Fat bikes were born in the USA, and were intended for sand or snow. Italian manufacturer Olympia believes that they are ideal for young riders, because of the stability of the tyre width, making it easier for young riders to stay on the saddle more securely, giving them a good command of the bike. And with a fat bike, the rider will be able to ride pretty much anywhere, whether on or off road, and the tyres are probably too wide to slip into tram or rail tracks if you have any of those in your area.
Observing the current trend towards Fat Bikes, Olympia wanted a piece of the action, prompting them to bring out the Fat Bull in both 20” and 24” versions, made with thermally treated (T6) lightweight alloy 6061 aluminium. The wheels are either 20” x 4.0” or 24” x 4.0”. The models have a single group option, a 32d unicrown, but accompanied by a free wheel that ranges from 11 to 34 in order to obtain a wide and varied range of gears, suitable for all the needs of the young biker.
Olympia also believe that they have got a colour scheme that is attractive to the young rider market which they are targeting with this model (illustrated), as well as the COBRA KID which is the “young” version of the well known model that Olympia introduced previously for adults. Perfect as a bike for vacations, ideal for taking young people wherever they want to go with the reliability and experience of the Olympia brand. The COBRA KID has a lightweight aluminum 6061-class frame. The tubes are TIG-joined and the bike comes with a 21-speed SHIMANO ALTUS Mix group.
The company’s press release reckons that “the aesthetics of the COBRA KID are also very well refined: the tubes are not so pronounced yet they have an aesthetic charm at the horizontal tube/saddle tube joint”. Both versions have front suspension.
There is more information along with dealer addresses online at olympiacicli.it
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