TITICI celebrates gravel cycling with the new limited-edition STERRATO: only 12 unique pieces available featuring the exclusive Shimano GRX Limited groupset

The Italian brand unveils its latest gravel creation: Columbus Life steel tubes, handmade in Italy, with PAT anti-vibration system. The first 12 pieces are made in collaboration with Shimano and painted by street artist Luca Di Maggio

Heritage and technology, art and Italian craftsmanship. TITICI celebrates gravel cycling with a unique initiative in collaboration with Shimano: the new STERRATO model made in special edition and equipped with the Limited version of the famous Shimano GRX groupset.

STERRATO GRX LE will be produced in just 12 pieces that will be hand-painted by Milanese street artist and gravel rider Luca Di Maggio, inspired by the motto “Ride TITICI around the world”. The fork of each model evokes a different country in the world, referring to the main cultural stylistic features. The first model is dedicated to Japan: Mount Fuji, the Rising Sun, the bonsai plant and the lotus flower stand out in red on a white background – the national colours.


The STERRATO project was born in 2018 from the desire to introduce a noble material, rich in cycling history, into the TITICI range: steel. These premises are at the basis of the “Made in Italy” collaboration with Columbus, the historic company from Caleppio di Settala (Milan), one of the biggest and most famous steel tubing manufacturer. STERRATO is handmade using Columbus Life tubes engineered exclusively for TITICI. The top tube, in particular, features the patented PAT (Plate Absorber Technology) system already used by the Italian brand in its carbon frames. The flat and thin shape of the tube helps reduce vibrations without compromising the frame’s stiffness and performance.

STERRATO is the sublime marriage between comfort, guaranteed by the steel and empowered by the PAT system, and performance written in the TITICI DNA. The result is a model with a vintage character featuring modern and sophisticated details, such as the integrated cable routing, the oversized head tube and the disc brakes. The perfect celebration of gravel cycling, a style that evokes the heroic cycling but constantly looks to future and innovation.

Shimano GRX Limited Edition groupset

Shimano delivered the first dedicated gravel components back in 2019 with Shimano GRX. Today, in cooperation with TITICI, Shimano releases GRX Limited. At its core, GRX Limited is the tried and true 11-speed mechanical GRX 800 series groupset, but the brushed and polished silver finish delivers a classy take on the quality, precision, and durability synonymous with GRX.

The special-edition STERRATO GLX LE will be available from October with 1×11-speed or 2×11-speed. The STERRATO model, with customer choice of set-up, will be available on the market from the same date.

A special location for the STERRATO GRX LE

The photographs for the launch campaign of the STERRATO GRX LE were taken in the stunning setting of the Parco Giardino Sigurtà, the nature park located in Valeggio sul Mincio, in the province of Verona, elected one of the most beautiful parks in Italy and Europe. The chosen location is the Laghetti Fioriti, surrounded by water lilies and Japanese maples. The oriental setting alludes to the landscapes of Japan, highlighting the refinement of the new STERRATO and Luca Di Maggio’s artistic creation.

Available starting in October, online and at TITICI retailers