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Werking Cycles’ custom Italian carbon Model A breaks the mold

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New Italian custom carbon frame builder Werking Cycles just sent over some new photos of their Model A road bike. The tube-to-tube frame is completely hand made in their shop in northern Italy not far from Lago di Garda. Werking was set up a few years ago to deliver customers unique bikes and components, fully tailored to each rider. While they produce some smaller items like a 165 two-bolt carbon seatpost and an out front style GPS mount with modular inserts to work with almost any device, it’s custom frame building where their passion lies. Roll past the break to take a closer look at this sub 900g frame, and for details like its surprisingly reasonable price…

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Each bike from Werking is built to order and all the work is done in Trentino, so everything is custom from geometry to finishing details. The Model A uses tube-to-tube construction with over-wrapped joints which lends a lot of freedom in both sizing and angles. This frame uses predominantly round main frame tubing for a traditional aesthetic, and is combined with tall boxy chainstays for maximized drivetrain stiffness. For the seatstays, it uses a pre-made, one piece split wishbone that balances comfort and rear brake stiffness.

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Each bike uses a 44mm headtube for tapered forks. Werking prefers to use a standard threaded bottom bracket with aluminum thread inserts, but can also build you one with various PressFit BBs. All cabling is routed internally, with modular cable ports, and of course can be configured for both mechanical or electronic drivetrains.

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Frames tens to weigh in the 800-900g range, with total frame weight for a 54cm Model A is around 850g with a barebones exposed carbon paint job. More elaborate paint schemes or a different layup can also affect final weight. Paint finishes are custom as well. Werking includes four basic one color paint job options in the standard price.

Retail pricing is 2340€ for the custom frame alone, or 2800€ including a Deda fork and Chris King headset. Complete bike builds start from around 4400€

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The Model A is the first frame to come to market from Werking after a couple of years of development, but their second one is close behind. The next Model S is also in the works, with prototypes being tested now. That forthcoming frame incorporates a shaped toptube, downtube and seatstays for a more aero and stiffer ride.

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Roy
Roy
7 years ago

Good price for custom. Hope the riders ordering get professional help with the numbers though, most roadies need a ‘professional fit’ to get their stem and seat on post set up.

Velo
Velo
7 years ago

Looks pretty nice. Can I get one with a horizontal top tube?

Antipodean_eleven
7 years ago

Great offering. I wonder how much input or veto they put into the numbers submitted? Many riders don’t have the slightest idea about geometry or fit, so one would hope they cast a careful eye over things to make sure it all adds up.

ethanm
7 years ago

looked better when Crumpton did it

sillyboi
sillyboi
7 years ago

exactly how many of these has “werking” made? (deleted)

Loupau
Loupau
7 years ago

Crumpton Corsa??

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