Masi Bikes


Legacy Gran Criterium Custom 56cm Black

It’s the only one in existence…at least for now. We gave legendary Masi frame painter Jim Allen carte blanche to paint one of these USA-made Gran Criterium Legacy frames whatever color he wanted. It’s tough to see in the photos, but this metal flake black looks other-worldly outside in the light. If you ride a 56cm and want to own a piece of history, this beauty is ready for purchase

When we drew up a wish list for the creation of a modern, USA Made, steel Gran Criterium, we fully understood the size and magnitude of the task.

The challenge of producing a performance driven package - a package that would excite riders of all ages and abilities - led us to the belief that this frame should point forwards, and become a statement of our intent. Utilizing custom drawn, Italian made Columbus Life tubing and paired with ENVE's Road 2.0, tapered, composite fork, this package is light, rigid and responsive, regardless of conditions or fare. The Gran Criterium is a thoroughbred steel racer, born from the spirit, vision and reputation of our founder; Faliero Masi.


  • Made from Columbus Life custom drawn tube sets, manufactured and sourced directly from Columbus, Milan.
  • ENVE Composite Road 2.0 fork, 1.25" tapered steerer tube
  • Chris King Inset Headset
  • BB86 Push Fit Bottom bracket shell
  • Masi Evoluzione, Performance Race geometry - this is a full-fledged steel race bike
  • Featuring 14mm Double "S" Bend Seat stays
  • 31.8mm front derailleur clamp size
  • 27.2mm seat post diameter
  • 44 mm head tube to accommodate the tapered fork crown and oversize bearing.
  • 56cm frame weighs approx. 1800g
  • Each frame has its serial number incorporated within the seat mast decal.
  • Each frame is hand painted by Jim Allen. Jim was Masi's painter throughout the late 1970's and 1980's.


Geometry frame reference chart
Size Seat Tube (C-T) 2. Top Tube (Effective) 1. Head Angle 6. Seat Angle 3. Chainstay 5. Head Tube Length 4. Stack Height 7. Reach 8.
56 560 565 73.5 73.5 412 145 565 398

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