FAST, FUN, FREEDOM
The first U.P. combined road bike speed plus go-anywhere capabilities to start a whole new category. Now original U.P. features such as dual wheel size compatibility and a dropped chainstay are the standard for performance gravel bikes.
The third generation U.P. & U.P.P.E.R. frames are lighter, nimbler and more fun than ever. They also still pass our ultimate test: We only offer frames we want to ride ourselves.
And because we’re “working hard to stay small”, you always speak directly with the people who developed the bikes.
WHAT IS THE
With road tires, it is a very fast road bike
With big road/cross/gravel tires (32-40mm), it’s a go-anywhere bike perfect for mixed surface rides and most gravel routes
With 650b mountain bike tires, it's unstoppable on very tough terrain yet much faster on pavement than you'd expect thanks to the road position
So the position lets you get out of town and reach the gravel/dirt/trails quickly (unlike a mountain bike). Space for big tires lets you tackle any route (unlike a road bike). And you can do that with one type of tire for everything or finetune your ride with multiple wheelsets or tires.
The differences between the U.P. and U.P.P.E.R. are weight and color:
U.P.P.E.R. frameset saves approx. 180g over the U.P.
U.P.P.E.R. is available in matte black, the U.P. in green and blue. Both are available in RTP (Ready-To-Paint) so you can have it custom-painted.
There is no difference between the U.P. and U.P.P.E.R. in geometry, durability, stiffness, tire clearance or capability.
If you have any questions about the geometry or would like us to give you advice on which size would best fit you, just go ahead and send us an email.
|Frame sizes:||S, M, L, XL|
|Frame-only weight (±3%):||
|Chainring fit:||NOTE: For single chainring set-ups, we recommend flat rings, not offset rings, for the best chainline. For "regular" oval rings, deduct 2 teeth from the below spec. For extreme oval rings, who knows.Max inner ring: 36t
Max outer ring: 50t (more is overkill with the bigger tires)
Max single ring: 46t (offset rings like SRAM 1x)
Max single ring: 50t (flat rings, better cassette alignment)
|Headset std:||Integrated Tapered IS42/28.6 | IS52/40|
|Rear axle std:||142x12mm (X-12) thru axle (Carbon-Ti for U.P. and U.P.P.E.R.)|
|Cable routing:||Internal via exchangeable MultiStops for 1x10/11, 2x10/11, Di2|
|Bag mount:||100mm front-post-to-bearing-bore-edge|
|Incl. in box:||Frame, fork, headset, seattube collar, front & rear thru-axle, 2 rear derailleur hangers, 1 removable front derailleur mount, cover bolts for front derailleur mount posts, 3 MultiStops (2x, 1x, Di2), chainstay cable exit stop, BB guide, cable sleeves, noise-reduction foam sleeves, bottle cage bolts, manual|
We offer frames as well as bikes.
We appreciate any enquiries to supply you a special personal offer.