ACHIELLE

OLIVIA - ALFINE 8 - GATES - DISC

Item: ACH-OLI-GRN-51
SIZE
COLOUR
ARMY GREEN
MATTE BLACK
NIGHT BLUE

The Achielle Olivia is a study in modern Belgian bike design, at once Fashionable-French in whimsy yet Dutch in its Calvinist quality. But then, the Belgians have always been that curious mixture of walled-off Dutch sensibility and the open, romantic sensibility of France - a flaneur on two wheels.

The Olivia (and its brother the Oscar) are what European city bikes want to be when they grow up. The modern Gates carbon belt drive provides maintenance-free, uncompromising power to the 8-speed Alfine hub, and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes allow you to ride as fast as you like and still be confident in your stopping power. The Olivia has sleek and modern dynamo lighting on the front fork and built into the rear fender, with daytime running lights and 70 LUX illumination for dark nighttime rides. A handmade steel frame offers comfort on rough roads and the matte powder-coated paint will withstand the stormiest, saltiest coastal weather. The bike is crowned with a cream Brooks Cambium C17 saddle and grips for all-weather riding, Brooks comfort, and sleek looks that will turn heads.

If you want the classiest European looks with the most modern sensibility, you've found it in the Achielle Olivia.

  • Gates carbon belt drive, invented for use on motorcycles, is lube-free to keep pants clean and lasts up to 30,000km before needing replacement
  • Full Dynamo lighting system - maintenance-free and anti-theft - that includes a 70 LUX front light and svelte Curana fender-integrated rear light 
  • Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal hub for steep hills and long flat straightaways
  • Hydraulic disc brakes give you absolute stopping power, no matter the weather
  • Brooks Cambium C17 saddle and grips for renowned Brooks comfort without the maintenance or break-in time of their traditional leather saddles
ACHIELLE OLIVIA - ROADSTER - GATES - DYNAMO
FRAME Achielle CORUS Steel, hand-brazed, Powder Coated (made in Belgium)
FORK Achielle CORUS Steel, hand-brazed, Powder Coated (made in Belgium)
HEADSET 1" Alloy
STEM Stainless Steel Quill 25.4
HANDLEBAR Chrome-plated steel, custom bend
GRIPS Lock-on Brooks Cambium Grips
SEATPOST Alloy Micro-adjust
SEAT Brooks Cambium C-17 (made in England)
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Hydraulic Disc
REAR BRAKE Shimano Hydraulic Disc
BRAKE LEVERS Saccon (made in Italy)
SHIFTER Shimano Alfine trigger shifter
FRONT HUB Shimano XT Dynamo
REAR HUB Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal gear 
SPOKES 13G Stainless Steel, 36 Spokes
RIMS Ryde rims painted matte to match the bike frame (made in Holland)
TIRES Continental Contact speed tires
BOTTOM BRACKET Sealed Cartridge 68mm/105mm
CRANKS 44T x 170mm Steel
CHAIN Gates Carbon Belt Drive CDN (22T-50T)
COGSET 1/2" x 1/8" 22T
PEDALS VP Sandpaper 
FRONT LIGHT Busch & Muller IQ-XS, 70 LUX
REAR LIGHT  Busch & Muller built into Curana CLite Fenders
KICKSTAND Altman Steel (made in Sweden)
FENDERS

Curana CLite Fenders

 

ACHIELLE OLIVIA - STEP THRU

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51CM  5' 0" 5' 6"
57CM 5' 7" 5' 11"
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ACHIELLE COMPANY HISTORY: Achielle have been making bikes in the traditional way since 1946. Starting from humble beginnings in a family owned bicycle shop in Zwevezele to the present modern factory in Pittem, they have a long and storied past. Achielle has the advantage of being Belgian and they make bikes that bridge the lighter, speedier porteur bikes of Paris with the almost-overbuilt omafiets bikes of Amsterdam. Bikes like the Sam and Saar combine French racing bike geometry with low-maintenance Dutch parts, while bikes like the Ashington and Craighton pay homage to the Dutch bike by manufacturing them right. Perhaps the most Belgian of all bikes is the Babette and Basiel, two bikes that are light and sporty for longer rides without compromising comfort. Today,  Achielle is still a small family business and they still produce their bikes in Belgium, from raw steel tubes to finished bicycles.

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