The 2010 Gran Criterium from Masi gives a proper tribute to the 1978 model, which was used on the movie “Breaking Away”. The updated version sports a new aluminum frame and carbon rear triangle while it continues to perform smoothly with excellence.
The 1978 Gran Criterium had a Columbus steel frame. The 2011 model has a frame custom made form Masi 7005-T6 SLX with Vibration Damping System (VDS), carbon seat stays and chainstays. The paint and decals remain to give a vintage look in its 1978 style and design. The build and geometry follows to complete the classic tone of the road bike.
As for the cockpit, the 2010 Gran Criterium has Ritchey Pro Logic bars, Ritchey Pro 4Axis stem and a Masi SLR saddle with chromoly rails. Ritchey Zeta Pros for wheels and Vittoria Rubino Pro for tires, this amazing road bike weighs in at 18 lbs and retails for $2120.