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BOTM: The Simple MIND - part 2

Andy Kessler - 08-Jun-2021
After the intro video in the first part of "The Simple MIN.D." blog,  here we go with the beauty shots.

As mentioned last time, we have stock of the 1x MIN.D. frames and can also organise you an EKAR drivetrain if you are based in the USA.  Why make your live complicated, change your MIN.D. and live simply....

 

Comments & Questions

OPEN
Hi, what's your opinion on the Classified hub? Would you suggest using it on a Mind 1x?
Post #1 of 16. Posted by B. on 08-Jun-2021 08:59:19 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23178]
OPEN
I have not ridden it sorry. I never judge something I have not ridden personally...
Post #2 of 16. Posted by Andy Kessler on 08-Jun-2021 09:02:30 GMT in reply to post #1 [23178<--23179]
OPEN
Great pics, and love the color way. For someone who embraced the “simple” life early with the Open UP, 1x, and two sets of wheels for road and off-road...what would the MIND offer?
Post #3 of 16. Posted by DG on 08-Jun-2021 10:17:20 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23181]
OPEN
Hi DG, check out the MIND product page, but mostly more speed on road
Post #4 of 16. Posted by Andy Kessler on 08-Jun-2021 10:59:40 GMT in reply to post #3 [23181<--23182]
OPEN
I have had my open mind frame since February but still waiting for my Campy electronic 12 speed…my local Campy distributor is expecting his EKAR shipment in early July and still not sure when the ordered set will arrive…should I go EKAR?
Post #5 of 16. Posted by Pete Morrish on 08-Jun-2021 11:22:17 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23184]
OPEN
Hi Peter, I can't say if you should, but I would!
Post #11 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 15-Jun-2021 04:36:48 GMT in reply to post #5 [23184<--23194]
OPEN
Which EKAR gear ratio option did you choose for your Min.d and why?
Post #13 of 16. Posted by Pete Morrish on 15-Jun-2021 13:43:46 GMT in reply to post #11 [23194<--23196]
OPEN
My ideal ratio is the 9-36, but I live in Amsterdam so not a lot of climbing. Andy even put 9-42 on his road bike, maybe a bit overkill but it means you can climb everything AND still have a massive gear downhill as that's a bigger range than most 2x drivetrains offer.
Post #14 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 15-Jun-2021 14:07:07 GMT in reply to post #13 [23196<--23197]
OPEN
Hi Pete, Gerard is right I want to have this 1:1 ratio for climbing. I had that also on my 2x drivetrain with a 46-33 and 10-33 in the back. Some 20% climbs here and unfortunately not getting younger....
Post #15 of 16. Posted by Andy Kessler on 17-Jun-2021 09:50:49 GMT in reply to post #13 [23196<--23198]
OPEN
Down tube storage. I love the Open WI.DE frame. And when I look at I wonder if you ever considered adding storage in the down tube. Seems like a very practical solution for carrying the basic stuff for every ride. Any thoughts about it? Thanks. m.
Post #6 of 16. Posted by Martin Herrera on 08-Jun-2021 15:53:09 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23185]
OPEN
Hi Martin, totally see where you are coming from. We are always thinking about new things. Some of them come into production frames others not. Thanks for the feedback
Post #9 of 16. Posted by Andy Kessler on 09-Jun-2021 03:40:24 GMT in reply to post #6 [23185<--23188]
OPEN
Looks great - but where can I see the specs of the simple MIND please?
Post #7 of 16. Posted by Christian Thörner on 08-Jun-2021 16:18:48 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23186]
OPEN
Hi Christian, they will come in part 3
Post #8 of 16. Posted by Andy Kessler on 09-Jun-2021 03:39:07 GMT in reply to post #7 [23186<--23187]
OPEN
Hi. I’ve got an Upper and an Enve seat post cannot seem to figure out why it creaks/clicks when I am seated and pedaling hard. It’s definitely not the BB as it’s silent when I stand. Tried everything with carbon paste etc. Even swapped to another clamp to test. Could it be the di2 battery pack? Or something else I should be aware about?
Post #10 of 16. Posted by Darryl on 11-Jun-2021 09:12:09 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23191]
OPEN
And it's not the rails? You may want to try wrapping the rails with some electrical tape? Or swap out the saddle as it could be where the rails attach to the deck as well?
Post #12 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 15-Jun-2021 04:39:05 GMT in reply to post #10 [23191<--23195]
OPEN
Looking to buy a new bike. One that fits me and won't cause me needless headache. I'm researching....in the meantime, you should change Why make your live complicated, change your MIN.D. and live simply...." to read, "Why make your LIFE....."
Post #16 of 16. Posted by RICK on 19-Jun-2021 14:48:01 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23199]
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