View Full Version : Ever Try a Passoni?

09-21-2005, 05:09 PM
Those EICMA pics introduced me to a new ti bike company.

Has anybody tried any of these frames? They look nice to me. I wonder how they ride compared to the ottrott. I'd also be curious how the TBO model compares to a full carbon frame since its basically all carbon. I can't find the price either on the site.


09-21-2005, 06:23 PM
bro aren't they something like a mango? cheers :beer:

09-21-2005, 06:33 PM
They've been around for a while - I recall a Bicycling or Bicycle Guide review of one of their ti bikes many years ago - at least 10. It had an all-ti fork too.

09-22-2005, 12:43 AM
I was just curious how all these ti/carbon bikes faired against each other. I have no idea if the carbon used by this company is up to par or not.

09-22-2005, 06:55 AM
Back when Ti was the rage, Passoni made a number of frames for pro racers. Their niche has always been custom made, top quality work with a price to match. As I recall, a full custom ti frame back in the early 90's was about $5k.

Tony Edwards
09-22-2005, 08:05 AM
IIRC Passoni used to make ti bikes with ti forks and one-piece ti bar-stem combos. Complete bikes were in the neighborhood of $10K, when you could buy a full-dress Legend ti (or whatever it was called in those days) for well under $5K.

pale scotsman
09-22-2005, 09:02 AM
Here's one from 98 that went on ebay recently. Check out the bar stem combo, internal brake and shifter cable routing, and the other neat bits...