Showing posts with label Montante. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Montante. Show all posts

Friday, December 27, 2013

For Abarth Owners: the "Montante for Abarth" Limited Edition




Cicli Montante is making a limited edition of 50 single speed bicycles, in collaboration with Abarth, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic, small super car, Abarth 595. The bicycle is pictured with the Fiat 500 Abarth 50th anniversary edition. Below, the Fiat 500 Abarth with a 1963 500 Abarth 595 (photo by www.caranddriver.com).



You can contact Cicli Montante, via www.montantecicli.it, for more details. FYI: In 2010, Montante had a collaboration with Maserati (photos here).

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Montante for Maserati


Happen to be a cyclist that is also a Maserati owner? The grand prize in the 2013 Maserati Trofeo World Series will be this Montante for Maserati 8CTF. If you don't own a Maserati don't despair as you can purchase one from www.montantecicli.it; a total of 200 will be made.

The Maserati 8CTF is considered to be one of the most glorious racing cars of all time, with the legendary victories of the ‘Boyle Special’ at Indianapolis in 1939 and 1940.The bicycle pays homage to the Maserati 8CTF in numerous small details, from the extensive use of chrome, to the frame that is painted in the same wine-red as the Indianapolis-winning car of 1940. Likewise the saddle, handlebars and loops of the pedals are covered in leather the same color as the driver’s seat of the racing car.










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Monday, March 5, 2012

Cicli Montante: Montante Road Exclusive


Cicli Montante departs from their sophisticated "Italian Style" city bikes to enter the carbon road bike segment with their "Montante Road Exclusive" model. The complete bicycle with Shimano Dura Ace Di2, and including pedals, weighs 7.4 kg.

One of my favorite creations from them was the Montante for Maserati model (more photos here):

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We wrote a brief history about Cicli Montante in 2008 which you can find here. Visit www.montantecicli.it for more information.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cicli Montante Maserati 8CTF









The Maserati 8CTF is considered to be one of the most glorious racing cars of all time, with the legendary victories of the ‘Boyle Special’ at Indianapolis in 1939 and 1940. Now Cicli Montante, in collaboration with Maserati, has dedicated a strictly limited series of bicycles to the motorsport icon. The bikes mark the seventieth anniversary of the Maserati 8CTF victory at the Indianapolis 500, and are crafted with many details related to the Indianapolis-winning car of 1940.

The limited edition bike made its debut at the Paris Auto Show which is taking place now. On the Maserati stand, almost concealed behind the newest, highly polished GT sports cars to bear the symbol of the Trident. And there, on the frame of the bicycle, was another small Maserati logo – this time adorning the work of Montante Cicli, the company which has been making bicycles since the 1920s and, in the process, has acquired something of a cult status in Italy.

The bicycle pays homage to the Maserati 8CTF in numerous small details, from the extensive use of chrome, to the frame that is painted in the same wine-red as the Indianapolis-winning car of 1940. Likewise the saddle, handlebars and loops of the pedals are covered in leather the same color as the driver’s seat of the racing car.

Just 200 Montante Maserati 8CTF cycles will be made, each one numbered and carrying the name of its owner. The 200 is based on the number of laps in the race at Indianapolis, The bike will be available in S, M and L, at a price of 3,000 euro ($4,200). See www.montantecicli.it.

Photos: Cicli Montante

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