Olympia Cicli of Italy has launched the first of their new 2014 range on the lead up their 120th Birthday on October 20th.
The 849 - 'Otto Quattro Nove' - weighs 849 grams and limited to 120 pieces world wide. The frame features a hand laid pre-preg T800, T1000 & M40J composites and oversize multi-butted tubing featuring size specific and load specific lay-ups. The head-tube features a 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" headset and custom tapered steerer fork.
The ultra high modulus fibres are strategically positioned based on load path data to deal with specific frame loads and forces. T1000 fibres with huge tensile strength are used to save maximum weight as less material is required, while M40J material features excellent durability and is used to reinforce critical areas such as the headstock. T800 fibres create a stiff composite structure and are used primarily in areas such as the BB shell.
Olympia is imported into the UK by Posh Bikes.