Two weeks ago we re-introduced the complete WI.DE. bike. And like a cheap infomercial, we said "but wait, there's more". So here it is.
Maybe you want a complete bike but prefer the orange WIDE (see the frame here with a different parts kit
). Or custom frame color, the XS size or even an UP or UPPER frame? We now offer that opportunity. Here's how:
We now offer the parts that we use on the WIDE complete bike also as a parts kit. So you can buy any frameset, add the drivetrain and wheel set parts kit and voila, you have a complete OPEN gravel machine. There are a few things to consider:
- We only sell the parts kits in combination with the frameset it will be assembled on; we are not allowed to sell these parts separately (and have no desire to do so either). So either through your local OPEN retailer, or through the online store, you need to purchase a Gravel drivetrain kit + Gravel wheelset kit + Gravel frameset of your choice.
- This shipment arrives to you/your retailer in 3 separate boxes, so your OPEN retailer will assemble it for you or you need to arrange your own assembly.
- If you decide to put this parts kit on an UP or UPPER, it's a great combo that many of our customers use. But there is one caveat: The tires included in the kit are really optimized for the WIDE, so they are too big for the UP/UPPER. Hence you'll need to get a different set of tires to complete the bike. We do not have any different tires in stock at this point.
- You can mix and match sizes though. So if you want the stem and crank length of our Small parts kit on a Medium frame, no problem. You also have the choice of 700c (29") or 650b (27.5") wheels, as long as supplies last.
So it's a little bit of work, but a great way to get exactly what you want. And of course, the best way to get a custom painted yet complete bike on the go. We don't have a lot of these kits, so don't wait too long (just like we saw with the complete bikes two weeks ago, where some sizes were sold out in a day).