Our philosophy has always been that, for a frame to be truly competitive, it has to be made to measure, balanced to the physique of the rider and adapted to their needs. The Ortica is created for the velodrome and criterium races. It is built to convey confidence and stability, and high speed or sudden changes of direction can be handled with ease thanks to the frame’s racing character.
At the front, the Ortica features a carbon fork made specifically for this model, with a 35mm rake, combined with a tapered head tube, the same as the SB/03 model, for a 1 “½ integrated head set.
The rear stays are combined with a stainless steel dropout, specially made for this project. An important technical choice to not only improve handling and power transmission but also give the frame an iconic visual appeal. This detail has become over time a distinctive feature in the aesthetics of the model.
Special double and triple butted Columbus Tubi is used, and as ever with Stelbel, TIG welded to ensure the highest possible performance.
Like any frame in the range, it is a handmade product made exclusively in Italy, tailored and made to order.
Each and every Stelbel frame is made to measure and designed with a custom geometry. After an order is confirmed and a deposit payment placed, the frame design will start based on the available information and documents (Measurements form, Bike-fit report, …). Customer will be interviewed to better understand riding style, wishes, goals and expectations for the new bike. A frame’s CAD drawing will be shared to be commented, analyzed, refined and eventually approved before manufacturing can start.
You can place an order directly with us via firstname.lastname@example.org or from one of our official retailer partners. An order is confirmed once a deposit payment is received via wire transfer or Paypal. Shortly after, a document providing an overview of the project details and a cad drawing of the frame will be shared for your approval. Pictures of the finished frame/bike will be shared with you prior to requesting the final balance payment. In case you’re considering coming to visit us in Bergamo to discuss the details of a project face to face, or to pick up your new frame/bike, you will be made very welcome by our team.