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Sarto Asola frameset

 
MSRP : $5900.00
Price : USD 5,899.00
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The Asola is one of the lightest elite racing bikes designed today. The main frame tubes are completely round and are constructed using 1K carbon fiber, the finest in the industry. Featherlight, swift and efficient with pinpoint handling, the Asola is the ultimate climbing machine that can be completely custom built to your specifications.

The Sarto Workshop has been making frames to clients' specifications for over 30 years. As the first company in Italy to specialize in the production of tube-to-tube carbon fiber frames, Sarto is proud that every aspect of the process is controlled in-house, from inspecting and mitering the tubes to painting the finished frame. A finely-tuned team of 15 young and old specialists produces over 2500 hand-made frames per year. Antonio Sarto, the family patriarch and undisputed head of the shop, is eighty-two years old, but he is still the first one to arrive at the workshop each morning. “I have been building bicycles since I was 17,” he says. “I don’t know what else I would do if I didn’t come to work.”

Antonio Sarto, apparently inspired by his last name, which literally means “tailor,” creates frames that are fashioned specifically to each customer. “Each rider is different, unique,” he explains. “We make a frame as if it were a fine suit: cut and joined to the precise measurements of the customer.” He has instructed his son Enrico in the science and art of frame manufacture, and they now work together, along with a small number of long-time employees, to produce some of the most impeccable frames available.

One could be forgiven for thinking that an old-time business like this might be resistant to new-fangled technology, and cling to the old ways and the old materials. However, Sarto and sons have embraced the advent of carbon fiber heartily. Antonio says, “When the best material available was steel, we used that. We were master brazers. When it was clear that carbon fiber could outcompete steel, we studied how to cut tubes, join and wrap them, until we were satisfied that we could create a frame even stronger than the best steel ones.”

Miniaturized dropouts
  • designed for runners looking for essence



Ultimate expression of technique
  • ultra-thin seat and chain stays



700g

feature
  • Weight: 700g (not ISP and raw)
  • Stiffness value: 115 N/mm
  • Outer lamination: 1K
  • Press Fit 86.5 bottom bracket
  • inner lamination:
    • Dialed K 1352U SHM
    • Linked with M46J


option
  • Custom made
  • Integrated seat tube
  • Outer lamination: UD
  • Outer break and gear cables guide
  • BSA - BB30 - Press FIT 386 EVO bottom bracket
  • Optimization for Gear Di2 - EPS or Universal system (mechanical / electronic Di2)