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Open Cycle Launches New U.P.P.E.R. Gravel/Adventure Bike

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As a sequel to its enormously popular U.P. gravel/adventure bike, Open Cycle has launched a new version called the U.P.P.E.R., which comes equipped with the brand’s new 375g U-Turn fork, 12mm thru-axles and flat mount disc brakes. 

The U.P.P.E.R shares similar features with U.P., such as the same frame lay-out and geometry, however, a revised carbon composition gives it a significant weight reduction of 230g over its predecessor. 

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As mentioned, the U.P.P.E.R. features Open Cycle’s new U-Turn fork, which replaces the previous 3T Luteus fork, as well as adds smaller 12mm custom titanium thru-axles.   

“We don’t like how the bike industry keeps “inventing” new standards, so we always investigate if they are an improvement before we use them,” says Open Cycle about its new U.P.P.E.R.

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Open Cycle designed the U-Turn fork in such a way that it accepts flat mount brakes directly, thus avoiding the need for adapters and hardware in order to bolt the brake to the fork – making for both a lighter and safer design.

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“We designed the U-turn, a new fork that accepts flat-mount calipers without the need for that silly adapter,” says Open Cycle. “So you can get your Shimano or SRAM flat-mount caliper, remove the standard adapter it comes with, and bolt it directly onto our fork.”

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The new U.P.P.E.R is already showing on Open Cycle’s website, with pricing and availability for the US market yet to be announced. 

 

 

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