2019 De Rosa Neo Primato
If you are a fan of De Rosa, it is very likely you have at the very least a soft spot for classic looking steel frames as well. The De Rosa Neo Primato is just the modern riff on a steel classic that will give you the best of performance and ride quality, like the steel bike of your dreams.
De Rosa of course has a long history of making top quality steel frames before they were making the carbon beauties they turn out now. Famously Udo De Rosa made all of Merckx’s most famous bikes, and then taught Eddy how to build his own frames when he was starting his own eponymous frame brand. And if you still idolize those old Faema and Molteni designs, but really don’t want to fiddle with down tube shifters and box cut alu rims, the Neo Primato will offer the perfect steel ride feel with the added advantage of fitting modern groupsets. The match will be perfect for anyone looking to have a bike that can do everything from riding across a continent or rolling through your local park with your kids. The level of comfort that a expertly crafted steel frame like this will ensure helps make even the roughest roads perfectly doable. And the classically Italian geometry will make this bike feel super stable on descents while offering a nice bit of snap when you get out of the saddle on a climb.
For anyone who has always wanted to have an old-style Porsche 911 or classic BMW 2002, but want to have a modern powerful engine under the hood, this is the cycling equivalent where you can have this great chassis, and then stick on some modern carbon wheels and a high-tech groupset to get the ultimate level of comfort and performance. But with external cable routing, an Italian threaded bottom bracket, and straight 1 inch steerer tube, there is a lot of classic beauty to love with the Neo Primato.
Another great result of this being a steel is that the Neo Primato is available in fourteen sizes, starting at 48cm right through to 61cm in one centimeter increments. With three classic white, grey or red colors from which to choose, there is certainly a De Rosa Neo Primato to fit your size and style needs.
Fork: De Rosa carbon
Rear Stay: Steel
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Steerer Tube: 1” threaded
Headset Included: No
Bottom Bracket Type: 70mm | Italian threaded
Cable Routing: External
Front Derailleur Mount: 31.8mm
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Caliper
Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 48cm | 49cm |50cm | 51cm | 52cm | 53cm | 54cm | 55cm | 56cm | 57cm | 58cm | 59cm | 60cm | 61cm |
Colors: Bianco, Grey, Red