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Stelbel Nina continues to evolve into a gravel crunching steel adventure bike

Stelbel Nina fully custom handmade made in Italy Columbus steel gravel road bike adventure bikepacking bike
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The Nina model name isn’t new for Italian frame building workshop Stelbel. But over the last couple of years, what started out as more of a cyclocross or even gravel race bike, the Stelbel Nina has evolved into a more capable steel adventure bike that can be customized for any style of mixed-surface riding.

Stelbel Nina custom Italian steel gravel adventure bike

Stelbel Nina fully custom handmade made in Italy Columbus steel gravel road bike adventure bikepacking bike

Stelbel calls the Nina “a constantly evolving project”. That’s something of a testament to the explosion of gravel bikes, but also the seemingly blurred lines between gravel racer, bikepacking rig & modern adventure touring setups.

The Nina is a steel dropbar bike built for mixed surface riding, and a solid starting point for customization whatever type of riding you plan to get into.

Stelbel Nina custom steel gravel bike – Tech Details

Stelbel Nina fully custom handmade made in Italy Columbus steel gravel road bike adventure bikepacking bike

Designed as a mixed terrain, off-road frame, the Nina is a modern TIG-welded steel frame for everything from asphalt to technical singletrack, with of course gravel, bikepacking, and even cyclocross in between.

Stelbel Nina fully custom handmade made in Italy Columbus steel gravel road bike adventure bikepacking bike

Depending on what riding style suits you, Stelbel can adjust the steel tubing spec to get your desired ride feel. Stelbel works closely with stock and custom drawn tubing from Columbus, and starts with an individually selected set of multi-butted tubes out of the Zona, Life & Spirit lines.

Stelbel Nina fully custom handmade made in Italy Columbus steel gravel road bike adventure bikepacking bike

Fork spec also plays a big part in how the bike will be ridden, and Stelbel will adapt the rear end to match the character of what you choose up front. Customers can pick forks from Columbus, Enve, 3T & WR Compositi, or even Stelbel’s own custom-made 1.125″ steerer steel bikepacking fork for more loaded adventures. To fit whatever fork you need, the Nina gets a straight 44mm headtube for straight or tapered steerers.

Stelbel Nina fully custom handmade made in Italy Columbus steel gravel road bike adventure bikepacking bike

From there, Stelbel will craft the Nina to work with 1x or double chainring setups, internal or external routing, and mechanical or electronic shifting. Remember this is custom steel, so really there is not much limitation to what they can offer.

Stelbel Nina fully custom handmade made in Italy Columbus steel gravel road bike adventure bikepacking bike

Standard tire clearance on the Nina is up to 700c x 47mm tires or 650b x 53mm (27.5 x 2.1″) so you can build it up with pretty much any gravel tire available. Brakes get flat mounts, 12mm thru-axles, customized threaded bottom brackets, and the bike comes standard with three sets of bottle bosses. If you want it, a fourth bottle is possible on most size frames, as are rack & fender tabs.

Stelbel Nina steel gravel bike – Geometry, Customization & Pricing

Stelbel Nina fully custom handmade made in Italy Columbus steel gravel road bike adventure bikepacking bike

Geometry is custom too, so Stelbel works with each rider to create the Nina they need, whether for fast gravel roads, cross racing, buff singletrack, or loaded down tour divide bikepacking. The Nina is fully custom, totally handmade to order like all of Stelbel’s bikes in their workshop in Italy – overseen by the framebuilder Stelio Belletti who pioneered welded steel bikes in the 1970s.

Stelbel Nina fully custom handmade made in Italy Columbus steel gravel road bike adventure bikepacking bike

Standard pricing is $2400 or 2390€ for the Nina frameset including frame, headset & painted-to-match carbon fork. That seems to include the option for custom paint colors as well, assuming you stick to their standard leopard print / mud splatter scheme. They’ll also custom paint components to match like a stem or seatpost. Of course customized options can add up on top of that starting price, so the final pricetag is subject to your imagination. And full custom isn’t fast, expect 5-6 months for delivery from the time your order a custom Nina.

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blahblah1233445
4 years ago

No mudguard and rack mounts – no buy…

However I like the seatpost/stem with matching colours…

Tom
Tom
4 years ago

Read the whole text. “If you want it, a fourth bottle is possible on most size frames, as are rack & fender tabs.”

Smallwood
4 years ago

What Tom said- plus if every frame were made to your exact specifications we would only need the one (1), now wouldn’t we?

Seraph
Seraph
4 years ago

By comparison, $2400 for a custom frame with a ton of options is a pretty good deal. Plus made in Italy from good quality Colombus tubing.

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Huffagnolo Super Magna
4 years ago

Custom steel for a decent price, I can dig it! Too bad I have too many projects and not enough cash for a new one, this would be a fun do it all. I hope they offer internal dynamo wiring?!

Hotep
Hotep
4 years ago

Bummer, webpage bike specs say the rear spacing is 135mm.

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