MASIGIRAMONDO 700C - 2018
The Masi Giramondo 700c is part mountain bike, part endurance road bike and part touring bike, this bike has some pretty impressive attention to detail including a 100% double butted chromoly disc frame combining a slacker, more upright geometry with 40c tires, no less than five bottle cage mounts, clearance for wide 29" wheels if you so desire and the exceptional Tubus front and rear racks included. The rest of the spec does not disappoint either with bar end shifters for simplicity, bombproof Shimano Deore 3x10 drivetrain and powerful disc brakes, this bike is ready to tackle ever you throw at it.
The bike is the most versatile model in Masi's lineup, our personal favorite and quite frankly, a globetrotter's dream. Designed for on or off road distance and adventure riding, this is the ultimate choice for long days with heavy loads. With relaxed touring geometry and plenty of options for carrying all the amenities of home with you, the Giramondo becomes a trusted companion for all eventualities and your cycling soulmate for the longest road.
- AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER - EXPECTED DELIVERY MAY 20th 2018
- A modern day, fully-equipped touring bike with geometry designed for hours of comfortable riding
- Double-butted Tig welded Chromoly frame with rack, fender mounts, spoke holder, integrated headset and x3 bottle cage mounts
- Masi Chromoly touring fork, IS disc mount with rack, fender, rack, & x2 bottle cage mounts
- Top of the line Tubus Tara lowrider front rack and Tubes Cargo rear rack
- Bombproof Shimano Deore 3x10 wide range mountain drivetrain with Microshift barend shifters four reliability and easy adjustment
- Powerful Promax disc brakes will easily stop you when your fully loaded
- Strong double-walled &tubeless ready wheelset
- Fast and comfortable Clement 700x40c with space for a 29x2.0" tire
- Powerful Promax disc brakes will easily stop you when your fully loaded
|GIRAMONDO 700C - 2018|
|FRAME||Masi Giramondo disc frame, 100% double butted chromoly with rack & fender mounts, 3x bottle cage mounts, spoke holder and integrated headset|
|FORK||Masi chromoly touring fork, IS disc mount w/ rack, fender and 2x bottle cage mounts|
|HEADSET||FSA No. 23, integrated sealed bearing|
|STEM||Brev. M Alloy 3D Forged Stem, 31.8mm|
|HANDLEBAR||Brev. M Compact Adventure Bend Alloy, 12 Degree Flair, 31.8mm|
|GRIPS/TAPE||Masi Gripper Silicon Gel tape|
|SEATPOST||Brev. M alloy 27.2mm|
|SEAT||WTB Volt Sport|
|BRAKES||Promax DSK-300R 160F/160R|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Promax BL-256|
|SHIFTER||MicroShift 10 speed barend shifters|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore T-6000|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore T-6000, 10speed|
|FRONT HUB||Alloy 32h Disc Hub with Alloy QR|
|REAR HUB||Alloy 32h Disc Cassette Hub with Alloy QR|
|RIMS||Brev M. 23mm internal Tubeless Compatible, Double Wall|
|TIRES||Clement X'Plor MSO 700x40c|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Shimano Sealed Cartridge|
|CRANKS||Shimano Deore, 44/32/24t|
|CASSETTE||Shimano HG-50, 11-36t, 10speed|
|FRONT RACK||Tubus Tara Lowrider Front Rack|
|REAR RACK||Tubus Cargo Rear Rack|
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Ride out of the Box is our exclusive shipping service. Our professional mechanics fully assemble and tune the bike, install any accessories that you choose and package it carefully for damage and care-free shipping.
By shipping it through freight-lanes rather than courier-lanes greatly minimizes transfer points and damages. You get a bike that is ready to ride, with full manufacturer’s warranty and delivered right to your front door.
Masi Company History: Masi Cycles has a pretty rich history. The company was created in the 1950's after founder Faliero Masi, who was a career professional racer and team mechanic, started making steel bicycle frames at the Vigorelli Velodrome in Milan, Italy and moved to Southern California in the early 70's.
Today Masi Bicycles, a brand now under Haro, still makes steel bicycles, for which they are most well known as well as carbon and aluminum bikes for both road, track, and off-tarmac adventure. Through the years many high profile professional cyclists have chosen Masi bikes such as Antonio Maspes, Faust Coppi, Felice Gimondi, Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx.
What are the advantages of a steel bike?
Steel is strong, about 30% stronger than aluminum, and it’s remarkably compliant – which means it absorbs road vibration naturally. While aluminum is lighter and stiffer, some people find it too harsh for multi-day tours and/or gravel surfaces. Steel may flex a bit more, but because most gravel and touring bikes aren’t made for competitive distance, this flex can be a good thing. Not only is the ride more comfortable, but the frame also has a lively active feel to it.
What kind of touring bike is the Giramondo?
The Giramondo is a true touring bike. That means the wheelbase is long to displace heavy loads over a stable footprint. The seat-tube angle is relaxed to activate endurance muscles in your legs. The high-flange disc hubs on the wheels make the spokes shorter and thus the wheels stronger. The gearing is a massive range that privileges climbing and carrying over speed and the parts are best-in-category for endurance in strength. All of this means that the Giramondo is equally great for commuting (it’s strong!), light tours, and longer endurance day rides.
Is this a bike that could be used for Bike-packing or Bike Touring?
Great question. Bike-packing seeks to cover as much distance as possible per day through a minimalist, lightweight approach to gear. Bike touring seeks less distances per day but lets you carry more creature comforts. Bike touring hangs weight off the sides of the bike, making the bike wider, slower and less agile while bike-packing adds no width to the bike, keeping all weight within the same vertical plane for maximum agility. The Giramondo 700c tends to be more of a touring bike while the CXGR series are more suited to bike-packing.
What’s the difference between the Giramondo 700c and the Giramondo 27.5?
Great question! Many people think of the Giramondo as a gravel bike, which is true (although less speedy than the CXGR series) but it’s not really a gravel touring bike. Because touring usually involves carrying heavier side loads the added tire width on the Giramondo 27.5 makes it a bit more capable for off-road touring (or trekking).
Are disc brakes good for touring?
While prone to a bit more squealing (only in wet weather) there is no better way to stop while bombing down a 17% grade in wet weather on a fully-loaded 110lb bike than disc brakes. Many say disc brakes aren’t great because parts (like brake pads) aren’t always available at all bike stores. Our answer is to bring a spare set of pads.
Why the bar-end shifters?
No one ever intends to fall off their bike but when it does happen the shifter often falls victim. This is potentially catastrophic with integrated brake/shifter units (“brifters”) since they aren’t repairable, just replaceable. Bar-end shifters may not be the best in city traffic situations (you get used to it) but they add a layer of just-in-case security should you be on the open road.
How do I ensure my new bike won’t get stolen?
Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs and this (unfortunately) makes every bike a target. Make sure you buy a good U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe. You can read more about bike theft here.
What’s the warranty?
Lifetime warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, one year on parts. Does not include wear and tear.