ALFINE 135mm BIKES

142mm has been adopted by Gravel bikes and there are loads of single-speed hubs that are 135mm an 142mm... 135 & 142mm are extremely popular with internal hub gears. Rohloff, Kindernay both offer 142mm. Shimano Alfine 11 comes in 135 and the Secondhand Rohloff market is full of 135mm hubs. There are however a lot of PLUS and FAT tyre riders who choose hub gears. Hub gears have wider flanges and a better chainline.
142mm is the winner for versatility and options.

At OLSEN I made the decision to have the first frames 142mm for the simple reason that 142 is backward compatible with 135mm.

OTEPOTI-5 - ALFINE 11 HUB GATES CDX TITANIUM MTN BIKE

OLSEN PHILOSOPHY:

There are a lot of moving standards in the bicycle industry.  At OLSEN HQ we have chosen standards that give you the most versatility possible.  I have designed all of our frames around 'stable' future-proof bicycle standards, choosing the best high-tech options without losing the reliability of low-tech components. This means that your bike is repairable and adaptable.

RocknRollout Dropouts:

The RocknRollout Dropout is at the heart of the OLSEN frame design. We have focused our design around the rear derailleur dropout, but taken it further. Most bicycle frames have replaceable dropouts, but they do not allow for anything other than a derailleur. This idea came from the fact that UK riders often have a winter bike, which is often single-speed.

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