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BOTM: ORANGE IS BACK - part 2

Andy Kessler - 16-Aug-2019
After the fun video of part - 1 here the real video for the introduction of the orange WI.DE. This video has been a real challenge ( ok Gerard, I hear you for me every video is a challenge..).

We somehow always face noise when we try to make a video but this time it has been almost surreal. If you ask nicely in the comments, I am sure Marc our photo and videographer will make a "making off" video and you will not regret watching it.



And the good news is the orange WI.DE. frameset  is in stock worldwide in our warehouses.

Comments & Questions

OPEN
Neat!
I'm also interested in the GRX RD, I assume you have the 812 model. It might fit how I have been considering to upgrade my "classic" UP. However, the GRX is so new, nobody seems to know nothing about mixing components, as of yet.
I presently have Ultegra FD and chainrings 46/34t, XT RD 11sp, SRAM 10-42t cassette. The RD-812 is specified for 11-42t, but limited for a 1x setup only. For a 2x, Shimano only offers RDs (top model is 810) that are specc'ed for 11-34t. But as you have proven, Shimano often tend to have margins...
I want 46/30t chainrings and a 9-39 cassette. You think either the RD-812 or RD-810 might work?
GRX moves the chainline out a bit, as compared to their road groupsets. Is there any chance I can still keep my Ultegra FD, or must I swap it to something else?
Post #1 of 17. Posted by Bengt Novik on 16-Aug-2019 13:11:34 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19693]
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You cannot keep your Ultegra FD with the GRX crank, at least according to Shimano. Of course it is possible they are overly cautious (or trying to sell more front derailleurs), but as you say, it's so new and deliveries so bad, nobody has been able to experiment much yet. I think the 46/30 with a 9-39 is too much for the capacity of the RD, I mean that's 7 teeth more than officially "allowed". That said, you can ride a SRAM RD with medium cage and a 10-42 cassette, so that's a similar "violation" of the rules. so maybe it works with Shimano too.
Post #7 of 17. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 19-Aug-2019 07:57:16 GMT in reply to post #1 [19693<--19700]
OPEN
I interest at OPEN ORANGE T-shirt ;)
Post #2 of 17. Posted by Om Mawur on 16-Aug-2019 15:16:36 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19695]
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Hi,

can you tell, what bb shell i would have to order for the GRX815 crank set for my Classic UP frame with a 1-by build?

Best regards
Tom
Post #3 of 17. Posted by Tom on 16-Aug-2019 17:50:27 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19696]
OPEN
That depends which BB brand you like. My favorite are the threaded BBs like the Enduro Torqtite. There are different versions for different cranks, but for Shimano it would be the BKS-0141 for the steel bearings and then they have ceramic versions too. Wheels Mfg makes similar BBs, as does for example Token.
Post #4 of 17. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 17-Aug-2019 17:52:14 GMT in reply to post #3 [19696<--19697]
OPEN
Thanks for answering, Gerard.

I'll go for a 40 at the front, paired with 11-46 XT cassette.

The seat post shown in the video above ... eeSilk ... looks interesting at approx. 300g. Is it really that lite?

Best regards
Tom
Post #5 of 17. Posted by Tom on 17-Aug-2019 18:02:39 GMT in reply to post #4 [19697<--19698]
OPEN
Haven't weighed it separately but Cane Creek are usually very honest about their weights, so I assume it's correct.
Post #6 of 17. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 19-Aug-2019 07:54:20 GMT in reply to post #5 [19698<--19699]
OPEN
Looking for a used OPEN UP
Post #8 of 17. Posted by pigletbeebrave on 20-Aug-2019 13:56:34 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19701]
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Hi There, we are not selling used bikes best would be to contact one of our dealer. A good one might be Contender in Salt Lake City
Post #16 of 17. Posted by Andy Kessler on 26-Aug-2019 15:40:20 GMT in reply to post #8 [19701<--19720]
OPEN
Hi, great work on the WIDE. I recently purchased one and it has been a pleasure to ride! I have a question that is unrelated to this new color release, although the orange looks great!
In a lot of the photos you have posted for the WIDE it looks like there is a bottle/container for tools. What particular brand/model is that? I like the clean black look without any branding and would like to purchase one.
Thanks in advance!
Post #9 of 17. Posted by Ben on 21-Aug-2019 13:26:00 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19702]
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Hi Ben, its from Fabric and called cageless tool KEG
Post #10 of 17. Posted by Andy Kessler on 23-Aug-2019 10:49:07 GMT in reply to post #9 [19702<--19703]
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Thank you!
Post #17 of 17. Posted by Ben on 28-Aug-2019 19:36:35 GMT in reply to post #10 [19703<--19740]
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Just purchase one + large , building up as 29er want to put 120 travel Sid ultimate carbon , trail is offered in 42 or 51 , which seems to be outside your parameters ? What do u recommend ,Colorado mtns tons of climbing , any preference between fox vs rock shox , thanks Gary
Post #11 of 17. Posted by Gary Lunsky on 23-Aug-2019 10:51:46 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19704]
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With the 120mm travel i would go with the 51mm trail for the Sid. That's a nice fork.
Post #13 of 17. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 26-Aug-2019 09:53:50 GMT in reply to post #11 [19704<--19715]
OPEN
Will the Wide be available in the OPEN green color at some point? Thanks, Bob
Post #12 of 17. Posted by Bob Gardner on 23-Aug-2019 14:07:23 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19706]
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Only via the RTP option, so you can choose whatever green you want and also pick your overall design, logo colors, etc. Give Contender in SLC a call, they offer a lot of paint options.
Post #14 of 17. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 26-Aug-2019 09:54:51 GMT in reply to post #12 [19706<--19716]
OPEN
Thanks much Gerard. I will contact them! Regards, Bob
Post #15 of 17. Posted by Bob Gardner on 26-Aug-2019 13:54:08 GMT in reply to post #14 [19716<--19719]
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