Easton raffles off titanium Caletti with Dura-Ace for charity

Santa Cruz builder donates 54cm race bike for Shark Savers

As part of its Dream Bike Charity Sweepstakes, this month Easton Cycling is raffling off a Caletti Cycles titanium race bike with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 and, naturally, Easton components.

To enter to win the 54cm bike, contestants just have to Like Easton on Facebook. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $5. The winner will be picked at random on February 3.

The titanium bike is built with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 and Easton EC90 parts

The Dream Bike Charity Sweepstakes features handbuilt road bikes from five Californian builders: Calfee Design, Rock Lobster Cycles, Black Cat, Caletti Cycles and Hunter. Proceeds from each sweepstakes go to five charities selected by the builders. The bikes are all built with Shimano Dura-Ace and Easton EC90 components, including the new EC90 Aero 55 wheelset.

“This sweepstakes is a chance for riders to win one-of-a-kind bikes from legendary frame builders practicing their craft in Easton’s corner of the world,” said Easton brand manager Dain Zaffke. “These are some of the best builders working today - and guys we ride with - and we saw a great opportunity to give their artisan work a wider exposure while benefiting charities of their choice.”

Easton dream bike: caletti is donating all proceeds to shark savers:
Easton dream bike: caletti is donating all proceeds to shark savers:

The Caletti is the fourth installment of the sweepstakes. John Caletti builds a variety of bikes by hand in Santa Cruz, California. Caletti Cycles is a member of One Percent for the Planet and Caletti makes regular contributions to ocean conservation-related nonprofits. “I believe that we should all be doing more to protect our environment,” Caletti said. “And I’ve always been fascinated with sharks, so I’m directing all of the proceeds from this sweepstakes to Shark Savers.”

To participate in the sweepstakes visit Facebook.com/eastoncycling.

Easton dream bike: caletti cycles contributed this 54cm titanium bike:
Easton dream bike: caletti cycles contributed this 54cm titanium bike:

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
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