Our first Strada Bianca MiniMAX frame is completed – because Steve needs a new winter bike – and there was much rejoicing. It’s the same alloy (Niobium) as our Spirit-for-Lugs/Pegorichie tubing but with slightly shorter butts (insert joke here) and some oh-so-sexy shaping going on with the top and down tubes. We use the lightest and smallest seat tubes and seat stays that we can get away with and we spec curved chainstays for that curvy chainstay look. The Wound Up fork, painted, should pair well with this frame and the stiffness of the fork will complement the hoped-for compliance of the frame itself.
Will there be much difference in the ride of the MiniMAX frame versus that of the Spirit-tubed Strada Bianca? There should be a slightly more comfy ride, the frame will look oh-so-cool, and you’ll be the first on your block.
Price? $2200 for a frame/fork using Spirit round tubes; $2300 gets you the MiniMAX. Fat tires or fenders, no problem.
And? 3 pounds six ounces before paint.