arguable one of the most versatile frame sets on the market. A high performance frame set which blends the boundary of road and cross geometry alongside geometry to handle mountain bike tires.

The U.P will fit MTB tires of up to 2.1", 40" cross tires or even 28mm road tires while keeping geometry all in check for fast, nimble handling no matter what wheel type / size you choose. You will notice the radically dropped driveside chainstay that opens up the options for the big MTB tyres - it also adds a larger surface area for more material to be laid, further increasing torsional stiffness.

Open uses a philosophy of placing the right tensile carbon in the right areas. Ultra high-mod carbon is more brittle and is not ideal for high impact areas - like the head tube! Then Open UPPER utilises an advanced layup which is a blend of high and low modulus fibres strategically placed throughout the frame. It balances stiffness, ride quality, weight and comfort.

A large wide and flattened down tube resists twisting forces - which is an effect when standing up and torquing the handlebars. It creates a solid plane between the bottom bracket and head tube - which leads to accurate steering and cornering. A 27.2mm seatpost size allows a bit more compliance in the rear along with the wire seat stays

ThuThread axle is a special system that uses the threads to old the thru-axle and lock down the derailleur into the frame. It's a stiff design and compatible with a range of 12mm thru-axles.

Frame Details

  • Bottom Bracket: BB386 EVO (86mm width)
  • Fork: Open U-Turn Fork 15mm axle (included)
  • Rear axle spacing 12x 142mm
  • Weight: 880g
  • Max outer ring: 50t
  • Max inner ring: 36t
  • Headset IS42/28.6 | IS52/40
  • Cable routing: Internal, 1x10, 1x11 & Di2
  • Post diameter: 27.2mm


Integrated housing

Thruthread dropouts

Top Tube Mounting

Flat mount disc

Tire clearance for up to 2.1"

Dropped chainstay


UPPER Also Available

Less weight, more expensive



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