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Ekar complete bikes now available

Gerard Vroomen - 10-Nov-2021
We like gravel (and even road) bikes built with Campagnolo Ekar as this groupset is refined, versatile, light and sturdy. It really let's a lot of people take another look at Campagnolo. You can read more about the Ekar group and about whether Ekar is right for you.

So we are very excited to now ship any UP, UPPER or WIDE frame size and color to your door built as a complete bike with Ekar. We cover all shipping, duty and related costs within Europe and North America. You can also order it via your local OPEN retailer and they will build it up with the same parts. Regardless of how you order, please expect some 4 weeks for final delivery given the increases in shipping and processing time in most parts of the world.

You can check the spec lists and order with the links below, or read on for more details.
So what does the complete bike build look like? 
  • For me the cassette is the heart of every drivetrain, and we have decided on the 9-42T version for Ekar. It gives you the greatest flexibility and with the 13 cogs, the steps are still small. The nice thing about Ekar is that all cassettes work with the same rear derailleur, so you can change gear ratios without any problem or have two different cassettes on two different (road and gravel) wheelsets.
  • Crank has a 38T chainring which sounds small, but you have to keep in mind that in combination with the 9T cog, that’s a big enough gear for any gravel and mixed road/gravel riding.
  • The rest of the Ekar parts are as we know and love them, my previous articles describe them in more detail.
  • For the cockpit, we went with ENVE stem, bar and seatpost. Beautiful parts, comfortable, solid, sleek.
  • The wheels are one of my personal favorites: HED Emporia GA Pro. HED is much better known in the US than in Europe, but they are one of the true pioneers in bike wheel design for the past 4 decades. They are also the people who introduced me to the Midwest gravel racing scene many years ago, where the U.P. concept was born in my head. With the Emporia GA Pro, the G stands for Gravel, the A for Alloy and the Pro for HED's top level. These wheels are as light as many carbon wheels despite being alloy, but very durable. Their 26mm wide inner rim width perfect for gravel tires 35mm wide and up.
  • NOTE: We now also offer this bike with ENVE carbon wheels
  • We offer the wheels in 700c and 650b so take your pick. 
  • The wheels come either with 700x40c Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H tires or in the case of 650b with Vittoria Peyote/Barzo 27.5x2.1” tires.

If you have any questions, check all the photos below or  ask them in the comments or via the contact-us form on the left. If it’s all clear, then you can order yours here:

All the specs can be found here:

Comments & Questions

Hi Gerard
What is the weight of the UP with 700c wheels?
BR, Paul
Post #1 of 16. Posted by Paul Wirz on 10-Nov-2021 16:52:51 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24339]
In Size M 8.2 kg without pedals/ with tubes
Post #3 of 16. Posted by Martin on 11-Nov-2021 07:15:59 GMT in reply to post #1 [24339<--24343]
is it also 8.2kg in size M with the enve carbon wheels option?
Post #8 of 16. Posted by Stefan on 06-Apr-2022 02:14:22 GMT in reply to post #3 [24343<--24495]
With the Enve GA 25 wheelset it should be 320 g lighter (700c), based on the manufacturer s specification.
Post #9 of 16. Posted by Martin on 06-Apr-2022 06:49:03 GMT in reply to post #8 [24495<--24496]
That is a sweet-looking ride!
Post #2 of 16. Posted by Jay Park on 10-Nov-2021 18:10:12 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24340]
Hi Gerard and Andy! On the Ekar U.P. Build. When you choose the Enve AG23 wheels are the spec’s with Enve hubs or Industry 9? Thanks and keep up the excellence!
Post #4 of 16. Posted by Robb on 23-Feb-2022 01:39:11 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24430]
Hi Robb, there is no AG23, it's G23 or AG25. We prefer the AG25 because of the rim width, and they come with ENVE hubs.
Post #7 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 07-Mar-2022 06:00:01 GMT in reply to post #4 [24430<--24436]
Hallo, welche Rahmengröße empfiehlt ihr bei einer Körpergröße von 1,78 und einer Schrittlänge von 86 cm.
Gruß Werner
Post #5 of 16. Posted by Werner Kail on 05-Mar-2022 14:49:31 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24434]
Wahrscheinlich L.
Post #6 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 07-Mar-2022 05:58:33 GMT in reply to post #5 [24434<--24435]
Hallo und guten Tag @ Open,

Ich würde gerne wissen ob es noch die Schutzbleche gibt die Ihr mal für das Open Wide gemacht habt.

Danke und viele Grüße

Post #10 of 16. Posted by Bernd Wichmann on 27-Jun-2022 09:52:25 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24597]
Sicher. zur Zeit nur S/M aber sehr bald wieder auch die Grösse L/XL: https://opencyc...ssory
Post #11 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 27-Jun-2022 09:55:36 GMT in reply to post #10 [24597<--24598]
Hallo Bernd, wir sollten sie diese Woche wieder an Lager bekommen und sind nächste bestellbar. LG Andy
Post #12 of 16. Posted by Andy Kessler on 28-Jun-2022 09:39:26 GMT in reply to post #10 [24597<--24599]
Hallo Gerard und Andy,
passt ein René Herse Snoqualmie Pass (700x44) in den UP Rahmen?
Post #13 of 16. Posted by Christian on 01-Aug-2022 18:16:08 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24630]
Hello folks! Is the gray finish on the Ekar complete bikes the "Hurry Up" finish? Many greetings
Post #14 of 16. Posted by Maik Höfer on 11-Aug-2022 06:41:00 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24642]
Hi guys I think I may have a drive line problem or something wrong with my set. With both my sets of wheels I get a ‘grinding’ sort of sound with a clean chain and what I think is a proper amount of b tension. I can’t be sure but I feel like this noise and gnashing or grinding vibration comes off the crank but even in 3,4,5th gears from the biggest cog on the cassette
Do you install a spacer on the crank? Any insight would be great. I’ve been chasing this for a while.
Post #15 of 16. Posted by Dave on 30-May-2023 01:48:33 GMT in reply to blog [0<--24799]
Sorry I should have added I run Ekar with both cassette sizes and 38T chainring
Post #16 of 16. Posted by Dave on 30-May-2023 01:50:16 GMT in reply to post #15 [24799<--24800]