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BOTM: ICE U.P. ON A STICK - part 3

Andy Kessler - 30-Oct-2018
Ice cream season is finally over here we just had the first snow arriving after a long period of warm weather and not enough rain.

Time to post the last part of the "ice up on a stick " series after the beauty shots of part 2

Max has build a dream bike that not only looks good but he has also chosen all components very carefully. Here comes the list of his favourite parts.

size Medium
frame NEW U.P. custom paint
headset Cane Creek 40
fork OPEN U-Turn custom paint
stem  3 T ARX Pro 90mm custom paint
handlebar 3T Ernova Pro custom paint
handlebar grip Lizzard Skin black
seatpost ENVE zero offset, 27.2mm
saddle Selle Italia Flite Titanium
brakes SRAM Force 1, rotor 160mm/140 
shifters SRAM Force 1
crank  SRAM Force 1, 172.5mm
BB Praxis
chainrings SRAM 38
front and rear derailleur SRAM Force 1
cassette SRAM XG-1175 10-42
chain SRAM PC 1170
wheel ENVE G23, Industry Nine hubs
tire Schwalbe G-ONE 700x40
weight 7.6kg

Comments & Questions

Very nice bike. Are you guys considering at some point offering a stem/handlebar and headtube combo where all the cables route directly from the bar into the stem and then the frame through the headtube as is currently being done on several BMC, Cervelo, Specialized, and Willier frames? Also, can you state what the minimum chainring size is that your new Open Up frames can handle so that the chain clears the lowered driveside chainstay? Some say it is 32 teeth as a single or small double ring, and some say it is 30 teeth? Thanks
Post #1 of 8. Posted by RH on 30-Oct-2018 07:31:48 GMT in reply to blog [0<--16062]
Hi RH, we are not working on an integrated stem/handlebar combo. For the minimum chainring we do say 36 for a single chainring. But depending if you have a flat or offset chainring you can go lower also. I did manage myself to put a 32 on but it depends a lot on the ring/crank combination thats why we say 36 to be on the safe side
Post #4 of 8. Posted by Andy Kessler on 02-Nov-2018 11:34:31 GMT in reply to post #1 [16062<--16065]
Thanks for the information Andy. If I run a double chainset on a New Open would the smallest ring advised also be 36 tooth the same as with a single ring set up? Thanks
Post #7 of 8. Posted by RH on 03-Nov-2018 10:53:55 GMT in reply to post #4 [16065<--16074]
yes 36 for double
Post #8 of 8. Posted by Andy Kessler on 05-Nov-2018 10:42:21 GMT in reply to post #7 [16074<--16075]
Great looking bike. The paint scheme reminds me of the Klein's of the mid-80's. I'm seeing several OPEN's with the Schwalbe G-One 700x40 tires. Wondering how they do on dirt and what kind of pressure folks are running.
Post #2 of 8. Posted by Mark on 30-Oct-2018 10:22:50 GMT in reply to blog [0<--16063]
Hi Mark, as long as its dry thats my favourite tire. On tarmac you can ride it as s normal road tire and also for cornering its great. On dry stuff and easy trails it works well also but not the tire you want if it gets muddy
Post #5 of 8. Posted by Andy Kessler on 02-Nov-2018 11:36:05 GMT in reply to post #2 [16063<--16066]
beautiful these frames come with an internal integrated headset? or do you have to use a chris king or can e creek headset? thanks
Post #3 of 8. Posted by syl pascale on 01-Nov-2018 17:48:51 GMT in reply to blog [0<--16064]
Actually its a drop-in style headset. We are using Cane Creek on all our frames but Chris King just released a headset that will fit: its called dropset 2 and if you want it in black item number is: FB2002
Post #6 of 8. Posted by Andy Kessler on 02-Nov-2018 11:38:27 GMT in reply to post #3 [16064<--16070]