The Tommaso Superleggera and Superleggera 1.0 is Tommaso’s premium carbon bike with Shimano Dura-Ace. Some companies charge thousands of dollars more for a carbon Dura-Ace bike…does it make you wonder why? As Public enemy said: “Don’t believe the hype!”
All the great Shimano components you could possibly want on a Tommaso at a price only Giantnerd can offer. It is the complete package with a carbon fork, stiffer than carbon FSA Gossamer crank, Tommaso Racing Series saddle and Shimano Dura-Ace components. How does Tommaso make bikes at such great deals? Easy, they don’t expect customers to pay for the marketing budget of a pro tour team or over-hyped advertisements. At Tommaso Bicycles the employees do all the real world testing 365 days a year in house…well, on the road, the mountains, the trail, and the path. They sweat, race and bleed Tommaso! At Giantnerd we have online bike purchasing dialed. No more smug attitudes at the local bike shop because you don’t feel the need to sell a kidney to buy a bike. Like they say at Tommaso: We want you to “Over Play” not “Over Pay!”
The Superleggera starts with a light and responsive race proven frame. The TRS monocoque frame and carbon fork with aluminum steer have been engineered to handle quick, float up mountains and carve down the other side. The Shimano 7800 Dura-Ace shifters are paired with the Shimano 7800 Dura-Ace rear derailleur and Shimano 6600 Ultegra front derailleur. The Shimano Dura-Ace STI controls allow for sure handed shifting and braking without removing your hands from the handlebars. The TRS Tommaso saddle has more padding on the saddle’s pressure points to aid with comfort. The racy-sleek saddle was designed for those who ride long hours in the saddle, not just talk about them. The FSA Gossamer compact crank with external bottom bracket bearings is ideal for cyclist looking to get to the next level. This crank has won pro races on multiple continents! The 50/34 chainring combination on the crank is a slightly smaller gear for those of us that aren’t racing the Tour de France this year. It enables the user to climb with less stress on the knees and joints while cruising quickly along the flats and descents. The compact crank makes for less complex shifting than a triple and is lighter.
The Tommaso Frame
The Tommaso Superleggera’s foundation is a state of the art carbon frame that is the pinnacle of Tommaso’s line. 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 Superleggera 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 produced. 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 stem can also be flipped and adjusted for a lower, back-friendly position to a more streamline position in minutes. The lower top tube keeps the center of gravity low and the makes for an easy approach to getting on the bike. This Tommaso bike was designed with the user’s needs and comfort as the #1 priority.
The Tommaso Feel
Tommaso spent a lot of time on choosing what makes a bike enjoyable to ride. Tommaso upgraded the saddle to the lightweight and sleek TRS Racing saddle for added comfort. The handlebar wrap was chosen for its comfort and durability. The compact gearing is perfect for all of us wanting to ride the open road no matter if it goes up, down or flat. The lightweight Tommaso carbon frame and carbon fork will be great company for many, many miles.
There are plenty of carbon bikes on the market. Most manufacturer’s use them to fill price points while focusing on the $6,000.00 dream machines that are given to the pro’s (at the consumer’s expense) or bikes that find their way into only a few garages. At Giantnerd our philosophy is simple: Ride, just ride. We want everyone to enjoy the experience and feel good about their bike. We realize that there are other things you will need while cycling and we keep prices low so you can get them all. What will you need? A helmet, spare tube kit, water bottles and cages, shorts, jersey and most of all the desire for adventure.
Tommaso Superleggera Premium Spec:
The Tommaso Service
Every Tommaso road bike arrives with our unparalleled risk free exclusive offer. No other major bicycle brand or retailer in America offers this risk free promotion.
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 great choice for the professional road racer and weekend warrior|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Tommaso Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Weight:||17.2 lbs (54cm frame without pedals/reflectors)|
|Dimensions:||Frame Sizes: 51cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm|
|Bottom Bracket Compatibility :||English|
|Bottom Bracket:||FSA External|
|Brake Type:||Road Cantilever|
|Brakes Levers:||Shimano Dura Ace 7800|
|Brake Lever Material:||Alloy|
|Brake Mount:||Road Cantilever|
|Cassette:||Shimano 105 5600 12 x 25T|
|Chain:||KMC 10 speed|
|Chainrings:||FSA 50 x 34T|
|Crank Arm Length:||170mm (51cm frame) / 172.5mm (54, 56cm frames) / 175mm (58, 61cm frames)|
|Crank Bolt Pattern:||5 Bolt|
|Frame:||Tommaso Carbon Fiber Road Frame|
|Frame Material:||Carbon Fiber|
|Fork:||Tommaso Carbon Fiber|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra 6600|
|Front Derailleur Clamp/Brazeon:||Clamp|
|Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter:||34.9mm|
|Front Derailleur Compatibility:||Bottom Pull|
|Front Derailleur Type:||Double|
|Handlebar Grips:||Tommaso Cork Tape White|
|Handlebar Width:||400mm (51cm frame) / 420mm (54cm frame) / 440mm (56, 58, 61cm frames)|
|Headset Diameter:||1 1/8"|
|Hub Spacing :||130mm Rear, 110mm Front|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Dura Ace 7800|
|Rear Derailleur Cage Length:||Short|
|Rear Derailleur Speed:||10 Speed|
|Seatpost :||Tommaso Alloy|
|Seat Collar Diameter:||34.9mm|
|Shift Lever Material:||Alloy|
|Shifters:||Shimano Dura Ace 7800|
|Stem Length:||90mm (51cm frame) / 100mm (54, 56cm frames) / 110mm (58, 61cm frames)|
|Stem Angle:||+/- 6 degrees|
|Stem Clamp Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Tire Bead:||Wire Bead|
|Tire Size:||700 x 23c|
|Tubes:||700 x 23c|
|Valve Stem Length:||36mm|
|Wheel Axle Type:||Quick Release|
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