The Masi Gran Criterium. It is hard to imagine a model in the brand's very long history that has as mythical a reputation as the Gran Criterium. Innumerable races have been won aboard the legendary bike, not to mention the cult-like following the bike has developed over the many years it has existed. In 1979, the hero of the Academy Award winning movie Breaking Away* rode a Masi Gran Criterium. Dave Stoller may have been a fictional character, but the Gran Criterium remains as one of the most sought after and admired bicycles of the past four decades.
The Gran Criterium that we build now is what we like to call a "neo-classic" creation; the same heart-stopping good looks as the bikes made nearly 40 years ago, with a modern twist. The current Gran Criterium uses our lightest, custom shaped aluminum tubing, paired with light and stiff carbon seat and chain stays. Bolted to the frame is a budget-friendly parts mix that doesn't compromise performance. The updated SRAM Rival drivetrain and Ritchey wheels, bar and stem are 100% race worthy.
2009 Gran Criteriums will be arriving soon. If anything like the 2008 version, it should be a hotly sought after bike. So see your retailer to make sure you get yours ordered today... before they're all gone!
*Academy Award for Best Screenplay