If you’re a fan of custom, hand-made Italian bicycles you’re likely familiar with Florence’s Formigli. Bikerumor has covered Renzo Formigli and a few of his bikes before, such as their first carbon fiber frame called The One which debuted late in 2013. Since then The One has been the company’s top selling model, so I’d bet they’re excited to now have a second carbon bike available.
The new frame is dubbed the GTF, which stands for Gran Turismo Formigli. If you’re familiar with auto racing, you’ll know Gran Turismo races are high speed, long distance events. Suitably so the GTF is designed for grand touring rides, allowing cyclists to cover long days in the saddle in comfort (and of course, style).
The GTF has been in development for the full two years since The One was completed, and is now available to order through Formigli’s website. Check out all the details and customizable options below…
The GTF frame is constructed from high-modulus T800 carbon fiber, and features proprietary tubing designed and manufactured by Formigli in Florence, Italy. The frame uses a tapered head tube and includes an integrated headset.The GTF frameset is mated to a high modulus carbon fork which, like the frame, can be modified with a disc brake mount.
It also has a braze-on for the front derailleur, an 86mm press fit BB shell, and fits an aero-style non-integrated seat post (which comes with the frame). The frame uses carbon for the dropouts and a replaceable hanger is included.
Of course with build-to-order bikes there are always customizable options. Geometry-wise, every Formigli frame is custom-sized to the buyer- the company does not produce any stock frame configurations. You’ll also have to decide between internal or external cable routing and whether or not to add a disc brake mount. Furthermore, if you like electronic shifting the frame can be built Di2 or EPS ready with the battery mounted inside the seat mast.
As for the aesthetics, frame finish (matte or glossy) and standard or custom paint schemes are also up to you, along with the option for customized decals (custom graphics come at an additional cost). As seen above, standard frame colors include blue, yellow, green or red with black and white accents.
Formigli requires a deposit of $500 USD to start building your frame, and the total cost (without custom options) is $5500. Buyers should expect a build time of about 60 days from their order date. For guidelines on how to measure yourself or to place an order, check out Formigli’s website.