- largest inventory of Pegoretti frames in the country -
more than a dozen Pegs in our showroom at all times
Dario Pegoretti - maker of the most coveted cycling frames in the world. Dario began his apprenticeship in 1975 with Verona's legendary builder, Luigino Milani. Though typically showing someone else's decals, racing pelotons of those days often had half their racers on Milani bikes. Top riders such as Roche, Battaglin, Chiappucci, Indurain, Tafi, Cipollini, Ghiroto, Fondriest, and many others relied on the Milani shop for their race bikes.
Dario finished his apprenticeship in 1983. But he continued building in the Milani shop until 1999. He then moved to his own shop near Trento where he and his assistant build about 250 frames per year - all by hand. Legendary Italian design, extraordinary craftsmanship, and exquisite finish make every Pegoretti frame a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
On left, Dario hand brazing one of his legendary frames. On right, longtime friends Dario and Kyle "hangin' out".
Delivery Estimates: Currently available Pegoretti frames are listed here on our web pages. These frames are internally rustproofed and hand machined BiKyle then typically shipped within 3-6 business days of your order. We make a decided effort to keep our listings up to date but all frames are subject to prior sale.
Due to the extremely limited supply of these handmade frames, all except currently available inventory begin life as a special order. Dario makes about 250 frames a year and he builds frames in model-batches depending on tube supply, etc. A reasonable estimate for TIG-welded frames ordered now (Big Leg Emma, Marcelo, and Duende) is about 7-9 months, however, this time frame cannot be guaranteed. And due to very limited supply of stainless steel tubing, Responsoriums usually take approximately 15-20 months. Lugged frames (Days Done and Luigino) are done in batches and generally take considerably longer than any of the TIG frames.
Important Note -For all special order frames a deposit of $1500 is required at time of order. We will wait 24 hours before we finalize the order with Dario. Once 24 hours has passed then the deposit is absolutely non-refundable and non-transferable with no exceptions. Balance will not be charged until the day the frame ships to you.
Except where a Pegoretti cromoly fork is noted, all current Pegoretti frames ship with Dario's Falz all-carbon fork. Falz forks are painted in matching or complimentary frame color. And all current frames except Days Done, Luigino, and Love #3 also include a Pegoretti designed Chris King D11 headset for increased front end stiffness and even greater durability. Pegoretti Forks Seatpost and front derailleur sizings
After several years of collaboration and testing with Columbus, the world's most trusted tubing maker, Dario Pegoretti unveiled a revolutionary frame of pure stainless steel. Not only is this the most supple frame Dario has ever make, it won't rust or corrode like other steels. The tubing is Columbus XCr stainless in Dario's exclusive shaping. It's mated to Dario's custom designed Falz full carbon fork (for optional cromoly fork see below). Includes Chris King oversized D-11 headset specially designed by Dario for added frame durability. The tubing diameters are the same as Dario's Marcelo except the seat stays are 2mm less stout. Also, the butted sections are longer and the tubing walls thinner than the Marcelo. The end result is arguably the most comfortable frame ever made. And, like every Pegoretti, it has excellent jump when power is applied. Digitally measured frame weight is 3.7 lbs in size 55cm. Pegoretti's full carbon Falz v1 fork weighs 425 grams.
Road feedback: extensive testing by our BiKyle staff plus feedback from our most experienced riders is as positive as Dario suggested. These frames are more 'buttery-smooth' and lively than any other frames we've ridden. On rough surfaces the comfort level surpasses the finest titanium or carbon fiber frames while retaining the extra solid and secure road feel of world-class steel. The Responsorium is an unsurpassed choice for riders who appreciate superlative feel and road manners. Yes, a Responsorium IS worth the wait!
Responsorium in Ravenna Black ~
Dario's stainless steel Responsorium in Dario's Ravenna pattern on gloss black. Includes frame, matching Falz full-carbon fork, and Chris King D11 headset. Ravenna Black ..... $4949.99 Add to CART
Available now: 51-54-57-59cm
Dario's stainless steel Responsorium frame in Dario's latest color scheme, electric blue with contrasting yellow weave. Includes frame, matching Falz full-carbon fork, and Chris King D11 headset. Conic blue with yellow contrast ..... $4949.99 Add to CART
Available now in 48cm
Dario's stainless steel Responsorium in his very popular "Somebody" paint scheme, but now done on a gray background. Includes frame, matching Falz 1 1/8" oversized full-carbon fork, and Chris King D11 headset .... $4949.99 Add to CART
The "Big Leg Emma" is Dario's update of one of his favorite frames, the Great Googoolie. The Emma is like a Marcelo on steroids! Dario beefed up both the chainstays and seatstays for an even more solid rear end. And as in the great sprinter bikes of the '60s, Dario adds additional horizontal reinforcing struts inside the tubing for increased acceleration (pictured on right). The tubing is a special heat treated Columbus low alloy steel made exclusively for Dario. The included Falz fork is all carbon fiber (for information on optional cromoly fork see below). Steerer tube is 1 1/8" and comes with Chris King D-11 headset. Frame weight is 4.2 lbs in 54cm. Standard color is orange. However, all Big Leg Emma frames are custom order only so all Pegoretti standard color schemes are available as a no-upgrade substitute, your choice .... $5499.99 Add to CART
"Named after a Frank Zappa song, this hugely oversized steel rig is built for the larger or more aggressive rider/racer looking for maximum lateral stability without sacrificing vertical compliance. Notice the massive oversize chainstays which provide massive rear stability. An internally reinforced downtube provides stability through the power stroke as well as up front. Surprisingly, this bike built with Record 10-speed weighs in at only 17 pounds!" - Leonard Zinn, Velonews, Oct 2003
Available now: 49, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, and 60cm .... $3949.99 Add to CART
A spectacular frame for all styles of riding with maximum power for bigger riders as well as hill climbing and sprints. The Marcelo MxxxxO is built from Dario's proprietary oversized tubeset of heat treated Columbus Spirit Niobium*. With its oversized 38 and 31.7mm main tubes, this frame is stout enough for the most aggressive rider. Yet, it absorbs road shock like a magic carpet. The hand cut stainless steel rear dropouts and oversized stress-directional rear stays add to the beauty and function of this very special frame. Each Marcelo comes with a full carbon Falz fork and a 1 1/8" Chris King D-11 threadless headset (for info on Dario's optional cromoly fork see below). Weight is 3.9 lbs in 55cm. Includes frame, Falz carbon fork, and Chris King D11 headset. New color for 2018 is Mesonperso khaki-tan with contrasting light blue.gray stripes that change tone in sunshine.
*NIOBIUM is a very special steel with manganese, chrome, nickel, molybdenum and niobium. In careful testing, Niobium is more effective than Vanadium and other alloys as a strengthening agent. Columbus' patented chemical composition improves resistance against precipitation and reduces the alloy grain size for a more resilient ride. After progressive drawing and forming NIOBIUM undergoes a special heat treatment that gives the steel its final characteristics. Niobium provides superior mechanical characteristics and higher resistance to environmental effects than conventional carbon steels.
Available now: 50, 54, 55, and 56cm .... $3499.99 Add to CART
Made from Dario's custom drawn and heat treated Columbus Spirit cromoly tubing, the Duende is essentially a Marcelo front triangle matched to an extra comfortable "Palasanto" rear triangle. The result is a frame less stiff and more forgiving than a Marcelo, a Duende is the primo choice for longer rides or rougher terrain. According to Dario, the Duende is the #1 choice for century rides - the perfect work of art for those who refuse to give up comfort or efficiency. Tubing is heat treated Columbus "Spirit" cromoly Dario's exclusive custom shaping. Fork is 1 1/8" Falz full carbon (for info on optional cromoly fork see below). Includes Dario's patented oversized head tube and his mated D11 headset made by Chris King. Weight is 3.9 lbs for 54cm .... $3499.99 for frame, color matched red Falz carbon fork, and D11 headset in your choice of black or silver
Each special order frameset includes BiKyle custom fit at no extra charge*. Also included: Dario's Falz full-carbon fork and a Chris King headset in Dario's extra strong D11 design (your choice of black or silver). **Paint finish is your choice of any of Dario's Current Color Schemes
*For a completely custom fit, select "BiKyle Fit" as you order. And include Kyle's Full Measurements Form with your order. There is no additional charge for this invaluable extra!
Note your color choice in the "Special Instructions" field during the order process. We will confirm your choice before finalizing your order.