Fantasy Fridays: Worlds Lightest MTB

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How can any cyclist not have this fantasy Friday at the top of their list; 2013’s lightest hard tail. This incredible machine weighs 100 g – 400 g less than the UCI road bike minimum! Their rigid hardtail called ORA weighs a shocking 6.4 kg and LOLA the front suspended version comes in at 6.8 kg which uses a leaf spring that offers 60 mm of travel and it looks incredible but what did you expect when you have a bike crafted by a downhill racer and the co-founder of Cervelo…THE BEST!!

ORA

ORA .

 

Specs:

Frame: OPEN O-1.0 green machine
Fork: Whisky 9 Disc 15mm
Handlebars: AX Lightness Hera 31.8
Stem: AX-Lightness Rigid 31.8
Seatpost: AX-Lightness Europa
Saddle: AX-Lightness Leaf
Cranks: THM Clavicula M3 with XX1 spider and BB
Weight: 6.4kg (no pedals)
Optional: AX Lightness LRS wheels
Drivetrain: Not included.SRAM XX1 is suggested for the lightest build.

 LOLA (Prototype)

LOLA

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Specs:

Frame: OPEN O-1.0
Fork: Lauf Trail Racer 29”
Handlebars: AX Lightness Hera 31.8
Stem: AX-Lightness Rigid 31.8
Seatpost: AX-Lightness Europa
Saddle: AX-Lightness Leaf
Cranks: THM Clavicula M3 with XX1 spider and BB
Drivetrain: SRAM XX1
Wheels: AX Lightness LRS wheels
ires: Schwalbe Furious Fred
Weight: 6.6kg (no pedals)

 

Unfortunately LOLA is only a prototype and ORA was sold to only 10 incredibly lucky enthusiasts! However, they do make make production bikes that will still turn some heads while on the trail. Check them out at www.opencycle.com.

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