As previously showcased on Bike War, Open Cycles is a start-up by Cervelo co-founder Gerard Vroomen and former BMC CEO Andy Kessler. This is their latest creation, in both rigid and leaf spring fork versions: the Ora and the Lola, based on their 0-1.0 frame. The pair are simply dubbed the Illegal Duo. If you think your road bike that is within UCI’s 15lb (6.8kg) spec is impressive, Open’s is just as light…..especially for a mountain bike.
While the price has been set for those with deep pockets ($6,700 for the frame sans wheels or groupset), the production run – at least for the rigid forked Ora, has been set at just 10 units. Yes, just 10.