There are classic steel frames, there are modern steel frames, and then baby, there is the De Rosa Neo Classico. This is definitely a new classic. And it might be just about the most beautiful frame in the entire De Rosa collection.
Made from Dedacciai 01 steel with a De Rosa steel fork, the Neo Classico really harkens back to those days of hairnet helmets and wool jerseys in the best possible way. Following the methods of “The Master” himself, Ugo De Rosa, the frame builders behind the Neo Classico are intent on making the type of bike that has helped steel frames live in the imaginations of cyclists since the beginning of two wheel transport. Supple yet stiff, light yet durable, and oh so beautiful the Neo Classico is all about enjoying the ride and testing your fitness on all sorts of terrains. The 70mm threaded bottom bracket keeps with the traditional look of the setup and allows for any number of high quality crank combos. The external cable routing keeps the retro look, as will the fact that the Nuovo Classico supports only mechanical groupsets, though you won’t have to worry about having to go to down tube shifters, though the cable routing design hints at what bikes used to look like pre-STI shifting.
Available in 14 sizes starting at 48cm in 1cm increments up to 61cm, there must be a Neo Classico that will fit you well. And if that isn’t enough, as a member of De Rosa’s Black Label bikes, you will have the option to order it with completely customised geometry or choose a colour you have always dreamt of. The micro-fuse welded joints and the hand finishing will almost make you want to hang it on the wall instead of ride it, but this is a bike that has been designed to be ridden hard, and then lovingly cared for after the rides. That’s how you can keep a beauty like this in the family for generations.
Warranty: 2 year official factory warranty.
Lead time: 8-10 Weeks
* Groupsets and wheelsets used on frames will vary compared to product images.
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Manganese
Pedals: Look Keo Max
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa Graphene
Extras: De Rosa Elite Vico Carbon Bottle Cage
Weight: Frame 1700 grams, Fork 600 grams