Dario Pegoretti credits Gino Milani for teaching him the science and the art of building bicycles. From there, Pegoretti moved into his own shop where he continued to build frames. Pegoretti was among the first of the European frame builders to embrace lugless TIG welding to build premium bicycles. In addition Dario worked with leading edge manufacturers, such as Excell and Dedacciai, in the development of new materials and tube sets. He earned a strong following among professional riders and built bikes for a number of elite teams. Recently the enterprise moved to a new shop where Dario builds a small number of fine bicycles, by hand, each year. In this world of cookie cutter products Pegortetti occupies a unique position as a true individual.
The Duende is a rarely explained concept in Spanish art, particularly flamenco, having to do with emotion, expression and authenticity. This bike was designed with expression in mind.
The Duende is a comfortable frame that unites the classic design of round tubes with modern techniques.
The Duende is great for long rides without sacrificing responsiveness or comfort.
Built with Columbus Spirit tubes
- TIG Welded construction with investment cast lost wax micro-fusion dropouts
- Unique Pegoretti double ellipse tapered chainstay design
- The front triangle is constructed of oversized tubing for the enthusiast who loves a mix of tradition and high performance
Painting with Dario Pegoretti
Dario Pegoretti came to our Charlotte, NC headquarters the day before the North American Handmade Bicycle Show - NAHBS - this year. With one day and three paintings to complete, this is what happens when Dario puts his paint to canvas instead of a bicycle frame.
|Piazza Red / 55cm|
|White (with Somebody paint scheme) / 52cm||DUEN-52-SOME|
|White (with Somebody paint scheme) / 58cm||DUEN-58-SOME|
|White (with Somebody paint scheme) / 55cm|