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'm new to cycling so needed some support on finding a bike that would be right for me. Julian couldn't have been kinder or more supportive, he took time to find out what I wanted from my cycling and then looked closely at my physical structure to ensure that the bike is a comfortable fit for me. It really is a 5 star service and far exceeded my expectations."
"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!
"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!"
"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."