Carrera bicycles were born in 1988 as an extension of the great Italian professional road racing team Carrera. The sponsor of the professional squad was the Carrera blue jean company and thus the team clothing looked like denim. Many great champions raced for Carrera including the trifecta; Tour de France, Giro d-Italia, and World Championship won by Stephen Roche in 1987. The other great champions include Claudio Chiappucci, Marco Pantani, Michelle Bartoli, Ivan Basso and Paolo Bettini. Over 500 victories were achieved by the Carrera team.
The Carrera workshop called Podium began in 1988 under the technical direction of Luciano Bracchi. Bracchi became well-known for his designs and product developments. The Carrera-Podium shop was the first workshop to join aluminum to rear stays to carbon. They were the first shop to work with ceramical aluminum and were the first Italian firm to build carbon frames on
size. With this experience a Carrera bicycle is a technical achievement backed with many years of R & D. The synergy with the racing teams allowed Bracchi to test new designs under the rigors of professional racing and he had the advantage of having the team headquarters located in the same building as the bicycle factory.
Today, Carrera has embraced the highly advanced designs of carbon. Unlike most bike companies that simply mimic the designs of others, Carrera has unique and well-thought technology to optimize the advantages of carbon. The tube shapes provide the bicycle with the ultimate combination of lightness, rigidity, ease of handling, comfort and durability. And with today’s efficient manufacturing technique, a high performance Carrera bicycle is more affordable than ever. Essentially, Carrera has a bicycle for every road cyclist from the novice to the Gran Fondo rider to professional level. We hope you find a Carrera model to your liking. The colors and graphics are dynamic and the paint and finish work are the pinnacle of the bike industry.
The name simply means the frame weight of 730grams and this is the lightest Carrera model. With the use of the best performing composite materials, Carrera can build an ultralight frame that still performs flawlessly and meets their stringent demands of comfort, performance and reliability. Carrera has gone outside the bicycle industry to acquire raw materials from the aerospace industry and with the special graphite/epoxy resin fibers and the round to square tube shapes they created the best ultralight bicycle frame on the market. No other sub 800gram frame offers the precision, the rigidity and the perfect control as the SL 730. The production process is called V.B.M. or Vacuum Bladder Molding and in the fabrication they use expandable polystyrene and polyurethane shells in order to reduce wall thickness without sacrifice in strength. This technology “stretches” the fibers inside the tubes making them more compact and lighter in weight. Simply, Carrera engineers add 5% to 10% added strength to this frame and with a huge reduction in weight. The rear triangle has asymmetrical chain stays for fast acceleration and flat seatstays for supreme comfort. The entire package is a compact responsive and comfortable frame with extreme lightness. We have a lot of experience with the SL 730 having sold them since introduction in 2013 and our customers rave about this bicycle. It is very easy to achieve a complete bike weight of 13lbs using the SL 730 frame and with top shelf lightweight group, wheels and parts. Call us today to discuss your SL 730 bike build.
2 colors A5-02 Carbon and yellow and A5-01 Carbon and red
Frameset Price: $5295 (includes frame, fork, headset)
Complete bicycle with Campagnolo Super Record group, Enve 3.4 carbon wheels, Michelin Pro Race tires, Enve carbon stem, handlebar and seatpost, Selle Italia SLR saddle price is $10,195. For Campagnolo Super Record EPS add $1500. We also offer Sram Red and Shimano Dura Ace for the SL 730. Call for details 717 560 9000
While the SL 730 is the lightest Carrera then the Erakle TS is the most rigid and aerodynamic. This model is the pro race machine with extreme precision at high speeds. We recommend the Erakle TS for cyclist who like fast riding at high wattage and able to push big gears. The Erakle simply loves speed! Frame material is carbon pre-peg 40 ton and 60 ton. The aerodynamic seattube and seatpost reduce wind drag and the oversize downtube and BB shell deliver very high lateral stiffness. The Erakle has tapered flat seatstays for added comfort and with the tapered head tube the front end is extremely stable even at the highest speed descents. The Erakle TS is routed for both mechanical and electronic groups and we build these custom to the clients specs.
Graphic design is unique “Jekyll” with separate left and right paint schemes. Color R308 is anthracite and chrome
Frameset Price: $4295 (includes frame, fork, headset and aero seatpost)
Complete bicycle Erakle TS with Shimano Dura Ace group, Zipp 404 wheels, Michelin Pro Race tires,Deda Zero 100 bar and stem and Fizik Arione saddle is $8395
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Now in its 3rd generation the Phibra Evo is the iconic Carrera bicycle with the most stunning and innovative carbon design. Maybe no better combination of performance and comfort is available in a carbon bike. Carrera designed “Double Arc” to get maximum stiffness and lateral rigidity at the bottom bracket while still maintaining a smooth and comfortable compliant ride over rough roads. The Phibra is the ultimate Gran Fondo bike. In the design there are 2 monocoque carbon arches that are joined to the head tube and seat tube. The rear triangle is a single piece and is joined to carbon drop outs. This original design achieves a very light bike with precise steering and responsive characterisitics. The flatness of the top arch and seatstays allow the perfect amount of flex for a super comfortable ride. The Phibra Evo is the top selling model in the Carrera range. It is routed for both electronic and mechanical groups.
2 Color Options for Phibra
Frameset Price: $3995 (includes frame, fork, headset and seatpost)
Complete bike options include our recommended Ultegra Di2 electronic group with Miche SWR carbon clincher wheels, Michelin Pro Race tires, Deda Zero 100 bar and stem and Fizik Arione saddle. Price for complete bike $6995
The Veleno model, even though in the mid range from Carrera and very affordable, easily out performs many bikes costing hundreds more. We have sold dozens of Veleno to racing cyclist and recreational cyclists. The Veleno is very light about 1000grams and has the perfect blend of stiffness and compliance. Though not built with the same top quality materials as the SL 730 the Veleno is built with pre-peg 40 ton carbon fiber and in specific tube shapes for maximum performance. The Veleno utilizes the same asymmetrical chainstays as the SL 730 for snappy quick accelerations. We challenge any manufacturer to try to match the performance to price as the Veleno.
Frameset Price: $2995 (includes frame, fork and headset)
We offer a complete bike with Campagnolo Chorus group, Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset including Mavic tires, Deda Zero 1 stem and RHM01 bar, PMP carbon seatpost, and Fizik Alliante saddle for an amazing $4995 or go electronic with Ultegra Di2 group for $5695
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The most affordable Carrera carbon frame is the Nitro SL. With thousands sold since 2013 the Nitro SL is a secret weapon of performance in an affordable bike. The Nitro SL uses similiar material as the higher range Veleno model. It features a tapered head tube 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 for stability. The monocoque top tube blends around the seat tube and joins to the rear drop outs in a gracious arc. The oversize down tube delivers great performance in quick accelerations. Race it or just ride casual the Nitro SL delivers superb performance at a great price. With a Nitro SL it is possible to build a custom bike, completely personalized in gearing, wheel choice, and sized to perfection for less than $3,000
Frameset Price: $2195 (includes frame, fork and headset)
Complete bike recommendation with Shimano Ultegra group, Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels and tires, Deda Zero 1 stem and RHM01 bar, and Selle Italia saddle for $3495. Or for more affordable package with Shimano 105 11 spd group and Mavic Aksium wheels for only $2995
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For those discerning cyclist still yearning for traditional steel frames with lugs Carrera still builds the Lima model. Columbus steel joined with chromed lugs and a steel fork the Lima is a great ride for clients wanting comfort and longevity with a minimum sacrifice in weight. After all Carrera began frame building for professional riders with frames like the Lima. The Zeus model won many races in the 90’s and paved the way for Carrera’s reputation of making fine precision bicycles.
Frameset Price: $1995 (includes frame and fork)
Our recommended kit includes Campy Athena polished alu group, Miche Reflex wheels with Continental Super Sport tires, Cinelli 1A stem and Cinelli bar, Miche Supertype seatpost and Fizik Alliante saddle all for $2995
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