To commemorate its 150th anniversary, Continental unveiled a limited edition version of the Open New UP gravel bike that will feature paintwork with the German tire manufacturer’s iconic yellow accents and is fitted with special edition “Conti yellow” Continental Terra Trail gravel. . tires.
There will be 150 bikes produced in the series, which is a collaboration with bike-components.de, and all of them will be individually badges from 1 to 150.
Each bike has a serial number embossed on the seatstay triangle and comes with a lookbook and certificate of authenticity.
Jan-Niklas Voss, Product Manager, said: “We wanted to give our award-winning Terra series a truly unique look by incorporating our signature Continental color. Gravel, still a young segment, has given us the opportunity to immortalize our passion for mobility with an exclusive cycling collaboration. “
According to Continental, each Open New UP carbon frame has been hand painted and is unique: “The color scheme and design plays with the different surfaces and elevation profiles of the gravel world in combination with the classic Conti yellow.
Open Cycle was founded by Andy Kessler and Gerard Vroomen, formerly of Cervelo, in 2012. We reviewed the original Open UP in 2017, giving it 4.5 / 5.
The spec is based on a Shimano GRX 810 1x groupset, with handcrafted BC Original RAVeL wheels, a Crankbrothers dropper post under a Fizik Terra Argo X3 gravel saddle – and of course the 40mm Continental Terra Trail tires. in the orange-cream special edition.
The bike will cost € 4,999 and will be available from Friday 8 October via bike-components.de.
Continental clearly expects them to sell out quickly. He says, “Sales of this product will be made exclusively through the Inform-Me feature on the product page. Our service team will contact you when the desired size is available and discuss the steps to follow. “