Olympia introduces Ikon, a bike inspired by Leader construction concepts and the new entry level of race bikes with T800 carbon fibre frame and disc brakes. The design of Ikon is modern and essential, characterized by straight lines and small-section tubes. Its geometries evoke those of its precursor Leader. Cable harness is integrated. Fast and comfortable, Ikon is the mid-range competition bike for those who prefer high speeds and restarts, as well as for long-distance bikers, who spend long hours on the saddle. Available in two colours.
Gravel, and much more. For cyclists who want to be always ready for changing terrain conditions, Olympia has created Handy, a versatile and reliable bicycle offering excellent performance on both asphalt and non-extreme dirt roads. The frame is made of 6061 double-thickness aluminium, combined with a carbon fibre fork. The design geometries have riding comfort as their main focus. The cable harnesses are integrated. Riders who use this bicycle for touring purposes can rely on couplings for mounting the rack and mudguards. Handy is a lightweight, sturdy, and complete model – great value for cyclists whose main priority is not top speed.
1893 in Milan, near Porta Romana, the year when Carlo Borghi founded Olympia. At the start it wasn’t just bikes, but also motorbikes, followed by Borghi’s passion and energy dedicated to cycling. Wearing the Olympia shirts, white with a black stripe, Enrico Mollo, reached second place in the Giro d’Italia (1940) and Pietro Chiappini wins the Milan-Turin race (1941). In 1960 the brand passes into the hands of the Fontana family, who transfers production to the Veneto region.
Now, Olympia carries over two centuries of passion for cycling in their heart and on two wheels. Over the ages much has changed, starting with the highly modern facilities of 4400 m2 in Piove di Sacco (PD) headquarters to the main business, but the Borghi heritage still remains: passion, sporting presence (in particular in MTB with the multi-award winning Marzio Deho and the Olympia team), technology and details of prestige.
Olympia is now an international name, awarded for its design (Expobici Innovation Award 2013 and 2014 and various mentions in the ADI Design Index), acclaimed for its advanced technology of frames and constantly innovative, ingenious solutions on offer to the public. The brand is flanked by the prestigious brands Frera and Scapin. Olympia gives value to the past while looking to the future. The 2016 range offers the best of technological solutions available today, featuring the unmistakeable Olympia design.