Custom, handmade bikes stir our souls. There's nothing quite like the ride of a bike tailor-made for you. Gaulzetti Cicli eschews the norm and builds what they consider the best race bike they can make, and in turn create something very beautiful.
This build is a stock 60cm Cabrón in Belgian Blue with pearl white logos. The frame is Gaulzetti's own custom mix of aluminum tubing, with a Chris King Inset 7 pressed into frame holding the ENVE tapered CX fork.
The build kit is a mix of exotic, Shimano Ultegra Di2, and reasonable, Shimano CX70 cantilever brakes. Handbuilt wheels made by yours truly comprise the rolling stock, DT Swiss 350 hubs laced to Pacenti SL23 rims, 28h front and rear.
The cockpit goes reasonable with FSA components, but is capped with a custom front brake hanger made of carbon and our very own custom bar tape. This bike will see a lot of training miles on gravel and the road as well as more than it's fair share of CX course action.
photos and words by Brandon Elliott