2017 De Rosa SK Pininfarina Disk
As the disc brake version of the De Rosa SK Pininfarina Disc, this is a bike that will really do it all. Lightweight, aero and comfortable, adding the capabilities of disc brakes means that this is a bike that can be everything from your bikepacking companion to your race day slayer.
If you are wondering about the name, Pininfarina is the Italian design company behind some of the most recognizable and admired concepts in the world such as the Eurostar bullet train, the Forever Cambiano pencil, as well as numerous supercars from Alfa Romero, Ferrari, and others. The SK refers to the Super King from the De Rosa collection. So combining the two inevitably would result in an amazing bicycle. And what they have come up with is a wind tunnel tested aero bike that focuses on offering you a comfortable ride. A fast frame was almost a given in their minds; what they were really working for was to create a bike that would be a joy to ride without requiring a bullet-proof backside.
A lot of the credit for the just-stiff-enough ride goes to the BB386 bottom bracket and how the downtube, seat tube and chain stays form a carbon cluster of big tubes shaped to work with your power output without allowing too much reverberation from the road to reach your backside. The tapered 1 1/8” - 1 1/4” steerer tube will add to the comfort levels upfront and keep the handling rock solid accurate. Aerodynamic touches like the hour glass shape to the head tube, the seat tube fairing, and the Kamm tail downtube make the SK Pininfarina Disc as elegant an aero racer as a Maserati. The seatpost, which is included with the frame, has also received the same aero treatment of the seat tube, and will offer a level of compliance that will help absorb any road chatter.
The internal cable routing, which can accommodate mechanical or electric groupsets, adds to the aero profile of the frame and ensures that you can build this baby up to look beautiful from top to toe. And now that Campagnolo have come out with a proper disc brake version and their new 12-speed gruppo, you can really go to town on turning this into an all-Italian masterpiece. There’s no question the De Rosa SK Pininfarina Disc will get you noticed and get you faster to the finish line.
Frame: 24, 30, 40 and 60-ton carbon fiber
Fork: SK Pininfarina carbon
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: TA x 100mm
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8“ - 1 1/4”
Headset Included: Yes, integrated
Bottom Bracket Type: BB386
Cable Routing: Internal, mechanical or electric
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Disc
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 46cm | 48cm | 50cm | 52cm | 54cm | 56cm | 58cm | 60cm |
Colors: Bianco Aria
Weight: 950g | 2.09lbs