The Malocchio was dreamed up and designed with our friend Travers Martin. It is a classical delight, like listening to the slow smooth sounds of the 3 tenors on a breezy moon lit summer night. Don't let that smoothness fool you, the Malocchio can be an absolute rocket ship if you want it to be. It's top of the line Columbus Spirit tube set offers the ride characteristics and reliability you should expect out of a modern steel road frame.
It is meant to be set up with a classy mullet (Moo-Lay) brake setup. We suggest using the Dia Compe BRS-202 up front and a BRS-101 in the rear. If you'd like to see what we have found in our brake testing scroll down to the bottom to see photos of certain setups. Beyond that you are welcome to experiment with other brakes, obviously, but we haven't had a chance to test the thousands of other brake options out there and find every possible setup.
The three smaller sizes are designed around a 650b wheelset and the four larger sizes use a 700c wheelset
Your max tire size will be 650x42 front and rear 38 or if your frame is 700 you'll be able to do 700x42 front and 700x35 rear. You can squeak a 38 in on the rear, but the clearances with certain brakes is too close to clear.
Set it up with a single, double, or triple ring crank
Handmade in Taiwan using Columbus Spirit Tubing
Sizes- Extra Small 49cm | Small 51cm | Medium 53cm | Extra Medium 55cm | Under Large 57cm | Large 59cm | Extra Large 61cm
Head Tube Diameter- 1" (Threaded Steerer) 26.4 Crown Race
Bottom Bracket- 68mm English (BSA) Threaded
Fork Spacing- 9x100 QR
Rear End Spacing- 9x130mm QR
Seat Post Diameter- 27.2mm
Weight- 57cm Frame= 1.85kg (4lbs 1oz) Fork= 729g (1lb 10oz)
Brake Options that we have Found:
BEST: Mullet 650bx38 with Dia Compe BRS-202 Front & BRS-101 Rear
650bx38 with Velo Orange Grand Cru (Snug on the rear)
BEST: 700x42 Front & 700x35 (Extra Light) Rear with Dia Compe BRS-202 Front & 101 Rear
700x42 Front & 700x35 (Extra Light) Rear with Velo Orange Grand Cru
For Example a 700x38 ExtraLight Rene Knobbie with a BRS-101 Rear. You'll have more clearance with a slick, but its close.