High Italian craftsmanship combined with a precious material
The Ti9 is Stelbel’s first model to be made from grade 9 titanium. The metal is worked to obtain double thickness pipes building a true race frame. Assembled with Stelbel’s special TIG welding process, which requires particular skill and precision, especially when combined with high grade titanium.
At the end of the 1980s, Stelio Belletti was a true cycling enthusiast. As well as building frames, he frequently rode his bike and regularly took part in amateur races, which he continued to do until a few years ago.
At the races he became friends with Amelio Riva - the founder of the Trecià brand - who also used to compete. The two craftsmen developed a friendship and pooled their knowledge.
The Belletti workshop became involved in the construction of some titanium prototypes in the second half of the 80s, but then decided to focus on the development of the stainless steel project, known simply as Stelbel INOX. And so as Stelio Belletti continued his journey with steel, Amelio Riva will be remembered by many as the greatest craftsman specializing in titanium. The Ti9 is a tribute and a recognition to the figure of Amelio Riva, to the Trecià brand and to the mutual friendship and esteem that linked these two great Italian artisans.
It is built with a CNC shaped head tube to which it is possible to combine 1 “½ or 1” ¼ forks with headset with external cups and in different sizes. The bottom bracket uses a T47 standard. The frame can be optionally equipped with mechanical or electronic/wireless groupsets.
It is an artisanal product, made according to the requests of each customer, meaning a fully custom geometry.
Rim brake: from £4,850
Disc brake: from £5,350