DARIO PEGORETTI STORY

The Bike Tailor has done your homework for you. We’ve searched the globe looking for only the very best craftspeople to make the components for our custom builds. After visiting many bike brands, we have selected a small group of four who we love to work with all the time. Two European and two from the USA.

Pegoretti is one of our European brand partners, being based in Italy.

about pegoretti

Officina (or ‘Workshop’) Dario Pegoretti creates stunning, steel bicycle frames. Using their skills in creativity and artistry, Pegoretti builds bikes and bike frames fatti con le mani (made with the hands) in Verona, Italy.

Founder, Dario Pegoretti apprenticed with master Italian frame builder, Luigino Milani in the 1980s. There he built custom bicycle frames for the decade’s greatest professional racers.

As the 80s drew to a close, Dario was keen to try his own ideas and techniques out. So, he began to build frames in his own name, cultivating a personal style that uniquely combined elements of art, music and innovative skills. During this time, he entrusted a growing team of true artisans who were proficient enough to interpret his vision. Jack, the workshop dog, kept a watchful eye over everyone, sticking to a strict routine of one daily espresso.

After Dario’s sad passing in 2018, Pegoretti’s Bottega (another wonderful Italian word for ‘workshop’) continues to be inspired by their founder’s unique worldview and today the workshop remains a beacon for riders who want something truly unique, individual and honest, created with meticulousness, excellence and enduring style.

pegoretti ROUND

Pegoretti’s latest frame has its origins in discussions over long lunches in the Bottega. (And, according to legend, even longer negotiations by the espresso machine about its position in the Pegoretti line-up.)

Leading up to Round’s conception, the Pegoretti community had been asking the brand to take the extraordinary performance of their Mxxxxxo model and develop a new one in stainless steel. The answer was Round: a wonderfully responsive steel frame, giving the rider a no-holds-barred speed machine.

The Round model blends custom-made Columbus XCR tubing with 3D printed stainless steel dropouts (a first for a Pegoretti model), plus a new rear triangle and brake bridge design, providing you with high performing lateral stiffness and responsiveness.

Named after the sign-off handle for which company founder, Dario Pegoretti was known, Round includes an original visual called ‘Texas Flood’. It was 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’. (What a guy.)

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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pegoretti RESPONSORIUM

Shown below with the optional Ciavete ‘surprise me’ scheme, the ‘Respo’ is one of Pegoretti’s most popular frames because it does so many things well. It’s speedy, supremely comfortable and, thanks to its stainless-steel production, it has become a natural choice for riders who love a challenging terrain.

The Responsorium crosses custom drawn Columbus XCR steel with Pegoretti signature hooded dropouts and 16mm cylindrical non-tapering stays. Together with its thin walls and extensive butting, the Responsorium provides a tad more vertical submission than Pegoretti’s other frames, making it a brilliant option if you’re facing long days in the saddle.

Fun fact for Pegoretti fans: the Responsorium is named after an album by Argentine musician, Dino Saluzzi.

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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pegoretti BIG LEG EMMA

Shown here with the optional Ciavete ‘surprise me’ scheme, the amazingly named Big Leg Emma is at the extreme end of the spectrum of stiffness and receptiveness. This frame has the same front triangle of Pegoretti’s Mxxxxxo, except it comprises reinforcing plates brazed inside the downtube for added stiffness. The chainstays are enormous (which, as well as the Frank Zappa song, is what gave this model its name) and they create an astonishingly stiff frame while retaining great comfort. This frame is perfect for large, strong riders and is especially great for riders who love to sprint.

PAINT

There are plenty of finish options for you, whether you prefer detailed graphics; bold, solid colour; or a freeform Ciavete scheme.

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
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bike tailor custom bike build terms & conditions

When you order your next custom-built bike from us, we’ll request a non-returnable deposit of up to 75% to secure the build. You can expect a to wait for a minimum of 12 weeks as standard to receive it. This is an estimate, and we’ll keep you in the loop as we go along.

Get in touch with us to find out more about your next custom bike build. Email sr@thebiketailor.com or give us a call on 01273 569006.

FRAMES

Round
Responsorium
Big leg Emma

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