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Old 07-29-2020, 11:34 AM
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Basso Palta gravel bike

Basso Palta frameset
* TRP Hylex RS brakes, Swiss Stop Catalyst rotors and RS exotherm pad
* LightBicycle WR38 rims (25mm inner width), DT350 straight pull hubs, Pillar
bladed spokes
* WTB Byways 700x38c
*Praxis Zayante carbon crank, 40T Praxis 1x ring
*LOOK S-Track pedals
* Ultegra RX800 GS RD + Di2 1x with remote satellite switch, Sram 12x36 11 speed cassette
* Basso stem, Zipp XPLR SL bars, Fabric Scoop radius saddle
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:51 AM
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Holy cow! Now that looks like an authentic gravel racer...
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Old 07-30-2020, 02:17 PM
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Beautiful bike you must have very strong Legs with a 40x36, I had To put on a 40x42 to comfortably get up the hills around San Francisco but I am 65 oh to have those strong legs again .
Thanks for sharing
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The leavers are very cool, drilled out ?
Reminds me of Zeus brakes I had way back in the day
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Old 07-30-2020, 02:58 PM
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Hylex RS

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Beautiful bike you must have very strong Legs with a 40x36, I had To put on a 40x42 to comfortably get up the hills around San Francisco but I am 65 oh to have those strong legs again .
Thanks for sharing
Cheers

The leavers are very cool, drilled out ?
Reminds me of Zeus brakes I had way back in the day
My first real road bike was a Razesa with Zeus...I'd forgotten that those levers were drilled...maybe my subconscious did not?

Hylex RS levers have a nice shape and the drilling not only looks cool, it adds grip. The other nice aspect to the Hylex RS is the ergonomics. The hood shape is very close in feel to Campagnolo 11 speed brifters. Its probably about 10-15mm longer but mated to a 70mm reach bar makes for a good perch. Love having the di2 buttons adjacent as well.
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Old 07-30-2020, 03:11 PM
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didn't stay clean for long

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Holy cow! Now that looks like an authentic gravel racer...
Thanks...this one ticked a lot of boxes for me...made it Italy (not just assembled, so claim Basso), nice details like full length routing for the hoses, level top tube, subdued logos/graphics, cool stem and beautiful color.

its been a blast exploring the fast & smooth gravel in the area...
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:23 AM
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Thanks...this one ticked a lot of boxes for me...made it Italy (not just assembled, so claim Basso), nice details like full length routing for the hoses, level top tube, subdued logos/graphics, cool stem and beautiful color.

its been a blast exploring the fast & smooth gravel in the area...
I have an old Basso Gap that I converted to single speed, lugged steel and such a comfy yet firm ride, I still ride it around town and I might some day restore it to her multispeed glory. They have been making quality bikes for a long time, but this is special in that it has the soul of a road racer and the body of a gravel grinder. And it looks so svelte and cool...
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