The Bice Bicycles Lestofante is a 650b+ or 29″+ custom-made hardtail steel cross-country mountain bike intended for riders looking for a comfortable and fun ride without the pressures of the clock.

“Lestofante” in Italian means trickster, and the frame is just that.  It can handle 29er plus tires or 650b plus tires without batting an eyelash. Thanks to the sliding dropouts, the length of the chainstay can be increased by up to 25mm providing the space required to mount 29er plus tires. At the same time, this lengthening of the chainstay lowers the drop of the bottom bracket shell, ensuring that the height of the bb shell from the ground remains unchanged despite the difference in tire size.

Why mount plus tires? If your in search of high-grip tires in any type of riding conditions, plus tires are the best solution. They have a huge contact surface with all types of terrain and incredible grip on snow and ice!

Do you have to have long chainstays to mount plus tires? Not at all! 435mm for 650b plus and 450mm for 29er plus tires. This means reactive cornering and lots of comfort at the same time!

Set-up in the 29er plus version, the Lestofante is a great divide companion for someone looking to take it easy, stop and have a beer here and there without worrying about what kind of time you’re making.

Each Lestofante frame is custom-made to measure based on your biomechanics, intended use, and desired riding position. The frame can be outfitted with bags for long-distance trips, and the standard model design comes with two sets of bottle cage bosses. The overall design of the Lestofante can be tweaked depending on the fork you would like to mount,  guaranteeing the best set-up. Please let me know if you would like to mount a rigid, a suspended, or a lefty fork.

Included in the price of the frame is a Chris King Inset7 headset.

  • 3-in-1 tire choice: 29er, 29er plus, 27.5” plus
  • An all-round reliable bike
  • Single-Speed Ready
  • From fun to comfortable rides in one frame
  • Lighter than the average industry frame
In terms of paint, the price of a standard paint job is included in the price of the frame. You have the option of choosing the colors that will be used within the Lestofante paint-scheme. Additional charges may apply to certain types of paint for example, colorshift, flake, candy. If you wanted to get fancy, I can also provide you with both a quote and mock-up for a custom paint job. Just like getting extra toppings on a pizza, custom paint schemes will cost more depending on the number and type of “toppings”.


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ModelLestofante 2-in-1 Steel XCO/Trail Bike
29er Plus Set-up
Lestofante 2-in-1 Steel XCO/Trail Bike
650b Plus Set-up
TubingColumbus Zona tubing with bent downtube and Dedacciai 29erHT toptube and seatstays,PMW yokeColumbus Zona tubing with bent downtube and Dedacciai 29erHT toptube and seatstays,PMW yoke
Tire Size29er Plus27.5plus / 29x2.4
Max Tire Clearance29x3.227.5x3.2
Seat Tube Diameter31.6mm + dropper ready31.6mm + dropper ready
Headtube46mm straight46mm straight
TrailBased on fork a2c, rake and intended useBased on fork a2c, sag, rake and intended use
Head Tube Angle69 (can vary Based on custom measurements)68.5 (can vary Based on custom measurements)
Seat Tube AngleBased on custom measurementsBased on custom measurements
DropoutsThru-axle adjustableThru-axle adjustable
BB Drop70mm54mm
Chainstay LengthFrom 430mm to 450mmFrom 430mm to 450mm
Bottom BracketBSA 68/73mmBSA 68/73mm
Recommended ForkENVE Mountain Fork (a2c 470mm)Lefty Hybrid 2.0 (a2c 495mm)
HeadsetChris King Inset7Chris King Inset7
Geometrycustom Based on body measurementscustom Based on body measurements and tyoe of fork
Cable RoutingExternalExternal
Crankset Compatibility1x11 boost or no boost1x11 boost or no boost
Rack & Pannier CompatibilityNONO
Bottle Cage BossesFor 2 bottle cagesFor 2 bottle cages
Average Medium Size Frame Weight2.210g / 9.530g complete bike2.210g / 11.900g complete bike

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The key feature of my work is the tremendous range of possibilities when it comes to personalizing your ideal bicycle. Contact me for more info, a quote, or with any other questions you might have.

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