Pinion Pre-Orders

Pinion Pre-Orders

We have a limited number of 12 and 18 Speed Pinion gearboxes coming... These two models are both due in mid-February. Because we don't like to let our customers down, we've decided to start takin...
How to do a Titanium Frame Swap?

How to do a Titanium Frame Swap?

This Mondrian picture was supposed to represent versatility and the fractured nature of bicycle components.  There are a lot of bicycle components standards, however we have chosen "standards" that...
EBB and FLOW

EBB and FLOW

EBB:Otherwise known as an Eccentric Bottom Bracket. This is nothing new, however we have developed the Strathpuffer with an Eccentric Bottom Bracket for two reasons:1: Internal Cabling2: Geometry a...
TITANIUM AFTERCARE 101

TITANIUM AFTERCARE 101

We use Titanium 3Al 2.5V alloy. It is used in aerospace, military and of course the bicycle industry. One of the best things with Titanium, unlike every other material, is that every scratch adds c...
2023 AI vs Human?

2023 AI vs Human?

We recently had an article written on Bike Rumour.  The article was written by Jessie-May.  She is a bike journalist and contacted me for an interview after meeting one of my customers riding the T...
INTRODUCING THE CORROUR...

INTRODUCING THE CORROUR...

The CORROUR is named after the train station in "Trainspotting" at the foot of Fort William. There is also a loop where you can cycle out and catch the last train back.  The Corrour is a hardcore "...
Travel Slow.... Make the Journey part of Adventure.

Travel Slow.... Make the Journey part of Adventure.

I wanted to share this as this is what OLSEN Bikes is all about, and I am glad to be part of this couples journey.  We got contacted by a customer in Armenia enquiring about one of our frames fitti...
Save the Planet by Bicycle...

Save the Planet by Bicycle...

How do we move from the car to the bicycle? My small family lived without a car for 2years, and with Covid19 restrictions car use was not particularly high. We have an electric car and it us...
It’s GRIM out there…

It’s GRIM out there…

Winter can be GRIM in the UK: The above sale is the OLSEN Bikes way to encourage all cyclists to keep commuting and riding through the winter. This investment is good for you and better for the pla...
The Unchained Ride: Designing a Belt-Drive Bicycle.

The Unchained Ride: Designing a Belt-Drive Bicycle.

WHY?Why replace a Bicycle Chain? A bicycle chain can be very efficient. This is a favourite online magazine debate. I want to answer a few questions that are missing. Why did OLSEN Bikes develop o...
The Smaller sized Bike CONCEPT:

The Smaller sized Bike CONCEPT:

This week I 'ave mostly been... Working on the Smaller sized Bike CONCEPT:  This section is like Jessie's dairy (the Fastshow). And is all about whats going on at Olsen HQ. This week it is about so...
WHY OLSEN Bikes Like Lights??

WHY OLSEN Bikes Like Lights??

Sourcing and Selecting Olsen LED Lights. Sourcing Vs Design:Before Olsen Bikes my day job was designing commercial lighting, everything from waterproof fish tank lights to spot lights used for art ...
MORE HOPE is out there....

MORE HOPE is out there....

It rained in the UK a lot last week, turning the chalk trails into sheet ice. If you commute regularly, then you will know that the chances of getting completely bone wet is maybe 2x per year.  Dr...
Keep Riding One Way or Another....

Keep Riding One Way or Another....

Keep Riding One Way or Another.... At Olsen HQ, we want to keep you riding. We have reduced our price points to help from £1999 for a Titanium Singlespeed to £3999 for a Titanium bike with a Pinion...
The Goldilocks Gear Ratio:

The Goldilocks Gear Ratio:

All I have ever wanted on a Bicycle is a comfortable middle gear;  Not too hard and not too easy; something to set a steady pace, something that is juuuust right... There are two approaches to the ...