Stage Race Distribution’s 12 Pound Olympia 849

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Hiding out amongst the Xentis wheels, and Lake shoes was a special little build from the guys at Stage Race – the all new Olympia 849. Built with a longer wheel base and a stable ride, the frame weighs in at or under 849g just like Olympia’s 949 29er mountain bike. Add in a number of Tune parts, and you get an impressive road bike that tips the scales at just over 12 lbs. 12.12 to be exact – thanks to a blend of Toray T1000, T800, and 40J carbon and a minimalist matte clear coat over sparse graphics.

Check out the details after the jump.

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At first when I saw the green seatpost sticking out like a sore thumb, I wasn’t quite sure about the color, but after checking out the details the head tube brings it all together. Tune components make up most of the cockpit, while the bike is fitted with Di2 9070. The 849 uses a tapered headtube up front.

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Pencil thin stays mate to the seat tube that holds a standard 27.2 post. THM Fibula carbon road brakes are left to do the stopping on Xentis Squad 2.5 tubulars.

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Built with full internal cable routing that can accommodate both electric and mechanical drivetrains, this bike is running Di2 with a Clavicula M3 carbon crank fitted with Praxis works rings in the frame’s BB86 shell. Olympia 849 frames will be available soon and will run around $3450.

Comments

drider - 10/16/13 - 4:57pm

I love green, but what a way to ruin an otherwise great looking bike with those green bits. Can we move on from the green and black craze already?

Mike Yakubowicz - 10/16/13 - 6:01pm

Hi All,

Mike from Stage-Race here, Olympia’s North American importers.
As an FYI, the build above was an Interbike special, not a stock Olympia offering.
The green was a bit much but it was a fun show piece ;)
To be clear, the stock 849 comes in 9 build combinations from Ultegra-11 speed ($4,599) up to Dura Ace Di2 9070 ($9,995) with multiple wheel combinations from Mavic, Miche or Xentis.
Please email us with any questions at info@stage-race.com or call 607 342 2083.

Thanks,
Stage-Race USA

Mike Yakubowicz - 10/16/13 - 6:50pm

Oh, and just one more point to add…we are the US Olympia and Xentis distributors but for all Tune products in the USA, please reach out to the guys from Fairwheel Bikes instead!!

Ajax - 10/17/13 - 12:47am

Cool bike, but too expensive for a no-name brand.

Also, it needs disc brakes.

James - 10/17/13 - 10:04am

Really, a no-name brand? Olympia is one of the oldest Italian brands. I think the green is good fun.

Topmounter - 10/17/13 - 10:07am

How do folks typically go about adding weight to underweight builds to make them UCI-legal?

Equally green hubs would really bring the bike together.

Steve @ G4G - 10/17/13 - 6:24pm

“Can we move on from the green and black craze already?”

How about moving on from having red accents on everything?

Nick - 10/21/13 - 4:56am

I really like the green, not that common, in fact I read the article purely as the green bits leapt out at me as I scrolled down the page. Admittedly if it were me I’d probably keep it to hubs/seat collar or something a bit more subtle.

Greg Pinch - 10/29/13 - 5:36am

What headset is that?

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