Inverno (in'v'erno) - Winter
The Inverno is named after its creator - Kevin Winter (Inverno being the name for Winter in Italian). Made entirely in the North-East of England the frame is engineered from steel to modern geometry and tube shapes and finished to the highest pedigree. This is a steel frame which would look in place in any Ritzy location around the World...
The frame is built as standard for disc brake fitment - in line with current trends. The beautiful polished stainless steel dropouts designed and manufactured by Azione, are elegant but strong and look absolutely at home on a road bike.
The fork is a Deda disc fork with an internally routed brake cable and integrated bearings matching the elegant design of the frame. The polished stainless steel water bottle cage bosses look sublime and match perfectly the polished headstock badge.
Frame builder Kevin is a master craftsman, having built frames in the North of England for over 20 years. We are proud of our involvement together which has enabled us to bring the opportunity for customers to own one of these beautiful and unique bike. These frames are finished to each clients own specification and of course size and geometry requirements.
Tests have surprised and delighted all who have ridden the bikes – read the comments in Reviews.
All of our bikes are individually custom painted for a perfect deep gloss lacquer finish, which can also be designed to be totally unique, so that you can stand out from your friends and competitors.
We determine frame and component sizing to ensure perfect fit by defining your anatomy with 6 body measurements. We will compute the optimal geometry of your bike for the riding style required using specialized software tools using technology from our partners SizeMyBike. We can also do this for you, please go to the following link. We will then send you your correct frame sizing.
Two bike fittings are typical: comfort and performance. The seat tube length and the top tube length enable us to select the right frame size. The saddle height, saddle setback and crank length are tuned to optimise power and efficiency. Stem height and stem length optimise comfort and aerodynamics.
We also offer a bike fit and cleat fit service that has been extremely successful. We do not use a jig, nor a computer or try to force you on to a bike that is not for you, we work alongside you to find the perfect fit for your cycling to make sure you are safe, comfortable and efficient, whether that be riding to work or racing nationally, everyone has his or her own need.
We take into account the following considerations when setting a position, handling, power application and efficiency, minimising aerodynamic drag and also comfort:
- Initial discussion of your cycling history, goals and positional problems
- Adjustment of saddle height and set-back
- Handlebar and stem position adjustment
- Brake lever position assessment/adjustment
- Cleat adjustment
- Pre and Post adjustment measurements taken
These sessions take around 2 hours and are delivered by British Cycling trained cycle coach and bike fit specialist Jon Bateman who ensures that all Azione riders can get the very best out of their investment, while also putting smiles on faces with his meticulous and caring approach which delivers measurable performance results.
The Inverno comes in the following standard sizes, or as it is a custom buil, we can modify any size with you:
Strength and durability of our frames are a priority.
Constructed from Columbus Tubing.
Inverno Frame Specification
|Frame||Made entirely by hand by Kevin Winter using Columbus steel tubing, Road Race geometry Azione Chiaro geometry, Replaceable Dropout, Integrated BB, and disc brake dropouts to our own design.|
|Fork||Deda integrated disc brake fork, Carbon steerer, Integrated Carbon Dropout|
|Headset||Upper: 1-1/8" Lower: 1-1/2"|
|Compatibility||Shimano Di2 compatible|
|Seatpost||XX Seat tube with saddle and seat tube clamps|
Integrated disc brake mounts
Our own-design mounts for the rear disc brake caliper - strong and minimal in design.
Internal cable routing
We have incorporated internal routing for the brake cable in the carbon fork
Stainless bottle mounts
Azione detailed stainless steel bottle mounts silver soldered to the frame add beauty.
Columbus steel tubing
The frame is built from a custom tube-set from Italian manufacturer Columbus.
Hidden mudguard mounts
The frame includes mudguard mounts to enable year round use, the rear neatly located.
Concealed brake routing
The rear brake guide is neatly mounted under the bottom bracket. This also ensures effective braking modulation.
The build process - welding detail on the seat post top tube intersection.
Rear dropout milling
The build process - excess material on the dropouts getting milled around QR locator.
Rear dropout assembly
The build process - the dropout in position prior to welding