While building much different bikes from each other, Yeti and OPEN are very much alike in the sense that both companies share the same philosophy of “building bikes that we want to ride.” Born out of this philosophy is the Yeti-inspired NEW U.P. frame in the classic Yeti turquoise that we have all come to know and love.
With gravel bikes getting increasingly popular and Yeti not wanting to stray from their roots of producing top notch all-mountain/enduro bikes, teaming up and creating a completely unique bike was the next best option. The NEW U.P, which stands for Unbeaten Path, is a full carbon frame that pairs together your classic road geometry with clearance for cross and MTB tires – up to 27.5 x 2.1 inches. The end result is a bike capable of slaying asphalt, gravel road, and singletrack.
The ride of this bike is certainly unique and incredibly enjoyable! You can check out our ride review on the Classic U.P. here.
When asked about the partnership, Yeti CEO Chris Conroy replied, “The beauty of working with OPEN is while we create radically different products, we do it with the same uncompromised focus and for the consumer who demands the best. 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 retail for this frame will be $3200 and if you would like to special order one, we can definitely take care of that. You can either visit this product page and request a special order, or you can contact us through our contact form or give us a call at 805-375-4525.
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