Keywords: 27.5,29er,650+

SeaOtter and April BOTM

Gerard Vroomen - 16-Apr-2016
I hope you've had the time to look around the new website and in particular the ONE+ page. Many of you have asked about complete bike pictures, and the good news is that the Bike Of The Month for April is one of the most exciting ones we've done to date. It's called the Low Fat, because it is a ONE+ with fat Plus tires but all other parts pretty light-weight. It also features SRAM's new Eagle groups, with the 1x12 gears and massive 50t largest cog. No range anxiety anymore for the XX1 now that it spans a cool 500% from 10-50t. See the first photo below:



For those interested to know what the ONE+ looks like with 29er cross-country wheels and tires, here's a photo of what Andy calls the "Non-Fat":



Back with more photos of the Low Fat soon!

Comments & Questions

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I love the one+, i prefer the Non Fat but the Low Fat is a great option. My OPEN O-1.0 is also a fantastic bike, every ride again.
Post #1 of 16. Posted by Erwin on 16-Apr-2016 16:16:02 GMT in reply to blog [0<--609]
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Hi Erwin, glad you like the new one and also that you're enjoying the old one!
Post #2 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 16-Apr-2016 16:40:57 GMT in reply to post #1 [609<--610]
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Wow, what great Bikes !!!
I love my new orange U.P. , but these looks very understatement and i like the key datas of the new One + !
Looking forward to test Andys - hopefully ;o).
Post #3 of 16. Posted by smile_ml on 17-Apr-2016 07:44:02 GMT in reply to blog [0<--611]
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Love the concept guys, and a couple of great builds. On the non-fat is that a Bike ahead seatpost and mcfk stem? And which saddle? Also how does stiffness and compliance compare to the 1.0? I did notice the very small extra weight on this frame compared to last.
Post #4 of 16. Posted by Adrian on 17-Apr-2016 08:47:04 GMT in reply to blog [0<--612]
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Hi Adrian, the frame weight is a bit deceiving because of the different axle standard. If you look at frame, wheel, complete weight, you won't see much difference. But the stiffness is up in the drivetrain (and a little in torsion too).
Post #5 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 17-Apr-2016 10:26:29 GMT in reply to post #4 [612<--613]
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Still holding out for the dually. ;-)
Post #6 of 16. Posted by Matt on 18-Apr-2016 16:21:11 GMT in reply to blog [0<--614]
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Looks great! How long will we have to wait to get one?
Post #7 of 16. Posted by David on 18-Apr-2016 18:16:00 GMT in reply to blog [0<--615]
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opps, I saw you answered this already. June for Medium. can't wait! Thanks!
Post #8 of 16. Posted by Dave on 18-Apr-2016 18:21:12 GMT in reply to post #7 [615<--616]
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No worries. Yes, May for L, June for M, July for S. Cheers!
Post #9 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 18-Apr-2016 21:29:28 GMT in reply to post #8 [616<--617]
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Will the same fork work with both tire sizes? fork recommendation? fork offset? will the color be same as 0-1.0? Thanks!
Post #10 of 16. Posted by David on 19-Apr-2016 03:27:58 GMT in reply to blog [0<--618]
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Any fork that works for the 27.5x3.0" tire will also work for the 29er tire. But not every 29er fork will have the space between the fork legs to fit the 3.0" 27.5+ tire. But pretty much any Boost fork works, many non-Boost forks (for example the Lefty you see in the photo is not a Boost fork) work too.
Post #11 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 19-Apr-2016 09:39:00 GMT in reply to post #10 [618<--619]
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This is a beautiful bike. I built a "low-fat" 29x3 bike two years ago around the Carver Ti frame (1700g) and a lefty, ended up less than 24lbs, replacing my trusty steel XC racing machine. I think many people would convert to plus sized tires if they had the opportunity to ride such a bike, it just rolls over everything. This is truly the first example of a plus sized bike that inspires envy. I would be interested to know what the full bike weight was. Also, if you go to the trouble to align the logos on wheels and tires, why'd you put them upside-down?
Post #12 of 16. Posted by Jakob on 21-Apr-2016 17:19:19 GMT in reply to blog [0<--620]
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Why are the logos upside-down? Two reasons:
1) Because we like to be different
2) For our Australian customers.

As for the full bike weights, 17lbs for the Non-fat and 19lbs for the Low-fat.
Post #13 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 22-Apr-2016 09:40:49 GMT in reply to post #12 [620<--621]
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And us Australian customers appreciate it!!! They look fine from here
Post #14 of 16. Posted by Adrian on 22-Apr-2016 23:49:26 GMT in reply to post #13 [621<--622]
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Classic!
Post #15 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 26-Apr-2016 13:04:04 GMT in reply to post #14 [622<--623]
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I have to ask, because I love the philosophy of your recent bikes - do you know what kind of bike your full-suspension bike will be? XC? Trail? Downhill? Or is it still being decided? We're all hungry for more Open stuff! :-)
Post #16 of 16. Posted by Putra on 29-Apr-2016 12:20:26 GMT in reply to blog [0<--626]
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