Keywords: 27.5,bike of the month,gravel ride

BOTM: CENTO U.P.P.E.R. - part 1

Andy Kessler - 23-Feb-2018
Last July we had a series of BOTM blogs about crazy people that transferred their U.P. or U.P.P.E.R. in a piece of art. We had Cento an Italian graphity artist, passionate U.P.P.E.R. owner and brand ambassador riding the Transcontinental race on his "mobile gallery...

We decided back then to make a limited edition of 10 unique hand painted U.P.P.E.R. frames but we never really pushed it as the U.P.P.E.R frames we got into stock were gone the next minute. Not that we have huge stock now but there is light at the end of the tunnel thats why we launch now officially - almost 8 month later - this bike of the month. 

There are still 5 of the 10 units that are looking for a home.



One thing I mention in the video is not really correct anymore... but more about that in one of my next blogs...

...and now just 20 hours after I have posted this first part of this BOTM I sadly have to say that all are gone.... sorry if you have missed the opportunity but we will do some other crazy stuff in the future.

Comments & Questions

OPEN
Holy cow I want one. Do you have a med frame available?
Post #1 of 23. Posted by Rob Becker on 23-Feb-2018 11:26:40 GMT in reply to blog [0<--10514]
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Hi Rob, I have sent you a mal and yes we can make that happen
Post #13 of 23. Posted by Andy Kessler on 24-Feb-2018 09:34:59 GMT in reply to post #1 [10514<--10527]
OPEN
Hallo
Gibt es noch ein L?
Wie kann das bestellt werden? Price Tag?
Post #2 of 23. Posted by Ret on 23-Feb-2018 11:39:36 GMT in reply to blog [0<--10515]
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Hallo Reto, schick mir doch ein mail. Und ja ich hätte eine allerletzten Rahmen. Die sind noch nicht lackiert würde ca 4 Wochen dauern...
Post #14 of 23. Posted by Andy Kessler on 24-Feb-2018 09:36:15 GMT in reply to post #2 [10515<--10528]
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How can I get one? I am 185 cm tall. Ideal build??: riding a 58.5 bottom to top old-style frame now.
Post #3 of 23. Posted by Martti Aho on 23-Feb-2018 11:44:02 GMT in reply to blog [0<--10517]
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Hi Martti, would be great to have you one one. Please send me a mail and we can determine the perfect size for you. Pretty sure you are a size L. Lets chat by mail (use the contact field on the left)
Post #12 of 23. Posted by Andy Kessler on 24-Feb-2018 09:31:07 GMT in reply to post #3 [10517<--10526]
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I have one in my basement ready to be built, it is even better in reality..
Post #4 of 23. Posted by Youpmelone on 23-Feb-2018 11:44:53 GMT in reply to blog [0<--10518]
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Lucky you as they are all gone now. And dont keep it in the basement give that beast some fresh air....
Post #11 of 23. Posted by Andy Kessler on 24-Feb-2018 09:29:24 GMT in reply to post #4 [10518<--10525]
OPEN
How can we see the sizes and prices and paint schemes of the 5 frames you have?
Post #5 of 23. Posted by Billy on 23-Feb-2018 12:54:42 GMT in reply to blog [0<--10519]
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Hi Billy, best to contact me by mail (there is contact field on the side of your screen). We all paint them on order so there are non painted yet but once we decided on the size it takes about 4 weeks plus shipping
Post #10 of 23. Posted by Andy Kessler on 24-Feb-2018 09:28:46 GMT in reply to post #5 [10519<--10524]
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Your not “ old”....your just getting started.... huge fan of my U.P. and of course my 1 plus hardtail that I absolute love, thank you... Bozzo Córdoba.
Post #6 of 23. Posted by Doug aka Bozzo Córdoba on 23-Feb-2018 13:08:15 GMT in reply to blog [0<--10520]
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Hi Doug, very happy that you enjoy your ONE+.. Some wise guy told me: cycling is great you can do that sport until you fall of dead from your bike.... so the perfect spot for a man with many mechanic problems :-)
Post #9 of 23. Posted by Andy Kessler on 24-Feb-2018 09:27:22 GMT in reply to post #6 [10520<--10523]
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That actually happened to a local legend and good friend of mine, he was climbing a hill a block from my house @ the young age of 92 and fell off his bike and died. Lets hope we both make it that long on our bikes, I'm shooting for 100.
Cheers,
Doug
Post #15 of 23. Posted by Doug on 24-Feb-2018 11:52:38 GMT in reply to post #9 [10523<--10529]
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Wow, love that cassette! Did you have any problem fitting it with the standard Sram Force 1 Derailleur?
Post #7 of 23. Posted by Sandro on 23-Feb-2018 14:59:58 GMT in reply to blog [0<--10521]
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Hi Sandro, no problem if you have the long cage Force 1 that will do the job
Post #8 of 23. Posted by Andy Kessler on 24-Feb-2018 09:25:15 GMT in reply to post #7 [10521<--10522]
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Is the E13 cassette mounted on an XD driver or a Shimano cassette?
Post #16 of 23. Posted by Chris on 25-Feb-2018 22:31:37 GMT in reply to post #8 [10522<--10532]
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Chris I am sorry I made a wrong comment its of course an XD Driver its both Shimano and SRAM drivetrain compatible. Sorry for the first reply
Post #18 of 23. Posted by Andy Kessler on 28-Feb-2018 02:59:17 GMT in reply to post #16 [10532<--10538]
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Thank you for the clarification. I was confused :-)
Post #19 of 23. Posted by Chris on 28-Feb-2018 10:12:29 GMT in reply to post #18 [10538<--10539]
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Great looking Upper Andy, always enjoy your blogs - Ketter rechts
Post #17 of 23. Posted by Jakes on 27-Feb-2018 23:35:23 GMT in reply to blog [0<--10537]
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Hi Andy,

I am the owner of the Yeti version and are looking for a good 650b wheelset,

It is intersting to see that you have a dt mtb wheel on, how do you figure to solve the 15mm TA to 12 TA issue?

I emailed DT and they said there is no solution for that, that is said
Post #20 of 23. Posted by Gary on 01-Mar-2018 11:59:35 GMT in reply to blog [0<--10541]
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Hi Gary, great frame and hope you have fun with it. I guess you are looking for a XRC1250 or XMC 1250. Then you can use:HWGXXX00S7564S. Each of their hubs are a bit different but most can be converted.
Post #22 of 23. Posted by Andy Kessler on 09-Mar-2018 10:50:11 GMT in reply to post #20 [10541<--10565]
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Hallo there, I am thinking of changing my Sram 10-42 cassette with an ethirteen 9-46 one. Does this one fit with my Enve 29 50/50 wheelset? Hubs are Chris King 15/142. Thank you very much for your advice.
Post #23 of 23. Posted by Georges on 20-Mar-2018 05:49:40 GMT in reply to blog [0<--10613]
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