The new Tommaso Mondial Road Bikes have been getting a lot of attention…and with good reason! Tommaso took their double butted aluminum frame, added a great performing carbon fork and then dressed the bike up with amazing components. The Mondial takes Tommaso performance to the next level with proven Shimano components, stiff FSA cranks, trusty Alex A-Class Wheels, Tommaso TRS handlebar, stem and seat post, and the Tommaso TRS racing saddle. Consider this bike your training companion and race stallion. From the after work group ride, the epic long hauls to racing on the weekend, the Tommaso Mondial will provide miles of dependability and excitement.
Consumers and the bike industry have nothing but praise for Shimano’s Ultegra group. Every year Ultegra inherits the best qualities of the Dura-Ace group but the price is almost half of its big brother. For years Ultegra has been providing solid performance and dependability at a price to performance ratio that can’t be beat. Tommaso matched up the 10 speed Shimano Ultegra shifters with the amazingly reliable 105 front and Ultegra rear derailleur and Shimano 10 speed cassette. You can now choose between the Shimano Ultegra 6600 group, the Shimano Ultegra 6700 group (Mondial 1.0) and a 105/Ultegra mix (Mondial 2.0).
What is Shimano Ultegra 6600 and 6700? Shimano Ultegra 6700 is the latest and greatest from the Shimano’s Ultegra group. It is an updated version of the Shimano 6600 group. These new upgrades can be found on the 1.0 version of the Tommaso Mondial. The 6700 shifters now have internally wrapped cables to make for a clean handlebar.
Ultegra has long been recognized as a solid performer and thanks to Shimano’s Systems Engineering approach the 6700 series continues to deliver. Lighter, more stylish and advanced by the latest Dura-Ace technologies, the new Ultegra is a beautifully balanced group with optimal performance and specifications. Its unprecedented racing DNA takes shifting and braking to another level, with a weight reduction of 150g versus the 6600 series.
What’s new with the Shimano 5700 105 Shifters found on Tommaso Mondial 2.0? The new Shimano 105 SLR Design relocates the brake lever pivot for better mechanical advantage. Internal Cable routing gives lighter steering action and a cleaner handlebar area while fit can be customized through a series of shims creating reach adjustment. Two sizes of shims reduce reach by 5mm or 10mm for maximum comfort and control. In other words-all the technology from Dura-Ace and Ultegra.
The Mondial 1.0 with Shimano 6700 has the following component highlights:
The Mondial 2.0 with Shimano 5700 has the following component highlights:
Putting all of this great technology in motion is the FSA compact Omega crank. Loved by the Elite athletes for its stiffness and praised by the press for its performance and value. With the 50/34 gearing the FSA Omega will take you anywhere the road goes. The beauty of the compact crank is its simplicity over a heavier triple crank while supplying the user a very user-friendly gear ratio that is easier to command. The FSA MegaExo bottom bracket is made up from two oversized external cartridge bearings. The larger bearings and their placement outside of the bottom bracket shell makes for stiffer cranks and better power distribution.
Product Managers Review
Every now and then I get a moment to stop and write about a Tommaso bike that I love to ride. Of course as a Tommaso Product Manager I have the chance to ride a lot of bikes, but there are some that catch my attention for personal reasons. This has to do with time in the saddle as well as my history in cycling. Let’s just say I was racing on down tube shifters and wearing a neon pink racing kit…yeah, I’ve been in the game a little while.
One of the bikes that returns to my attention often is the Tommaso Mondial. It comes up more frequently than Kiss songs on my iPod. The Mondial is a rock star in its own right. It has the time-tested Ultegra 6600 STI shifters, Ultegra 6600 rear derailleur and 105 front derailleur. There’s nothing to worry about and no need for an upgrade. The Ultegra is an amazing group that appears on a couple of my bikes. I have Ultegra on my travel bike (it’s been around the world a few times) and it comes out of the case shifting every time. One of the best parts about the Mondial spec is the FSA Omega crank. Most people don’t know that a certain World Champion time trial God prefers the aluminum Gossamer over the carbon FSA cranks because of the Gossamer's stiffness. We feel that if it is good enough for him it should be good enough for Tommaso Nation.
Another nice feature of the FSA Omega crank is the compact 50/34 tooth arrangement. Compact cranks are great for just about everyone except the most elite cyclists. Then again some pros have used them during the mountain stages of well known races. Choosing a compact crank makes good sense for many reasons. It's lighter and the gear range is better, making it much easier to use than a triple. The compact gives you all gearing options that you need, especially when the road points upward. That's where you'll really enjoy the 34 front chainring.
The cockpit of the Tommaso Mondial is very comfortable. As a product manager I have a collection of handlebars. I travel the world and have been known to amuse others as I try out every bar that I can get my hands on. I maneuver into the descending position, get into sprint mode and climbing position. I ride the tops, drops and hoods. After years of racing, training, centuries and MS-150 rides, I know what fits most hands comfortably. If you check out the Tommaso Blog you will see that I have written a piece on what is involved in choosing good handlebars. If you ever see me on a long ride I will be happy to discuss my insane testing system for cycling saddles, bar wrap and even sunglasses…I’m a little bit of a freak.
The color of the Mondial is another draw for me. In the sunlight the bold blue is killer! It looks incredible with the black paint and white decals. I do enjoy bikes that look fast even when not moving. The 12K weave on the fork legs only enhances the racy feel of the bike. The carbon TRS Tommaso fork is stout with no wimpy fork flex under the duress of white knuckle descending. I am amazed at how much vibration and deflection I have noticed in super-light (READ: Super Expensive) boutique forks that feel great in your hands but offer very little in real-world performance.
Riding a Tommaso Mondial is pure joy. All the parts come together in harmony and the ride is wonderful. The gearing allows for an all around smooth ride, the Shimano components take care of the work and the comforting shapes of the saddle and handlebar leave your attention where it belongs-on the road. The 32-hole Alex 450 rims were chosen because they are workhorse rims. They can be easily trued and the machined brake surface is a welcome comfort when the weather gets nasty.
When you step on the pedals the Mondial accelerates very quickly. The geometry allows me to sit “in” the bike and not “on” the bike. It's almost as if the Mondial is reading my mind. When I think "turn" it dives in and rips right through. If I see a hole in the pack it jumps right in and when the road goes up the bike answers to standing on the pedals with a healthy return of speed.
The bottom line is that cycling is about your time away from worry, work and traffic jams. Isn’t it nice to know when you get home you can grab a Tommaso and disappear for a comforting ride? The bike is going to last. The parts are chosen to get the job done at a price that is unbeatable. Tommaso wants you to go for a ride and not be taken for one.
After a race this summer I was asked, "Who are the members of Team Tommaso?" I replied “Everyone that is smart enough to buy a Tommaso". In reading the great comments about our bikes on the Facebook Fan Page I am reminded that we are all part of the same great team. Here’s to the long rides and journeys we take on our Tommaso Bikes.
The Tommaso Frame
The Tommaso Mondial’s foundation is a corrosion-free proprietary double butted aluminum frame. Tommaso uses a compact geometry and detailed tubing lengths per frame size. This ensures that the rider gets the lightest, strongest and best performing and fitting frame for the dollar. The compact design and geometry place the rider in the optimum position for steady handling and comfort. The Mondial has a carbon fork to absorb he high-frequency buzz from the road. This means more miles of comfort and better handling.
Tommaso, and other big names in cycling, such as Giant, Specialized, Trek, Masi, and Felt to name a few, rely on compact geometry to best serve the needs of the customer. Compact geometry has a number of advantages for the rider. First of all, the phrase “compact geometry” is signifying that the top tube (the bar you stand over when not in motion) is sloped downward from the front to the rear of the bike. This enables the rider to get on and off the bike easily. Traditional frame geometry has a top tube that is parallel to the ground and harder to get a leg over. By sloping the top tube we get into the second benefit of the compact frame: With less material used in producing the frame a lighter frame can be made. Third, the more material sitting lower on the bike the better the bike will handle. By lowering the center of gravity the bike wants to descend, corner and sprint better.
The Tommaso Fit
Sizing a compact bike is no different, or more difficult, than any other style of bike. By reviewing the size chart you will see a measurement called the “Eff Top Tube”, also known as the Effective Top Tube Measurement. This is what the top tube would measure if it was parallel to the ground. It is an imaginary line the runs from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat tube if the seat tube was extended like a traditional frame. The size chart also lists suggested heights for the different frame sizes. This is far more helpful in sizing a bike than standing over the top tube and pulling up on the handlebars (which tells you nothing about the fit of a bike). Tommaso offers seven sizes to accommodate riders large and small. It will be easy to find a fit for all of our customers.
The Tommaso Feel
Other highlights include the light aluminum Tommaso TRS handlebar, stem and seatpost. These components are light, strong and built to last. Tektro supplies the braking power with its R350 dual pivot aluminum brakes with replaceable cartridge pads. The grip to the road is provided by the world famous Continental Ultra Sport tires. The small groove pattern in the tire provides better wet-weather grip and amazing corner traction.
The staff at Tommaso ride, race and believe in what they make. They approached the frame design as if they were building their own bike…in truth they are. A double butted Tommaso aluminum frame with compact geometry is utilized on the Tommaso Mondial. Up front is a carbon fork for smooth riding and precise handling at high speeds. The lower center of gravity makes for a curve eating machine that is easy to fit to the rider. The head tube length is designed to satisfy a wide group of riding styles and body types. The stem can be flipped and adjusted for a lower back-friendly position to a more streamline position in minutes.
The tested road geometry puts the rider right in the sweet spot of power and control. The result is a bike that feels like an extension of your body. You think it and the Tommaso Mondial does it. The 6061 aluminum frame with carbon fork is light and stiff enough for accelerating while complaint enough for the 6-hour rides in the summer. Get one before your friends and training partners do!
Tommaso Mondial Premium Spec:
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|Recommended Use:||For the intermediate road cyclist who is looking for the complete performance package|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Tommaso Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Weight:||19.4 lbs (54cm Frame without pedals/reflectors)|
|Dimensions:||Frame Sizes: 47cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm|
|Material:||6061 Double Butted Aluminum|
|Bottom Bracket Compatibility :||68mm, English Thread|
|Bottom Bracket:||FSA BB-4000 External Bearing|
|Brake Type:||Road Caliper|
|Brakes Levers:||Shimano 6600 Model: Shimano Ultegra 6600 / 1.0 Model: Shimano 6700 / 2.0 Model: Shimano 5700 105|
|Brake Lever Material:||Shimano 6600 Model: Aluminum / 1.0 & 2.0 Models: Engineering Composite|
|Brake Mount:||Road Caliper|
|Brake Mount Type:||Road Caliper|
|Cassette:||Shimano 6600 Model: Shimano 105, 5700 12-25t,10-Speed (12,13,14,15,16,17,19,21,23,25) / 1.0 & 2.0 Models: Shimano CS-5700, 11x25 (11,12,13,14,15,17,19,21,23,25)|
|Chain:||KMC DX10SC (10-Speed)|
|Crankset:||FSA Omega 50/34t Compact (20 Total Gears)|
|Crank Arm Length:||170mm (47, 50, 52, 54cm Frames) / 175mm (56, 58, 61cm Frames)|
|Crank Bolt Pattern:||5-Bolt|
|Frame:||Tommaso Ultra Light Double Butted Aluminum Compact Road Frame|
|Frame Material:||6061 Double Butted Aluminum|
|Fork:||Tommaso Carbon Fiber Fork with 1 1/8” Aluminum Steer Tube|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra 6600 Model: Shimano 105, 5700 (10-Speed) / 1.0 & 2.0 Models: Shimano 105, 5700 (10-Speed)|
|Front Derailleur Clamp/Brazeon:||Clamp|
|Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Front Derailleur Compatibility:||10-Speed|
|Handlebar Grips:||Tommaso Tape White|
|Handlebar Material:||6061 Aluminum|
|Handlebar Width:||420mm (47, 50, 52cm Frames) / 440mm (54, 56, 58, 61cm Frames)|
|Head Angle:||72 (47cm Frame) / 72.5 (50, 52cm Frames) / 73 (54cm Frame) / 73.5 (56, 58cm Frames) / 74 (61cm Frame)|
|Headset Diameter:||1 1/8"|
|Headset Type:||Integrated 1-1/8" Threadless|
|Hub Spacing :||130mm Rear, 110mm Front|
|Pedals:||PEDALS NOT INCLUDED|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra 6600 Model: Shimano Ultegra 6600 (10-Speed) / 1.0 & 2.0 Models: Shimano Ultegra 6700 (10-Speed)|
|Rear Derailleur Cage Length:||Short Cage|
|Rear Derailleur Speed:||10-Speed|
|Seatpost :||Tommaso TRS Aluminum|
|Seat Collar Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Shift Lever Material:||Aluminum|
|Shifters:||Shimano Ultegra 6600 Model: Shimano Ultegra 6600 (10-Speed) / 1.0 Model: Shimano Ultegra 6700 (10-Speed) / 2.0 Model Shimano 5700 105 (10-Speed)|
|Speeds:||2x10 (20 Total Speeds)|
|Stem Length:||90mm (47, 50cm Frames) / 100mm (52, 54cm Frames) / 110mm (56, 58cm Frames) / 120mm (61cm Frame)|
|Stem Angle:||+/- 7 Degrees|
|Stem Clamp Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Tires:||Shimano Ultegra 6600 Model: Hutchinson Equinox 700x23c / 1.0 & 2.0 Models: Hutchinson Equinox 700x23c|
|Tire Bead:||Kevlar Bead|
|Tire Size:||700 x 23c|
|Tubes:||700 x 23c Presta|
|Valve Stem Length:||36mm|
|Wheelset:||Shimano Ultegra 6600 Model: Alex Rims R450 / 1.0 & 2.0 Models: Alex AKX Pro|
|Wheel Axle Type:||Quick Release|
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