When a brand as stolid as Pegoretti debuts new road models that feature disc brakes, that’s a good sign it’s curtains for squeezer brakes. Oh, well, next it will be mechanical shifting and tubular tires.
The new disc brake versions of the Round and Responsorium framesets come equipped with custom, 12mm “hooded” thru-axle dropouts and flat mount disc brake tabs that are integrated into a newly designed rear triangle, along with a revised version of Pegoretti’s classic, wide-crown Falz carbon fork in order to accommodate disc brakes, now boasting enough clearance for 28mm tires.
“In the past few years we’ve been asked pretty regularly about making a disc brake model. But adding a disc option isn’t something we wanted to rush. First, we had to wait for the braking systems to mature to a point where they could meet our safety and design standards. And then we had to think about how we might create a disc frame that still looked, felt and rode like a Pegoretti, and utilize the technology to best effect,” says the storied Italian brand.
However, the Round Disc and Responsorium Disc do retain many of the classic details of their rim brake counterparts such as an English threaded bottom bracket, external downtube cable routing, a traditional headset and a 31.6mm seatpost with a conventional aluminum seat collar.
Priced the same as the current caliper brake variants, the new Round Disc and Responsorium Disc framesets are available with custom geometry, as well as an endless array of custom paint options.
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