N-3 Tube to tube lightness:
The N-3 has been designed around short travel and rigid forks, 700x40c and 29x2.35 tyres. The geometry option on the N-3 are endless. Any geometry from Cyclocross, Gravel to XC Mountain bike. With 68 or 70 degree head angle this geometry will feel balanced with an Axle to Crown measurement to suit your fork of choice. This make the bike ideal for light bike-packing and long distance adventure racing.
Using smaller compact Carbon lugs allows the N-3 to have a light yet rigid construction. We have chosen the Salsa Alternator Dropouts to make a very versatile frame. The N-3 Concept is 3 bikes in one. Fixed, Single-speed, hub gear and of course derailleur if you must... The world can change fast, with 3D printing and exotic materials. This is a rethink on how bikes are manufactured without big brand marketing, without expensive tooling and without boundaries.
The N-3 OLSEN Bicycles has designed the following options:
Chainstays that will fit up to 2.2inch tyres.
SALSA Alternator Dropouts - for 142 maxle or 135mm hubs
Tapered intergrated headset
Integral Cabling for Dropper posts