The latest 2018 Masi Giramondo 27.5 ‘adventure touring’ bike gets 2.1″ tires, two sets of bottle bosses on each fork leg (one triple and one double), a snazzy paint job, and plenty of tire clearance (up to 29×2.0″)…

Posted by Logan Watts

  • Highlights
  • Frame/fork: Steel
  • Angles (58cm): 72° Headtube, 73° Seattube
  • Stack/Reach: 634mm/406mm
  • BB Drop/Chainstay: 70mm/455mm
  • Bottom Bracket: Threaded
  • Hub specs: 135/100mm QR
  • Seatpost: 27.2mm
  • Max tire size: 29 x 2.0″
  • Price: $1199

If you’re not familiar with Masi Bikes, here’s a quick history. Faliero Masi started making bicycle frames in Milan in the 1950s and moved to southern California in 1973. The company was since bought by Haro, but still has a complete line that continues to evolve. Masi is know for its steel frame bikes for road, track, CX, and touring. The Giramondo 27.5 is marketed toward the ‘adventure rider with broad ambitions’. I tried the 2017 model at Interbike a couple years ago and was impressed. For 2018, they added a few more features and a snazzy paint job…

2018 Masi Giramondo 27.5, 650b

  • 2018 Masi Giramondo 27.5, 650b
  • 2018 Masi Giramondo 27.5, 650b

The biggest and most impressive change to the 2018 Giramondo is the new segmented fork. With dual offset bottle mounting locations on each leg, there are now options for an Anything cage or a standard bottle cage. The fork also has dynamo hub wire routing.

2018 Masi Giramondo 27.5, 650b

The 2018 model features WTB dirt-drop handlebars, Brev M. 23mm IW rims, a wide-range 3×10 Deore drivetrain, WTB Nano Comp 27.5×2.1″ tires, and plenty of rack mounts. Although the 2018 model gets a little price bump, it still seems like an OK value at $1,199.00. Check your local Masi/Haro dealer, or the bike is available at JensonUSA.com. You can also learn more at MasiBikes.com.

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