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Andy Kessler - 11-Dec-2017
Normally I like to write those BOTM blogs but this time I do it with very mixed feelings...

After last week's first part of the YETI Inspired U.P. things went crazy here! We sold out of the first batch in less than 24 hours. Many people were disappointed about not getting one of those turquoise NEW U.P. frame sets.

I then asked Chris Conroy from YETI if they would agree to make another small batch to make more people happy and he agreed to that. But just another 48 hours later we were in the same situation again. Not enough frames to make all of you happy.

So now, while writing this second part of the YETI inspired U.P. blog I feel kind of frustrated as I know it will make probably more people unhappy.

Here are the detail shots and who knows, maybe by the end of this week when we do part 3, a miracle happens (not to raise any expectations...)


Just one thing that helps a bit: by end of December we should have also our Ready to Paint frames of the new U.P. in stock. You can custom paint it locally with a painter of your choice....

Comments & Questions

I have the brown frame, how hard would it be to get a re-spray in the Yeti color?
Post #1 of 10. Posted by Billy on 11-Dec-2017 06:29:33 GMT in reply to blog [0<--8307]
Hi Billy, sorry I can not really give you an answer for that. For sure it will not be cheap. You would have to check with a local painter. If you have none on hand I might give you one or two that could do such a job in the US
Post #2 of 10. Posted by Andy Kessler on 11-Dec-2017 06:36:31 GMT in reply to post #1 [8307<--8308]
A nice problem to have Andy. Good on you guys. The bike looks fantastic. One of my good friends is ordering an Orange U.P. to replace his Ridley, after it was broadsided by a car. Not to worry, my friend is o.k. The Ridley?... not so much. Anyway, I introduced him to your bikes a few months ago, and he immediately thought of OPEN when it came to replace his broken bike. I am excited for him and extremely jealous! He is ordering through Crow's Feet Commons in Bend, Oregon. Your bikes have a really nice presence in their shop.
Post #3 of 10. Posted by Mark Spencer on 11-Dec-2017 09:50:28 GMT in reply to blog [0<--8311]
working hard to stay small must be a challenge when you build such a incredible frame( I own two) nice work gentlemen.
slightly off subject but I'm looking for a carbon wheel set and 650 B tires for my winter setup on my U.P...appreciate your input.
Happy Holidays
Doug from Reno
Post #4 of 10. Posted by doug honeyford on 11-Dec-2017 13:12:06 GMT in reply to blog [0<--8312]
Hi Doug, pretty much the stuff you see in our Bike Of The Month builds is what we like. If you got to the gallery section of the page, you can see all previous BOTMs and their spec lists.
Post #5 of 10. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 12-Dec-2017 21:04:19 GMT in reply to post #4 [8312<--8317]
thank you Gerard, I have looked @ several. I was hoping to get some "live" feedback from you or Andy or anyone else that has field time in the 650b realm. Cheers to you guys
Thank you
Post #7 of 10. Posted by doug honeyford on 06-Jan-2018 15:05:50 GMT in reply to post #5 [8317<--8375]
Well, how "winter" do you want your setup? I have a few friends who run these to great satisfaction: http://bicycle....ide/. Is that what you're looking for?
Post #8 of 10. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 06-Jan-2018 15:16:24 GMT in reply to post #7 [8375<--8376]
Well.... if we had a normal snow pack, this would be perfect. Maybe something without studs for now.
Didn’t mean to hijack your thread, I was hoping more peeps that had experience would chime in
Thank you for your input
Post #9 of 10. Posted by Doug Honeyford on 06-Jan-2018 20:42:10 GMT in reply to post #8 [8376<--8377]
Hi Andy , is the open up x yeti in size M still available??
Post #6 of 10. Posted by Alfred on 14-Dec-2017 23:14:52 GMT in reply to blog [0<--8325]
The UP x Yeti isn't back, but there is this WI.DE.: https://opencyc...ot---
Post #10 of 10. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 24-Sep-2019 06:31:55 GMT in reply to post #6 [8325<--19774]