Basso introduces updated Diamante and new Palta gravel bike

Basso talks us through it's newest handmade bikes

Alessandro from Basso talks us through the two new bikes

This is a sponsored article, brought to you in association with Basso

Basso’s race-ready road bike, the Diamante, was introduced back in 2014 and has been its most popular model since.

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.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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