Alessandro from Basso talks us through the two new bikes
The bike has been refreshed for 2019, seeing an update to the seat clamp arrangement, a slight change to the geometry of the bike and clearances for up to 28mm tyres, and the addition of a disc brake model.
A rim brake model is still available and is built around direct-mount calipers.
Basso has also introduced the Palta, the Italian brand’s take on an all-round gravel-adventuring bike.
The 1x-specific bike has clearances for 700x42mm tyres, squish-enough for all but the gnarliest off-road dalliances. A mudguard kit and a fork with additional mounts is also available for the bike.
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