Open Cycle's flagship light weight gravel/road bike is the most popular of the range at Cyclefit. This is the first we have built with a Campagnolo Record groupset.
Building a custom bicycle is often a collaboration between us and the new owner, they have a specification in mind and we guide them on what will and won't work together, contribute in areas regarding fit and source the components and bring the whole project together, this is one such example.
There is a lot of carbon on this bike to keep the weight down including the rare Easton EC90SL cranks with down sized gravel chainrings of 30t and 46t. These are paired with the 32t Super Record cassette which gives a less than one to one gear ration for steep climbs. We provided a second pair of Hunt Adventure 650B carbon rimmed wheels with Schwalbe Thunder Burt tyres for off-road use with the same cassette ratio.
This is a do everything bike for road and off-road adventures.
"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,
National Champion / Professional Bike Rider
"Cyclefit offers an in-depth and highly personalised approach to bike sales. Whatever your riding discipline (for me it’s road, gravel and MTB) the team in Covent Garden will find the right build for you. All this is built around a pro level bike fit and detailed component selection. Add to this the important items often overlooked beyond the bike itself such as shoes, insoles and saddle pressure mapping and it’s a full service operation."
"Thanks very much Phil.
Did an 80 mile sportive yesterday on the road bike - perfect set up thanks; I've never been so comfortable, and no after effects!
"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!"
"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."