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

  • "Hey Julian and Phil, I hope you are both well. I just completed a 21 hour week on my new 165mm cranks and I am in love. They feel so so great! Thank you for all your help. I’ve never felt so comfortable on my bike before. All the best, Hannah"

    Hannah Barnes

    National Champion / Professional Bike Rider

  • "A highly personalized and very friendly service, giving good advice and adjustments that are helpful whatever level of cyclist you are."



  • "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

  • "Julian was very knowledgeable and explained the fitting process very well. He came highly recommended and i completely agree. Very happy with the service. Instantly felt better on the bike. The pain i had in my knee went away right away. "


    Recreational cyclist

  • "I'm new to cycling so needed some support on finding a bike that would be right for me. Julian couldn't have been kinder or more supportive, he took time to find out what I wanted from my cycling and then looked closely at my physical structure to ensure that the bike is a comfortable fit for me. It really is a 5 star service and far exceeded my expectations."


    New Cyclist