Here's my 2020 summer gravel project. Its my second Open U.P. having built, ridden and sold one of the original orange versions. That bike had SRAM 1 x11 mechanical gears and Lauf forks and did find it's way out to the Silk Road Challenge with its new owner, I'm glad it went to a good home.
I used the weak excuse that we needed a bike in the shop in the green for customers to see; Phil pretended he agreed to stop me whinging and Andy sent over my new ride from Switzerland.
I used the N-1 argument to justify this build, maybe this is the bike that does it all? My Trek Emonda had sat on the shelf un-ridden by me for months as most of my 'leisure' riding (I don't include commuting through London in this) involved forays on bridleways and through the woods on my old Seven Evergreen Pro or Trek Top Fuel MTB.
This bike needed to fulfill the role of those three bikes and as the Open U.P. frameset weighs in at just over 1000 grams it was a good place to start and when combined with the option to run both road and MTB wheels I had my riding requirements covered.