Open U.P.P.E.R Shimano XTR 1 x 11

Built for fast gravel rides

Open-UPPER-XTR-1

The Open U.P.P.E.R is the gravel bike of choice this past few months, maybe its down to its impeccable handling on and off-road, lightweight chassis and the rider feedback that is channelled through the carbon lay-up of the frame itself; at least at Cyclefit anyway. It is also a very light frame considering it is used on tracks and trails with the average build coming in at around 7.5kg with the lowest recorded at 5.9kg!

This bike was specifically built for the Dirty Riva in April and it performed admirably; the only spec change was to Panaracer Gravel King file tread tyres from the Schwalbe G-One Bites that were fitted for winter riding. Although fast in a straight line on loose surfaces the Pain a Raisins did not have enough grip on the corners and the drifts became a wash-out and shipped the owner off a few times en route to the finish line. He still managed an excellent time though despite the injuries.

The gearing is an 11 - 42 SRAM cassette at the back with a 42T Wolf Tooth chainring on Dura Ace cranks (with Rotor covers to hide the join) up front.

The wheels are hand built at Cyclefit HQ using DT Swiss 180 hubs (with ceramic bearings) on Stan's No Tubes Carbon Grail rims laced with DT Competition spokes. Great value for money and only 1380 grams.

Full spec is at the bottom of the page.

Open-UPPER-XTR-3
Open-UPPER-XTR-2
Open-UPPER-XTR-4
Open-UPPER-XTR-8
Open-UPPER-XTR-5
Open-UPPER-XTR-7
Open-UPPER-XTR-9
Open-UPPER-XTR-10

Technical Spec

Frame Open U.P.P.E.R.
Fork Open U-Turn
Shifters & Brakes Shimano Dura Ace di2
Rear mech Shimano XTR
Crankset Shimano Dura Ace
Chainring Wolftooth
Cassette Schwalbe G-One Bite 700 x 38
Handlebars Bontrager xxx Aero
Stem Bontrager xxx
Seatpost Bontrager xxx
Wheelset DT Swiss 180 hubset, Stan's No Tubes Carbon Grail rims, DT Competition spokes.
Pedals Look X-Track Race
Saddle Bontrager Pro carbon
Bottom Bracket Ceramic Speed

What our clients say

  • "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

  • "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."

    Susan

    Cyclist

  • "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"

    TD

    Endurance MTB rider

  • "I tried the shorter cranks today and I like them - it feels like it's less stress for the back and it seems easier to ride higher cadence. In the end I had a good Tour with no back problems. Thanks for your help!"

    Bauke Mollema
  • "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. "

    WD

    Recreational cyclist