Minimus
Ultra-lightweight steel frame welded in-house using Columbus Life and Spirit tubing – $2800
Includes:
Enve 1.0 or Falz fork
King headset
Options:
Di2 electronic – $200

La Dolce Vita
Lightweight steel frame welded in-house using Columbus Life/MAX/Spirit tubing – $3000
Includes:
Enve 1.0 or Falz fork
King D-11 headset
Options:
Di2 electronic – $200

Titanio
Welded in-house using straight-gauge 3/2.5 titanium – $3900
Includes:
Enve 1.0 or Falz fork
King headset
Options:
44mm headtube – $200
Di2 electronic – $300

Gran Paradiso represents several things: it’s where the Pope takes his vacation. It’s the tallest peak situated entirely in Italy. It’s what we call our line of race/performance frames. And it’s where, in 1985, a relatively unknown first-year American racer soloed to a stage win in that year’s Giro d’Italia.

At Hampsten Cycles we continue to tirelessly fine-tune our Gran Paradiso line of lightweight skinny-tire road bikes. All three versions – Minimus, La Dolce Vita and Titanio – make this the perfect bike for fast road riding, butt-kicking on weekends, and/or full-on racing. This model works great with tires in the 23 to 27mm range. Gran Paradiso are custom and are designed and built right here at HampCo Seattle.

Minimus is made from smaller diameter Columbus Life and Spirit tubing and is intended for lighter riders and those who like to climb; we usually pair it with an Enve fork.

La Dolce Vita uses larger-diameter Columbus Life tubing and is suitable for riders of all weights, particularly those who like the look and ride of oversize, lightweight steel tubing.

HampCo-welded titanium frames are optimized for the height and weight of each customer, choose from one of three finishes:

  • Bead-blasted – the standard Moots or Eriksen finish, it holds up well and may be freshened with Pledge or Pedro’s but scuffs are permanent or until you have the frame re-finished.
  • Polished – a bright, shiny finish, and we get there by hitting the bare ti with a polishing wheel followed by red Scotchbrite. Easy to touch up yourself and we show it above.
  • BOBW (Best Of Both Worlds) – we blast it, then we polish it – what could be simpler? It’s sort of a neither-here-nor-there look, kind of a dull shininess and easy to maintain.

HAMPSTEN HISTORY – The Pioneer Days
“At their debut grand tour, the 1985 Giro d’Italia, 7-Eleven came away with two stage wins – a feat that was astonishing given their lack of international experience at the highest level of the sport – Ron Kiefel took the stage to Perugia, while another American, riding his first professional race in Europe, won the stage to Gran Paradiso. We’d be hearing a lot more from him in the years to come. His name was Andy
Hampsten.” Read More…