Stelbel Custom Bikes

Handmade in Italy since 1973

TI9
All our experience and values refined into an ambitious project. The first steps towards the realization of a Stelbel titanium frame took shape at the end of the 80s but only today was it possible to find the resources to bring it to fruition. High Italian craftsmanship combined with a precious material that requires skills and specialist knowledge for production.

The Frames

TI9
All our experience and values refined into an ambitious project. The first steps towards the realization of a Stelbel titanium frame took shape at the end of the 80s but only today was it possible to find the resources to bring it to fruition. High Italian craftsmanship combined with a precious material that requires skills and specialist knowledge for production.

TI9
All our experience and values refined into an ambitious project. The first steps towards the realization of a Stelbel titanium frame took shape at the end of the 80s but only today was it possible to find the resources to bring it to fruition. High Italian craftsmanship combined with a precious material that requires skills and specialist knowledge for production.

TI9 DISC
The Disc version of our first model to be made out of Grade 9 – 3Al 2.5V titanium. A project that benefits from our long experience with

manufacturing metal frames. Designed to guarantee first class performance, made with pride in Italy and exclusively tailor made.

ANTENORE
The Stelbel Antenore is constructed with Columbus XCr stainless steel alloy tubing, and is the most exclusive frame in the Stelbel range. Designed to provide maximum comfort and increased rigidity, it is intended for intensive and professional use. The name is a tribute Stelio’s father, Antenore Belletti.

ANTENORE DISC
The Antenore Disc is designed to amaze. The tailor made design combined with the precious custom Columbus stainless steel XCr tubing and the safety of disc brakes help make this project truly special. It is for those in search of an exclusive product, blending artisan techniques and signature performance improved even further in its 3rd Generation.

SB/03
The result of a long process focused on combining the best of Italian craftsmanship with the latest engineering research, this special “Stelio Belletti” model is now in its third and most advanced version, so we’ve named it simply the SB/03. Imagined, designed, engineered and built to compete at the highest level.

SB/03 DISC
The disc brake version of SB/03 designed to compete at the highest level. The adoption of thru axles and specific tubing to manage the forces from disc brakes, further increase lateral stiffness and reactivity to rider input.

RODANO
The Rodano is the result of a long development process. This frame is expertly designed and constructed with high performance Columbus steel tubing and welded using Stelbel’s favoured TIG method. The Rodano is a fully customizable performance road frame built for those who love long rides and spend hours in the saddle.

RODANO DISC
The Rodano is our endurance model. Combined with disc brakes and with increased tire clearance, the inherent comfort and stability is improved. A fantastic ride quality has always been the great strength of the Rodano. It is ideal for those who spend a lot of time in the saddle and love the ride feel that only steel can offer.

NINA XCR
The Nina XCr is the Stelbel interpretation of the fast Gravel bike designed for all riders who want to pair performance and off-road capabilities. With a tire clearance of up to 700 x 42c, a fully custom geometry and a wide variety of custom options such as additional mounts and threads the Nina XCr is ready to go fast – on and off-road.

NINA
A model capable of adapting to a wide spectrum of terrain and situations. From asphalt to technical single tracks. Gravel, cyclocross and bikepacking. Tire clearance up to 700 x 47c or 650b x 2.1 “, fully custom geometry, and a wide choice of forks enables the Nina with a versatility difficult to find elsewhere.

INOX
Stelbel INOX is a true icon, initially presented in 1983, today it has evolved thanks to new materials and evolved technologies. With this frame, comfort and responsiveness are combined in a unique way, while the fork, the first at the moment to be made from Columbus XCr stainless steel, stands out with its control and precision when cornering.

STRADA SLX
An evolution of the Strada, the longest running of all Stelbel’s historical models. Introduced in the early 80s and now built with the legendary SLX series tubing, reintroduced in the 2019 Columbus range after a long absence. The Stelbel Strada SLX pairs perfectly with historical components for participation in L’Eroica style events.

History of Stelbel

The Stelbel story started by chance. Stelio had just bought a bike, but he didn’t like it. It was no good, he said, not even for basic chores.

There were some steel pipes in his workshop, thick and heavy but fit for purpose. The TIG welder was hardly ever off the shop floor, the surface plate was used regularly, and when it came to metalwork, the skill of Stelio and his father, Antenore, was well-known. So when they decided to make a bicycle, it didn’t even take a day. There, in a workshop in Rodano, just outside of Milan, the first “Telaio Belletti” was born in 1973. From there, it took almost two years for that first Belletti prototype to become a real Stelbel. Stelio was a mechanical engineer by trade, and so could only devote what little free time he had after work hours to realise his dream.

In those days, steel pipes for bicycle frames were only produced with lugged junctions in mind. TIG welding, Stelio’s method of choice, needed something else. Something better. Pipes and techniques were modified. Special chassis were built from scratch. Unique solutions were developed – the famous Stelbel fork crown being just one example. And then, there was the new construction method: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding. It’s a process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld – something that no one in the cycling world had done before. Thanks to his experience in the aeronautical world, however, Stelio was an obvious innovator. Stelbel’s final prototype was called “Integrale”, a name that emphasised the frame’s unique design and the modern, innovative elements that distinguished it from everything else on the market. In the absence of lugs, the frame looked as if it was all one piece. Its integrated characteristics and peculiarities were described in an eight-page document, that was presented to the Italian Patent and Trademark Office on 10 July, 1975.

Why Custom?

Following our welcome lunch, today’s ride to a hilltop hamlet is the perfect introduction to Chianti w

 

It’s time for you to explore on our bicycle tour of Tuscany the sensational cypress lined backroads of

 

Today you explore the beauty and challenge of the C

 

Today on our cycling tour of Tuscany, you’ll track south along part of the permanent L’Eroica route 

 

Today’s ride will take in three distinct climbs as you get to see first hand the truly majestic Val d’Orcia that was included as a UNESCO World Cultural Landscape in 2004, on your way to the

 

Today is a bit of a ‘rest day’ on the bike as the group heads out on a traditional coffee shop ride 

 

Your longest day, setting off in the direction of Umbria and traversing through a picture-

This is a truly typical Tuscan day on the bike where you will encounter undulating quiet country roads 

 

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How to Order

To get the ball rolling complete the form below and advise the frame that you are interested in. We’ll then contact you to guide you through the following steps and assist in completing the full build specifications.

Stories & Testimonials

The most difficult decision in ordering my custom built Stelbel was choosing the model. I went for the Antenore which is simply stunning. Ordering was easy, sizing was perfect and putting it together, when it arrived (around 9 months due to Covid lockdowns), was like assembling a piece of artwork. Steel frame is phenomenal – you will see no welding evidence. The bike is quite light (in fact no heavier with Campag Super Record and Shamal Wheels than most carbon aero bikes). Lean it against the wall at your coffee shop and it’s the bike that gets the most attention. Simply beautiful to ride and look at!

Martin B – Antenore

 

The whole process through Damian, (the Australian Dealer for Stelbel) was easy, and Damian having a personal connection with the factory meant the lines of communication were clear, nothing was lost in translation. No question was too silly, and in the end when I had a couple of late specification changes there was no drama.

Therese – Rodano

Built to Last

Enjoy our hand-picked selection of boutique hotels and family-run villas across Tuscany which reflect the true character of Tuscany and its beautiful, warm and open people with whom we’ll share our experience.

Stelbel Stories

Enjoy with us the distinctly different areas of Tuscany and their varied recipes and wines.

The lure of the Tuscan table is immense; characterised by its close association with the land, Tuscan cuisine is earthy, simple in style, and reflective of the region’s changing seasons. We will take you on a food safari of Tuscany that takes in all the very best it has to offer from simple organic produce, grown on our host properties, to exquisite gastronomic dishes at a selection of family-run osterias and restaurants.

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