Basso Diamante ‘014

Not the most common cycling brand but after mounted some Basso Diamante this year, with Ultegra Di2, Campagnolo Super Record EPS and a lighter Campagnolo Super Record I know how the frame is. It’s big, huge and pretty thin. And Italian so cool features but maybe not as good as say a Cannondale SuperSIX Evo or Pinarello Dogma. But it’s also cheaper so great price.

Anyway, to 2014 they changed it. They saved 15g from the bottom bracket (not that hard) and 25g from the steering (how?) and they made it a lot sleeker:

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And showing it in a colour that laughs at every Colnago C59 2014 and just showing that Italian designers sometimes can do it less and really awesome. Not so much paint but right amount of the beautiful colour yellow and simple. Check the links before and look at this new toptube and seatstays too. Shaved of a lot and made it a badass racebike. (cool with a Syntace Flatforce on a roadbike too)

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830g without paint. The old one was 1174g full of white paint, hard to compare proper but gives a hint. And as you see on these two pictures it’s a bit more yellow but so well done I maybe getting one 😉

Love it! What do you think?

Basso Diamante with Campagnolo Super Record EPS

Living the dream sometimes. Is there something I like to do at work so is it build bikes with electric gearing, and today for first time getting to build a bike with EPS (that I think is better than Di2) it was a happy moment. Some dremmeling, some drilling, some Campasurfing to watch their good but wrongwritten manuals and it was all going. Easier than I thought and everything needed was included in the groupset. Not like when you buy a Shimano Di2 groupset and it comes without cables, strange. Result like this:

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Basso Diamante size 56 with Microtech wheelset, handlebar and seatpost. 3T Arx Team 100mm stem, Arione seat. Full Campagnolo Super Record EPS with 39/53 crank and 11-25 cassette. Tune Wasserträger Uni bottle cages, Fizik bar tape, Michelin Pro 3 Race tires, Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals.

Happy learning EPS, next time without manual. The not so happy thing is the weight of this expensive bike. 7,68-7,7kg without bottles.