The Pegoretti Duende Custom Steel Road Bike Frame is the closest to a traditional frame it can get. Great for purist and die-hard riders.
The Pegoretti Duende is constructed with Columbus Niobium Spirit tubing, without the heat-treatment. The rear triangle also features more traditional tapering stays and more conventional dropouts.
While not quite as stiff as the Round, Mxxxxxo or Responsorium, Duende is well suited for someone seeking a comfortable all-day bike that does everything well. The tubing is still “oversized” in comparison with traditional steel tube sets. A perfect bike to build a flat bar road bike, or a commuter, or simply to enjoy a long ride in.
‘Duende’ refers to a heightened state of emotion typically associated with flamenco. However, it’s an energy that appears whenever someone is doing something they love, like cycling.
Although each Pegoretti produced is a hand-made work of art, owning a unique Pegoretti is like having your portrait taken by one of the Italian masters of the renaissance. Enter “Ciavete” or “Surprise Me” program.
Ciavete is the original ‘surprise me’ scheme, a freeform, abstract painting style equally inspired by the client and the moment. The true magic behind owning a Pegoretti is getting one made exclusively for you. Based on your own measurements, the artist at the “Bottega” will construct the perfect fitting frame and give you an exclusive paint-job inspired by your inputs, but also by the moment and they keen minds of Pegoretti Artists. The result is a one of a kind bicycle, that can be ridden with pride and equally displayed as a true work of art.
Check out the Ciavete Gallery for some of the latest works that have come trough the Bottega under this custom program.