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About IL MASSIMO
ICLI IL MASSIMO crafts premium, artisan road frames for cyclists who demand MAXIMUM results in FIT, COMFORT, PERFORMANCE and overall cycling EXPERIENCE. Each frame is made by hand in Italy by a master craftsman to specifications that are found to be exact, personal and custom for the rider, either male or female.
Cicli IL MASSIMO'S bikes are built in the classic Italian style. These designs have proven themselves over the test of time and through many generations of cyclists. IL MASSIMO bikes are built to perfectly fit every individual rider who requests one. Proper fit on a road bike is paramount to the performance of the equipment and pentultimate enjoyment by the rider. We build our bikes so that they deliver the intended - nearly mythical - ride quality that Italian bikes are known for. A balance between rider and equipment must exist for MAXIMIZATION of the entire machine to occur. We deliver a bike that performs at the highest available level in "ride-a-bility". Providing, comfort, stability, speed, climbing prowess, and carving descents with confidence are all things that a great bike should do with ease. An IL MASSIMO does this all, delivers stunning asthetic appeal and will serve its owner for years and years.
Furthermore, the line of IL Massimo frames offers women the opportunity to have available a true women's bicycle, built specifically for the woman who is interested in MAXIMIZATION!
Cicli IL MASSIMO’s frame builders are master craftsmen, consumed with making a perfect frame every time they put their hands to work. Our builders can only deliver a finite amount of frames per year, as the focus is on quality - not quantity or reward. The shops are not factories with production lines. These are artisan builders taking their time, ensuring everything is done just right. An artisan frame builder understands what makes a GREAT bike so good, yet so difficult to produce. Their sweat, like ours, is a labor of love. One of our shops doesn’t even have a phone in it. Concentration on the task at hand (building a perfect frame) is the clear focus of every work hour. When you purchase an IL MASSIMO, our builders start your bike "from scratch" - working on it by hand until they are done and MAXIMIZATION is attained. The chance to do what they love, and the knowledge that they are building a custom, personalized frame that will provide years of enjoyment to the client is their professional glory.
Cicli IL MASSIMO’s technical director is what we call ITALIAN CYCLING ROYALTY. Mauro Mondonico has spent the last 25 years helping his father Antonio build THE WORLD’S FINEST road bike frames at their shop near Milan Italy. Antonio’s frame-building roots go back to 1929 and he is considered a living legend in his craft. Mauro already has more first-hand experience with Europe’s best riders, raw materials producers, component manufacturers, and frame builders than anyone on this side of the Atlantic could hope to amass in a lifetime. He works at the biggest racing events in Europe every year. He knows how a bike should fit. He knows what makes a great frame builder. He knows what ride quality is. When you purchase an IL MASSIMO, Mauro provides his input on materials, sizing, fitting, and equipment. He personally brings the blueprint for your dream bike to the builder’s shop and manages your order until it leaves Italy.
Cicli IL MASSIMO’s retailer is an acknowledged professional in the field of bike fit and overall bicycle design. Alex Stanek’s understanding and knowledge of materials, fit, and equipment is difficult to match. His ability to explain and relay important information to the consumer in an easy-to-understand, enlightening manner is impossible to match. Long ago, the great bike shops were separated by which one had the best racing team. Today, the truly great bike shops are the ones that can deliver personal and perfect fit for their clients. Smart Cycles in Norwalk, CT , owned by Stanek, is considered one of the finest bike shops in the country. When you purchase an IL MASSIMO, Alex guides and educates you in every step of the process. He helps you design the bike of your dreams and carries out every step of the process with care, excitement and precision.
We appreciate your interest in our products and the time you spend visiting our website.
Mauro and Alex