The most popular groupset we fit to our Open frames is SRAM's Force 1 x 11 groupset. It is a simple mechanical groupset that appeals to many who want to travel further afield and have the ability to adjust the gears themselves and not worry about a battery going flat. The cassette goes up to 40 teeth for the steepest climbs.
Choose from a 38 tooth chainring for mostly off road riding or a 42 tooth for a higher top end. Wheels are 650B Mavic Crossmax for offroad adventures shod with Schalbe's Racing Ralph tyres. Finishing kit and saddle are by Bontrager, good value quality aluminum handlebars, stem and seatpost. The Montrose saddle - available in three widthds and three models provides excellent support and comfort.
"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
"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."
Seven Evergreen SL
"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!
"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."