Stelbel, the modern iteration of the Italian bike builder who pioneered welded steel road bikes, continues to move forward, officially adding a disc brake version of their top end XCr stainless steel road racer. The new Antenore Disc builds off their same customized modern classic Columbus XCr tubeset, adding the latest in road disc standards topped off with a premium Campagnolo H11 disc brake gruppo.
Stelbel Antenore Disc, stainless steel disc brake road bike
Like its rim brake sibling, the new Antenore Disc is built from a custom shaped Columbus XCr stainless steel alloy tubeset. That makes it the top of Stelbel’s bike range, designed to offer the best ride of XCr, balancing stiffness and classic steel comfort.
As with all of Stelbel’s bikes, the Antenore Disc is TIG welded by hand in Italy. Built one at a time, their bikes offer the possibility for fully custom geometry and get a standard two-tone paint job leaving half of the stainless exposed. Of course custom means you can get whatever you want, so Stelbel will do a custom finish if you want that too, and is always happy to color match components like stems, bars & seatposts.
Besides their history pioneering welded frame construction dating back to the 1970s, Stelbel bikes stand out for their attention to the small detail. The bike sticks with a traditional threaded BSA bottom bracket, carefully engraved and highlighted with contrast painting. The custom 46mm headtube gets the same engraved treatment, paired with a Chris King Inset headset on a tapered steerer Columbus Futura Disc fork, of course painted to match.
The Antenore Disc gets Stelbel’s trademark oversized chainstays and semi-hooded dropouts. The new disc brake bike uses an updated design, with a new CNC machined set of drops & hanger for the 12mm thru-axle, and a flat mount brake on the non-driveside chainstay. Routing on the new bike is internal for electronic shifting, but the rear hydraulic line exits the downtube to go around the BB before reentering the chainstay. Tire clearance is said possible up to 32mm, but the fork is officially limited to about 28mm according to Columbus. You can always have them match it to something with more space though, like ENVE’s Gravel fork.
The disc frameset retails for $3700 with the Columbus fork. Or it’s available in any complete dream build you can imagine, like this Antenore Disc with Campagnolo Super Record EPS and Bora One 35 wheels which will set you back a little more than $10,000.