Bill's Open U.P.P.E.R. x Omata
Bill was very excited when we first saw him entering our store and he has every right to be! We learnt that he had just then, received his new frameset and that it was still in the box.
What was intriguing was that the frameset is an OPEN UPPER and not just any OPEN but its the UPPER and yet it was a collaboration between OMATA and OPEN that was produced in limited numbers!
Bill knew exactly what he was after as he wanted to build his new project up correctly and as deserving given that he is the only one in Asia to receive the UPPER and OMATA collaboration frameset.
Given its a CX frame, the 3T Superghaia Handlebar was chosen because of its contours and comfortable design. The Fabric Scoop was put on for Bill to try and we like how it came together at the end though.
The wheelset was decided to be the G series by Enve. We have never built it up and that added to our excitement. Instead of going with Sram Rival 1x crankset, Bill opted for the Easton EC90 crankset. We think the Easton EC90 is a brilliant crankset and those who wanted something different for their cross bike should seriously give this a try!
The WTB Nano was chosen as well due to the threads of the tyres and how the tyres helped to prevent muds from clogging the tyres resulting in scenarios offroad that neither Bill nor us want to have. But the only issue we have is that the tyres might be a little too close to the seat tube which we might have to downsize from 40 to 35 probably!
Thanks Bill for coming to us for such an exciting project!