Caletti Cycles: George’s All Road Disc Bike Apr 1, 2015

Photography by Peter Thomsen

Photographs by Peter Thomsen

John Caletti has a way with disc bikes. There’s something about the look of an OS titanium frame, painted to compliment Chris King bits. With “all-road” bikes being all the rage these days, George wanted something extra special, so he contacted Santa Cruz’s Caletti Cycles to build him a bike that he’d very well have for the rest of his life.

Personally, I love the grey and orange, but the inside of the fork blades and backside of the seat tube really do it for me. Oliver at Spectrum Powderworks really did a banging job on this one. Check out more of Peter Thomsen’s wonderful photos below.

Photography by Peter Thomsen

Photography by Peter Thomsen

Photography by Peter Thomsen

Photography by Peter Thomsen

Photography by Peter Thomsen

Photography by Peter Thomsen

Photography by Peter Thomsen

Photography by Peter Thomsen

  • bgav

    Nice versatile build, beautiful paint and color scheme. The only thing I’d nitpick is the rear brake cable routing on the bottom of the top tube.

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      If it were a cross bike, I’d agree.

    • John Caletti

      Thanks for the comments. If it were a cross bike, it would get the brake line routed on top of the top tube for shouldering, since it’s “Adventure Road” bike, we put the cable underneath. I’m currently exploring options for chainstay mounted brakes, but there aren’t much around for cool dropouts right now. This method is the lightest and stiffest setup for that area since we use tubing connected to a compact hooded dropout rather than a long and large plate dropout. But I’ll keep pursuing options for low mount brake setups.

      • bgav

        Thanks for the insight John, makes sense on an adventure bike that won’t see any CX duty. Definitely looks up to the task and very stiff.

  • -Steven

    To each his own and what not, but with all of that orange and grey this bike just screams for the new Paul orange and grey disc calipers. Huge missed opportunity there. Still beautiful nonetheless.

    • http://www.neilbridge.co.uk/ Mr_Bridge

      As nice as the Paul Klamper units look, they’re so new that Paul doesn’t even list them on their website. They’re also cable-actuated, as opposed to the Hydraulic Shimanos. Personally, I’d take hydraulic over cable on a bike of this calibre.
      Beautiful framebuilding and paintwork, by the way.