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BOTM: MIN.D.LESS - PART 1

Andy Kessler - 15-Oct-2021
Have we lost our MIN.D.? maybe…but we just wanted to realize a dream build. The base is a MIN.D. frame custom painted in Italy, then we add the brand new Shimano Durace with Powermeter gruppo, take some of the lightest and most exclusive wheels the DT Swiss  PRC 1100 Mon Chasseral and finish it up with German made super exclusive BEAST components.

So far, on paper everything sounds easy, even more that we will make only 30-35 units of that limited edition.

But then reality strikes back.... Shimano was supposed to show the new Durace to public in spring 2021. Then they postponed summer and now...

Yes we have 80% of the Shimano parts and all other stuff in stock but the problem of a 2x groupset is you need a front derailleur and we only have 12 of the 35... The rest we get early December... But that gives us exactly the time that we need for the Italian custom paint job - around 8 weeks.


 We decided that we do it a bit different with this limited edition. If you are interested then you have to contact andy@opencycle.com and we figure it all out. 

If you want to go with one of our standard colours yes we can do that also.

Talking about colours we have a handful of another limited colour frames in stock: the MIN.D. in the same matt grey/orange colour as we feature on the U.P.

Ok have a look at the pictures. We show here the Ready to Paint frame (by the way also an option if you want it stealth looking) kind of the canvas where we/you will put the paint on... 



 
 
If you are based outside of Europe you would also have to contact me as we assemble this bike in Germany only.

frame

MIN.D. CUSTOM PAINTED IN ITALY

stem

BEAST Road, carbon, UD finish, 90-120mm

handlebar

BEAST Ultra bar, carbon, UD finish, 400-440mm

handlebar grip

Guee, SL One

saddle

BEAST, Comfort, carbon, 130mm width

brakes

Shimano Durace BR-R9270

shifters

Shimano Durace ST-R9270

crank

Shimano Durace Powermeter FC-R9200P,170,172.5,175mm

bb

Rotor PF 4624, BB 386EVO

chainrings

Shimano Durace 52-36

rear derailleur

Shimano Durace RD-R9250

cassette

Shimano Durace CS-R9200, 11-34T

chain

Shimano Durace CN-M9100

wheel

DT Swiss PRC 1100 Dicut, Mon Chasseral

tire

Schwalbe Pro ONE, 32mm, transparent

retail Price

US$ 12900 excl sales tax/EUR-CHF 12900 including VAT


...and weight of that build in size Medium is 6.7kg

Enjoy and I hope you are not loosing your MIN.D. if so contact me and I will help you.

 

Comments & Questions

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Just gorgeous! That is an impressively low weight too. Hmmmmm.....
Post #1 of 1. Posted by Mark Spencer on 18-Oct-2021 10:26:47 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23322]
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