There's a great feeling when you ride a Tommaso Augusta. The hair stands up on your arms when you feel the pull of the fixed gear coming around through the pedal stroke. The steel vibe of the frame sooths the soul while the road welcomes your journey. Simplicity is the genius behind the fixed gear bike. No shift or brake cables to adjust. No derailleur to tempt your concern. The Tommaso Augusta is a simple soulful frame with a few necessary parts to make up the complete machine.
What is the Augusta Ninja? A blacked out frame with minimal logos, blacked out deep dish wheels, black drop handlebar, black tape, black stem, black seatpost, black seat... Yes, that why we call it the Ninja, and there is nothing stock looking about it! We may have some favoritism here but we think this is the best looking steel track bike available on the market. This is the real deal…not some bike produced to jump on the bandwagon. Yeah, we’ve seen all the ugly “commercial” bikes holding the dust off the floor at the local shops. A special note to my hipster friends: We can continue to save money and put it towards beer, messenger bags, concert tickets and laundering our dirty white t-shirts and denim because the Ninja is a priced to kill.
We here at Giantnerd® ride the Augusta everywhere. It is perfect for commuting and knocking around town. Nothing to maintain, and stealthy black, this bike is ideal for the messenger in all of us. At Giantnerd® we have a parking problem…inside! We have bikes parked at every desk. Why be packed like lemmings in tiny metal boxes (The Police, Synchronicity II)? Got out of the car, grab a Timbuk2 bag, and head to work, play or pub. Bad days at work or play are immediately erased by a good rip through town.
The Tommaso Frame
At the heart of the Tommaso Augusta is a strong steel frame with track geometry. This makes for a ride that is buttery smooth and fast. A slightly steeper seat tube and a shorter rake on the fork make for pure power transfer and precise handling. The Augusta steel fork is designed to take the accelerations on the banked corners of the velodrome as well as the rigors of commuting on the road. The fork and frame are drilled to accommodate a road caliper brake. This year Tommaso even added a water bottle mount to the seat tube for those long adventures.
The Tommaso Fit
The Tommaso Augusta is designed with a standard geometry. This means the top tube is parallel to the ground. As with most classic steel frames the seat tube and top tube are almost the same size. This is called the classic “square geometry” and is very easy to fit. We have provided sizing and suggested rider heights for every model of Tommaso bike. Just click the “Size Chart” link to review the information.
The Tommaso Feel
Not all track bikes will see the track. Most are at home for commuting and letting loose after a long week of work. Tommaso has provided a great bike for training on the road and working on the perfect pedal stroke. Riding a fixed bike will shed light on poor pedaling performance within 30 revolutions. Bad pedaling performance is called “pedaling squares.” This means the rider is not supplying even and fluid strokes to the pedals. On a fixed gear bike those “dead areas” of the stroke will be felt by the rider when the gear is fixed. The fixed gear will force the rider to pedal with fluid and constant power all the way around the stroke. The best riders on the road will have the best pedal stroke. Consider the Tommaso Augusta an inexpensive cycling coach. Technical pedaling data aside, the Augusta is just plain fun to ride. Of course we would be lying if we didn’t mention our spirited trips to the Irish pub in town.
The Tommaso Augusta comes with a 16 tooth fixed cog installed on a flip-flop hub that can also accept a single-speed freewheel. This is for those that want to coast or have an addiction to pedaling backwards approaching a stop light. The Augusta will arrive to you with a 16t fixed gear. We propose giving the fixie feel a try. It just might change your life…
Check out this Augusta Review
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Please Note: This bike does not come with brakes. Please add to your shopping cart or call 800-546- 9091 if you would like to add a brake package.
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Tommaso makes road bikes because it’s their passion, and it shows in the superb quality of their bikes.
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|Recommended Use:||A wicked fixed gear bike for commuting around town or racing the track|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Tommaso Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Weight:||21.9 lbs (54cm Frame without pedals/reflectors)|
|Dimensions:||Frame Sizes: 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm|
|Bottom Bracket Compatibility :||68mm, English Thread|
|Bottom Bracket:||Square Taper Cartridge 68mm 103mm|
|Brake Type:||Road Caliper|
|Brake Mount:||Road Caliper|
|Brake Mount Type:||Road Caliper|
|Cassette:||16t Fixed Cog|
|Chain:||KMC Single Speed (1-Speed)|
|Crankset:||Truvativ Track (1 Total Gear)|
|Crank Arm Length:||165mm (50, 52, 54cm Frames) / 170mm (56, 58, 61cm Frames)|
|Crank Bolt Pattern:||5-Bolt|
|Frame:||Tommaso Track Frame|
|Frame Material:||Chromoly Steel|
|Front Derailleur Clamp/Brazeon:||N/A|
|Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter:||N/A|
|Front Derailleur Compatibility:||N/A|
|Handlebar Grips:||Black Bar Tape|
|Handlebar Width:||380mm (50, 52cm Frames) / 400mm (54, 56, 58, 61cm Frames)|
|Headset:||1-1/8" FSA External|
|Head Angle:||74 (50, 52, 54, 56cm Frames) / 74.5 (58, 61cm Frames)|
|Headset Diameter:||1 1/8"|
|Headset Type:||Integrated 1-1/8" Threadless|
|Hub:||Novatec with Flip Flop Rear Thread|
|Hub Spacing :||130mm Rear, 110mm Front|
|Pedals:||PEDALS NOT INCLUDED|
|Rear Derailleur Speed:||N/A|
|Seatpost :||Tommaso Aluminum 27.2|
|Seat Collar Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Stem:||Tommaso Alloy 26.0|
|Stem Length:||90mm (50, 52cm Frames) / 100mm (54, 56, 58, 61cm Frames)|
|Stem Angle:||+/- 7 Degrees|
|Stem Clamp Diameter:||26.0mm|
|Tires:||Hutchinson Equinox 700x23c|
|Tire Bead:||Wire Bead|
|Tire Size:||700 x 23c|
|Tubes:||700 x 23c Presta|
|Valve Stem Length:||36mm|
|Wheel Axle Type:||15mm Bolt|
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