Titici Sterrato’s New LTD Steel Gravel Bike Gets Rare GRX Silver

Posted on Aug 24, 2022 by Cory Benson

Titici has a new high end steel gravel bike in the works and they are teasing it with this super limited Sterrato GRX LE build featuring Shimano’s sought after silver gravel groupset. Only 12 of the handmade Italian steel gravel bikes are made, with unique custom painted graphics by street artist Luca Di Maggio…

Titici Sterrato Premium Steel Gravel Bike

Already this year, Titici has updated its new all-in-one ET aluminum gravel bike with a unique silver anodized finish that makes it look like brazed steel. And then added an all-new carbon Relli with the flattest top tube you’ll find on a gravel bike. And now, that steel Sterrato teams up with its flattened Plate Absorber Tech (PAT) top tube for added comfort and fully integrated internal cable routing.

Technical details

vs. Titici, photos by Mattia Ragni

The Titici Sterrato is a handmade steel gravel bike made entirely in Italy from a set of high-end Columbus Life tubes designed exclusively for Titici, including their flattened PAT top tube to help filter vibrations while maintaining lateral stiffness. They call it a bike with “vintage character, with modern and sophisticated details”.

Titici Sterrato GRX LE gravel bike in limited edition handmade Italian steel, construction process, frame detail

In addition to flat-mount disc brakes only, thru-axles and a full carbon fork (with or without bike mounts on each leg), it also features an oversized 1.5″ head tube for accommodate completely hidden internal cable routing – for mechanical or electronic offset, 1 or 2x.

Titici Sterrato GRX LE Gravel Bike, Italian Handmade Limited Edition Steel, Integrated Cockpit Deda

The Sterrato sticks with a round 27.2mm seatpost and has a fairly tight tire clearance of 700c x 40mm, but appears to use a PressFit bottom bracket (BB386?).

Titici Sterrato GRX LE gravel bike in Italian steel handmade in limited edition, complete in workshop

Funnily enough, this limited-edition version comes equipped with a PRO dropper, but the bikes typically have NO cable routing for an internal dropper post. This particular build features a 3-pack downtube cage mount, 2 seattube cage mount, rear rack mount, and full-coverage front and rear fender tabs. But you can also add more cage mounts under the downtube or above the toptube at no extra cost.

Titici Sterrato GRX LE – Limited Edition Availability

Titici Sterrato GRX LE gravel bike in Italian steel handmade in limited edition, bent

Only 12 of these special limited-edition Titici Sterrato GRX LE gravel bikes are made – each with individually hand-painted graphics by Milanese street artist Luca Di Maggio, a gravel rider himself.

Titici Sterrato GRX LE handmade limited edition Italian steel gravel bike, fork detail

Each bike will have a fork painted in a different scheme emphasizing the cultural stylistic characteristics of different countries – alongside the motto of the unifying concept of “Ride Titici Around the World”. The inspiration for this first limited edition bike was Japan, lending design imagery of Mount Fuji, the rising sun, a bonsai tree and a lotus flower in classic red on a white background.

Titici Sterrato GRX LE Handmade Limited Edition Italian Steel Gravel Bike, Parco Giardino Sigurta

Titici took the bike to the “flowering lakes” of Parco Giardino Sigurtà in Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona to photograph it surrounded by water lilies under Japanese maple trees for full stylistic effect.

Titici Sterrato GRX LE gravel bike in Italian steel handmade in limited edition, frame detail

Along with the custom look, you’ll also get a complete Shimano GRX Silver gravel groupset – also a rare find – in your choice of 1×11 or 2×11 configuration. Sterrato GRX LE bikes don’t officially go on sale until October , when Shimano launches the groupsets in Italy and when Titici unveils the remaining 11 country themes. But we think if you really want one, you should contact your nearest Titici bike dealer as soon as possible.

Titici Sterrato GRX LE Handmade Limited Edition Italian Steel Gravel Bike Flower Lake

No word on pricing yet, either for this limited edition or the standard steel Titici Sterrato gravel bike once it becomes available later this fall.


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