Designed like a 60s-era road race bike, our Strada Bianca (“white road” in Italian) is intended for bigger tires, 57mm-reach caliper, centerpulls, or disc brakes, and maybe some shiny (or not) fenders. Our favorite combos are:
Vittoria 25mm with 35mm Honjo or PDW fenders
27mm Roly Poly or 28mm Challenge Parigi-Roubaix, 40mm Honjo fenders
Challenge Strada Bianca (!) 30mm, 40mm fenders
Rivendell’s 33 1/3mm Jack Brown or cyclocross tires with 45mm PDW fenders
Fast on smooth pavement but relaxed-yet-tough when the road turns to trail, cobbles, gravel, or dirt. Whether wearing fenders or carrying a light load, civilized roads or not, perhaps a lighting system – this bike does it all. For the fork of your dreams, choose from Wound Up, Seven carbon, Enve GR, Whiskey No. 7, or HampCo steel.
We build each steel Strada Bianca using Columbus Spirit/Pegorichie tubes; titanium frames are constructed from straight-gauge 3/2.5 tubing.
Douglas Brooks on:
Why the Hampsten Strada Bianca? (pdf)