10 years of OPEN - what do you think?

Gerard Vroomen - 19-May-2022
This year OPEN celebrates 10 years. That fateful Friday the 13th when OPEN was officially founded changed a lot for Andy and I. We are very excited about all the changes for the next 10 years.

During the course of the year, we will reflect on this milestone more, but for now, we would love to hear from you. When we started OPEN, actually before we even announced it, I did a small survey and the results determined some important features of our first model, the O-1.0. Now we'd really like to know from you what you'd like to see for the future.

To do that, I've put together a new small survey. We hope you will take the time to fill it out, we don't like to ask for your time but this could really help us.

It does NOT matter if you already own an OPEN, we'd like to hear from everybody.


Thanks in advance!

Comments & Questions

Congratulations. You have reshaped a part of the industry and helped boost a new (old) genre: the allroad/gravel bike. Kudos. I wish you many more years of success.
Post #1 of 3. Posted by Xaver on 19-May-2022 08:28:48 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24562]
Hi Guys,
Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond. My son and I are planning to ride the Great Divide in 23. This is his college graduation trip/present. We are assembling the gear now.
Is the Wide the ideal Open tool for the divide?
Ekar groupset, wheels (thinking either Campy - Levante - or Enve gravel wheels. Tailfin carbon attachments for our gear will be utilized. We will buy the bikes from Contender in Utah. ---- Any thoughts appreciated. cheers - Peter
Post #2 of 3. Posted by peter on 19-May-2022 10:17:46 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24563]
Adding my congratulations here for the pioneering work you guys have done. And adding thoughts on my recent purchase of UP w/EKAR - its a beautiful combo, solid and so smooth feels like my steel fixie. Campy Shamal wheels are beautiful as well - I also have ENVE AG wheel. Shamal are a bit higher profile and polished to a shine, subtle logos - the ENVE AG wheels a bit more industrial finish. Camby freehub is near silent - a strange but wonderful change from the screaming bees nest of my road hubs. And it would be hard to say enough positive things about my experience with Ryan at Contender in Utah - I live in Austin so it was all remotely executed and the UP showed UP here fully built to my specs, no assembly required, matching the pricing of direct through Open website (Contender had the inventory). I'll respond to your survey but wanted to leave these comments in a public forum as well. Thank you!!
Post #3 of 3. Posted by Bill Orr on 19-May-2022 15:26:41 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24564]