Masi is known for releasing fixed gear and steel bikes, but in 2011 they will dip into the carbon market with the new Evoluzione series.
The Masi 2011 Evoluzione road bikes are constructed around the new Evoluzione frame and fork. Using Masi’s Total Overdrive System which fuses oversized chainstays, and BB30 bottom bracket. They have also lowered the headset by 1.5 inches with a tapered fork steerer tube, making the road bikes very stiff.
For comfort, Masi added seat stays for vertical compliance, and have made them flat horizontally but oval shape vertically.
For components, you have the choice of Shimano Dura Ace, Ultegra and Force, or SRAM 105 and Apex. Shimano models use a High Modulus frame, carbon dropouts and carbon forks. SRAM Evoluzione’s come with a Mid Modulus frame, carbon dropouts, and carbon forks. All models will have internal cable routing and internal guides.
The Masi Evoluzione 2011 will also release as a frameset that is used with the Dura Ace bikes.