The OPEN U.P. inspired a generation of gravel bikes that could fit up to 2.1” tires. The WI.DE. (Winding Detours) can run even bigger tires while still fitting road cranks!
The monster tires help you conquer the most extreme terrain, the performance geometry & narrow Q-factor keep you efficient while the steering geometry keeps you nimble.
The U.P.'s dropped chainstay has become our most copied frame feature ever. No wonder, as it is a great way to create more tire clearance.
The WI.DE. goes one better. By dropping both chainstays, the monostay just behind the bottom bracket becomes a very efficient box structure. This increases BB stiffness, reduces weight and squeezes even more tire clearance out of the frame.
Finding ways to fit the biggest possible tire into a bike with road geometry and road cranks is one of our specialties. The WI.DE. does this thanks to the double-drop chainstays mentioned above and a dedicated 1x frame design. Since most of our customers run 1x drivetrains, we can use the inner chainring space to move the chainstay outward and increase tire clearance.
As a result, the WI.DE. comfortably accepts up to 2.4” tires in 650b (or 46mm on 700c wheels). Actual tire width depends on tire model and rim width, so measure instead of relying on the tire label.
SPEED & HANDLING
Most riders know that with the right bike geometry, even big tires can be fast. The WI.DE. takes this to the extreme. Of course a massive tire is not as fast as a pure road tire, but the delta is small enough that it doesn't detract from the on-road fun. And off-road, there is no comparison.
The WI.DE. retains its agility with anything from massive mountain tires to road tires.
Forget “100% hi-modulus aero-space carbon”. It's not about high- or low-modulus, it's about the right carbon in the right spot (or TRCinTRS™ as we mockingly call it).
Fact: stiffer carbon is more brittle. So it's great for stiffness (on the sides of the downtube) but bad for impact loads (for example around the headtube).
Hence the best lay-up is a blend. Open strategically place the ultra-high modulus (very stiff) carbon where they can, and tougher grades of carbon where they must. That's how Open frames are both light and durable.
The U-Turn fork has always had massive tire clearance, making it the perfect match for the WI.DE. It's also very light, thanks to another OPEN innovation: Smartmount.
Smartmount attaches the caliper directly onto the fork, without any adaptors. The mounts are positioned pre-set for 160mm discs (the only sensible choice for gravel bikes). Lighter, cleaner, stiffer and safer.
“STUFF CARRYING CAPABILITY”
As your Wide Detours get wider, you want to take more stuff but without it getting unwieldy. So you can mount an extra bottle under the downtube and a toolbox under the BB, ideal for stability. The tool box mounts are off-center to create extra clearance to the chainring. If you don't use a toolbox, you can mount a larger water bottle under the downtube. The WI.DE. is also designed to take a (strapless) toptube bag as well as saddle, handlebar and frame bags for longer high-speed adventures.
Vertically thin chainstays and seatstays provide compliance, while their lateral width and layup ensure rock-solid propulsion. Truly the best of both worlds.
The downtube drives stiffness, connecting your steering center to your drivetrain. The flat sides places strips of ultra-high modulus carbon where it matters most.
A zero-offset seatpost is lighter & more efficient, so they have designed their seattube angle such that most riders can use a zero-offset rather than an off-set seatpost.
Internal cables & hoses stay clean & protected and frankly, they look better. The MultiStop design accepts 1x, 2x, mechanical, Di2 and eTap.
This design uses the same threads to hold the thru-axle and lock the derailleur hanger into the frame. Simpler, lighter, optimized for the stiffest thru-axle: Syntace X-12.
Flatmount brake calipers attach directly onto the fork & frame, positioned for 160mm discs. No front or rear adaptors/spacers required.
|Frame-only size M, ±3%||1040g|
|Fork-only weight, ±3%||390g|
|Color||Grey matte/gloss mix, RTP|
|RTP (Ready-to-paint)||A clearcoat is not needed for UV protection but recommended to protect against scratches and wear. Some customers leave the frame bare.|
|BB standard||BB386EVO pressfit 86.5x46mm BB shell|
|Recommended groupsets||The WIDE is designed for serious off-road riding. Open recommend a rear derailleur with a clutch or cage damper (Shimano GRX 1x, SRAM Force AXS & Red AXS 1x, SRAM Apex1, Rival1, Force1)|
|Shimano crank fit||All road cranks|
|SRAM crank fit||All GXP road, all DUB road, Force 1 BB30|
|Front derailleur mount||none, 1x drivetrains only|
|Recommended ring shape||Flat (for example Wolftooth)|
|Maximum 1x ring size||46t (flat ring), 42t (SRAM offset ring). This applies to most current generation cranks. Clearance depends on crank & chainring model. 2mm space is required.|
|Minimum 1x ring size||38t (flat & offset rings)|
|Rear thru-axle||142x12mm superlight Carbon-Ti X-12|
|Front thru-axle||100x12mm superlight Carbon-Ti X-12|
|Front disc rotor size||160mm only|
|Front brake caliper mount||Smartmount 160 system attaches flatmount caliper, without adaptor, for 160mm rotors|
|Front brake bolts SRAM||2x 37mm "REAR” brake bolts for 30mm “chainstay” (SRAM part# 00.5318.005.008)|
|Front brake bolts Shimano||2x 43.2mm “REAR” brake bolts for 30mm “chainstay” (Shimano part# Y8N208030)|
|Rear disc rotor size||160mm only|
|Rear brake caliper mount||Smartmount 160 system attaches flatmount caliper, without adaptor, for 160mm rotors|
|Rear brake bolts SRAM||1x 27mm (SRAM part# 00.5318.005.004), 1x 32mm (SRAM part# 00.5318.005.006)|
|Rear brake bolts Shimano||1x 33.2mm (part# Y8N208010), 1x 38.2mm (part# Y8N208020)|
|MultiStop internal system||Mechanical 1x, Di2, eTap|
|Headset||Integrated IS42/28.6 | IS52/40|
|Seatpost||27.2mm diameter, standard set-up zero-offset|
|Cage mounts||Seattube, downtube, under-downtube, under-BB|
|TT bag mount system||100mm front-post-to-headset-edge|
|Geometry||Detailed information here|
|Installation information||Shift cable installation|
|Brake hose installation|
|Seattube collar installation|
|Warranty||Detailed information here|
|Included with frameset: Headset, seattube collar, thru-axles, 2 RD hangers, 3 MultiStops (1x, Di2, eTap), cable exit stop, noise-reduction foam sleeves, bottle cage bolts, manual|