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.
"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."
"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
"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
"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!"
"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!"