ENVE x Open UP Special Edition

With so much pallete work already done by Enve and Open, the goal with this build was to continue the clean aesthetics and tranform it into a very functional, fast, and (most importantly, fun) gravel bike.

With some slight modification to the stock Enve Compact handlebars, we were able to mount Shimano’s EW-RS910 A-Junction box the the handlebar and almost completely hide the wiring at the front end of the bike. The wire connection to the B-junction is attached to the rear brake hose with electrical heat-shrink tubing from the handlebar to Open’s clever universal headtube entry point.

The Ultegra R8070 1×11 drivetrain is equipped with Praxis’ newest Zayante Carbon crankset and a 42-tooth direct mount ring, with an XT M8050 rear derailleur and 11-40 cassette to provide a respectable gear range to tackle the rugged gravel roads of Southern Arizona.

Enve’s G23 gravel-specific wheels are with custom orange rim and hub decals to match the U.P.’s attractive colorway. These Enve wheels are no mere ornaments, however, with ultra-reliable DT Swiss 240s hubs laced to Enve’s incredibly lightweight and purpose-driven G23 carbon rims. 

 

 

Build List
Frame / Fork 52cm Open UP – ENVE Special Edition
Cranks Praxis Works Zayante, Direct Mount, Wave Tech, 42t, 170mm
BB Praxis Works M30 bb386evo
Pedals Shimano XT M8000
Handlebars ENVE Compact 42cm
Handlebar Tape LizardSkin DSP
Shift Levers Shimano Ultegra R8070
Housing / Cables Hydraulic
Stem ENVE 110mm
Saddle Brooks Carbon Cambium C13
Seatpost ENVE 27.2 zero Custom Decals
Headset Cane Creek 40
Expander Enve 
Top Cap Fair Wheel Carbon
Spacers Fair Wheel Carbon
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8050
Chain KMC X11 SL
Brakes Shimano Ultegra R8070
Brake Rotors Shimano Dura Ace
Seat Collar Open U.P. 
Bottle Cages Fair Wheel UD Gloss
   
Front Hub DT Swiss 240 12×100 with Custom Decals
Rear Hub DT Swiss 240 12x142with Custom Decals
Rims ENVE G-23 Custom Decals
Spokes Straight Pull Sapim CX-Ray
Skewers Carbon-Ti 12mm Thru
Cassette Shimano XT M8000 11-40
Tires Schwalbe G-One AllAround Tubeless

 

2 comments on “ENVE x Open UP Special Edition”

  1. Dexter says:

    What mod’s were required for the enve bars for di2? I assume some holes were drilled? Were enve on-board with the mods I.e. is the warranty maintained?

    1. Richard says:

      To enable compatibility with the EW-RS910 handlebar A-Junction, we had to first trim the handlebar ends (removing Enve’s proprietary rubber end caps, of course). To enable internal and under the bar tape routing of the wires, we had to drill small 5mm holes on the under side of the bar about 2cm from the cut ends. Doing so most certainly voids the warranty, but does not pose a safety concern.

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