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Old 02-16-2020, 12:56 AM
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New Grandis Super Gravel frameset

Grandis is creating a new 'Super' Gravel frameset. The current gravel frames they offer only go up to a 700x40c tire. This new one will handle a 700x50c or a 26(559)x2" tire.

The frame will be using a custom Columbus tubeset with Grandis' custom lugs and tig welding. It will have custom shaped chain and seatstays done in-house. Grandis will be offering it with a carbon or steel fork.

The photo shows the frame in-process with Ezio Grandis checking the clearance and finalizing the toptube placement.

This frame will be unveiled at NAHBS Dallas in March.

Retail on the Super Gravel is $2900
Grandis is also offering a frame they are calling the Gravel Easy. The difference is price; $2500. And the frame will not have all 3 wires running internally. Just the rear brake wire.

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Old 02-16-2020, 10:49 AM
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looking forward to seeing the finished product at nahbs.seen lots of pics of Grandis bikes,really love the look of the mini max frames,but never seen one in person
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:43 AM
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looking forward to seeing the finished product at nahbs.seen lots of pics of Grandis bikes,really love the look of the mini max frames,but never seen one in person
The new frames so far look amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing the Anniversary and Super Gravel bikes. So many people are wanting to put a larger tire on the gravel bikes. Hopefully the new frame will fit some peoples needs.

Someone on Facebook just posted a refinished frame from the 70's. I've asked Alessandro and Ezio Grandis what model and tubing is pictured. Grandis made frames for many different companies over the years including for GITA at one point before they switched to Pegoretti. I'm trying to compile a list of everyone and their models and tubing. I think some people would be surprised who their bike was really made by.
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Old 02-20-2020, 10:23 PM
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Some in-process pictures of the New Grandis Super Gravel frameset. On our facebook page there are videos of Ezio Grandis brazing the frame up.

https://www.facebook.com/velocipedeimports/
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Old 02-21-2020, 07:35 AM
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The light blue one at the top looks like a Special Gran Prix, made from what would be called SL, but Columbus didn't use the SL decal at the time as I recall. I had one just like it. Wonderful frame.
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Old 02-21-2020, 08:09 AM
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The light blue one at the top looks like a Special Gran Prix, made from what would be called SL, but Columbus didn't use the SL decal at the time as I recall. I had one just like it. Wonderful frame.
The light blue frame was restored recently in California. Grandis lists it as made between 1969 and 1974. It was brazed up by Silvino Grandis, the companies founder. It used Columbus SP tubing. It's a beautiful restoration. He's collecting as many NOS Campagnolo parts for it to build and ride it.
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Old 03-07-2020, 05:55 AM
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A studio pic of the new Grandis Super Gravel frame.

It will fit a 700x50c and even a 26x2.0" tire size
The color is a custom grey with color changing graphics.
Internally routed brake and derailleur lines.
A mixture of lugged and ti-welded
Custom shaped and drawn tubing- tubing by Columbus, shaping done in house.
Custom made dropouts
12x142mm rear thru-axle
27.2mm seatpost

More details and pictures to follow
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interesting that it would fit both but would it not be a huge swing in the handling characteristics with that kind of tire size difference?


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A studio pic of the new Grandis Super Gravel frame.

It will fit a 700x50c and even a 26x2.0" tire size
The color is a custom grey with color changing graphics.
Internally routed brake and derailleur lines.
A mixture of lugged and ti-welded
Custom shaped and drawn tubing- tubing by Columbus, shaping done in house.
Custom made dropouts
12x142mm rear thru-axle
27.2mm seatpost

More details and pictures to follow
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Old 03-07-2020, 10:45 PM
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interesting that it would fit both but would it not be a huge swing in the handling characteristics with that kind of tire size difference?
Actually, no.
A 26x2.0 measures OD of 677mm.
A 700x40 measures OD of 700mm.
So the difference in the wheel size is not much. Of course it will change the bottom bracket height a bit but not enough to make the handling funky. It's just like switching from 700 to 650 on a gravel bike.
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