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Race a replica of Italian Luca Braidot’s Olympia F1 29er from Rio Olympics

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Italian Luca Braidot took home a 7th place finish in the men’s XC race at the summer Olympics in Rio, and now you can own a replica of the bike he rode. The 2017 Olympia F1 29″ Braidot Special Edition is coming out of their Canadian importer/distributor, Blacksmith Cycle, and only 100 will be made. Each will be numbered and signed by Braidot. Retail is $4,999, check the build spec below, and hit up our original story for tech details on the unique frame design…

Frame: F1 “Luca Braidot Edition” with Boost 148 spacing
Fork: Fox Float R32 F29 SC Factory 100 TAP 15×100
Group: SRAM Race Replica XX1E
Crankset: PMP XP-R1
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Trail 27.2
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR XC Special Edition
Stem: Ritchey WCS C220 73*
Bar: Ritchey Comp 710mm
Wheelset: Vittoria Reaxcion SL F:9/15mm R:12mm
Tires: Vittoria Barzo TNT 2.25
Grips: Ritchey WCS
Delivery: Via Fedex or DHL

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colinatbikeparts
6 years ago

Yay! Steep head tube angle and negative rise stem. Yippeeee

Badbikemechanic
Badbikemechanic
6 years ago

What is the purpose of a negative rise when it’s at that stack height? Racing bikes should have their stems slammed

Stev-o
Stev-o
6 years ago

It is a pure racing bike, made with the only purpose of going fast. And showcase sponsors. You got to be very fast to ride something like this and not look like a poser. Otherwise Spec, SC, Yeti etc are a better choice for lifestyle mtbiking at the average of 7mph.

Flatbiller
Flatbiller
6 years ago
Reply to  Stev-o

Well, I race a Specialized Epic 29er. I think that bike has more higher-than-7th place finishes than this thing.

knarc
knarc
6 years ago
Reply to  Flatbiller

Yes, but who ride this bike?

Mateo
Mateo
6 years ago

Love it!

Flatbiller
Flatbiller
6 years ago

It’s a Euro colorway. (Or if Troy Lee Designs went XC…)

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

That bike is not going to age well.

postophetero
postophetero
6 years ago

…why have a negative rise stem and 40-60mm of spacers raising it back up?!

Collin
Collin
6 years ago

I love how their super limited edition, signed top level bike is is 5K where the last specialized s-works hard tail was $10,000. It may be a bit ugly on the paint scheme but its still some what affordable compared to the competition, signed and all.

dustytires
6 years ago

There is more here than meets the eye, all the parts spec on this Olympia is from quality, independent suppliers, unlike the huge amount of Sworks parts designed primarily to make S more money and in some cases create a proprietary spec so buyers must return to dealers for help/replacement parts. After taking into consideration the extra 30+% S makes on every one of the house brand parts parts, this vast difference in profit is then used to pay for the multi pronged marketing Specialized needs to sell 10k bikes to suckers.

Skeptical
Skeptical
6 years ago

Normally, a special edition, limited run bike is to commemorate a bike that actually made it to the podium at the least. Normally for a gold medal. Good luck selling 10 of these.

phil makinson
phil makinson
6 years ago
Reply to  Skeptical

yeah thats what i thought , buy the winningest bike that never won

Haromania
6 years ago

Damn that is one sexy bike, and the price is actually very reasonable. I also disagree with the person who said it wouldn’t age well, I’d be proud to have that in my stable years from now.

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