The Diamante utilizes Toray T1000 and T800 HI Modulus carbon fiber pre-preg. A widely used fiber in the automotive, aviation and military industries, our Toray is made even more resistant to impacts and fatigue stress through our use of specific proprietary resins.
The “monolithic” front frame section, made by the semi-integrated front fork / frame / stem / headset, provides a more aerodynamic and aggressive position, ideal for ProRacers; for those who require a less “stretched”, more raised position, a conical shaped spacer is available (comfort kit). The conical shaped spacer rests on the base of the headset and effectively raise the stem without losing the linearity of the headtube form. Additionally, a new upper fork shape has been developed to virtually stretch into the lower part of the frame allowing the steering stresses to be discharged over a wider surface and thereby facilitating manoeuvrability in challenging curves.
The DIAMANTE measurements are by far the best results found by comparison with other frames of the highest range on the market.
What is egg shell paint?
First of all it is something really special that you will see only on a Basso bike. It is a new paint that we have developed for the bike industry. This paint is highly used in furniture and interior design but was never applied in the sports segment.
Why do we call it “egg shell paint” ?
With the frame in front you will clearly see that the surface of the paint looks and feels like egg shell. Just like the egg shell the surface finish is super hard; this makes this frame scratch resistant and much easier to clean. At sight this paint is very similar to a matt finish.
Is the painting process also special?
The painting process is very similar to the one used to produce the Silver Diamante. The raw frame has to have a perfect finish in order to obtain a result that can meet the Basso bikes quality standards.
We are proud of this limited edition. Like all Basso bikes this Diamante will stand out of the bunch!
The frame can be used with mechanical or electronic group.
Aerodinamic shapes for maximum air penetration.
The frame is U.C.I. approved.
Semi-integrate front fork/frame/stem/headset.
You can obtain a 2 cm higher handlebar position mantaining the frame’s characteristics of rigidity.
Headset and fork 1-1/8” to 1.5” for more rigidity.
We use sheets with fibers oriented at 0°, 22°,45°and 3 types of woven carbon filaments: 1K, 3K and UD.
Monocoque frame without aluminium reinforcement parts.
DIAMANTE FRAME TECHNOLOGY
100% 1K Torayca High Modulus Carbon Fiber in T1000 and T800
Top Tube: 1 x 0° + 1 x 22° + 2 x 45°
Down tube: 2 x 0° + 1 x 22° + 2 x 45°
HT: 2 x 0° + 3 x 45°
ST: 1 x 0° + 3 x 22°
CS and ST: 1 x 0°, 3 x 22° + 1 x 45°