Gran Paradiso

Minimus
Ultra-light steel frame using Columbus Life and Spirit tubing – $2700
BB shell – standard English or PF30
Minimal or Falz fork
King D-11 headset
Seat post – 27.2mm
Front der – 31.8mm clamp
Options:
Di2 electronic – $200

La Dolce Vita
Light steel frame using Columbus Life and MAX tubing – $2800
Includes:
Enve 1.0 or Falz fork
King D-11 headset
PF30 BB shell
Seat post – 27.2mm
Front der – 31.8mm clamp
Options:
Di2 electronic – $200

Titanio
Uses straight-gauge 3/2.5 titanium – $3700
Includes:
Enve 1.0 or Falz fork
King D-11 headset
Seat post – 30.9mm
Front der – 34.9mm clamp, usually
Options:
PF30 BB shell
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 thee 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 28mm range. Gran Paradiso – along with all of our frames – 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 shorter and lighter riders. And we pair it with – ready? – a Columbus Minimal 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.

HampCo-welded titanium frames are optimized for the height and weight of each customer and sport a shiny brushed finish.


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…