Stelio Belletti has always had a particular talent when it came to building frames for vehicles. That they were powered by a combustion engine, or the legs of a cyclist, made little difference. Every type of frame presents its own challenges, and achieving maximum performance is no easy task. Stelio's unique approach to bicycle frame construction was born from such experiences, and his background in motor racing and aeronautics. A lifelong love of cycling spurred him to develop new technologies and techniques for the cycling world, and though he’s now in his 80s, that passion still inspires him today. A bike frame is a seemingly simple tool, but that simplicity is only made possible by a complex understanding of the master craftsman’s methods and materials. A special attention is required. Stelio’s dedication has always been to the quality of the final product, regardless of how long it took. The classic Stelbel fork crown is the perfect example of this. There might have been easier solutions, but they wouldn’t have been the right one. This spirit of originality and hard work was passed down to Stelio by his father, Antenore, a skilled mechanic the likes of whom you no longer meet. The best teacher and mentor that the young Stelio could have asked for, he passed away some time ago but his energy and ideals can still be seen in all of Stelbel’s products today.
Stelbel’s revival started with a simple premise: stay true to the past. The brand’s most iconic characteristics have inspired this new generation of frames, and we treasure the values that Stelio Belletti has always followed. We will continue to experiment and innovate and with the ambition to improve. All of our frames are handmade in Italy by skilled Italian craftsmen, tailored exclusively to the customer’s needs and custom built to order. We work hard and invest a lot of time in ensuring that we live up to expectations, communicate quickly with customers and offer efficient assistance when needed. And of course, we aim to build the best possible product, whose quality is controlled throughout the process of construction and finish. We also aspire to honour the great Italian frame-building tradition, and perhaps one day we’d like to think that we played a role in returning it to its former glory.