The One. Now Available through Formigli Bikes

Formigli One Full

Are you looking for the One? Formigli thinks this is the one. The one road bike you need. It wasn’t long ago that Formigli was teasing their new One road bike, and as the company seldom releases new frames it’s a special occasion for fans of the brand, and custom carbon road bikes alike. Part aero road bike, part Gran Fondo bike, part race bike, Formigli claims the One offers a perfect blend of rigidity and comfort. As usual, the One is only offered as a made to order custom bike with your choice of colors in matte or glossy finish like the glossy McLaren F1 esque paint job above.

More of the One, next.

Formigli One Full headtube

Want custom painted, matching bars and stem? Formigli can make it happen. The front of the One houses a 1 1/2″ to 1 1/8″ tapered steerer with a high modulus carbon fork.

Formigli One Full down tube

Formigli One Full chainstay Formigli One Full seatstay

The One frame is constructed from T800 high modulus carbon fiber with a specialized lay up to offer both the stiffness and comfort Formigli was looking for. Calling it the highest performing and most comfortable bike Renzo has ever made, new carbon was employed to enable new shapes and tubes to create the bike. While the top tube and seatstays got smaller, the down tube and chainstays get bigger, all part of improving performance while smoothing out the ride.

Formigli One Full seatpost

There is also the curved seat tube with an aerodynamic shape to both stiffen the frame and make it faster. The non integrated but proprietary seat post is included with the frame, and painted to match – naturally.

Due to the custom nature of Formigli’s bikes, prices and geometries aren’t given. Have to know? Head over to Formigli and request a quote on a frameset or complete bike.

Frame Specs:

Bike Specs


1Pro - 11/20/13 - 1:44pm

its the question that drives us

LULZ - 11/20/13 - 2:19pm

Sweet derailleur cable housing routing on pic 2

It’s in the details

It’s not the one

WBRider - 11/20/13 - 2:30pm

Love the Ultegra pedals on Super Record group set and the chain position

Beauty is in the details

Collin - 11/20/13 - 3:23pm

Boo, poor crank position/gear position. Currious on the MSRP on that build. With those wheels, group set, etc, I’m guess 12,000

CB - 11/20/13 - 3:27pm

^ that

also the chain is too long.

wheelguy - 11/20/13 - 3:35pm

Looks like a nice bike, but I’m always amazed when so little care is put into setting up the bike for a photo shoot. Besides the cable and chain problems, the front brake pads are not centered in the second picture. Kinda contradicts there “attention to detail” marketing.

chasejj - 11/20/13 - 3:49pm

If it was the “one” wouldn’t it need to be made of bamboo and have disc brakes and a front basket?

UltraTorqueThis!Yo - 11/20/13 - 4:01pm

Yeah, the wrench who built this machine is clearly not The One. Although he or she does have a fondness for valve caps (tragically, not hand-painted in matching orange). I’m not sure I’d opt for the “custom wheel set”…

I’m also a little amused that this wannabe porn star Super Record-equipped bike has Ultegra pedals.

ry - 11/20/13 - 4:10pm

@chasejj you forgot about fenders and a bell…ha

will - 11/20/13 - 4:31pm

really, ultegra pedals?

Ghost Rider - 11/20/13 - 4:39pm

Cross-chaining is the new black.

Love that glossy paintjob, though!

drider - 11/20/13 - 4:39pm

We just ripped the One to shreds. Tough crowd here, tough but correct; not enough perfectionist mechanics on staff to set the “One” up properly for a photoshoot? Shame.

Nick - 11/20/13 - 5:13pm

In addition to notes above, I see the valve stems, and shoddy photoshop all around.

Frame looks cool, but next time leave out the pedals and put on a real road saddle.

NotAMachinist - 11/20/13 - 7:03pm

I want to play too:

Next time hire a photographer that understands depth of field and is able to get the entire front end in focus. For bonus points also be fully inline with the bike when you take that picture.

Steve @ G4G - 11/20/13 - 7:29pm

Tullio weeps.

pornitswhatlwouldratherbmaking - 11/20/13 - 9:37pm

love the paint!!

truerider - 11/20/13 - 10:52pm

You road riders all have a huge stick up your ass. I bet none of you have ever made anything worth mentioning in your life. Trolls……

falserider - 11/20/13 - 11:58pm

Yeah! Quit being so mean its not like who ever took the pictures was expected to know what they were doing…

greg - 11/21/13 - 12:03am

i make all sorts of stuff. i ride road but am mainly a mountain biker. i was going to point out every single thing mentioned, but these guys beat me to it.
the one thing shimano that i think is okay on a campy bike is the pedals, but it should be dura ace. it used to happen all the time on protour teams…

Star - 11/21/13 - 9:22am

I would ride it. I appreciate the very thin and comfortable seat stays, with the aerodynamics. Yep, dura ace pedals, are the ones.

Eric@505 - 11/21/13 - 9:54am

@truerider: it needed to be said. +1

The (majority of the) comments above (is) are ‘Exhibit A’ of why I’m a mountain biker. Seriously.

Zach - 11/21/13 - 11:39am

First off, Ultegra pedals (or any other SPD-SL pedals) are the best pedals on the market. You see Shimano pedals on an otherwise Campy-equipped bike, and you know the rider knows the score.

ANYWAY, this bike is not “the one.” Wack build and bad photography aside, this bike is just another derivative amalgamation of Colnago and Bianchi. Flashy stuff for slow dudes on the path.

karl - 11/21/13 - 1:39pm

That seems like a pretty silly thing to say – it doesn’t look anything like either a Colnago or a Bianchi to me.

DerHoggz - 11/21/13 - 4:05pm

@Zach you are totally wrong, Speedplays are clearly the best.

greg - 11/21/13 - 9:54pm

ultegra is second best. dura ace or nothing.

Post a comment:

Comment sections can be a beautiful source of knowledge, conversation and comedy. They can also get pretty ugly, which is why we've updated our Comments Policy. If your comment isn't showing up or suddenly disappears, you might want to check it out.