Elegant simplicity in a modern component package of disc brakes and smarter tires makes for a speedy yet entirely approachable machine. You will be pleasantly surprised at the smooth and spirited feel of a nice Titanium or Steel frame.
Up to 32mm tires with the standard Enve disc brake fork, or 35mm with the Enve In-Route Fork which features fully internal brake line.
If you prefer rim brakes, no problem, I can build for that. Max tire = 28mm
Not outsourced or offshored. Caletti bikes are built one at a time by John Caletti right here in the USA. This allows for premium quality and the flexibility to customize each bike for it's rider.
Configure your bike any way you like it. Build the ultimate dream machine you have always wanted.
From a subtle polished titanium logo to color anodization, graphics, or paint - the choice is yours. Enjoy.
Perhaps you know what frame Reach or top tube length you like and can select from the standard sizes. For a more detailed fit many of our customers will work with a fitter and get on an adjustable sizing bike/machine and/or try various stems to feel out different setups to find their sweet spot. You and your fitter can send this fit data in and John mock up a standard frame design for you, or design a custom geometry for the ultimate in fit and handling.
Yes, for brake lines and Di2 wiring. You have the upgrade option of running the brake line inside the down tube, exiting near the BB and running externally under the chainstay to the rear brake. Or for Road bikes we can route the brake lines entirely internally : inside the bar, stem, headset, frame and fork to exit right next to the caliper. As more forks are offered for this system we will offer it on Adventure Road and Gravel bikes as well. Some extra labor time is needed to make the frame this way, so it will cost a little more. Shimano Di2 bikes get wiring inside the frame. Mechanical shift cables stay outside the frame.
Titanium frames are made primarily of Grade 9 Titanium, which is 3AL/2.5V, cold worked and stress relieved. Butted Titanium tubing is available as an upgrade option on most bikes. Steel bikes use a variety of high strength and light weight butted and heat treated tubing from various sources. In either case, John selects tubing for the rider based on their height, weight and desired ride feel to provide a responsive and comfortable frame.
Road bikes are the most agile and quick feeling in their steering due to the shorter wheelbase, steeper head angle and shorter chainstays. They are a good selection if your riding stays on the pavement and you enjoy the fast and light handling characteristics they offer. A Gravel bike has greater stability to provide a more well-mannered character through the chunky stuff, be in bad pavement or dirt and gravel tracks. The Gravel bike has longer wheelbase, slacker head angle, more fork offset, and longer chain stays. Where the Road bike is limited to smaller tires, the Gravel bike works well with 38-45mm tires. The Adventure Road sits between the Road and Gravel designs, in geometry and handling. The handling is a little more stable than a Road bike, but more agile than the Gravel bike. It excels on bumpy roads, long rides, and when you want to do explore some dirt roads as part of your journey. It works well with tires up to 38mm wide. If you are feeling a bit timid on descents moving to a more stable bike will help you relax. If you like to go really fast, the more stable bike might bring your speed up even higher as it doesn't get pushed around as much by bumps and wind.
Titanium is a bit lighter and smoother riding than steel. With our standard straight-gauge titanium tubing, the added wall thickness is quite dent-resistant. The fatigue life of Titanium is longer than steel. Titanium is highly resistant to corrosion and does not rust - which is of particular benefit to certain heavy sweat-ers who might find sweat to cause rust on their steel bike top tubes. Due to it's corrosion-resistance it does not need to be painted which makes it possible for us to anodize graphics on it and it's lower in cost to refinish down the road when you want to refresh your frame. If your budget allows it, Titanium is a fantastic material. Steel also has a great ride feel and durability, and while it weighs a little more, the cost is lower than Titanium.