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Javelin announces all new customizable carbon Maggiore TT/Tri bike

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Niche bike builder Javelin has just released an all-new custom carbon time trial and multi-sport bike, dubbed the Maggiore. Building on over 20 years of making bikes, Javelin has developed the latest slippery aero bike in their own blend of American engineering and Italian craftsmanship. With the full carbon, integrated Maggiore they are offering custom geometry and personalized detailing with an almost unheard-of 60 day turnaround time. Slip past the break for a closer look and more details…

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The English translation of “Maggiore” is “greater” which is just how Javelin describes the Maggiore in relation to its predecessor, the Lugano. That bike used some crazy tubing shapes to slice through the air, but was also one of the first truly custom geo carbon time trial bikes available to consumers. Now using fluid dynamics, wind tunnel data, and computer modeling, the new frame puts aerodynamics first and foremost, while still offering that totally customized fit.  

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To that end, the bike includes a fully integrated stem and adjustable cockpit; and the frame is designed to only accommodate electronic groupsets, highlighting the need for slick internal routing and performance oriented shifting from the tucked position. The Maggiore goes for as much internal routing as possible, only keeping the front brake line external for smooth braking. The bike even gets a sleek aero stem cover that can neatly tuck in a wired junction box like Di2’s while still providing easy access.

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In keeping with modern trends, the Maggiore is said to be offered with either disc brakes or rim brakes. We’ve only seen the rim brake version so far, that Javelin’s sponsored rider Ryan Giuliano just rode over the weekend to a 4th place in the amateur Ironman 70.3 World Championships. His bike uses a sleek v-brake style caliper tucked in behind the fork legs to bring it to a stop, plus a BB-mounted direct-mount rear brake. Javelin will also offer the frameset with either an aero seatpost or optional integrated seatmast, both of which will offer adjustable setback options to dial in your position, even for different disciplines.  

The Maggiore is produced in Italy using a hand-wrapped tube-to-tube construction, designed around the fit and spec requirements of each individual rider. Pricing hasn’t yet been announced by the bikes are expected to be available for custom order soon. 

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yogibimbi
yogibimbi
7 years ago

Considering that the predecessor was called Lugano, I would wager a guess that Maggiore refers to Lago Maggiore. Which of course still means “greater lake”, but in a bit of a different context. I wouldn’t be surprised if the next one is called Como, which is the southernmost of those three lakes along the Swiss / Italian border.

therealgreenplease
therealgreenplease
7 years ago

This is really compelling to someone like me who would love to have a custom geometry bike (I’ve always wanted to experiment with a lower bottom bracket for TT purposes). I really hope they have a different fork because that front brake is a deal-breaker for me.

Antoine
Antoine
7 years ago

Lower than most TT bike ? I have a trek speed concept and BB is already seriously low, you better have to watch for your pedal when turning, sensibly lower to any road bike.

Mick
Mick
7 years ago

Good luck to them…. Since Scott sold the company back in the early ’00’s, the brand pretty much evaporated. A quick visit to their site was sad… really nothing new for over a decade…a random check of dealer sites yielded mostly dead links, and the ones which were live…zero mention of the brand (very understandably)…I guess we’ll see where this goes…Maybe get a few of Guru’s customers…

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
7 years ago

Their last TT bike was current in 1998. I can’t believe people kept buying them for over a decade. This at least looks legit but that doesn’t mean it is

bikerjay
bikerjay
7 years ago

You cant beat the ride quality of tube-to-tube, one of the reasons I’ve always liked them. All things considered, that a pretty sweet looking ride, definitely something to consider when it’s time to upgrade.

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