My New Open Up build, AKA The Green bean.

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by MechNYC

The single most greatest bike I have ever ridden. HANDS DOWN! This thing is what a barracuda, mixed with a dragon, with racing flames, and a B****in exhaust, would ride like if it were a bike.

Need I say more?...


Because this think is that sweeeeeeeett. Be the coolest guy, on the group ride. With big ol fatty gravel tires, or some thin slicks. Want to shred some gnar after your morning latte. Then slap on some REAL big boy fatties, and a call it a day, (talking about them 2.1’s SON!)

This bike can do it all, and then some! I’ve never experienced true bliss on a bike, until I ridden this bad mamajama. The ride was so good, I climaxed twice the day I broke it in.

I hope my review was both insightful, and enjoyable. Now stop reading this, and go buy one!!!

Here she is when i was getting it built, she was so pretty, nice sized 700x40 mavic gravel tires, ive sinced swittched too slicks in the same size.






SICCCCCCCCKKKKK Custom 3d name badge, made by a company called StickEmms find them here! @Stickemms on instagram!


frame U.P.

seatpost Zipp Sl Speed, zero set back
shift/brake levers Shimano Dura Ace 9170
front derailleur Shimano Dura Ace 9150
rear derailleur Shimano Dura Ace 9150
chain Shimano Dura Ace
disc brake Shimano Dura Ace 9170
crankset Rotor Aldu, 50/34
bottom bracket Ceramic Speed
pedals Shimano Dura Ace
stem Zipp SL Speed 120mm
handlebars 3T ErgoNova Team Stealth 46cm
saddle Selle Italia SLR Carbonio SuperFlow

front wheel Zipp 303 NSW Disc
rear wheel Zipp 303 NSW Disc
cassette Shimano XTR 11-42
tires MAXXIS Re-Fuse 700x40c

total bike weight 18 g (0.04 lbs
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by siim

That Aldhu crank looks very sharp on the bike and matches with the wheels spot on. Well done!

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by Marin

Nice bike.

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by MattMay

Nice! Especially at 18g. Less than my bottle cage. :-)

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by plpete

Cool bike. So do you like it? hah

Get some better shots and some close ups but looks like a really smart build. With that range on the rear, any reason you didn't go with a 1x?

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by nova16

Looks fantastisch!

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by hannawald

really stunning, congrats!

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by petert123

Nice build; was really tempted by one of these as a 4-season workhorse but let down because it doesn't have mudguard/fender mounts - absolutely essential for UK winters.

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by caballero

Looks good.

Except for the “3D name badge”.... but whatever does it for you.

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