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.
-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
Chainring(s), frame and tire all fight for space just behind the bottom bracket. Mountain (and some gravel) bikes solve this with a wider crank, but that hurts your pedal stance (Q-factor) and thus your pedaling efficiency.
Instead we drop the right chainstay to move it out of this crowded area, allowing it to be wider and therefore stiffer (twice the width will give you eight times the stiffness!) --
Probably the most copied feature of the original U.P., but still few fully understand why and how to optimize this.
SRAM Eagle XX1 AXS
SRAM Force AXS
SRAM Force AXS, Rotors 160mm front & rear
SRAM Force AXS Carbon, 170mm (S), 172.5mm (M), 175mm (L & XL)
SRAM DUB BB386
SRAM CS-1275, 10-50T
Cane Creek 40
ENVE Road, 80 (S)/90 (M)/100 (L)/110 (XL)mm
ENVE SES AR Road, 40 (S)/42 (M)/44cm (L&XL)
ENVE 0-offset, 27,2, 300mm
DT Swiss GR 1600 Spline , 700c or 650b
Schwalbe G-ONE Allround 45mm (700c) or 2.25” (650b)
fi'zi:k Antares R7
Fizik Tempo Bondcush soft, black
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