“The Stelbel story started by chance. Stelio had just bought a bike, but he didn’t like it. It was no good, he said, not even for basic chores.”
“There were some steel pipes in his workshop, thick and heavy but fit for purpose. The TIG welder was hardly ever off the shop floor, the surface plate was used regularly, and when it came to metalwork, the skill of Stelio and his father, Antenore, was well-known. So when they decided to make a bicycle, it didn’t even take a day. There, in a workshop in Rodano, just outside of Milan, the first “Telaio Belletti” was born in 1973. From there, it took almost two years for that first Belletti prototype to become a real Stelbel. Stelio was a mechanical engineer by trade, and so could only devote what little free time he had after work hours to realise his dream.” – Stelbel
“A model capable of adapting to a wide spectrum of terrain and situations. From asphalt to technical single tracks. Gravel, cyclocross and bikepacking. Tire clearance up to 700 x 47c or 650b x 2.1 “, fully custom geometry, and a wide choice of forks enables the Nina with a versatility difficult to find elsewhere.”
This beautiful bike was part of the 2019 launch of Roval Component’s Terra CLX and CLX EVO line-up of carbon gravel wheels. The bike was supplied by Mike from Blacksmith Cycle of Toronto, Canada.
Cover photo by Billy Sinkford of Echos Communication
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