Keywords: bike industry,gravel bike,limited edition open

BOTM: U.P. Continental 150th Anniversary

Andy Kessler - 08-Oct-2021
It has been a while since our last limited edition together with Suplest shoes. There is a simple reason for that and I know you are getting sick and tired of hearing it: its called supply chain and exploding lead times especially for custom painting. So we changed a bit our strategy and we are doing more with local partners, friends and interesting people in- and outside the bike industry. Over the next weeks we will feature each week a different story about a very cool custom painting project. Some of them are comercial, some just a great story. All of them should give you inspiration to maybe do your own custom OPEN.

Continental is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and has partnered up with German based bike-components to build a dream OPEN U.P.
With this Limited Continental Anniversary Edition, the tyre manufacturer not only contributes its tyre know-how, but also supports the ever-growing desire for clean and affordable mobility of the future. The expertise and attention to detail from bike-components underline the quest for ultimate riding fun and boundless adventures. Each bicycle bears an embossed serial number on the seat stays and comes with an companion lookbook and certificate of authenticity.

I have to apologise for the huge gallery but it was actually very difficult to leave pictures away....

And here are the specs:

model U.P. Continental 150th Anniversary
size M
frame U.P. custom finish for Continental
headset Cane Creek Custom
fork OPEN U-Turn custom finish for Continental
stem  LEVELNINE Race 6 Deg 31.8, black
handlebar LEVELNINE Team-Gravel Di2 31.8, black
seatpost crankbrothers Highline XC/Gravel
saddle Fizik Terra Argo X3, 150 mm
brakes Shimano GRX BR-RX810
shifters Shimano GRX ST-RX810 / BL-RX810
crank  Shimano GRX FC-RX810-1 Hollowtech II, black
chainrings Shimano GRX 40T
rear derailleur Shimano GRX RD-RX812 11-speed, black, long
cassette Shimano CS-M8000 11-speed, silver, 11-42
chain Shimano CN-HG701-11, silver
wheel Bike Components original RAVeL 28" Gravel Center Lock Disc, black, front 12x100 + rear 12x142, Shimano
tire Continental Terra Trail, orange-cream, 40 mm
weight 8.9kg incl dropper post

 Celebrate with us and be part of this unique collaboration between Continental, bike-components and OPEN. More info you can find here on the landing page of this limited edition.


Comments & Questions

Great photo gallery - looks like a fun shoot and a lovely custom paint job on that 150th Anniversary Conti U.P. Chapaeu!
Post #1 of 5. Posted by BONES78 on 08-Oct-2021 13:41:34 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23312]
Are the tires available for sale? They would look good on my blue one.
Post #2 of 5. Posted by Marco on 08-Oct-2021 16:11:23 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23313]
Dear Marco, I am honestly not sure. Would be a question for Continental but I dont think so
Post #5 of 5. Posted by Andy Kessler on 11-Oct-2021 07:17:04 GMT in reply to post #2 [23313<--23318]
Wish I could get shipped to USA, tried to get on interest but sadly not available.
Post #3 of 5. Posted by Matthew Raymond on 08-Oct-2021 16:45:53 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23314]
The nicest one yet!!!
Post #4 of 5. Posted by Andrew on 09-Oct-2021 02:09:00 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23316]