Our first Titanium model is now also offered in a Disc Brake version. The Ti9 is the project where we concentrate our knowledge, brand values and ambitions like never before.
The Ti9 and Ti9 Disc benefit from the know-how acquired over many years manufacturing, TIG Welding metal frames, guaranteeing the best possible performance. Reduction in lateral flex and a considerable increase in efficiency are key characteristics that are immediately appreciated on this model. A result possible thanks to the adoption of larger diameter tubing in the bottom bracket area and to our unique ovalized chain stay design, typical of our road range.
To understand the genesis of this project, we need to take a step backwards. The Ti9 is the fulfilment of an idea which took roots at the end of the 80s. Stelio Belletti was a true cycling enthusiast, he did not spend his days just building frames, but he frequently rode his bike and regularly partook in amateur racing, which he continued to do until a few years ago.
At the races he often found the same faces that within time grew into lifelong friendships. A gentleman named Amelio Riva used to compete in those competitions, and it did not take long before the two appreciated that they had many things in common. In sharing their experiences they helped each other very much. A rare example of craftsmen pooling knowledge rather than keeping secrets.
In short, that meeting and friendship with the founder of the Trecià brand meant that 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 Stelio Belletti continued his journey with steel, while Amelio Riva will be remembered by many as the greatest craftsman specializing in titanium.
The Ti9 Disc is built with a CNC shaped head tube that takes external cups headsets, to which it is possible to combine 1 “½ or 1” ¼ forks. It features flat mount brakes and a 12mm x 1.5mm thru axle (e-Thru) standard. The bottom bracket is T47, allowing internal routing for the rear hydraulic brake cable. In case you’re installing a mechanical groupset the gear housings are also fully internal, but the cables run out of the bottom bracket area for hassle-free assembly and maintenance.
It is an artisanal product, made according to the requests of each customer, meaning a fully custom geometry. It is possible to send us a bike fit report or alternatively follow our instructions to complete our measurement form.
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 [email protected] 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.