Similar to other beautiful things in life, the custom Caletti hardtail is something that dreams are made of. Might we add that it ’s very difficult to take your eyes off of as well. There is a misconception that the modern hardtail should be race oriented with so many full suspension options available that can cover all other categories of riding. Believe it or not, there was a time when the hardtail ruled as king among the cycling community and was relied upon as the trail weapon of choice. Through custom tubing and skilled craftsmanship Caletti Cycles can offer a truly custom bike that matches your exact needs with a entirely tuned fit. We can confidently say that Caletti Cycles has built a bike that excels at trail riding in the absence of a rear shock while also serving as a climbing machine. The most impressive thing about this bike is that they can build it again to match your exact fit and also replace all of your future bike purchases.
Oversize titanium tubing to keep it stiff and strong
•Dropper post, with control cable routed inside the seat tube
•Adjustable cable stops: you can replace them if you add or remove things: like dropper post, derailleurs – keeps it neat and clean no matter how many control lines you are using.
•Adjustable dropouts with replaceable inserts (from Paragon Machine works) It’s setup for a direct mount rear derailleur and thru axles (with Boost spacing) but can also be had with a standard axle or standard derailleur hanger, or no hanger at all for single speed. They allow for adjustable chainstay length so you can run Single speed really easily. We also used Titanium bolts that Paragon makes, and color anodized them in house.
•44mm ID head tube accommodates Chris King headsets and tapered steerer forks
•12x148mm “boost” rear spacing with thru axles for 29” or 27.5” wheels
•Threaded T47 Bottom Bracket
New school geometry for a fast and fun all around bike : short chainstays (offset seat tube on a T47 bb shell helps keep the stays short – also available in steel with a triple butted seat tube rather than the 4130 straight gauge cry-mo that is often used in bent seat tubes), 69 degree head angle is slack enough to provide extra stability, but still nimble for low angle single track riding through the trees, long top tube to accommodate using a short stem without losing cockpit length) 120mm travel Fox 34 fork
Custom art by local artist Campbell Steers that we anodized onto the frame in multiple colors – themed after our trees and sea location!
Are you feeling inspired to have your own custom rig built yet? If so, the real question is steel or Ti?