BASSO PALTA

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2021 Basso Palta

Italian thoroughbred for high-speed mixed-terrain riding

With over 40 years of expertise in developing efficient geometries, Basso has developed an incredibly fast gravel bike that combines both comfort and performance, and delivers fantastic handling in all situations. The specially developed Palta fork stands out, and is fundamental to allowing for outstanding versatility across varied terrain, in addition to a geometry that provides comfort and efficiency while allowing for near road-like positioning if need be.

”The Basso Palta is quite easily the most complete gravel bike we’ve ridden.’ CyclingNews

The Palta opens up new terrain with the same Basso philosophy of ‘beautifully functional, functionally beautiful’. The Palta is ideal for riders looking for a bike for road riding, gravel racing, cross riding or epic multi-day adventure rides – that can take them anywhere, across any terrain, with no compromise on speed or looks. Like all Bassos, the Palta is made for speed; made to last; and most importantly, handmade by Basso themselves in Italy.

Palta GRX with DT Swiss GR1600 upgrade

The Palta, which in local dialect means mud or dirt, has gained an international following and universal respect thanks to its “specific versatility”. If freedom is the name of the game in the gravel sector then Palta is king as it excels in a variety of applications. Perfectly adaptable to road replacement, gravel racing, cross riding or the epic multiday adventure, the Palta is to the gravel world what the multi-tool is to your saddle bag…but without compromises.

“Surely amongst the best gravel bikes. Comfortable, fantastic ride quality, it is a bike that excites anyone lucky enough to ride atop it. All this and a design that is decidedly the most beautiful of all” Topvélo

Ready for any type of riding and any type of ride, the Palta includes design elements that ensure it can adapt to all scenarios. 7 bottle cage bolts for flexible carrying of up to three water bottles increases the autonomy of the rider, and increases the potential adventures he or she can take on.  Perhaps the most immediately apparent design element of the Palta comes in the form of the fork. Its particular shape is not only pleasing to the eye, but it also adds greatly to  increased handling precision and comfort, due to its form and sophisticated carbon layup.

Gravel or mixed-terrain riding takes on several definitions but, no matter how you choose to ride, the Palta delivers a fantastic riding experience as if it were specifically designed for your particular type of riding on any given day. Compliant enough to smooth out the roughest terrain, yet remaining as reactive and efficient as Basso’s road specific platforms, the Palta leaves even the most demanding cyclist wondering where this frame makes a compromise. Basso, since its inception, creates speed solutions for the road. The Palta maintains that same speed over any terrain, in comfort and control.

“the Palta is an exceptionally quick, super agile and ultimately incredibly rewarding gravel bike that will appeal to a roadie’s racing heart. Or, indeed, will make any mountainbiker smile ear to ear at the ease with which this thing handles fast trails and steep climbs … I felt at home enough, even in unfamiliar territory, to ride a damned sight faster than on other gravel bikes”  Cyclist Magazine

Adventure requires the ability to adapt to a wide variety of conditions and the Palta does just that. Ample tire clearance for up to 42mm rubber allows the rider to dial his or her ride perfectly for the road, the rough stuff and everything in between. The meticulously designed layup of the 100% Torayca High Modulus carbon fiber used in the Palta’s construction, along with its unconventional gravel shape, leaves every rider stunned at just how smooth a reactive and fast frame can be across all terrain.

”it can devour the flats, it can sail up the climbs and scythe down steep, gravel descents with poise and precision”  CyclingNews

Gravel attracts cyclists for a wide variety of reasons, but the Basso Palta attracts gravel riders for largely the same motives: quality Italian craftsmanship, long lasting performance and a ride quality that begs for speed. The same qualities that have made Basso frames so highly coveted on the road find themselves incorporated into the Palta, although adapted for the versatile nature of gravel.

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BASSO PALTA

2021 Palta GRX

Key Features:

  • Frameset: Basso Palta 100% 3K Torayca Carbon frame and fork
  • Groupset:  Shimano GRX 600 1x11s
  • Wheelset:  Vision Team 30 – available with our famous Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at outstanding prices.

Frameset: Basso Palta 100% 3K Torayca HMCF T700-MR60 Carbon frame and fork; tapered headtube 1-1/8″ to
1.5”; 100x12mm/142x12mm thru axles; dual electronic/cabled groupset compatible; integrated seatpost clamp; UCI approved
Groupset: Shimano GRX 600 1x11s Hydro
Chainset: Shimano GRX 600 1x11s 40T
Disc Brakes: Shimano GRX 400 Hydro
Cassette: Shimano SLX 11s 11/42T
Chain: KMC 11x
Saddle: Selle Italia X
Handlebar: Microtech XL Gravel
Stem & Seatpost: Basso Integrated
Wheelset: Vision Team 30 TLR Disc
Tyres: Impac CrossPac 700x38c
Pedals: n/a

Exclusive Epic Editions

Available with our renowned Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at outstanding prices, including:

  • Complete bike with Hunt 4 Season All-Road wheels (worth £339) – just £3145
  • Complete bike with DT Swiss G 1800 Spline wheels (worth £380) – just £3145
  • Complete bike with Hunt 4 Season Gravel X-Wide wheels (worth £369) – just £3175
  • Complete bike with DT Swiss GR1600 Spline wheels (worth £540) – the benchmark wheel for gravel – just £3289
  • Complete bike with Reynolds ATR Carbon gravel wheels (worth £1150) – just £3839

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £3099 – but to receive our own unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.

2021 Palta Ekar

Key Features:

  • Frameset: Basso Palta 100% 3K Torayca Carbon frame and fork
  • Groupset:  Campagnolo Ekar 1x13s
  • Wheelset:  Miche Graff AXY DX – available with our famous Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at outstanding prices.

Frameset: Basso Palta 100% 3K Torayca HMCF T700-MR60 Carbon frame and fork; tapered headtube 1-1/8″ to
1.5”; 100x12mm/142x12mm thru axles; dual electronic/cabled groupset compatible; integrated seatpost clamp; UCI approved
Groupset: Campagnolo Ekat 1x13s Hydro
Chainset: Campagnolo Ekar 1×11 40T
Disc Brakes: Campagnolo Ekar Hydro
Cassette: Campagnolo Ekar 13x 9/42T
Chain: Campagnolo Ekar 13x
Saddle: Selle Italia X
Handlebar: Microtech XL Gravel
Stem & Seatpost: Basso Integrated
Wheelset: Miche Graff AXY DX
Tyres: Impac CrossPac 700x38c
Pedals: n/a

Exclusive Epic Editions

Available with our renowned Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at outstanding prices, including:

  • Complete bike with Hunt 4 Season Gravel X-Wide wheels (worth £369) – just £3919
  • Complete bike with Reynolds ATR Carbon gravel wheels (worth £1150) – just £4639

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £3899 – but to receive our own unbeatable EVERYDAY EPIC LOW PRICE please send us a price request below.

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