Trittico is a new family of carbon fibre bicycle cockpit components from Columbus. The Italian steel manufacturer has designed the four-piece set with a focus on creating shapes that support handmade steel bicycle frames. Columbus’ Trittico range consists of handlebar, stem, seatpost, fork and bottle cage, and are characterised by “state-of-the-art” performance, a patent pending internal routing system on 1-⅛” headsets, and intuitive patent-pending micro-tuning characteristics.
Columbus developed the Futura Trefoil Carbon Road Fork with a patented steerer section that enables internal cable routing on 1-1/8" steerer diameters, making it easier to build a steel frame without needing to have an oversized head tube.
The stem has a proprietary tuning sleeve that has been developed internally by Columbus. This sleeve integrates with the traditional spacer, offering improved functionality in the form of three micro bike position tuning variants (-5°, 0, +5mm) that allow the user to perfect the fit of their bicycle. Bolts are hidden from view and a cold-forged aluminium front plate ensures connection with handlebars at a lighter weight.
Why integrate the cockpit?
Routing the hydraulic cabling inside the handlebar through the stem and into the frame shrinks the cockpit's frontal area, reducing drag on flat roads and climbs by up to 6% (the average gradient of a Tour de France climb is 6%). Reducing the busy cables also allows you to focus purely on the shapes and colour scheme of the bike.
Available in six standard sizes (46cm, 49cm, 52cm, 55cm, 58cm, 61cm), each frame is made from custom-drawn Columbus Spirit HSS triple-butted steel. We developed our tube shapes with Columbus to find the best balance of strength, stiffness and ride quality. For this special project we painted the frame in a one-off paint scheme. The sparkling, rich blue is achieved by painting the frame in a silver base paint with a light fleck and then applying a light layer of blue over the top. The result is a colour that subtly sparkles but with a rich depth of blue. Up front is a tapered head tube fitted with a Chris King InSet7 headset.
The Condor bird logo is brazed in stainless steel to the top tube and then highly polished. All the hoses and cables run inside the frame. We chose to use Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 semi-wireless groupset to showcase the routing of the electronic cables inside the chainstays.
Custom-made, triple-butted premium Columbus Spirit HSS steel
Chris King InSet7 headset
Condor full carbon monocoque disc fork
T47 threaded bottom bracket
Condor Smart Cabling, compatible with Di2 and EPS groupsets
Axle spacing 142x12
Clearance for up to 30mm tyres
The Super Acciaio + Trittico is available as a frameset or a special edition build, utilising the best Italian-made components to sit atop of the frame.
Chainset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 12-speed, available in three crankset lengths
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-32 or 11-34T
Shimano Dura-Ace 12-Speed Hydraulic Disc Calipers with 160mm
Wheels & tyres
Shimano Dura-Ace R9270 Wheelset with Vittoria Open Corsa Pro Tubeless, 28mm
Handlebars: Columbus Trittico Carbon Handlebar, custom painted, available in four widths
Stem: Columbus Trittico Carbon, custom painted
Seatpost: Columbus Trittico Carbon , 27.2mm
Saddle: Fizik Antares Adaptive R1 VS Evo
Tape: Condor Supremacy Shockproof
Full build: £9,315.99
Your own build
For riders in search of a bike with individualised ride characteristics and that fits like a glove, you can purchase the frameset only or choose your components with us.
As with all our bicycle framesets and bikes, a full bike fit is included where we'll work with you to determine not just your frame size but handlebar shape, width, saddle position, reach and gearing.