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Nitro Express

The Nitro Express is a flat out steel racing machine. It is built with Columbus' top end Niobium Spirit tubing. The primary tubes for triple butted Spirit tubing are drawn to 0.5 mm on the ends down to 0.38 mm in the center of the tubes. This gives an extremely lightweight steel frame that is both stiff and comfortable. The Niobium alloy used with Spirit increases the frames resistance to environmental elements.

The Nitro Express is the only Torelli steel frame available in either 1 1/8" or 1" headtube.

The Nitro Express features the Torelli Paint-On-Order program that enables custom color selection, paint scheme and decal setup. Custom chrome options are also available.

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The Torelli Nitro Express is built from Columbus Spirit triple-butted steel tubes. The top tube and down tube are drawn from 0.5 mm down to 0.38 mm wall thickness. The tubing makes for an extremely light and quick frame. The Niobium gives the frame advanced corrosion resistance.

Painted on order with DuPont Imron® paint.

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The Nitro Express is designed with classic road racing geometry in mind.

  • TIG welded
  • Columbus Spirit tubing
  • Triple butted
  • Increased corrosion resistance
  • Cast bottom bracket shell
  • Horizontal top tube
  • 1 1/8" or 1" head tube options
  • Italian BB
  • 27.2 seat post
  • Fastback seat stays
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  • Frame weight, 56 cm: 1700 grams (approx)
  • Paint: Torelli Paint-On-Order program
  • Sizes, measured center to center: 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60 Occasionally we have compact and women specific size in stock—check with your local Torelli dealer for availability
  • Made in Italy/Painted in US
Nitro Express Frame Geometry
Frame SizeHead Tube AngleSeat Tube AngleTop TubeHead TubeChain StayStandoverBottom Bracket Drop
48 72 75 51.0 88 405 744 73
50 72.5 75 52.0 98 405 767 73
52 72.5 74.5 53.5 118 407 784 70
54 73.5 74 54.5 134 407 802 70
56 73.5 73.5 56.0 155 407 822 68
58 74 73.5 57.5 173 413 841 68
60 74.5 73 59.0 190 414 859 68
62 74.5 72.5 60.0 208 414 877 68
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Suggested retail prices:

  • Frame only – $1650
  • With painted to match threadless steel road fork – $1910
  • With Columbus Minimal full carbon fork – $2000