Sunday, 8 January 2012
Italian bikes - Exquisite not exclusive!
Looks and performance, at an affordable price ...it’s possibDo you always have to compromise your new bikes aesthetics v it’s function, shouldn’t all bikes be as attractive to look at as they are functional to ride - it’s a tough one - Should bikes that look stunning automatically perform at a similar level?
Do you have to accept someone else’s interpretation of a great paint scheme, just because your budget is limited and you want the very best fit and durability? All of these are questions that anyone looking to buy a decent road bike will ask themselves a thousand times.
Grupetto Italia have some very positive answers with a NEW range of bikes that look as good as they ride. Grupetto Italia have launched 3 beautiful new models for 2012 all with head turning custom finishes that wrap around some of the classiest frames you’ll see on the road today. Aimed at the Race and Sportive rider that wants to stand out from the masses, the bikes mix classic Italian styling and design references with the very best components and materials available today.
Two carbon models the Mottarone SL and Mergozzo CL line up alongside the columbus tubed CS Maggiore to offer the sort of bespoke bikes you would think you’d have to pay Saville Row prices for, infact, nothing could be further from the truth. At a time when spending £3,000+ on a race bike can be seen as pretty standard, Grupettos range starts at half that figure (£1,500) for bikes that offer exclusivee looks and exquisite performance, at a non exclusive price point.
Grupetto’s Nat Rizzi says “To get a half decent looking frame usually means paying a fortune or compromising quality for a badly ‘retro styled’ far eastern import. We’ve noticed with the growth in sportives and cycling in general that riders are often unhappy with the ‘image’ of their bikes but because of budget concerns they forgo this for perceived performance values from some of the bigger more obvious brands - how a bike looks and makes its owner feel is often grossly undervalued”
Well now thanks to Grupetto you can have it all - Style and Performance in equal amounts, no compromises, and because Grupetto build there bikes to your exact specification you will get outstanding value that fits your budget bracket.
Working alongside some of Italy’s finest independent frame builders they have produced a sensational range that will simply out perform similar priced bikes on both specification and finish. With a small showroom in Amersham, Bucks. and direct sales via their website www.grupettoitalia.co.uk they offer clients the comfort of knowing that the bike they buy is created for their exact cycling needs, not to shoehorn you onto something mediocre.
Nat continues “What the pro’s call form’ on your bike, is seriously lacking in so many riders we see on the road today. We ensure our customers have the perfect combination of fit and function maximizing their performance at whatever level they ride at or are aiming for. We offer a FREE fitting service either remotely or in person, that utilizes traditional bike measuring and set up methods to achieve the simple task of making sure you look and feel right on the bike” If you get it right you get so much more from your cycling experience, whether racing local criteriums or riding a Gran Fondo or the Etape.”
Italians are masters at getting this balance right, from a pair of Berluti shoes to a Riva speedboat ‘The look” is as important as the performance with the ultimate goal of having the very best you can produce. Grupetto’s artisan frame building team are based in Italy’s cycling heartland near Bergamo and all the frames take their names from legendary cycling landmarks in the area. If you want an iconic bike that will not disappoint in comfort or performance in the colours you’ve always wanted, talk to Grupetto Italia.
For further information call: 01494 432 984 or visit: www.grupettoitalia.co.uk
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