Open MIND California

Open Cycles from Switzerland are inveterate rule-breaking mavericks. And the California proves it beyond any doubt.


To most people this would represent a non-descript carbon bike. But those who know. Know.

"Understated exterior belies a rarified riding experience. A true thoroughbred"

Open MIND California 3.0

For a company called Open, Gerard and Andy sure do like to play their cards close to their chests. We had no idea that the MIND CA project had ever got off their biscuit-fuelled mood-board. Privately and publically they have admitted it has been a crazy project that no spreadsheet obsessed big corporation would ever consider. And that is why we love Open - they are mavericks - even Andy who is the more sensible partner.

This bike is for our client Toby. He never considered an Open until he took our test-bike for a whizz. We have learnt from experience that our test-bike reliably makes hardened adults weep with joy. And so it was. we hope you enjoy Toby.


Uncluttered with paint, decals or adornment


High modulus carbon deconstructed

"And that is why we love Open - they are mavericks"


One of our favourite pictures from Elsa. Perfectly captures the MIND CA elemental beauty


Darimo Components seem to match perfectly with the CA simplicity


Understated exterior belies a rarified riding experience. A true thoroughbred

What our clients say

  • "Rode my standard Box Hill loop this morning with the temp shims and more thought to position. Felt more connected and compact on the bike. Fastest ride of the year, picked up close to a km/per hour despite crappy wet pot holed roads, a ton of traffic and a couple of nights out Thu/Fri."

    Matt H

    Seven Evergreen SL

  • "A very thorough, professional and personal service. I was keen to analyse my bike position after breaking my hip. The custom footbeds and alterations to my position feel really good, just wish I’d come sooner! Many thanks"


    Endurance MTB rider

  • "The personal service from both Phil and Julian is second to none. They have such a wealth of experience in fitting that they can almost tell at a glance if something is just a little off. It felt as though it didn't matter how long it took to get the best position possible - even for an amateur cyclist like myself. Can't recommend them enough."



  • "Cyclefit provide a great personalised service that focuses on giving you exactly what you need. They are extremely knowledgable and friendly and no request/requirement is too difficult for them."


    Cyclist & triathlete

  • "A great service, full of personal touches as well as the "harder" scientific analysis of my position on the bike, which was also excellent. I feel more planted on the bike now, and came away with some really useful feedback from the session."

    Ed H

    London Dynamo Rider