2017 De Rosa SK Pininfarina Luxury
It’s hard to imagine it’s possible to get much more luxurious than the De Rosa SK Pininfarina aero racing bike, but you do still have the option to order the De Rosa SK Pininfarina Luxury, which does manage to offer a few important perks not found on the other SK Pininfarina options.
This joint partnership between De Rosa and the Italian design company Pininfarina has resulted in the design and development of one of the most comfortable aerodynamic bikes ever to hit the market. Using their extensive experience in designing aero vehicles, Pininfarina has helped rocket the De Rosa Super King, or SK, into the 21st century of engineering and design. Lightweight, super comfortable and posting seriously good drag numbers even without requiring the rider to get into hyper flexible positions, the SK Pininfarina Luxury will be the type of racing bike that will be fun on easy rides and incredible effective when trying to drop your competition at the races.
What sets the SK Pininfarina Luxury apart is the fact that this frame is a member of the Black Label club for De Rosa, and handmade in Italy. That means that there is also the option that you can order custom geometry for a surcharge. And even though there are eight stock sizes from which to choose, there is no greater luxury than having a high tech carbon frame made exclusively according to your body’s measurements and needs. Using the same mix of high quality and ultra-high quality carbon fiber as the classic SK Pininfarina, the Luxury version does offer that perfectly balanced ride between sharp and responsive while remaining forgiving over the rougher roads.
The excellent aerodynamics of the bike you will be able to believe as soon as you look at it since the hour-glass shape to the head tube, the seat tube fairing, and the Kamm tail downtube all are telltale signs that the designers are taking great pains to reduce the overall drag of the frame. But they haven’t had to sacrifice comfort in the name of performance since they manage to find that lovely balance by layering different grades of carbon in a way that will give the ride a comfortable cushioning. 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.
Coming in well under 1000 grams, the De Rosa SK Pininfarina Luxury will offer all the top quality performance markers that we all love in Italian frames while enhancing the whole experience with an extra dash of Italian care and design.
Frame: 24, 30, 40 and 60-ton carbon fiber
Fork: SK Pininfarina carbon
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR 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: Caliper
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 46cm | 48cm | 50cm | 52cm | 54cm | 56cm | 58cm | 60cm |
Colors: Caviar Black, Silver Diamond, Pininfarina Blue
Weight: 950g | 2.09lbs