Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery

29th Aug 2013 | 15:00

Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
De Rosa is celebrating the company's 60th anniversary this year with the Sessanta special edition collection of bikes
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The aluminum De Rosa Sessanta uses 7000 aluminum enriched with scandium
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
A complete bike with Campagnolo Record weighs in a 6.16kg/13.58lb according to this scale
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The Colnago AC-R is new for 2014
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
While Colnago's monocoque carbon bikes are made in Asia, the company does its high-end lugged (and custom geo) bikes in Italy
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
In addition to the storied and popular Italian brands, there are always a number of bikes you've never herad of at Eurobike. For us, this FM Bike with what looks to be a tiny, integrated fender falls into that category
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The Colnago C59 began with Shimano-compatible electronic/hydraulic levers, but now is a Campagnolo system
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The Colnago C59 features custom Formula hydraulic brakes/shifters
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The flagship Colnago C59 was the first production bike with digital/hydraulic shifter/brakes to hit the market last year
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Colnago's CX come in either disc or standard-brake models
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Pinarello skipped mechanical disc brakes but jumped into hydraulics
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Shimano's Di2 shifting leaves a bit more room than mechanical systems for hydraulics in the hood
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Pinarello runs the hydraulic hose partially through the fork leg
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Pinarello has a SRAM HHD and this Shimano hydraulic Dogma
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Pinarello is jumping into disc road bikes for the first time in 2014 with two hydraulic disc bikes
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Shimano Dura-Ace has two styles of Di2 time trial shifters. One style has two buttons on each lever to control both derailleurs; this style has a single button each, with one button upshifting the rear and the other downshifting
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Fi'zi:ks Area time trial saddle
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
FMB tubulars are handmade French tubulars
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The Colnago AC-R is a budget bike, relatively, so it gets house-brand brakes
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
But even the 'budget' AC-R gets an electronic Campagnolo EPS group, this one an Athena 11-speed
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Mario Cipollini is still pushing his relatively new brand
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The 2014 trend: TRP rear-mounted brakes on an integrated fork
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Olmo is one of many brands seeking to ride the Italian wave
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
An image of a very young Marco Pantani graced the Carrera booth — with a couple of Pantani-branded bikes
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
In the race for more aero — or at least visually aero — integratation, the challenge for bike builders is retaining fit adjustment options
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Carrera's TTS01 incorporates Vision bars into the unique front end
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Although technology has passed the design by, polished, carved lugs are still a thing of beauty
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Columbus tubing may still hold cache among a small niche of old-school riders
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
While Tommasini did have a token carbon bike on show, the rest are all made of the original lugged steel
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
While carbon frames are ubiqitous among Italian brands, there are still a few hold-out or throwback brands
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Another common trend is the integrated fork/stem design that wraps around the front of the head tube. Scores of similar variations are to be seen in the halls of Eurobike
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
TRP keeps gaining ground on time trial and triathlon bikes with its mini-V brakes. While some companies build elaborate fairings around the brakes, some, like Fondriest, just tuck the caliper behidn the fork
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The Fondriest TFV
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Fondriest, like seemingly everyone for 2014, has allowances built into the frame for mechanical, electrical or hydraulic systems. 'Future-proof' seems to be the adopted term for such arrangements
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The 2014 Fondriest TF1.4 road bike
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The Pinarello Bolide has a fairing on the rear brake as well as the front
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The Pinarello Bolide
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
When you wear the yellow jersey, you can get custom molded aerobars, too
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The 830g Diamante 014 also comes with a 2cm spacer that effectively builds out the head tube and top tube
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
As with the stem, the spacers match the head tube in width despite the 1 1/8in internal diameter
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Although the steerer is a standard 1 1/8in, the stem is as wide as the head tube, approximately 1.5in
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Basso has a unique stem and spacer design on the Diamante 014 that sits flush with the head tube
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
De Rosa does all its high-end painting in house, including this glow-in-the-dark job
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Taking a cue from the fashion industry, De Rosa is calling the Sessanta frames Black Label to designate the made-in-Italy construction
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The aluminum De Rosa Sessanta has a 1.5in lower bearing
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Sessanta is 60 in Italian. De Rosa still makes its custom frames in Italy
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The carbon fiber De Rosa Sessanta will sell for 11,000 Euros with Campagnolo Super Record and Bora wheels
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The titanium De Rosa Sessanta features a CNC-machined head tube
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The titanium De Rosa Sessanta. As with the other Sessanta (60) bikes, each one of the titanium models will be built with custom geometry
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The steel Sessanta is a tip of the hat to Ugo De Rosa's original material
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
De Rosa is making 60 Sessanta custom bikes in each of the company's four materials: steel, titanium, aluminum and carbon fiber
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Basso uses the same spacer design for its time trial bike
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The wide-spacer design isn't quite as smooth as on the Diamante 014
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The arm rests are longer than most, and even the SRM mount matches the yellow-jersey scheme
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
A closer look at the Pinarello Bolide's brake fairing
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
A fairing hides the front brake caliper
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Grip tape replaces handlebar tape for maximizing grip while minimizing weight and aerodynamic drag
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
A custom modification for Di2 shifting at the cowhorns
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Although most of the gear on the Pinarello Bolide is what Froome rode, the PRO disc is not, as he used a HED at the Tour this year
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Not for sale
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
The Formula lever functions like a Campy EPS lever with a thumb button and a lever behind the brake lever
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Despite all the advances in technology, sometimes a simple piece of tape is the best solution. This bit marks Froome's saddle height
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Japanese company Torayca provides the carbon fiber in the Pinarello Dogma
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
While you can see his bike, you can't see his SRM data, as the power meter's head unit was not part of the display
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Want to know how long that custom stem is? Then we'll put a sticker on it for you
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Pinarello brought the winning bike straight from the Tour, as is
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Froome used Osymteric rings at the Tour this year
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Pinarello's Eurobike booth houses two Chris Froome bikes from the 2013 Tour de France
Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery
Non-press-fit bottom brackets are increasingly rare

Pinarello, Colnago, De Rosa, Basso, Fondriest and more

This article originally published on BikeRadar

For 2014, most of the world’s bicycles will be built in Asia, but Italian road bike brands are still forging ahead, with manufacturers such as De Rosa, Colnago and Pinarello all proud of their heritage.

The limited edition Sessanta De Rosa range, for example, celebrates 60 years of Italian bicycle craftsmanship, with custom models in steel, aluminum, titanium and carbon. With price tags of up to €11,000, 60 bikes will be made in each of the four materials at the company’s Italian factory.

Elsewhere, Pinarello has been showing off the winning Tour de France bikes of Chris Froome at Eurobike 2013, complete with grease on the stay from chainslap. And Basso has displayed an interesting stem and headset spacer design that neatly matches head tube width.

Click through our massive image gallery, right, for a detailed look at many of the Italian exhibits at the show.

For all our Eurobike coverage, click here.

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