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BOTM: U.P.U.P. (Understated Performance U.P.) - part 3
Andy Kessler - 28-Jul-2016
In last weeks blog
of the Understated Performance U.P. we showed for the first time only pictures and of course that made some of you really hungry for more information. Here it comes…
But first we go back one step to the video in part 1. Obviously the bike in this video is different from the U.P. featured in this blog. We got quite a bit of questions what wheels I was riding in that video. The answer is Enve M60 in the back and M50 in front. I could say the M60 was picked because I wanted to have a wider rim and better tire performance in the back but in fact it was just because I had those two wheels laying around.
As Gerard mentioned also, that video and the pictures of this blog date back to last August. I was riding that race just 8 months after I got a hip replacement. My doctor asked me later if he can use that video to show his patients that there is a life after hip replacement (I am glad there is….). I have never been asked by any of his patients how my life after hip replacement is, but the funny thing is that 3 doctors of this clinic are now on an OPEN U.P.... So for sure it was worth sharing it!
Ok, back to the U.P.U.P. It's a really nice, clean and classic built . Its not loud, its not shinny but its really good value for money and great performance. I think the spectacular thing about this built is that that there is nothing that stands out. It all goes hand in hand and that is what makes this bike truly special.
Here are the specs of the U.P.U.P:
… for the first time I will tell you also what next months BOTM is: Its called “the Swiss ONE”. More to come soon.
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