Open MIN.D. X Beast Components Dura-Ace R9200 Build – Complete Bike
Same OPEN Goodness, Now Purpose-Built for Road This is a very different OPEN, yet it answers the same question: What do we want to ride? While OPEN love pushing the envelope, they also love the classic bike aesthetic. In the MIN.D. both come together. The joy of cycling starts even before the first pedal stroke, as you collect your MIN.D., feel its lightness, admire the sleek tube profiles, see the shimmering midnight blue, smile at the splash of colour from the 4 OPEN logo colours fading into each other on the inside of the fork and chain-stays.
Every Gram is MINimal Design Based Once on the bike, a strange combination of performance and comfort becomes apparent. Every gram of material has a function. Beyond it is nothing, other than the endless draw of roads unknown. This is the MIN.D. (MINimal Design); it exists because it’s the road bike we wanted to ride.
What is Comfort? So much is said about comfort, but it’s not about gimmicks, elastomers, electronic suspension or sub-atomic vibration-damping graphene-infused nanoparticles. Comfort is about finding ways to ride further, for longer, while enjoying it.
Geometry Leading to Comfort That means first of all a comfortable geometry, something OPEN worked hard at on their last generations of gravel bikes and has successfully transferred back to the MIN.D. Their fit geometry is sportive (we still want to go fast) but with a realistic saddle-to-handlebar drop and reach. Their steering geometry is different from the traditional road bike standard, coupling agile handling to rock-solid stability.
Tyres are Actually Suspension! Secondly, comfort means space for large road tyres. Bad roads are one of the worst comfort killers, whether through cracks and potholes or simply through vibrations. Making your tyres a tad larger is the most effective solution, with the added benefit of lower rolling resistance and better grip.
Continuous Seat Tube The continuous seat tube design is extremely small at 25mm diameter (30mm is normally the minimum if you want to fit in a 27.2mm seat post). This change adds astonishing comfort to the frame. Removing the seat post/seat tube overlap at the top tube also means the seat tube compliance continues uninterrupted. OPENs own minimalist seat tube top clamp is nearly invisible yet easily adjustable by 0-15mm and slip-proof. They even have their special MOCT saddle clamp (Measure Once Cut Twice) which is adjustable from 15-35mm. This also makes it much easier to resell your frame later, although you probably never want to lose your MIN.D.
R-Turn – The U-Turn Redesigned The OPEN U-Turn was the first fork truly optimized for flat-mount brakes by deleting the standard adaptor to switch between 140mm and 160mm disc rotors (you should always use 160mm rotors anyway for added safety & control at almost no extra weight). The adaptor is a feature without a benefit at the expense of weight, stiffness, and complexity.
Road Optimised ForkThe R-Turn uses the same Smartmount direct-mount design with thru-bolts without adaptors, just like the rear brake. Together with new shaping and a new layup optimized for road, the R-Turn is the lightest disc brake road fork available. Note: For SRAM or Shimano, remove the adaptor and use bolts recommended for a 30mm “rear chain-stay thickness”. For Campagnolo, use a “140 mm REAR” disc calliper with bolts “for 30-34 mm rear mount”.
A Build Without Compromise BEAST Components You have three contact points with your bike: saddle, pedals and handlebar. It’s worth investing time in choosing these components, as they can make a real difference. This is where Beast Component’s line takes centre stage. With its unique combination of racing characteristics and comfort, the Ultra Bar has been developed both for riders who want to cover long distances and for racers who place a high value on comfort. The Road Stem is pure lightweight elegance: it’s extremely rigid and super-sturdy. It manages to offer a harmonious carbon design without sacrificing any stiffness. The Comfort Saddle is, of course, lightweight and shines with a balanced of flexibility and robustness. Handmade in Germany.
Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 Shimano’s study in the science of speed has taken developments to a completely new level. The freshly redesigned DURA-ACE groupset provides an abundance of evidence that Shimano will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of next-level speed. The DURA-ACE R9200 groupset debuts a completely revised Di2 platform with improved shifting speed whilst introducing a wireless shifter-derailleur connection while maintaining the signature reliability.
DT Swiss PRC 1100 DICUT Mon Chasseral You ride your bike. Not to prove anything to anyone. But for yourself. You feel ambitious – yet relaxed. Confident to reach your goal. It’s all out there: You. Your bike. And the ultimate wheelset to propel you up the mountain top of your personal “Mon Chasseral”: 1266 g of finest Swiss engineering – featuring the latest Ratchet EXP hub and built up with a special carbon layering technology, hand-made in Europe – this wheelset provides you with a unique appearance and riding experience.