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Sea Otter 2013: Scapin Etika RC and Ivor

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The Scapin Etika RC features glow-in-the-dark paint

The Scapin Etika RC features glow-in-the-dark paint (Image credit: Scapin)
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Ciamillo brakes are available on Scapins in North America

Ciamillo brakes are available on Scapins in North America (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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A view of the pierced seat stay junction

A view of the pierced seat stay junction (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Another shot of the frame shelve design

Another shot of the frame shelve design (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Sculpted curves on the head tube/down tube junction guide the cables

Sculpted curves on the head tube/down tube junction guide the cables (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Ivor can be built with custom geometry. With the integrated seatmast, the frame weighs a claimed 1,110g

The Ivor can be built with custom geometry. With the integrated seatmast, the frame weighs a claimed 1,110g (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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An aluminum sheath protects both sides of the carbon dropouts

An aluminum sheath protects both sides of the carbon dropouts (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The new integrated, adjustable seatpost interface on the Etika RC

The new integrated, adjustable seatpost interface on the Etika RC (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The two-bolt post is easy enough to adjust if your saddle has side clearance

The two-bolt post is easy enough to adjust if your saddle has side clearance (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Scapin has its own seatpost

Scapin has its own seatpost (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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PressFit bottom bracket shell with an integrated chain/frame protector

PressFit bottom bracket shell with an integrated chain/frame protector (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Scapins are handmade in Italy with a combination of monocoque and tube-to-tube construction

Scapins are handmade in Italy with a combination of monocoque and tube-to-tube construction (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Etika RC from Scapin weighs a claimed 950g

The Etika RC from Scapin weighs a claimed 950g (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)

This article originally published on BikeRadar

 At the Sea Otter Classic, Scapin showed off two new made-in-Italy carbon road frames, the Etika RC and the Ivor. Available in Europe for some time, Scapin is now available in North America as well via the Canadian distributor Stage Race.

Featuring a mix of monocoque and tube-to-tube carbon construction, the Ivor comes in stock and custom geometry. With the integrated seatmast, the Ivor weighs a claimed 1,100g.

"It's a truly handmade frame," said Stage Race founder Mike Yakubowicz, adding that Scapin is based just north of Venice, a hotbed of Italian cycling manufacturing.

As a general philosophy, Scapin builds bikes that are walk the line between race bikes and endurance bikes, Yakubowicz said. "They are not quite gran fondo bikes," he said. "They're a balance of race characteristics and stability."

The Ivor features heavily curved seat stays that the company calls CFS, for 'comfort flex seatstay.'

While some of the other modern features aren't too remarkable — tapered heat tubes, PressFit bottom bracket, etc. — the carbon dropouts do feature a somewhat unique aluminum sheath, anodized to match the frame's highlights.

The frame is $4,925 (£3,229), and custom geometry is included in the price, as is having your name painted on the top tube. Delivery, at least to the US, is 60 to 90 days.

The Scapin Etika RC is a remake of the Hysak, which Cycling Plus said elevated 'Scapin to the pinnacle of Italian-built bikes.'

Now, the Scapin features an adjustable, proprietary seatpost, a claimed 950g weight and glow-in-the-dark paint. Retail is $4,395 (£2,880).

In North America, Stage Race is selling the Scapins as framsets or complete bikes with some unusual parts, including Xentis wheels and Ciamillo Gravitas SL brake calipers.

For all of our Sea Otter 2013 coverage, click here.