Gran Paradiso

GRAN PARADISO

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At Hampsten Cycles we continue to fine-tune our Gran Paradiso line of lightweight skinny-tire road frames. All versions – Squadra, Il Barone, Levico, Superissimo, and Titanio – are designed for fast road riding, butt-kicking on weekends, and/or full-on racing. This model works best with tires in the 23 to 28mm range. All Gran Paradiso are custom and designed right here at HampCo Seattle.

Carbon
For those wanting custom carbon we’re thrilled to offer our Squadra frame in our classic style using round main tubes from Enve Composites or we can use bi-ovalized tubing from Kelson/Cole Composites for a more modern look. We build these right here at HampCo Seattle utilizing tube-to-tube construction which easily allows for a variety of rider sizes.

Steel
Il Barone replaces Minimus and La Dolce Vita in our lineup. We use a mix of 31.8mm and 35mm Columbus Omnicrom steel main tubes with varying wall thickness to suit the needs of each rider. This is our new flagship steel frame, pairs best with the Enve road fork, and takes up to a 28mm tire.

Levico is our tribute to the one-off steel frame Dario Pegoretti built for Hampsten Cycles as a 20th anniversary nod to Andy’s 1988 Giro win – including his TT win at Levico Therme. We take the rear end from Il Barone, add the welded front triangle – using traditionally-sized 28.6mm/31.8mm tubes – and steel fork from our Team Pro and it looks classic and rides great.

Superissimo (formerly Il Capo) is modeled as a criterium-carving beast, for bigger riders, or for those who love a stiff steel frame. We pair a massive 44mm HSS down tube with a Columbus tapered head tube using a 46/56mm internal headset – a first for us and now supported by Chris King – complemented by the Columbus Futura fork.

Titanium
Our Titanio are welded and fabricated in Steamboat Springs, CO, by Brad Bingham with US-made titanium tubing and are optimized for the height and weight of each customer. We offer two choices of finish:

  • Bead-blasted – the standard Moots or Bingham/Eriksen finish, it holds up well and may be freshened with Pledge or Pedro’s Bike Lust.
  • Paint – good, old-fashioned color, full or partial.

Squadra
Custom carbon – $4000 (decals w/clearcoat)
Paint – as quoted
Seat post is 27.2mm; front der is 35mm clamp
Includes Enve fork, King headset and BB

Il Barone
Light-to-medium weight steel frame using Columbus ELOS, Life, and Zona tubing – $3200
Seat post is 27.2mm; front der is 31.8mm clamp
Includes Enve fork, King HS

Levico
Medium-weight steel frame using Columbus PegoRichie/Zona tubing – $3200
Seat post is 27.2mm; front der is 31.8mm clamp
Includes HampCo steel fork, 1″ King HS

Il Capo
Steel frame using Columbus HSS and Life tubing – $3300
Seat post is 27.2mm; front der is 31.8mm clamp
Includes Columbus Futura fork, King DropSet™ headset

Titanio
Uses straight-gauge 3/2.5 titanium – $4200
Seat post is 27.2mm; front der is 31.8mm clamp
Includes Enve fork
Options:
44mm head tube for tapered steerer – $200
Di2 electronic – $200
S & S couplers – $1000