Basso has updated its glorious Diamante road frame for 2019, adding a choice of braking systems, along with significant changes to the frame’s carbon construction.
Firstly, the revised Diamante gives customers a choice between flat-mount, hydraulic disc brakes with 12mm thru-axles, or direct-mount caliper brakes and quick-release skewers for improved stopping power, along with additional clearance for tires up to 28mm.
Refinements to the frame come by way of newly designed tube profiles that improve both the aerodynamic efficiency and rigidity of the Diamante, which Basso claims has added 50% more stiffness to the headtube and bottom bracket areas, while smoothing airflow over the bike.
The latest Diamante also retains Basso’s brilliant integrated fork/headtube design, along with the company’s equally brilliant proprietary headset/spacer system that allows riders to optimize “stack height” without impending the stability of the bike’s front-end like ordinary spacers can, nor detract from its bold aesthetics.
A redesigned teardrop shaped carbon seatpost and three bolt wedge clamp, along with modular, internal cable routing, also punctuate the new Diamante.
For those looking to put the final touches on their new Diamante, Basso has introduced a new integrated bar/stem for 2019 that interfaces nicely with the bike’s front-end.
“The new Diamante is a statement of the Basso Bikes identity that is represented by timeless elegance, care to details that belong to highly experienced artisans, excellent craftmanship and use of the best and most performing materials.”
“We have updated the tubing shapes, improved the materials and further developed the technology. In this new model design and R&D meet in the rounded tubing that allow an increase in performance. Bottom bracket flex is now 0.2mm and head tube tortion 0.4 mm, a 50% improved performance on the previous Diamante model. We have updated the tire clearence to 28 mm and brought the newly developed “3B seat clamp system” from the Diamante SV. Frame kit includes seat post, stem, three Basso carbon spacers and the new 10 mm Diamante spacer.”
“Diamante is now available with Disk brakes or direct mount rim brakes and in five exclsive and proprietary colors: Lunar Blue, Rubin Red, Italia, Selenite Gray and Electric Sky”, adds Basso.
You can learn more about the new Diamante by visiting the US importer’s website at www.trialtir-usa.com, or via Basso’s at www.bassobikes.com.
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