The Iride Il Mercante.
refine your bicycle's personality
1. Full carbon Columbus Minimal fork. Recommended. 360g
2. Carbon legs with steel steerer. 635g
3. Full steel brazed lugged fork made of Columbus tubing. 797g
Add the Chris King headest
improve the head
Iride bicycles come with very good headset bearings,
but if you like please,
Add the legendary Chris King headest. Choose color. $120
Get chrome trim option
improve the reflection
We can have chrome plated lugs and seat stays added to your frame. Classic beauty $150.
Optional Rack Mounts
Add this rack mount option if you would like the four braze-ons for screws to attach a rear carrier rack. $40
Miche Race 707 wheels are included in the base bicycle price. 1965g
Miche Syntium AXY wheels are very very good. Recommended. 1580g
Miche Carbon SWR wheels with luscious carbon clincher rims. 1510g
FSA Vision Trimax 35 wheels are excellent aluminum wheels. 1640g
Go more CLASSIC or more RACE
Iride bicycles come stock with very good Selle Monte Grappa saddles.
We know that Italian saddles are as coveted as Italian shoes. If you would like to upgrade, please add one of these leather saddle options.
1) Selle San Marco Regal 310g $140
2) Selle San Marco Aspide 166g $150
3) Selle SMP Evolution 240g $210
4) Selle Italia Lady Flow 185g $110
Get a Seatpost Upgrade
The stock seatpost is a very light chrome steel short post. 202g
If you would like to upgrade, choose one of these optional posts here.
1) Miche Supertype seatpost with locking clamp mechanism. 268g $90
2) FSA Metropolis with quick release head for theft protection. 369g $80
3) FSA K-Force carbon fiber solid monocoque. 210g $180
Get Your Name in the Paint
Your name hand applied under the top clear coat of paint $40.
Get Your Specific Frame Geometry
get it custom if you like
The standard frame sizes fit 90% of riders, but
If you have a distinctive architecture, or specific requirements,
Please get this option $150.
Put your fitment dimensions in a comma separated list in the box below;
like this: TT=x, ST=x, CS=x, SA=x
All measurements center-to-center, in centimeters.
Choose the Tire Size
go heavier or go lighter
Iride bicycles come with high performance Vittoria Kevlar bead tires. The Kevlar bead is substantially lighter than an ordinary metal bead; this enhances acceleration.
Choose 700x23 size for increased lightness.
Choose 700x25 size for excellent acceleration - Recommended.
Choose 700x28 size for increased durability.
Get a Lock.
You should carry a lock when riding, because it is likely you will be invited to go somewhere. The best all purpose design for a bicycle lock is the mini u-lock. They are stronger than longer u-locks and easier to carry. They are basically as secure as the giant chains - only cuttable by power tools. Great method: Use two locks for twice the security. Keep your bike indoors when not in use. OnGuard = very good, locks both ends of loop. Kryptonite Evolution = well known, Kryptonite New York = more metal.
- OnGuard Bulldog mini u-lock $35 with purchase of bicycle
Get Wheel Security.
We strongly recommend securing your wheels. These products work very well. Locking skewers, and the solid-axle nut "wheel locks", they allow you to park your bike easily, without worry for your wheels to be stolen.
Skewers work with multi speed Nucleo and Il Mercante.
The nut set works with single speed Monello, Donna, and Bici Pista.
- Pinhead Locking Skewer set 2 pack $40 with purchase of bicycle
Choose Your Shipping Option
We encourage buyers to have their new bicycle shipped to a nearby bicycle shop for assembly perfection. Iride will pay the shop for the finishing work, you just visit and pick it up. Or if you are an expert with the wrench, have the unassembled bike shipped to your home. Or you could have the experts at Iride build and tune your bicycle, we will ship it to your home ready to ride in a large box. Please put the bike shop address in the in the note field provided, after you choose your credit card or paypal. Currently, for unassembled bikes going to the lower 48 states, we offer free shipping.