Stelio Belletti founded Stelbel in 1973, and quickly became an internationally recognised custom frame builder. His experience as a TIG welder in the aeronautic and racing motorcycle industry led him to develop TIG-welded road frames, which at the time was unheard of. His unique and patented fork made entirely of steel tubing without the use of lugs has become an iconic symbol of the Stelbel brand. He still remains a mentor for the Stelbel brand, offering knowledge and experience to the frame design process.
In 2013, Andrea Cimò and Alessandro Caccia, owners of the Italian Cycling Company Cicli Corsa Snc, breathed a second life into the Stelbel brand producing frames with the same attention to detail and technique that set the Stelbel brand apart. The modern Stelbel models have a clean, simple aesthetic that let the technical and mechanic characteristics of each frame shine through.
All of their frames are custom-made to order in Italy out of custom-developed Columbus tubing. There are 8 different models to choose from: Pista, Strada, Strada Super, Ortica, Nina, Rodano, SB/03 and Antenore. All designed with modern manufacturing techniques to satisfy both the classic bicycle lovers as well as those who like modern vibes on steel bicycles.
Stelbel Antenore is a frame made of custom Columbus XCr tubes. Custom tube basically means that they are specially produced for the needs of a specific frame. Therefore the frame is combined with the best possible tubes that provide the aimed riding experience.
We must admit the appreciable effect of titanium seat post. It delivers the stiffness of the frame in a very clear way and you really feel like riding a real race machine.
Antenore, which exclusively stands at the top of whole Stelbel line, gives you the utmost confidence that you need whilst cornering and aggressively descending thanks to the quality of materials combined with well-designed geometry. However we felt the slight disadvantage of having clincher wheels, which usually changes the feeling of the ride in a negative way. We’re not fan of testing bicycles with clincher wheels no matter how good they are. Campagnolo Bora Ultra Clincher wheels are absolutely fine but we firmly believe that they have made the ride slightly stiffer and changed the natural feeling of frame.
Up to 30mm tire clearance, 1”1/2 steerer in a 46mm head tube and 31.6mm seat tube tell us that Stelbel follows modern approaches on road cycling.
It’s a frame to provide best possible rigidity and comfort without sacrificing performance and it seems they’ve already done it in a very successful way.
When you order your personalized frame with carbon fork, not only is the geometry and size customizable, but you can also choose any color under the rainbow. However, if you think you’ve already decided on a specific color, we don’t recommend you look at their social media accounts because each bike looks better than the last, and it will almost certainly make you doubt your color choice. At this point, we can’t but compliment them on their remarkable paint jobs.
After you decide what model to order, you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
After placing a deposit with them, it takes approximately 4 months for the frame to produce. Not only can you customize your new frame, you can also customize the group set, wheels, and accessories to match the frame.