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Team Lugged Monostay
Team Lugged Monostay

Our TEAM SERIES of frames come from a small shop in Cunio, Italy. From the back doors of the workspace, about 120km away, one can see the Mountains of southeastern France - where some of the greatest cycling races were born and continue to be fought. The most fabulous road riding in the world exists here. Riders of all styles and interests carve through these roads in a glorious commune with nature.  It is, quite literally, European Road Bike Heaven.  Many cycling 'Gruppos' (TEAMS) come here to challenge their abilities and their equipment, as well as one another.    The TEAM SERIES of frames from IL Massimo are designed to represent the valued input from these diverse riders on these many different cycling conditions and terrains.  For 30 years, our builder has worked in this region, hand producing the frames that have satisfied the riders who know what they need their bikes to be. We are proud to offer you his expertise and his passion.  If it is good enough for the Gruppos, it is good enough for us.


  • Tubeset Columbus Zona, Life, SL or Spirit 

  • Lugged and Brass Brazed Head, Bottom Bracket, Seat Stays

  • Traditional Stage Geometry, Vertical Dropouts, Internal Brake Routing, Classic Rear MONOSTAY seat tieup.

  • Shown in IL MASSIMO Team Finish. Celeste/Cream

  • Personalized color/paint available upon request. 

  • Shown with Campagnolo Super Record Carbon Equipment. 

  • Sold as Frame only, can be partnered with steel fork or carbon Columbus Minimal Fork.

Antonio Mondonico was the last builder in Italy to offer the steel monostay tieup and that was around 2003. With his son Mauro's input, we were able to bring this elegant, beautiful, efficient option into the IL Massimo lineup. In addition to the SWEET looks, the monostay stiffens up the rear end making the bike a great climber and VERY responsive machine! Viva MONOSTAY! Viva Mondonico! Viva IL Massimo!

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