A single ring 42-tooth SRAM RED crankset, mated to a 12-speed
10-50t Eagle cassette - drop bar eTap AXS shifters and an XX1 rear
mech... that's the recipe for a SRAM mullet.
You can mix and match with the latest SRAM gruppos (a handy
side-effect of their decision to go all-in on 1-by drivetrains).
The result is a groupset that reflects what OPEN refer to as the
"GravelPlus" intent of the UPPER, a bike that is designed for some
serious off-road use but also munches miles on the road.
ENVE's AR wheelset provides plenty of speed on the road and are
plenty wide and tough enough to happily tackle any gravel surfaces
with a remarkable degree of comfort. The S-Works Phenom saddle too
is both supportive for long rides and easy to move around on when
you need to find the perfect line off road. The end result is a
bike that's fast on any terrain.
- Choose gruppo, wheels and components and build your own custom
UPPER in our online Bike
photos by Bence Bujaki