Basso Diamante Road Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

B-race construction Carbon monocoque frame - Monocoque carbon fork BB Integrated 86,5x41 - Full carbon legs, crown and steerers Microtech Quantum Carbon Integrated 1-1/5” 1-1/8” head-set threadless, sealed bearings


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex M a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2012

Strengths:    The defining characteristic of the Basso Diamante is it's handling. Tapered steerer and MASSIVE tubing make this, hands down, the best handling bike out there. Incredible stiffness. This bike responds to power with an immediacy I've never before experienced.

Weaknesses: Weighs a little more than claimed for the 58, but you'll forget about it the instant you first turn a pedal in anger.

Bottom Line:
In my opinion, a great bike is one that you don't notice. The 2012 Basso Diamante is one of the few bikes in the world that rides just as well as you imagine it does. It simply disappears beneath you. It's a loyal companion on long rides, and a cunning wing-man in the sprints, urging you through gaps. It gives you the confidence to ride that razor-thin inside line in crits; the one no one else dared take. Ultimately, I can't imagine going back to anything else.
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Purchased At: LBS

Similar Products Used: Cervelo S2, Cervelo R3, Felt F1, Ridley Damocles, Dogma2

Bike Setup: Sram Red, Reynolds DVUL, PRO cockpit.


Weaknesses:    Weighs a little more than claimed for the 58, but you'll forget about it the instant you first turn a pedal in anger.

Bottom Line:
In my opinion, a great bike is one that you don't notice. The 2012 Basso Diamante is one of the few bikes in the world that rides just as well as you imagine it does. It simply disappears beneath you. It's a loyal companion on long rides, and a cunning wing-man in the sprints, urging you through gaps. It gives you the confidence to ride that razor-thin inside line in crits; the one no one else dared take. Ultimately, I can't imagine going back to anything else.
Expand full review >>

Purchased At: LBS

Similar Products Used: Cervelo S2, Cervelo R3, Felt F1, Ridley Damocles, Dogma2

Bike Setup: Sram Red, Reynolds DVUL, PRO cockpit.


Bottom Line:   

Bottom Line:
In my opinion, a great bike is one that you don't notice. The 2012 Basso Diamante is one of the few bikes in the world that rides just as well as you imagine it does. It simply disappears beneath you. It's a loyal companion on long rides, and a cunning wing-man in the sprints, urging you through gaps. It gives you the confidence to ride that razor-thin inside line in crits; the one no one else dared take. Ultimately, I can't imagine going back to anything else.

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Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Cervelo R3, Cervelo S2, Dogma 2, Felt F1, Madone

Bike Setup:   Red, Shimano RS20's, PRO cockpit



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