Holdsworth's Firenze is a race machine based around 73-degree angles, with an arched but dramatically sloping top tube, a 165mm tapered head tube, BB30 bottom bracket and short, stout chainstays. The straight-bladed all-carbon fork keeps the steering direct and the ride stable.
About Holdsworth Carbon Bikes
The all new range of Holdsworth carbon fibre bike frames has been designed with the performance cyclist in mind. Using the highest quality carbon fibre, the mould is constructed by hand using a series of junctions and joints. Bladders are placed inside the frame and inflated whilst curing in an oven pressing the carbon fibre against the mold to achieve the strength and the frame shape. The frames are built in a strictly controlled atmosphere within the factory to ensure integrity and performance.
The current Holdsworth development team has a combined experience of over 50 years in the design and manufacture of performance bicycles. The stunning hand painted graphics have been designed by the same team responsible for the acclaimed Holdsworth Professional.
|A||Head Angle (°)||72||73||73|
|B||Head Tube Length (mm)||125||145||165|
|C||Effective Top Tube Horizontal (mm)||529.6||547||570|
|D||Seat Angle (°)||74||73||73|
|E||Seat Tube Length Centre to top(mm)||440||480||520|
|F||Chainstay Length (mm)||407||407||407|
|Suggested Frame Size|
|5′3″ to 5′8″||Small|
|5′5″ to 5′11″||Medium|
|5′10″ to 6′2″||Large|
All frame size recommendations are approximate. A good fit will also depend on the correct choice of stem length, correct bike set-up for the rider and riding style.
Correct frame size choice can vary greatly with riders' torso length. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for a slightly shorter stem. If you think you are borderline between sizes, and you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for the smaller frame size. If you have shorter legs and a longer torso, go for the larger frame size to get the extra top tube length.
As the frame sizes increase, so does the length of the head tube. If you are inflexible or perhaps have a history of back problems, consider going for a larger frame size. This will increase the relative height of the handlebars making the position less “extreme”. The larger frame will also have a longer top tube, so you’ll need to compensate for this with a shorter stem.