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Ristretto

Here’s why steel is still relevant

Steel tubing companies haven’t stopped innovating. Steel’s inherent stiffness lets you build with small, graceful tubing. It’s inherent tensile strength allows for tubing to be butted almost paper-thin. It’s these material attributes, combined with steel’s natural fatigue resistance that produces a frame that feels famously alive beneath you. For aficionados of that feeling we present the answer to a unique prayer: a perfect 21st century race bike, in steel.

The Ristretto tubeset is selected to meet your specific requirements from the top-most shelves of the original and lasting names in steel: Reynolds, Dedacciai and Columbus. Engineered to within an inch of its life, the Ristretto bears all the hallmarks of our construction ethos: a dedication to perfection that has made us famous.

Standard geometries

We offer a range of standard sizes that can be adapted to according to your preference. Standard size bikes are not ‘off the rack’. We don’t pre-build frames or hold stock. We offer standard sizes from 48 to 63cm in 1cm increments for road bikes (48-52 with 650c wheels). Once a size is selected, we tailor the geometry to make the bike specific to you. For road bikes this means adjusting the altering the top tube length (±5mm), head tube length (±10mm) and top tube slope (4-6°). Read more about our approach to fitting.

Size
cm C2C
TT
mm
ST
mm
Seat angle
deg.
HT
mm
Chainstay
mm
Front centre
mm
Stack
mm
Reach
mm
Standover
mm
650c
48 480 440 74.0 120 385 542 487 338 691
50 500 460 74.0 140 385 563 506 352 710
52 520 480 73.0 160 385 558 525 357 728
700c
51 510 500 73.5 110 412 569 523 359 748
52 520 515 73.5 120 412 575 532 361 762
53 530 525 73 130 412 580 542 363 769
54 540 535 73 140 412 583 550 371 788
55 550 555 73 150 412 578 565 377 800
56 560 565 73 160 412 588 575 384 810
57 570 575 73 170 412 598 584 392 817
58 580 585 72.5 180 412 598 595 393 829
59 590 595 72.5 190 412 607 603 401 842
60 600 605 72.5 200 418 609 616 407 851
61 610 615 72.5 210 418 613 626 408 858
62 620 625 72 220 420 623 635 415 869
63 630 635 72 230 420 632 645 422 879
Features Options
Custom fit geometry
Fully T.I.G. welded
Custom blended Columbus, Reynolds and Dedacciai premium tubeset
Custom drawn stainless steel chainstays
Anti-corrosion treatment (all tubes, inside and out)
Custom lightened BB shell
CNC butted and relieved head tube
Fully painted finish with airbrushed logos
3T Funda Team forks and Chris King or Tune Bobo headset
130mm spacing
68mm bottom bracket shell (English thread)
Enve 1.0 or 2.0 forks
Enve Stem
Custom paint – Non standard colours
Name on top tube
Di2 frame integration
Rack eyelets to suit Tubus Fly
Track or singlespeed dropouts

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