The Stelbel Antenore frame is constructed with Columbus XCr stainless steel alloy tubing, individually selected and customized for this particular frame. The most exclusive frame in the Stelbel line, it is designed for intensive and professional use.
The Antenore is a tribute to Antenore Belletti, Stelio’s father, as well as the rich history Stelbel has constructing stainless steel frame, and was chosen to pay tribute to the best teacher that Stelio could have hoped for. Among the first to experiment with welding special metal alloys, Antenore passed his knowledge onto his son, who ingeniously applied it to bicycle frame building.
Antenore is the modern evolution of the stainless steel frames Stelbel developed in the early 80s, much earlier than the rest of the framebuilding industry.
Made with Columbus XCr stainless steel alloy tubing with custom details designed exclusively for this model; the non-conical oval section chain-stays are a distinctive feature of modern Stelbel frames, and the Antenore is no exception. Our custom-designed chain-stays have a 30x20mm oval cross-section and compliment the new C15 rear dropouts, also made out of stainless steel and CNC machined from a single block.
Developed by Stelbel, the conical head tube is made of AISI 316 stainless steel tubing and, coupled with a tapered headset (Chris King Inset7, included with the frame), allows for the installation of a conical Columbus fork: 1 “-½ – 1” -⅛ “, giving you a 45 mm rake.
Engraved and drilled, the bottom bracket shell is also made of AISI 304 stainless steel, and has BSA threading (1,370 x 24 tpi), ensuring an easy assembly and maintenance.
The cable routing is partially internal. The shifter cable tension can be adjusted thanks to the stainless steel down-tube cable guides equipped with inline adjusters. The bottom bracket shell is equipped with stainless steel external cable guides, and the right chain-stay is outfitted with internal rear derailleur cable routing, a typical feature of modern Stelbel road frames.
The top tube is equipped with an internal cable guide for the rear brake cable.
The frame features the “Stelbel” name engraved on the head tube, bottom bracket shell and brake bridge.
The paint scheme leaves half of the frame naked, highlighting key portions of the satin finished stainless steel.
Other paint-schemes are available, as well as variations on the colors of the official Antenore paint scheme.
Like all frames in the Stelbel line, the Antenore model is custom made to measure.