The Pegoretti range consists of several different frames to suit almost everyone’s interpretation of a high-performance bicycle. To make the best selection, it helps to understand the differences between the models.
Introduced in October 2019, Round is our flagship frame.
Round evolves the exceptional race performance of the Mxxxxxo and reimagines it in stainless steel. The result is an incredibly reactive frame, built for the rider seeking a no-compromise speed machine.
Contructed from bespoke Columbus XCR tubing, Round is the first Pegoretti to feature 3D printed stainless steel dropouts, and a new rear triangle and brake bridge design for superior lateral stiffness.
The frame is named in reference to the sign-off handle Dario frequently used online, and in person.
We designed the ‘Respo’ to deliver an exceptionally comfortable ride, without giving up any of the responsiveness our frames are known for. Like Round, the Responsorium is constructed with Columbus XCR, stainless steel tubing.
Noteworthy details include cylindrical non-tapering stays coupled to signature Pegoretti hooded dropouts, which contribute to lateral stiffness while retaining comfort for long, repeat rides.
The Responsorium is named after an album by Argentine musician, Dino Saluzzi.
The Mxxxxxo is an excellent choice for stronger riders, larger riders and those who prize stiffness and responsiveness. Naturally, the Mxxxxxo is also a comfortable ride, but it does give up some of that comfort to the Responsorium.
The Mxxxxxo is constructed of heat-treated Columbus Niobium Spirit tubing. The front triangle using the same tubing diameters as the Responsorium, whereas the rear triangle has slightly larger cylindrical seat stays, which give a touch more stiffness and responsiveness to the ride. The Mxxxxxo also uses Pegoretti hooded dropouts and a D11 headset.
The Duende is a little closer to a “traditional” frame than our other models. Like the Mxxxxxo, it is constructed with Columbus Niobium Spirit tubing, but without the heat-treatment. The rear triangle also features more traditional tapering stays and more conventional dropouts.
The Duende won’t be quite as stiff as the Round, Mxxxxxo or Responsorium but 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 tubesets.
Special Order Items
We offer a few other frames by special order only. These include the Luigino, which Dario first created as a homage to his mentor Gino Milani. It’s a lugged steel frame that represents our interpretation of a classic Italian race bike. It uses a traditional 1” headset and comes with a steel fork. For those who want an oversized lugged frame, there is the Day Is Done. This frame uses a 1-1/8” headset, oversized tubing and features non-tapering stays which culminate in a unique dropout designed just for this frame. It is available with either the Falz fork or a custom steel fork.
For those who want the ultimate in stiffness and responsiveness, there is the Big Leg Emma. This frame shares the front triangle of the Mxxxxxo but features reinforcing plates brazed inside the downtube for additional stiffness. The chainstays are massive (thus the name) and help create an amazingly stiff frame while retaining as much comfort as possible. This is a great frame for very large and/or very strong riders and especially those who love to sprint.
With the exception of the Luigino, all of our frames come equipped with the Pegoretti-designed Falz carbon fork. We designed this fork with exceptional lateral stiffness for responsiveness. The look is reminiscent of a traditional flat-crown fork, allowing for slightly longer fork blades to offer better compliance as well as clearance for 28mm tires. The D11 headset is included with these frames and was designed by Pegoretti in conjunction with Chris King. It’s essentially a Chris King headset with larger cups for our headtubes, built with the convenience of standard King bearings should it ever need a service.