OPEN’s New WI.DE Goes Even Chunkier

June 4, 2019

OPEN goes for even bigger clearance for a monster 27.5 x 2.4" tire, mudguards, double dropped chainstays, updated "nimble" geometry and more with the new OPEN WI.DE (Winding Detours). Gerard Vroomen and Andy Kessler shred the new machine round Basel, Switzerland. As cyclocross bikes become all-road / gravel / adventure bikes with bigger and bigger tires they resemble early XC bikes but with drop handlebars. There becomes a cross-over between bikes like this one and dedicated XC  bikes but there's something just so fun about riding a bike like this on the trail. 

 

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