Umberto Scapin started building racing bicycles in 1957 in Piove di Sacco (Padua, norther Italy) and dedicated his whole life towards the production of high-end and refined steel frames. However not a mainstream brand, Scapin bicycles are nowadays really renowned amongst collectors worldwide.
As most of the Italian frame builders, Scapin committed to manufacture not only durable and performing frames, but also elegant and beautiful ones, adjectives which must accompany every Italian bicycle.
Some of the finest and most elegant bikes of the 1980s were made by Scapin.
They started to open a new chapter, when in the 1990s they started to sponsor offroad- and road pro teams. New materials entered the bicycle sector and Scapin had two choices: Either go with the trend and try to work out how to produce frames from aluminium, carbon fiber, titanium, or to build the most advanced steel bikes they could.
And they went with steel, as they already knew really well how to work this material. Within a short time they came up with some of the finest TIG-welded bicycle frames on the market.
Scapin also invested extensively into the rapidly growing MTB market. The choice of models for offroad riding was wide yet all of them were high-end products. One of them was the Scapin Pro Racer ZR-series. The frame is made of lightweight Columbus steel tubes and both welding and brazing has been employed here. Most of the connections are TIG welded but the bottom bracket is semi-lugged.
The equipment is equally fine and nothing less than the top of the line Shimano XTR has been mounted. The 9-speed shifters are Deore just as the brakes and hubs. And the list goes on with Ritcehy stem, Flite saddle or Japanese Panaracer tyres. Almost all of the parts are furthermore brand NEW so in connection with very well preserved steel frame you may expect a ride with no compromises.
If you are looking for a refined vintage bike with top level equipment, this one is for you.
|Size (Center-Top)||54 cm|
|Top Tube||58 cm|
|Head Tube||14 cm|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore LX; 9-speed NEW|
|Crankset||Shimano XTR; 172.5 mm; 44/32/24|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Hollowtec|
|Seat||SelleItalia Flite NEW|
|Hubs||Shimano Deore NEW; 9-speed 34/11 cassette NEW|
|Rims||559 (26 inch), milled braking surface NEW|
|Tires||Panaracer Dart front, Smore rear; 599 (26|
|Stem||Ritchey Comp; 115 mm NEW|
|Stembar||63 cm NEW|
|Chain||YBN hard plated NEW|