The brand new WIDE is Open's new frame designed to take wider tyres than their previous UP / UPPER and a one by setup.
With their signature dropped chainstays now featuring on both sides there is now room for up to 2.4" tyres using a 650b wheelset or 46mm tyres using a 700c setup.
Forget “100% hi-modulus aero-space carbon”. It’s not about high- or low-modulus, it’s about the right carbon in the right spot (or TRCinTRS™ as we mockingly call it). Fact: stiffer carbon is more brittle. So it's great for stiffness (on the sides of the downtube) but bad for impact loads (for example around the headtube). Hence the best lay-up is a blend. We strategically place the ultra-high modulus (very stiff) carbon where we can, and tougher grades of carbon where we must. That’s how our frames are both light and durable.
The U-Turn fork has always had massive tire clearance, making it the perfect match for the WI.DE. It’s also very light, thanks to another OPEN innovation: Smartmount. Smartmount attaches the caliper directly onto the fork, without any adaptors. The mounts are positioned pre-set for 160mm discs (the only sensible choice for gravel bikes). Lighter, cleaner, stiffer and safer.
Finally, extra room has been made for carrying your essentials allowing you to travel the world in style. An extra mounting point under the BB makes space for carrying tools and compatibility with a strapless top tube bag, saddle, handlebar and frame bags all mean you can pack for the occasion.
In the box:
- ENVE Adventure fork
- Seattube collar
- Front & rear Carbon-Ti thru-axle
- 2 derailleur hangers
- 3 MultiStops (2x, 1x, Di2)
- Chainstay cable exit
- BB guide
- Cable liners
- Noise-reduction foam sleeves