Our signature steel all-rounder
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Built by hand since 1948.
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Columbus Spirit triple-butted steel, 1900g
Condor Pioggia full carbon monocoque (420g) or Pioggia all-steel fork (1000g)
Complete Bike From
£1795.00 with Shimano Tiagra
Mudguard and rack compatible
Up to 28mm
Why you'll love it
Our flagship steel frame is as popular as ever, and the original superbike is now even better! Used as a commuter by some, fast tourer or winter trainer by others, its inherent versatility makes it ideal if you don't have space for a stable of bikes. Custom drawn and shaped tube sections used at the seat stays create a responsive frame that minimises rider fatigue and maintains ride quality. The latest model uses lighter and smoother, custom-shaped Columbus Spirit tubing. This responsive triple-butted steel is lively and exciting to ride, whatever the weather.
|Rider height guide (cm)||150–160||161–16||169–175||176–185||186–193||194–200||201+|
|Rider height guide (in)||4'11"–5'3"||5'3"–5'6"||5'6"–5'9"||5'9"–6'0"||6'0"–6'3"||6'3"–6'6"|
|Seat tube (centre to centre) [A] (cm)||42||45||48||51||54||57||60|
|Seat tube (centre to top) [B] (cm)||46||49||52||55||58||61||64|
|Top tube (horizontal) [C] (cm)||51.3||51.8||53.7||55.5||57||58||59|
|Seat tube angle [D] (cm)||75||74||74||73.5||73||72.5||72.5|
|Head tube angle [E] (cm)||71||71.5||72||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.5|
|Head tube length [F] (cm)||11||12||14.5||17.5||20.5||23.5||25.5|
|Chainstay length [G] (cm)||42.5||42.5||42.5||42.5||43||43||43.5|
|Bottom bracket height [H] (cm)||26.5||26.5||26.5||26.5||26.5||26.5||26.5|
|Bottom bracket drop (mm)||70||70||70||70||70||70||70|
|Fork offset (mm)||45||45||45||45||45||45||45|
|Fork length (cm)||37.8||37.8||37.8||37.8||37.8||37.8||37.8|
Bottom bracket: BSA
Seat tube (internal): 27.2mm
Seat tube (external): 31.8mm
Front derailleur attachment: band-on
Headset: 1-1/8" integrated
Fits up to 28mm tyres with mudguards
Requires deep drop brakes (47-57mm drop)
If you would like to visit us in the store, here is how the process works.
1. Choose your model
We make a wide range to suit all styles and disciplines. Our full range is available to view online and in-store, but don't worry if you're not sure what's right for you — we're here to help!
2. Have a fitting
We'll ensure that you'll ride in complete comfort and get the best performance from your bike. If you can't visit us in store, we can help with the fit by phone or email.
3. Make it your own
We'll work with you to choose components that suit your requirements, right down to details such as handlebar tape colour. We are here to advise on everything.
4. We build it
We'll assemble your bike in London. Once built, we'll arrange a time and date with you for the handover, where we'll run through everything and help with anything else you may need.
If you can’t book an appointment to visit us in-store, we can help by phone, email, or live chat
Perfect geometry for every ride
The geometry of our number one frame is enjoyed worldwide. A slacker head tube compared with our performance range gives you control over tricky surfaces, confidence in busy traffic situations, and the ability to ride all day in comfort.
The down tube begins ovalised and becomes hexagonal the bottom bracket; the flattened top tube with a squarer shape makes the tube stronger where stress is greatest, but without adding material. The result: our lightest Fratello frame to date.
Get the grip and comfort benefits of 28mm wide tyres, and ride confidently on taxing surfaces and in difficult weather without having to forgo full mudguards. Fit a rack and increase your carrying capacity.
Rust inhibiting treatment
After being welded, filed and cleaned, our steel frames are dipped in a rust inhibiting treatment. The treatment provides a degree of protection, particularly inside the frame, against corrosion caused by acidic substances (including water). Read more
Deep drop calliper brakes
The Fratello is designed for deep drop brakes. Deep drop brake calipers allow for wider tyres and mudguards to be fitted to the bike ensuring mud and stones don't get trapped between your tyre and fork or guard. We developed our Condor Pioggia Deep Drop brakes to work seamlessly with SRAM, Shimano and Campagnolo. There are also deep drop brake options from Shimano, TRP and Tektro.