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You will be left astounded by this carbon marvel of a frame, hand-built in Italy in the best traditions of artisan framebuilding masters. With an extraordinary stiffness of 140 N/mm and a raw weight of only 798 grams, TFZero is truly at the bleeding edge of modern, super-bike engineering.
Each frame is made to meet the characteristics of its size and custom adjustments are possible for customers who want to tweak their frame even further.
TFZero is designed with monolithic carbon fibre dropouts and fork. The dropouts have two interchangeable parts on both sides made from treated aluminium alloy to support the wheel and the gear unit. With this design, the quick release never touches the monolithic carbon fibre dropout and there are no screws to fix the attachment which improves rigidity of the frame.
To keep the front end with plenty of high torsional stiffness, we tapered the headtube from 1.125” at the top to 1.25” at the bottom and brought the fork’s weight to a low 340g.
The integrated cables provide the entire frame with greater aerodynamic properties and compactness as well as a much more determined and neat line.
TFZero is our flagship frame, perfect for the most demanding cycling where stiffness and light weight are essential. Hand-made by Italian “tailors” to amaze the connoisseurs with unforgettable riding experience.
TFZero SS is available as a frameset only.
Torpado Venice 7 with its 7 gears is a great simple bike to ride and enjoy. The low step frame design allows for easy mounting and dismounting. The sturdy alloy frame will give this bike a long life and it’s not too heavy to move around.
The Venice 7 frame is equipped with Shimano 7-speed gearing and 700c wheels, offering you a great quality bicycle to use for years to come.
The Venice 7 is also supplied with a basket to make this great bike even more usable for getting around and enjoying yourself.
When we think of artisan frame building, we think of steel frames with thin, round, hand-welded tubes built on a jig by a misanthropic Italian master.
In that sense, Fondriest TF1 1.4 is not an artisan frame. But if artisan frame building is about the details that blend craftsmanship and art, then TF1 1.4 is it.
The choice of materials and the tubes’ bonding method we use opens a way for us to fine-tune the frame’s geometry for every size we make and that simple, minimalist finishing, thousands of testing kilometres we ride before we tick off the design, all of these things we do make our production approach with TF1 1.4 artisan in spirit if not in a dictionary definition.
Our layup, for example. We make TF1 1.4 in seven different sizes from XXS to XXL and for every one of them we use its own, unique layup. Most manufacturers don’t do that because it costs more to build frames like that. They design a monocoque M size and then enlarge or reduce the template to create more frame sizes from it. This is how you end up with an extra large frame that rides as if the rear triangle is a fishtail — the XXL size is just a larger version of M without any regard for a different geometry you need for a large frame.
We don’t want that.
It costs us more to build our frames the way we build them but our goal with TF1 1.4 has been from the beginning to make a bike that you would want to ride again and again because you have such a kick from riding it every time.
With TF1 1.4, the ride quality of an XXS frame is the same as that of an M frame or an XXL frame — and that is artisan craftsmanship.
Yes, we confess — we want those who bought the TF1 1.4 addicted to riding it.
Just like that misanthropic Italian master we mentioned, we’re not chasing recognition in the stiffness-to-weight ratio race to please the Euro pros. Not that we don’t care how light the TF1 1.4 is — we do. And it’s actually pretty light at 795 grams for a medium size. But weight is not where we focus when we design a frame like TF1 1.4. What we focus on is a ride quality that would please a hardcore racer as well as a gran fondo enthusiast.
In short, if you’re a serious cyclist, we have a serious bike for you — the Fondriest TF1 1.4.
Speaking of ride quality. The lack of aero beef on TF1 1.4 is by design. You chuck those meaty features on the frame to save watts but you pay with ride quality.
That butter-smooth glide the TF1 1.4 has is owed in part to tube profiles. We tried all kinds of shapes and settled on the shapes that gave us a bit of a steel feel to the ride and that kind of feel is hard to find on any other carbon fibre frame these days.
Those who love climbing will find the TF1 1.4 a capable companion going up the grades and a total blast to fly down the descents once they’ve crossed the summit. Its front-end setup gives the rider the confidence and the ability to pilot the bike downhill with a smile, not a fright on their face. The bike shines at high speeds and shows stability without the harshness of many modern lightweight frames on the market today.
The frame is equipped with high-end Shimano Dura-Ace components to complement its quality and character.
The design of the Torpado Como frame makes it easy to get on and off the bike. The Como frame is made from alloy for light weight and corrosion resistance.
The Como is simple to ride and maintain as it is a single-speed bike.
With great colours and a cute basket the Esperia Como is ready to hit the path or beachfront with style and ease.
The TF2 1.5 frame is at the forefront of structural carbon fibre design. In the past, TF2 was made from bonded tube sections. The new TF2 1.5 uses the in-house developed Carbon Boomerang UD Technology where we create separate monocoque front and rear elements and then mould them together with our proprietary resins.
We use high quality Toray carbon on TF2 1.5 with a tensile strength of 50 Tons. This carbon gives excellent level of stiffness while the special design of the Anti Shock seat stays provides adequate level of road shock absorption.
We built Dolce Vita to fit into modern urban environment. With Shimano 7 speeds, a basket at the front and a rack at the back, the Dolce Vita is a fantastic companion to go on a picnic or do some shopping.
Engineered by Torpado designers, the Dolce Vita’s quality and comfort will give you years of pleasant riding.
Enjoy this luxury retro bike on your way to the market. We can fit the Donna with a cane basket and rear carrier for your groceries or a beach towel with picnic snacks.
With Shimano 6 speeds at the rear, gives you every gear your require for day to day riding.
Built with the new Torpado technology to ensure top comfort and long life, Donna is the perfect 700C everyday bike.
We listened to our customers who wanted a simple bike to get around and here it is — the VeloCiti. One gear, flat bar, two brakes, and a stealth frame.
For those confident enough to go one step further and enjoy the purity of a fixed gear riding, our bike’s rear wheel has a flip flop hub. Turn the wheel around and you’re on a fixie in a matter of minutes.