One of our favourite's from the Summer is Paul's Open UPPER frameset built with Lightweight Wegweiser wheels and finishing kit.This bike is for the steep, hilly roads of Hong Kong and has a pair of 650b wheels on standby for trail riding. The Shimano 1 x 11 build is particularly suitable for hilly areas and makes the standard 2 x11 chainset redundant as the need to change from big ring to small and vice versa at the bottom and top of climbs is no longer neccessary.The Lightweight Wegweiser wheels with their carbon spokes work very well with the matt carbon of the frame with the only colour highlight the Open graphic around the bottom of the head tube.
Though the Open UPPER is a 'gravel bike' the high quality carbon lay-up means this bike handles equally well on and off-road and the bike is fast and nimble on asphalt. Combined with the all carbon Lightweight wheels this bike purrs along.
"I wanted to pass on praise for Jimmy, his knowledge, patience and ability to address problem areas I presented was exceptionally. As expected the bike fit was far superior to anything I have had in the past but most importantly I genuinely feel it’s improved my cycling in comfort and in speed."
"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!"
"Thanks very much for consultation last week - since I saw you I do not have anything like the same amount of pain I was experiencing previously. I am so much more at ease with my new positioning and my posture feels right now."
"I had my second fitness test this weekend and on the first 8 minute time trial I'd improved average power output by a whopping 41 watts over the previous test. This is almost entirely down to the new position!"
"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,