Keywords: 650+,700c,gravel bike,gravel ride,limited edition open

BOTM: OPENxENVE WIDE - PART 1

Andy Kessler - 20-Jan-2021
Ok, I recommend you not to read this blog until the end... you will waste too much precious time. Just look at the pictures first and then make a quick decision and click here if you have no good OPEN dealer near you. If you know a good OPEN dealer near you contact them now...

I hate to repeat myself, but after the experience we had with our Pistachio Limited Edition I know already, this one will be gone in a minute also (Hey, you are still reading don't tell me I did not tell you...)

Here is a small teaser gallery. On February 4 we officially launch this edition together with ENVE as they have something nice and special to show also... You gonna see more pics and videos then...

Couple of quick points:

This limited edition comes with the brand new ENVE adventure fork (and no, for regular production we stick to our U-Turn fork).

We ship end of January.

Retail of the frameset is 3400 EUR/US$/CHF.

If you miss this one (and if you are still reading that will be the case....) then we should get pretty good supply of our standard colors grey, orange and turquoise by the end of this month. We also have pretty good stock of our complete WIDE's and kits late January/early February... But with the current high demand situation also that could change any day.

You can always contact me I still might find a dealer that was quick (not all OPEN dealers will be quick...)

And here and update:  this has sold out by now....

 

Comments & Questions

OPEN
Which size do I use with my 180 cm
Post #1 of 45. Posted by Berend (B.J) Veneklaas on 20-Jan-2021 10:11:20 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22854]
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Most likely the Large
Post #2 of 45. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 20-Jan-2021 10:18:15 GMT in reply to post #1 [22854<--22855]
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Hi, I'm also 179/180 cm tall and went to a bike fitting beforehand: the recommendation here was a bike in M with a 110 mm stem. And I am also very satisfied with it. Sascha
Post #17 of 45. Posted by Sascha on 20-Jan-2021 18:13:48 GMT in reply to post #2 [22855<--22870]
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I am 180cm and my size large Open UP fits me perfectly.
Post #7 of 45. Posted by Toge on 20-Jan-2021 10:21:56 GMT in reply to post #1 [22854<--22860]
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Ditto. I am 180cm in height and quite happy with the fit of my size Large Open UP.
Post #13 of 45. Posted by Kent on 20-Jan-2021 11:54:10 GMT in reply to post #7 [22860<--22866]
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Oh you JERKS, now you’ve gone and made me regret buying my pistachio wide :p

I was wondering if this fork would work, as the cage mounts would be really nice. Maybe someday l’ll get one and have it painted to match the pistachio.
Post #3 of 45. Posted by Andrew on 20-Jan-2021 10:21:23 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22856]
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Oh you JERKS, now you’ve gone and made me regret buying my pistachio wide :p

I was wondering if this fork would work, as the cage mounts would be really nice. Maybe someday l’ll get one and have it painted to match the pistachio.
Post #4 of 45. Posted by Andrew on 20-Jan-2021 10:21:26 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22857]
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Hi Andrew, I love my Pistachio and originally I thought I need to build up one of those ENVE's but then I decided to stay with the Pistachio... And yes that ENVE fork woks well on the WIDE
Post #29 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 21-Jan-2021 03:56:13 GMT in reply to post #4 [22857<--22882]
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Would the Enve adventure fork well (with same handling) on an Upper size small? Thanks.
Post #41 of 45. Posted by Andrew on 21-Jan-2021 15:45:12 GMT in reply to post #29 [22882<--22894]
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This is beautiful
Post #5 of 45. Posted by David Cathcart on 20-Jan-2021 10:21:40 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22858]
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2021 we will see a full suspension OPEN?
Post #6 of 45. Posted by Pablo on 20-Jan-2021 10:21:47 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22859]
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Dear Pablo, no unfortunately this will no happen.
Post #28 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 21-Jan-2021 03:54:57 GMT in reply to post #6 [22859<--22881]
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Is ut possible to command this frame in complet bike ?
Post #8 of 45. Posted by David on 20-Jan-2021 10:29:01 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22861]
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Hi David, unfortunately not. But I guess you are based in France if so then you can contact our French agent Mohawks.
Post #27 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 21-Jan-2021 03:54:27 GMT in reply to post #8 [22861<--22880]
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W O W ! ! ! This would be perfect as wall art!
Post #9 of 45. Posted by Andrew on 20-Jan-2021 10:31:55 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22862]
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At 179cm, I’m ready to ordre, but I had thought I would be a Medium. Comments below make me wonder if I need a large. Is there a sizing chart or advice available as all bike shops are closed here?
Ross
Post #10 of 45. Posted by Ross on 20-Jan-2021 10:38:19 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22863]
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Hi, I'm also 179/180 cm tall and went to a bike fitting beforehand: the recommendation here was a bike in M with a 110 mm stem. And I am also very satisfied with it.
Post #16 of 45. Posted by Sascha on 20-Jan-2021 18:12:00 GMT in reply to post #10 [22863<--22869]
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Hi Ross. if you have a current road bike where you feel comfortable then send me a mail and I will get an answer for you
Post #30 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 21-Jan-2021 03:57:33 GMT in reply to post #10 [22863<--22883]
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Got great support from Peter in Tech Support, thank-you and the others who replied.
Post #35 of 45. Posted by Ross on 21-Jan-2021 05:19:49 GMT in reply to post #30 [22883<--22888]
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Hi there!

On Monday I ordered one Monday, but they told me the complete OPEN WIDE only serves in one color. Grey
Today, for a little moment, I got excited thinking I could get it in another color... Illusions xD
Why can't we buy your marvelous machine complete in other colors?

Thanks a lot
Post #11 of 45. Posted by Darío on 20-Jan-2021 11:01:45 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22864]
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Hi Dario, we would love to but unfortunately supply chain is a real issue in the bike biz. Some suppliers have up to 15 months lead time right now...
Post #31 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 21-Jan-2021 03:58:42 GMT in reply to post #11 [22864<--22884]
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This would look awesome next to my Orange OPEN WIDE. N+1
Post #12 of 45. Posted by Matt Allsop on 20-Jan-2021 11:32:48 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22865]
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Omg , went to website and sold out already. Only just received the email ??
Post #14 of 45. Posted by Craig on 20-Jan-2021 14:37:52 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22867]
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Hi Craig, our Aussi agent should get some. Send me a mail and I forward it to him
Post #26 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 21-Jan-2021 03:53:31 GMT in reply to post #14 [22867<--22879]
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I put in a request to get one at my local retailer this morning on your website. It’s says the transaction went through. Does this mean I am getting one for sure?
Post #15 of 45. Posted by Matt wyatt on 20-Jan-2021 14:47:14 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22868]
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Dear Matt, we will look at that and find a solution for you..We check with Elon
Post #32 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 21-Jan-2021 04:00:19 GMT in reply to post #15 [22868<--22885]
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I was able to confirm that I got one. Thank you!
Post #40 of 45. Posted by Matt wyatt on 21-Jan-2021 09:43:10 GMT in reply to post #32 [22885<--22893]
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I would be interested in the adventure fork only if the rear triangle of the Wi.De was extended. This would give more stability, without sacrificing too much of that precious handling, plus it would open up room for 50mm tires in 700c which would pair very well with the adventure fork's clearances.
Post #18 of 45. Posted by Samurai on 20-Jan-2021 18:25:52 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22871]
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As evidence I submit this. Mind you I don't think the extended reach is necessary.
https://www.gra...-enve
Post #24 of 45. Posted by Samurai on 20-Jan-2021 18:43:46 GMT in reply to post #18 [22871<--22877]
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Hi gearld is there any size large available in new wide frameset colour
Post #19 of 45. Posted by Padraig Brandon on 20-Jan-2021 18:39:25 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22872]
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Hi gearld is there any size large available in new wide frameset colour
Post #20 of 45. Posted by Padraig Brandon on 20-Jan-2021 18:39:25 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22873]
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Hi gearld is there any size large available in new wide frameset colour
Post #21 of 45. Posted by Padraig Brandon on 20-Jan-2021 18:39:25 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22874]
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Hi gearld is there any size large available in new wide frameset colour
Post #22 of 45. Posted by Padraig Brandon on 20-Jan-2021 18:39:25 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22875]
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Hi Brandon, unfortunately we are sold out very sorry. Send me a mail I might find a dealer that has one
Post #33 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 21-Jan-2021 04:02:09 GMT in reply to post #22 [22875<--22886]
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Hi gearld is there any size large available in new wide frameset colour
Post #23 of 45. Posted by Padraig Brandon on 20-Jan-2021 18:39:25 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22876]
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Hi Andrew, sorry fo that but actually I actually thought also to build me up that ENVE but I decided to stay with the Pistachio... I really really like the Pistachio... And yes this fork is matching perfectly
Post #25 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 21-Jan-2021 03:50:58 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22878]
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Hi Andy I would be grateful if you could check other dealers if there is a size large in the wide new frameset regards padraig brandon
Post #34 of 45. Posted by PadrIg brandon Brandon on 21-Jan-2021 04:54:58 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22887]
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Hi Brandon, did send you a mail
Post #37 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 21-Jan-2021 07:29:24 GMT in reply to post #34 [22887<--22890]
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I can not wait to put my hands on this one! I would have kept this beauty for myself if it was a size L but I only could get a size M. There will be a happy customer at the shop!
Post #36 of 45. Posted by Phil on 21-Jan-2021 05:45:50 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22889]
OPEN
Can you recommend a 1x power meter that will fit my Open Wide.
Currently running Shimano grx, I tried an Stages crank arm, Ultegra mode and have clearance problems.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Post #38 of 45. Posted by Cyril Keane on 21-Jan-2021 09:18:33 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22891]
OPEN
Can you recommend a 1x power meter that will fit my Open Wide.
Currently running Shimano grx, I tried an Stages crank arm, Ultegra mode and have clearance problems.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Post #39 of 45. Posted by Cyril Keane on 21-Jan-2021 09:18:33 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22892]
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Yes no problem at all that will fit perfectly on all sizes
Post #42 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 22-Jan-2021 07:41:26 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22896]
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Hi Cyril. We had good experience with Rotor or Easton
Post #43 of 45. Posted by Andy Kessler on 22-Jan-2021 07:42:31 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22897]
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Quick question - what are the relative pros and cons of the Open U-Turn fork vs the Enve fork. Are there any major differences in handling or clearance? Or are they essentially the same thing?
Post #44 of 45. Posted by Matt on 22-Jan-2021 15:51:46 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22898]
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Hi Andy, Gerard,
I am 175 Cm, inseam of 86 Cm, arm span of 185 Cm. Do you recommend a Medium or Large for the UPPER? Thanks for your advice and guidance.
Post #45 of 45. Posted by Dhaval on 23-Jan-2021 16:55:54 GMT in reply to blog [0<--22899]
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