Based on the legendary Marcelo, Pegoretti’s Responsorium is an exercise in uncharacteristic (for Dario, and for us) moderation. It retains its older brother’s burly looks, with oversized tubing throughout, but the Columbus metal is now stainless steel XCr, with aggressive butting to both drop weight and deliver more compliance to the rider. Chain and seatstays are slimmed down to 16mm from 18mm to soften the ride, while Pegoretti’s signature hooded dropouts remain to maintain stiffness at the rear hub. The stainless tubeset is resistant to corrosion, making the Responsorium an ideal steel bike for year-round riding in unforgiving locales. Up front, the Responsorium keeps the trademark D11 Pegoretti headtube, and the house-designed Falz fork completes the signature design.
The Responsorium is designed to take the rider to hell and back, time after time, an exemplary steel bike designed to be livable day-to-day and in the worst conditions imaginable. Available in any of Dario’s current paint schemes or in the original “Surprise Me”, Mr. Pegoretti’s choice Ciavete, each Responsorium, like all other Pegoretti frames, is first a bicycle, and second a work of art. Handmade and painted in Pegoretti’s frameshop in Verona, Italy, all frames are available in stock sizing or custom geometry for an upcharge. Pegoretti framesets include Falz fork, Chris King D11 headset, and mechanical routing only.
- Columbus XCr stainless steel, TIG welded
- Pegoretti Falz carbon fork
- Italian-threaded BB shell
- Stock Pegoretti paint or custom Ciavete available
- 32.2mm proprietary size seat tube and matching collar
- Chris King D11 oversized headset
- Leadtime: 8-14 Months
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BOTW: Pegoretti, a family affair
For this week's Bike of the Week, we bring you a Pegoretti double-header. Heading for the Sunshine State (Florida), we have a Pegoretti Responsorium for Carlos and a Pegoretti Marcelo for his nephew, Danny. They both ordered these bikes about eight months ago and their patience rewarded them with these two Pegoretti’s in Ciavete. Keep reading to see how they turned out.
Visiting a Master: Dario Pegoretti
While there is no doubt in the skill, craftsmanship, and artistry among today's sea of builders (seriously, there is some undeniable talent out there), there is something they all seem to lack the same. Pedigree. True, race winning pedigree. Well, all but one.
BOTW: Pegoretti Responsorium
This week we're featuring a Pegoretti Responsorium in the black with green stucco paint scheme. The interesting this is that we have had a a few of these frames here for the past year and even though they are beautiful to look at we have not been too successful in selling many in this paint scheme. But within a day of building this bike it looks like it will be hard to keep what few we have left in stock for very long.