Thursday, February 21, 2008

Masi Speciale Commuter

Masi Speciale Commuter. Available in some sizes at City Bikes for $679.99.

Masi, famous for its racing bikes, appears to be reaching out to the everyday commuter.

Some online commentary about this model:


Commute By Bike

2008 Specs

Frame: Double-butted ChroMo steel w/ rack & fender mounts (49, 51, 53, 56, 58, 60)
Color: Root Beer
Chainring: Alloy 42T
Freewheel: Shimano MX30 16T
Hub: Flip-flop, sealed w/ track nuts
Chain: KMC Z610H
Pedals: Alloy cage w/ clips & straps
Handlebar: Masi radonneur
Saddle: Masi SLS w/ steel rails
Wheels: Ritchey Girder XC
Tires: 32C Kenda Kwik Trax w/ reflective sidewalls

If you have any feedback about the Masi Speciale Commuter, please leave a comment.


Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

They're awesome bikes... you should buy a 100 of them.

Ok, maybe only 10.

Thanks for the mention of the bike; so far, it's been a great seller for us. We're very happy, of course.

We're committed to growing our offering of non-race bikes and the new models coming out in Spring are great and the Fall '08's are going to be pretty sweet too.

Thanks again.

Fritz said...

Hey you should check out Tim's post yesterday for a new variation on their city bike.

Freewheel said...

Is the mixte replacing the 8-spd model? What are the key differences between the two models?

Coaster said...

Well, I just bought a Commuter Speciale - beautiful. Looks like bikes from when I was in Jr. High. Speaking of my age, these knees don't do single speed. The shop is putting a Shimano Alfine 8 speed on it. Now I can look as cool as guys half my age that are riding singles, and still go uphill!