Modern Classic.

A very different OPEN that answers the same question: โ€œWhat do we want to ride?โ€

Photography: @marcgaschphotography
We love cutting edge engineering but we also love the classic bike aesthetic. The MIN.D. combines both.

The joy of riding starts even before the first pedal stroke, as its lightness, sleek appearance and midnight blue sheen with subtle color accents put a smile on your face.

On the bike, you experience a rare mix of performance and comfort. Every gram has a function. Beyond it is nothing, except endless roads unknown.

The MIN.D. (MINimal Design); it exists because itโ€™s the road bike we want to ride.

What's on our MIN.D.?

Comfort.

Comfort is not about gimmicks or sub-atomic vibration damping graphene-infused nano-particles. Itโ€™s about helping you ride further while enjoying it.

Proper fit is paramount for comfort. Our geometry is sportive (we still want to go fast) but with a realistic saddle-to-handlebar drop and reach.
Bad roads are comfort killers through cracks, potholes and vibrations. Space for 30-33mm road tires is the most effective comfort boost while also improving rolling resistance and grip.
Finally, we create comfort through the frame shape and layup. Through endless testing, we tuned our ultra-thin continuous seattube/seatmast and seatstays for maximum compliance.

Continuous Seattube.

The extremely slender 25mm* continuous seattube adds astonishing comfort to the frame.

* 30mm is the minimum size for a seattube to fit the thinnest available (27.2mm) seatpost inside.

Continuous fibers from bottom bracket to saddle in a very thin tube allow for more compliance at the saddle and superior vibration dampening.
The continuous seattube means you do not have an area where a seatpost is inserted into the seattube and clamped. Such an area of overlapping tubes would effectively double the material and kill the compliance.
For those worried about travel with a seatmast, don't be. The Scion Aerocomfort 3.0 is our all-time favorite bag, it fits the MIN.D. up to 80cm saddle height with saddle installed (85cm with saddle removed. You don't even have to turn or remove the bars and it fits all your gear!

Our carbon layup.

So many marketing claims about carbon. Yet the truth is quite simple.

Every bike company has access to the same carbon. Compared to industries like aviation, carbon volume for bikes is too small for custom or exclusive. So all those different names for proprietary carbon are just that, names.
What matters: high-modulus carbon is stiff but brittle, low modulus carbon is more flexible but tougher. You need stiff and tough, so the best layup is a blend and the ratio depends on what is most important in each area of the frame.
In some areas (main tubes for example), the blend has more high modulus (and even ultra-high modulus) carbon. Other areas (headtube for example) use more of the tough carbon. Thatโ€™s how our frames are both light and durable.

Rโ€“Turn.

OPEN was the first to truly optimize a fork for flatmount brakes with its Smartmount connection.

Standard, the bike industry uses four bolts plus an adaptor to attach the brake caliper to the fork. This allows for flipping between 140mm and 160mm rotors.

However, SRAM and Shimano both always recommend 160mm for the front, so we remove the adaptor and two bolts to attach the caliper directly onto the fork for that rotor size.

This makes the setup lighter, stiffer, safer. (Check our Specifications for the correct bolt lengths for each setup.)

This design also cleans up the R-Turn fork legs and allows us to make a very light structure with very tunable stiffness and strength.

Simplicity.

This is the essence of the MIN.D. As Dieter Rams said: โ€œAs little design as possible.โ€*

* We highly recommend the documentaryโ†— and the bookโ†—.

This is a pure road bike, and nothing more. Simply because it doesnโ€™t have to be anything else. (and yet many take it on fast gravel and love it, Gerard included).

Design is in the details.

Reviews & Awards.

โ€œOpen MIN.D Is a Road Bike Like Few Others. Why I fell for this radically conventional road bike: Radially conventional light and stiff frame, Long-ride geometry ideal for going up and down big-mountain passes, Throwback round tubes give it a pleasing ride on rougher roadsโ€

โ€“ Bicycling

โ€œMIN.D. California: A puristโ€™s absolute dream bike, stiff, light with superb handling and classic, minimalist looks. But youโ€™re gonna have to pay.โ€

โ€“ Cyclist

โ€œThe MIN.D. is focussed on what's important: having fun riding! As a modern road bike all-rounder, the MIN.D isn't above hunting down KOMs or an outing on the next forest track. The agile and playful handling in combination with its sprinting abilities make it a fun machine on winding roads. The continuous seat tube, which removes the need for a traditional seatpost and clamp, has a lot of compliance, and together with the 700 x 32C wide Schwalbe Pro One tires and a moderately stretched riding position, contributes to a very balanced level of comfort.โ€

โ€“ Design & Innovation Award

โ€œThe OPEN MIN.D. is a harmonious road bike concept that sensibly combines classic and minimalist aesthetics with modern technology. The bike isnโ€™t as revolutionary as the UP, but it strikes a perfect balanced between sportiness and comfort, whether on asphalt or the occasional gravel road short-cut. If you appreciate extravagant yet understated design, prefer agile handling and donโ€™t want to commit yourself to a single type of terrain or distance, the frame set of the OPEN MIN.D. will make a good basis for your dream bike.โ€

โ€“ Granfondo

โ€œBesides spot-on handling, most impressive was how designer Gerard Vroomen was able to suffuse such modern-day performance and technology into a veritable less-is-more, package. Between the 25mm integrated seat tube, room for 32mm ties, small diameter tubes and subtle, multi-colored flare inside the forks and seatstays, the Open checked all the boxes.โ€

โ€“ RoadBikeAction Editorโ€™s Choice - Best Road Bike

โ€œIts combination of characteristics made the bike a delight to ride around the narrow, technical lanes Iโ€™m lucky to live amongst. The Min.D was light enough to make their 20% gradients manageable and stable enough to pilot down twisting, narrow descents with confidence. Plus the often broken road surface was no match for the bikeโ€™s big tyres. In short the Min.D has opened up new avenues and in so doing made riding a road bike a pleasure for me once again.โ€

โ€“ Cyclist Best of the Best - Endurance bikes

โ€œBrilliant frameset for fast climbing, and it's comfortable too. Overall, the Open MIN.D is absolutely fantastic. It balances stiffness with comfort that can really be felt on rough roads. The handling is razor sharp, making this a fun bike to ride both uphill and back down.โ€

โ€“ Road.cc

Frame Specifications.

Stock Colors
Stock Colors

Midnight Blue With 4-color fade

Paint ready Ready-To-Paint for custom painting

Weight Frame-only Size L, w/o metal parts ยฑ3%
Weight Frame-only Size L, w/o metal parts ยฑ3%

870g

RTP, incl. full, uncut seatmast

Weight Fork-only ยฑ3%
Weight Fork-only ยฑ3%

335g

Uncut Steerer

Sizes
Sizes

S/M/L/XL

For CM/Inch Sizes See Geometry down below

RTP (Ready-To-Paint)
RTP (Ready-To-Paint)

A clearcoat is not needed for UV protection but recommended to protect against scratches and wear. Some customers leave the frame bare.

BB standard
BB standard

BB386EVO pressfit 86.5x46mm BB shell

Recommended groupsets
Recommended groupsets

Any Shimano, SRAM & Campagnolo 1x

Any SRAM eTap

For Shimano 2x mechanical, please contact us

For Shimano Di2, the minimum achievable saddle height (due to the Di2 battery fit inside the seatmast) is listed in the geometry table.

Please note the seatmast inside diameter reduces above the toptube, so you need enough seatmast length to fit the Di2 battery. Check in the frame before cutting the seatmast.

Front thru-axle
Front thru-axle

100x12mm superlight Carbon-Ti X-12

Front disc rotor size
Front disc rotor size

160mm only

Front brake caliper mount
Front brake caliper mount

Smartmount 160 system attaches flatmount caliper, without adaptor, for 160mm rotors

Rear thru-axle
Rear thru-axle

142x12mm superlight Carbon-Ti X-12

Rear disc rotor size
Rear disc rotor size

160mm only

Rear brake caliper mount
Rear brake caliper mount

Smartmount 160 system attaches flatmount caliper, without adaptor, for 160mm rotors

MultiStop internal system
MultiStop internal system

Di2, eTap, EPS, 1x mechanical (all groups)

Headset
Headset

Cane Creek Integrated IS42/28.6 OPEN-custom Integrated IS47/38

Complete set Part# CAA2011K. To purchase, go here.

Seatpost
Seatpost

Integrated mast 25mm BB to saddle

To travel with the integrated mast, we recommend the Scicon Aerocomfort 3.0

Seattube top clamp
Seattube top clamp

OPEN-custom saddle top clamp with micro-wedge for 25mm seat mast with 15mm adjustment

MOCT top clamp with 15 โ€“ 35mm adjustment available separately.

Rail clamp
Rail clamp

Ritchey rail clamp with side plates for round 7x7 and oval 7x9.6mm rails included

Travel Bag Recommendation
Travel Bag Recommendation

Scicon AeroComfort Road 3.0.

Scicon has an easy WILL YOUR BIKE FIT tool. Use your current bike setup for dimensions A, B & D and use the wheelbase in our geometry chart for dimension C.

Indoor trainer compatibility
Indoor trainer compatibility

Detailed information hereโ†—

Max. weight (total rider+luggage)
Max. weight (total rider+luggage)

120kg / 264 lbs

EN/ISO/internal test standard

Warranty
Warranty

Detailed information hereโ†—

Included with frameset
Included with frameset

Headset

Seattube Top Clamp

Rail Clamp, Thru-Axles

2 RD Hangers

2 MultiStops (Di2, eTap)

Cable Exit Stop

Noise-Reduction Foam Sleeves

Bottle Cage Bolts

Manual

Geometry.

MIN.D Geometry
  1. Estimates; for accuracy use stack/reach of your current gravel/road bike or a fit session.
  2. Maximum when using 5mm spacer, giving 10mm safety margin on top (30mm margin with MOCT seattube top clamp). Assuming 40mm rail-to saddle deck (40โ€“45mm is standard for most saddles).
  3. Maximum when using 5mm spacer, giving 10mm safety margin on top (30mm margin with MOCT seattube top clamp). Assuming 40mm rail-to-saddle deck (40-45mm is standard for most saddles).
  4. The length of seatmast needed to install a Shimano Di2 Battery results in this minimum achievable saddle height (including safety margin).
  5. Standover to the top of the toptube directly above the BB (varies with tire size).
  6. Normalized dimensions to compare to frames with standard (non-zero-offset) seattubes.
  7. Normalized dimensions to compare to frames with standard (non-zero-offset) seattubes.
S M L XL
Rider Height 1 160-171 169-180 178-191 188-205
BB-To-Saddle Rail Max. 2 700 740 780 820
Saddle Height Max. 3 740 780 820 860
Di2 Saddle Height 4 690 710 735 755
Seattube Length (BB-to-top of TT) 467 491 514 537
Stack 535 560 585 610
Reach 361 373 385 397
Standover 5 743 769 792 816
Headtube Angle 71ยฐ 72.5ยฐ 71ยฐ 72.5ยฐ
headtube length 135 158 184 210
Fork Offset 50 50 50 50
Seattube Angle 72.5ยฐ 72.5ยฐ 72.5ยฐ 72.5ยฐ
Seattube Angle (Norm.) 6 74.0ยฐ 73.5ยฐ 73.5ยฐ 73.5ยฐ
Toptube Length 530 550 569 589
Toptube Length (Norm.) 7 515 540 559 589
BB Drop 73 71 71 71
Wheelbase 971 978 998 1018

Community.

The OPEN community has many unique riders with unique bikes. Photos and specs below*.

* On the warranty registration page, you can select the showcase option to add your bike to the below gallery.