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New Basso Diamante is longer, disc-brake only and has higher seatstays

New Basso Diamante is longer, disc-brake only and has higher seatstays

Basso has launched its latest road bike at Eurobike 2022 , the Basso Diamante 8th-gen. A spokesperson for Basso at Eurobike describes the bike as…

Thursday, Jul 14

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Basso has launched its latest road bike at Eurobike 2022 , the Basso Diamante 8th-gen.

A spokesperson for Basso at Eurobike describes the bike as “exactly how a racing bike should be these days”.

While there aren’t any obvious aero features, which might surprise some for a modern-day race bike, the Diamante 8th-gen bike is disc-brake only and has integrated cables and hosing.

The bike’s geometry has been updated subtly for 2023 and the frame is now lighter.

It is available in three colours: black, ‘Candy Red’ and ‘White Opal’. Pricing starts at €8,299 with Shimano Ultegra Di2 and Basso’s own wheels. Updated geometry

Basso has made a number of changes to the eighth generation of the Diamante. Many of these changes are related to the front end of the bike.

The head tube of the new Diamante is 1cm taller than the previous version, across all seven sizes of the bike, and the reach is shorter. This creates a less stretched-out riding position.Basso has made the front centre of the bike longer by reducing the head tube angle. The brand says this improves handling up and downhill as well as at higher and lower speeds.The chainstay length remains the same as the previous generation and the bike is said to have enough clearance for 32mm road bike tyres . Low weight and high seatstays Basso has lowered the weight of the Diamante by 200g, with the new frameset weighing a claimed 760g in a size 56cm, according to Basso’s spokesperson.This low-weight frameset means […]

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