SWAN trail bike with pinion gearbox

The SWAN is a Trail bike ideal for days out in Wales or Scotland Trail Centres. It has a low top tube to protect your crown jewels or nether regions, when you are throwing it off things. It is a good climber and descender, making it perfect for riding in the Peaks as well as Trail Centres. The SWAN was designed around the dropper post and both 27.5x3.0” or 29x2.4” tyres. It comes with 29” wheels and will fit 29x2.8” tyres.

PINION EQUIPPED NEXT LEVEL MOUNTAIN BIKING: 

A central, low centre of gravity for excellent handling and unrivalled riding dynamics, minimal maintenance, and a superior, perfectly graduated gear range – mountain bikes with Pinion gearboxes are made tough for your next offroad adventure.  Whether it’s a multi-day tour, a demanding enduro stage, or a World Cup downhill course, Pinion shifting is the definition of consistent and reliable performance.

Rock n rollout 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.

PINION GEARBOX

A central, low centre of gravity for excellent handling and unrivalled riding dynamics, minimal maintenance, and a superior, perfectly graduated gear range – mountain bikes with Pinion gearboxes are made tough for your next offroad adventure. Whether it’s a multi-day tour, a demanding enduro stage, or a World Cup downhill course, Pinion shifting is the definition of consistent and reliable performance.

HEADSET ZS44 EC44

I chose the straight 44mm Headset "standard" for several reasons. They are straight and keep a simple look, while hiding their versatility. Zero Stack 44mm (ZS44) top or bottom cups and the External Cup 44mm (EC44) bottom cup. In SHIS codes 44/44 allows for both Tapered Carbon fork steerers using ZS44/EC44 and is backward compatible with straight steerers with either a crown reducer or a ZS44/ZS44 headset.

HOPE COMPONENTS

We encourage you to use Hope components on our Pinion bikes. The Pro 5 wheels make a huge improvement, offering the right balance between speed of pick-up, load capacity, durability and drag. Hope have increased the points of engagement (from 44 to 108) using an offset 6 pawl freehub design, where 3 pawls are engaged at any time. This means that the Pinion gearbox does not have as much lag between each gear. Pro5 hubs make the perfect Pinion partner in any colour.

made in the UK

Olsen Bikes are now making Titanium Frames in the UK. We wanted to develop lighter frames and offer custom geometries. We have been working with 3D printed titanium to get faster production results. We prefer to use Columbus Hyperion Titanium, however we canalso use plain guage or Dedaccia or Reynolds. We use grade 5 6AL4V and grade 9 3AL2.5V double butted Titanium to reduce the frame weight.

In 2024 Olsen Bikes have put all of this together to launch our Titanium frames which are Faster, Lighter and offer more custom geometries. We can design a geometry based on experience from our standard bike range. Olsen Bikes have simplified our prices across the range and can offer Pinion, Shimano or SRAM bikes with Hope Finishing Kit.

how it works

Place a deposit to secure your delivery slot. (Refundable deposit £ 1,000.00) and Stevo the Olsen Bike designer, will work with you to create a design before the next stage.

Frameset

Price EX-VAT: £2999
RRP Price with VAT: £3599

  • Titanium Frame
  • Kinesis Gravel fork
  • Hope Headset
  • Hope or Praxis Bottom Bracket

This can become the basis of the bike of your dreams that you can build up with spares.

We can now do the Lamb with 142mm or 148mm rear ends to suit your wheels and derailer drivetrain.

pinion frameset

Price EX-VAT: £4499
RRP Price with VAT: £5399

  • FRAME: Tiger Pinion
  • FORK: Columbus Futura Adventure 3 Bolt Fork
  • Gearbox: Pinion C1.12 Smart.Shift
  • Headset: Hope Headset

This can become the basis of the bike of your dreams that you can build up with spares.

SHIMANO XT BIKE

Price EX-VAT: £6499
RRP Price with VAT: £7799

  • Frame: Titanium
  • Fork: Columbus Futura Adventure 3 Bolt Fork
  • Groupset: Shimano XT
  • Brakes: Hope Tech4 E4
  • Brake Levers: Hope Tech4
  • Rear Mech: XT 12-speed
  • Cassette: XT 12 10-51T
  • Chainset: Hope Evo or XT
  • Chain: Ultegra / XT M8000
  • Bottom Bracket: Praxis T47x86 Inboard 24mm
  • Saddle: SELLE ITALIA X1
  • Seatpost: Olsen Titanium 31.6mm
  • Disc Rotors: 180/160mm
  • Wheels: Hope Fortus 30SC Pro5 Hubs

PINION SMART.SHIFT BIKE

Price EX-VAT: £6499
RRP Price with VAT: £7799

  • FRAME: Titanium Pinion
  • FORK: Columbus Futura Adventure 3 Bolt Fork
  • Gearbox: Pinion C1.12i Smart.Shift
  • Brake: Hope Tech 4 E4
  • Brake Levers: Hope E4
  • Front Sprocket: 32T CDX
  • Rear Sprocket: 30T CDX
  • Chain: GATES 113T CDX
  • Saddle: SELLE ITALIA X1
  • Seatpost: Olsen Titanium 31.6mm
  • Disc Rotors: 180/160mm
  • Wheels: Hope Pro5 Wheels with Fortus 30SC rims