DARIO PEGORETTI STORY

OUR STORY

Officina Dario Pegoretti creates custom and standard size steel bicycle frames, built with a sense of possibility, ingenuity and artistry, “fatti con le mani” from its workshop in Verona, Italy.

Company founder and namesake Dario Pegoretti first came to prominence while apprenticing with master Italian framebuilder Luigino Milani in the 1980s, building custom bicycle frames under contract for that decade’s best professional racers, who placed their own sponsors’ decals over Dario’s hand-welded framesets.

In 1990, eager to experiment with new forms and techniques, Dario set out to build frames in his own name, developing a signature style that melded art, music and strikingly innovative techniques. At the same time, he established a team of artisans capable of interpreting his vision. As the years passed, awards came in, and frames were sent out. Jack, the workshop dog, oversaw all, maintaining a strict regimen of a single daily espresso.After Dario’s passing in 2018, the “Bottega” continues to be inspired by his unique outlook on life, and today, the workshop remains a place for those who seek individual, honest products, built with precision, quality and timeless style.

ROUND

Round, our latest frame, came to life over long lunches in the Bottega, and even longer deliberations by the espresso machine about its place in the Pegoretti line-up.

For some time, the Pegoretti community has been asking us to take the exceptional performance of the Mxxxxxo and develop a new model in stainless steel. Round is our response: an incredibly reactive frame built for the rider seeking a no-compromise steel speed machine.

Round blends bespoke Columbus XCR tubing with 3D printed stainless steel dropouts (a first on a Pegoretti), and a new rear triangle and brake bridge design that affords superior lateral stiffness and responsiveness.

Named in honour of the sign-off handle for which company founder, Dario Pegoretti was known to friends and customers alike, Round features an original graphic called ‘Texas Flood’, inspired by Dario’s love for the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the city of Austin, Texas and a certain colourful cowboy belt brought back from that same city.

Terms & Conditions

When ordering a custom build on a bike, a non-returnable deposit of up to 75% is taken to confirm the order and cover the build costs. Build time for a custom bike is a minimum of 12 weeks as standard, any other times given are by estimation only and can not be guaranteed.

ROUND SPEC

  • Custom Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing
  • 18mm cylindrical seatstays
  • Pegoretti stainless steel 3D printed dropouts
  • Chris King x Pegoretti D11 Headset
  • Pegoretti Falz carbon fibre fork
  • 70mm 36×24 TPI Italian bottom bracket shell
  • 31.6 seatpost diameter
  • Max 120 kg (264 lbs) max rider weight limit

OPTIONS

  • Mechanical or Full Electronic (no gear cable guides)
  • Steel fork (instead of Falz)
  • Graphics, Panel, Ciavete or Solid Colours paint finish
  • Black or silver D11 headset
  • Standard or custom dimensions
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RESPONSORIUM

Shown with optional Ciavete ‘surprise me’ scheme

The ‘Respo’ is one of our most popular frames because it does so many things well. It’s fast, exceptionally comfortable and thanks to its stainless steel construction, a natural choice for challenging environments.

The Responsorium blends custom drawn Columbus XCR steel with Pegoretti signature hooded dropouts and 16mm cylindrical non-tapering stays. Coupled with its thinner walls and more extensive butting, the Responsorium affords a touch more vertical compliance than our other frames, making it a great choice for very long days in the saddle.

The Responsorium is named after an album by Argentine musician, Dino Saluzzi.

Terms & Conditions

When ordering a custom build on a bike, a non-returnable deposit of up to 75% is taken to confirm the order and cover the build costs. Build time for a custom bike is a minimum of 12 weeks as standard, any other times given are by estimation only and can not be guaranteed.

RESPONSORIUM SPEC

  • Custom Columbus XCR stainless steel tubing
  • Pegoretti hooded dropouts
  • 16mm cylindrical non-tapering seatstays
  • Chris King x Pegoretti D11 Headset
  • Pegoretti Falz carbon fibre fork
  • 70mm 36×24 TPI Italian bottom bracket shell
  • 31.6 seatpost diameter
  • Max 120 kg (264 lbs) max rider weight limit

OPTIONS

  • Mechanical or Full Electronic (no gear cable guides)
  • Steel fork (instead of Falz)
  • Graphics, Panel, Ciavete or Solid Colours paint finish
  • Black or silver D11 headset
  • Standard or custom dimensions
Pegoretti Responsorium Ciavete Art 2 1800x1200
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BIG LEG EMMA

Shown with optional Ciavete ‘surprise me’ scheme

At the extreme end of stiffness and responsiveness, is the Big Leg Emma. This frame shares the front triangle of the Mxxxxxo but features reinforcing plates brazed inside the downtube for additional stiffness. The chainstays are massive (thus the name) and help create an amazingly stiff frame while retaining as much comfort as possible. This is a great frame for very large and/or very strong riders and especially those who love to sprint.

PAINT

Whether you prefer graphics, a simple solid colour, or a freeform Ciavete scheme, explore the finish options for your new frame.

Terms & Conditions

When ordering a custom build on a bike, a non-returnable deposit of up to 75% is taken to confirm the order and cover the build costs. Build time for a custom bike is a minimum of 12 weeks as standard, any other times given are by estimation only and can not be guaranteed.

BIG LEG EMMA SPEC

  • Oversized Columbus Spirit Steel tube set
  • Machined stainless steel dropouts
  • 22mm oversized chain stays
  • Reinforced downtube
  • Chris King x Pegoretti D11 Headset
  • Pegoretti Falz carbon fibre fork
  • 70mm 36×24 TPI Italian bottom bracket shell
  • 31.6 seatpost diameter

OPTIONS

  • Mechanical or Full Electronic (no gear cable guides)
  • Steel fork (instead of Falz)
  • Graphics, Panel, Ciavete or Solid Colours paint finish
  • Black or silver D11 headset
  • Standard or custom dimensions
Contact me

FRAMES

Round
Responsorium
Big leg Emma

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