Joseph’s Pegoretti

Joseph’s Pegoretti reveals itself in layers as you approach closer.

First, the frame: Pegoretti’s New Love #3 is an aluminum “punk rocker with good manners”.

Many know Pegoretti for their “Ciavete” paintwork, an invitation for the customer to provide a few words of inspiration and entrust Pegoretti’s in-house artists to create a one-of-a-kind paint scheme. This graphic scheme here is a classic “saporito” in white.

For this frame, geometry is the star of the show. The rider is positioned over the rear wheel, giving stability and rewarding steering from the hips. The tight wheelbase preserves snappy maneuverability. This combo really sings while descending. The large chainstays give torsional stiffness under acceleration, without compromising vertical compliance. The result is lively and bright handling, with punchy acceleration.

Second, the wheels: Princeton Carbonworks Peak 4550, Launch Edition. Upon reading “silver graphics” you’d be correct to fear something gaudy. These, fortunately, have a matte finish.

Finally, the groupo: Campagnolo Super Record, Rim Brake. Normally these svelte carbon components pull focus, especially the “battleaxe” crank. On this build, they provide depth layer on more sophistication to the build.

Tires are Rene Herse Chinook Pass 700 x 28c Extralight.

Cockpit and seatpost are Enve. The saddle is a Form Throne RS.

Weight as shown is 8.14 kg (17 lb 15 oz).