The Open U.P.P.E.R. is complete, and has been ridden approximately 300 miles. I absolutely love this bicycle. Whether using the 3T wheels with 700 x 33c Challenge tires, or with the Stan’s Valor 650b wheels running WTB Horizon tires, the bike is an absolute blast. Following is a list of everything used on the project with a direct link to each manufacturers website. I spent many hours contemplating exactly what I would use, and without exception, I am very pleased with my choices. This is a brilliant piece of machinery, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. 


2017 Open U.P.P.E.R

Shimano Dura-Ace ST-R9170 Di2 Hydraulic Levers & Disc Brake Calipers

Shimano Dura-Ace SM-RT900 Rotors (160mm front and 140mm rear)

Shimano SC-MT9051 Di2 Digital Display Unit

Shimano XTR Di2 RD-M9050 Rear Derailleur

KMC X11SL-TI Gold Chain

• SRAM XG-1199 Cassette (10-42)

Easton EC90 SL Crankset

Easton Direct Mount Chainring (46T)

HSC Ceramics Bottom Bracket

Easton Cinch Power Meter

Speedplay SYZR Ti Pedals

Mcfk Stem (110mm)

Easton E100 Handlebars (42cm)

Mcfk Seatpost (27.2, 320mm)

Berk Composites Lupina Padded Saddle )150mm)

Cane Creek Headset

Carbon-Ti Top Cap

Tune Bottle Cages

Abloc Water Bottles

Garmin 1030 Cycling Computer

Garmin Varia Rearview Radar Tail Light

Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight



Stan’s Valor Pro (650b, Centerlock)

WTB Horizon 47c Tires

3T Discus C35 LTD (700c, Centerlock)

Challenge Almanzo Pro 700 x 33c Tires

Carbon-Ti 12mm Thru Axles


Complete weight including pedals, computer mount, and bottle cages.

With Stan’s wheels : 17 lb 5 oz

With 3T Discus wheels : 16 lb  3 oz