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Guess What!? $8K Will Fetch You a 775-Gram MIN.D California Road Bike, but Just a Frameset

Guess What!? $8K Will Fetch You a 775-Gram MIN.D California Road Bike, but Just a Frameset

Folks, something that not everyone realizes is that a bicycle is designed for riding through a particular type of terrain. Just as a Ferrari isn’t…

Monday, Apr 18

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Folks, something that not everyone realizes is that a bicycle is designed for riding through a particular type of terrain. Just as a Ferrari isn’t built to go rock crawling, neither are all bikes meant to cover any surface out there. But, if you like to ride fast and hard, then the perfection of a tarmac surface is unbeatable. Yet, you’ll need a machine to help you feed your need for speed.

Luckily, Open Cycles , a crew out of Basel, Switzerland, seems to have just the suitable machine for you to attain the level of performance you seek. Before we talk about the new MIN.D road bike, let me point out that Open has been around since 2012. This crew started from a passion for cycling and is backed by countless years of experience at international cycling manufacturers, including Cervelo, where the two co-founders, Andy Kessler and Gerard Vroomen, met.

As for the MIN.D, what you’re faced with today is nothing more than peak carbon fiber manipulation tuned for performance, comfort, and above all, speed. This time around, price isn’t something you should have any business considering. But, to give you an idea, two framesets are available, the classic MIN.D, rolling in with an 850 g (1.87 lbs) frame for €3,900 ($4,205 at current exchange rates), or the limited-edition version, the MIN.D California with its 775 g (1.71 lbs) frame for a whopping €7,500 ($8,086). This is also the version we’ll be focusing on today. And in case you need […]

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