Open offers ‘Yeti-inspired’ U.P. frame

By Stephen Frothingham

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Open is now offering a special edition of its New U.P. frame, painted in the trademark turquoise colors of Yeti Cycles.

Yeti Cycles’ owner, Chris Conroy, and Open’s co-founder, Andy Kessler, are longtime friends who worked together at Scott-Schwinn in Colorado in the 1990s.

“The beauty of working with Open is while we create radically different product, we do it with the same uncompromised focus and for the consumer who demands the best,” said Conroy. “It was an easy choice to work with Open because we knew the product would meet our standards and the standards of our Yeti Freaks.”

The New U.P. (short for Unbeaten Path) is an all-carbon frame that combines the geometry of a road-riding position with the clearance for cross and mountain bike tires, up to 27.5 x 2.1 inches.

The Yeti-inspired New U.P. frameset is now available to order through Open dealers and online. It retails for $3,200. More information at opencycle.com.