The Protos has been a mainstay in De Rosa’s arsenal of high end framesets for many years now, receiving various and sundry facelifts along the way – leading up to this year’s most exciting rendition.
‘The new Protos is the evolutionary result of years of research, innovation, design and collaboration layered onto the knowledge and instinct absorbed and accumulated over 60+ years of bicycle development and projecting that into the future in order to remain true to our family’s vision of producing the perfect bike for each customer’, said Cristiano De Rosa.
The Protos was recently unveiled during a special event at De Rosa’s factory, alongside the NIPPO Vini Fantini team, who will ride the new frameset this season.
While the new Protos has retained the same frame layout and features that made its predecessor a popular choice amongst the aero-bike segment, De Rosa claims they were successful in reducing the weight of this year’s model by an astonishing 20%.
According to De Rosa, this was accomplished thanks to a new carbon layering system called CM63, which features four different types of carbon fiber – each possessing a specific modulus.
‘I have always believed that the best possible bicycle is the one we haven’t conceived of or created – yet,’ says founder Ugo De Rosa. ‘I have instilled that concept into the minds and hearts of all the members of my family as well as our entire staff; our goal must continue to be to uncover the most innovative solution to the question: “How can we create the perfect bicycle for our customers?“ Our duty is, and must always be, to offer what our customers have not yet dared to desire – meeting their needs, exceeding their expectations and igniting their aspirations.’
The new Protos is expected to go sale sometime in spring.
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