My trustworthy steed over the past year is about to get another owner. I sold my Open today. Why? you may ask. Well, since starting at Specialized in May I knew it was just a matter of time before I make the full commitment to the brand. I grew up riding a Specialized. My first mountain bike was one. Also, having been invited to the Specialized Muscle Milk team, I figured it was in good form to ride one. I easily could have kept my Open, but I knew it would see less and less saddle time over time. It's an incredible bike. One of the best I've ever ridden, but it's time to pass the torch on. I'm striving towards keeping a small quiver of bikes, one road bike and one mountain bike. That's it.