The Bice Bicycles Lestofante is a 650b+ or 29″+ custom-made hardtail steel cross-country mountain bike intended for riders looking for a comfortable and fun ride without the pressures of the clock.
“Lestofante” in Italian means trickster, and the frame is just that. It can handle 29er plus tires or 650b plus tires without batting an eyelash. Thanks to the sliding dropouts, the length of the chainstay can be increased by up to 25mm providing the space required to mount 29er plus tires. At the same time, this lengthening of the chainstay lowers the drop of the bottom bracket shell, ensuring that the height of the bb shell from the ground remains unchanged despite the difference in tire size.
Why mount plus tires? If your in search of high-grip tires in any type of riding conditions, plus tires are the best solution. They have a huge contact surface with all types of terrain and incredible grip on snow and ice!
Do you have to have long chainstays to mount plus tires? Not at all! 435mm for 650b plus and 450mm for 29er plus tires. This means reactive cornering and lots of comfort at the same time!
Set-up in the 29er plus version, the Lestofante is a great divide companion for someone looking to take it easy, stop and have a beer here and there without worrying about what kind of time you’re making.
Each Lestofante frame is custom-made to measure based on your biomechanics, intended use, and desired riding position. The frame can be outfitted with bags for long-distance trips, and the standard model design comes with two sets of bottle cage bosses. The overall design of the Lestofante can be tweaked depending on the fork you would like to mount, guaranteeing the best set-up. Please let me know if you would like to mount a rigid, a suspended, or a lefty fork.
Included in the price of the frame is a Chris King Inset7 headset.
In terms of paint, the price of a standard paint job is included in the price of the frame. You have the option of choosing the colors that will be used within the Lestofante paint-scheme. Additional charges may apply to certain types of paint for example, colorshift, flake, candy. If you wanted to get fancy, I can also provide you with both a quote and mock-up for a custom paint job. Just like getting extra toppings on a pizza, custom paint schemes will cost more depending on the number and type of “toppings”.
|Model||Lestofante 2-in-1 Steel XCO/Trail Bike
29er Plus Set-up
|Lestofante 2-in-1 Steel XCO/Trail Bike
650b Plus Set-up
|Tubing||Columbus Zona tubing with bent downtube and Dedacciai 29erHT toptube and seatstays,PMW yoke||Columbus Zona tubing with bent downtube and Dedacciai 29erHT toptube and seatstays,PMW yoke|
|Tire Size||29er Plus||27.5plus / 29x2.4|
|Max Tire Clearance||29x3.2||27.5x3.2|
|Seat Tube Diameter||31.6mm + dropper ready||31.6mm + dropper ready|
|Headtube||46mm straight||46mm straight|
|Trail||Based on fork a2c, rake and intended use||Based on fork a2c, sag, rake and intended use|
|Head Tube Angle||69 (can vary Based on custom measurements)||68.5 (can vary Based on custom measurements)|
|Seat Tube Angle||Based on custom measurements||Based on custom measurements|
|Dropouts||Thru-axle adjustable||Thru-axle adjustable|
|Chainstay Length||From 430mm to 450mm||From 430mm to 450mm|
|Bottom Bracket||BSA 68/73mm||BSA 68/73mm|
|Recommended Fork||ENVE Mountain Fork (a2c 470mm)||Lefty Hybrid 2.0 (a2c 495mm)|
|Headset||Chris King Inset7||Chris King Inset7|
|Geometry||custom Based on body measurements||custom Based on body measurements and tyoe of fork|
|Rack & Pannier Compatibility||NO||NO|
|Bottle Cage Bosses||For 2 bottle cages||For 2 bottle cages|
|Average Medium Size Frame Weight||2.210g / 9.530g complete bike||2.210g / 11.900g complete bike|