"Because even intellectuals fall in love at least three times in their lifetimes. Our 52cm custom (53.5 cm top tube, 50cm seat tube and 100mm head tube) is probably the last new Love #3 we will be seeing, if you are looking for an alloy Pegoretti, snap it up."
Replacing the 8:30 AM (another name inspried by a Zappa tune) in 2006, Pegoretti's Love #3 is an scandium rendering of the Marcelo. Being aluminium, Dario considers the Love #3 to be a mercenary frameset of sorts -- it's a "pure race bike" that "50% of the people want, and 70% of them don't need." The oversized chainstays (30mm) and large diameter main tubes of Columbus XLR8 are custom drawn to Dario's specifications. The tubes are relatively thick-walled, in deference to Dario's concern with the ride quality and longevity of his frames rather than with a mindless quest to shave grams (though, at 1225g in the 54cm frame, we were able to break the UCI's weight limit without breaking a sweat). As usual, the attention to detail is mind blowing. .
Beautiful as it is, the Love #3 is well suited for hard riding and racing. Owners report that, unlike any other alloy frame they have known, the Love #3 has a Marcelo-like ride: smooth, comfortable, predictable on descents and very fast. All exactly what you would expect in a race specific frame.
From his super-human welds and museum quality finish to the frame's aggressive stance everything is a bespoke reflection of the artist's vision. The Love #3 features a unique removable derailleur hanger bolted to oversized, hooded alloy dropouts. It uses an Italian threaded bottom bracket, a 30.0 seatpost and a standard 1 1/8" headset. The Love #3 comes with a Falz fork and is available by special order, only. This means a couple of things: first, expect delivery to take at least 7 to nine months and, second, the odds of one just "showing up" in your size are as near to zero as doesn't matter. If you have made the very sensible decision to own a Love #3 (or any Pegoretti other than a Marcelo or Duende), then place the order or plan on doing without.
Scandium (in this case) is Columbus' superb aluminium alloyed with zinc and magnesium, then "doped" with scandium and zirconium. This improves its weldability and its resistance to heat-induced fatigue. This results in a longer-lived frame since it minimizes the impact of the welding heat on the material. Columbus' XLR8R scandium allows Pegoretti to shave substantial weight: a size 54cm frame will come in at 1225g. Not exactly ethereal, but reasonably light. Columbus also went to great lengths to maximize XLR8R's vibration damping when compared to other aluminum alloys.
Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Pegoretti, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 M-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at email@example.com or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.
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The Zegho's are nothing less than the redefinition of cycling-specific high performance eyeProtection, produced in an exclusive joint engineering venture between Assos Centro Studio and Carl Zeiss Vision.
Does the world need more eyewear? Probably not. But we — racing-oriented high performance cyclists — do. The ASSOS Werksmannschaft (their in-house product development team), feels that the currently available generic sports glasses could be improved to meet the specific demands of cycling. But why does Assos bother?
Assos is not an eyewear company. Assos is acycling body R&D + refinement laboratory. At Assos they understand cycling and focus exclusively on cycling. They do not produce multi-sports items, nor do they engineer their products for use in other sports. And they never give in to the temptation of increasing sales by broadening their focus.
It is this “exclude-all-other-uses” engineering approach that Assos applied when they started to develop the first cycling-specific high performance eyeProtection four years ago. It was clear to Assos that they must explore new paths and join forces with the best in class to accomplish what they set out to do.
Zegho is the combined effort of nine European specialty eyewear makers, each providing a specifically designed component, each manufactured following strict quality guidelines, and all orchestrated by ASSOS Centro Studio and its two dedicated eyewear development engineers.
- Carl Zeiss Tunnel View lens technology, custom made for Zegho. Patent pending
- 180 degree field of view
- Assos zOd.Tec zero optical distortion, certified optical class 1:superior
- Weight 27.5 grams
- clickFace technology. Proadaptive skinTouch material ensures a stable fit, minimizing movement under seaty, shock-filled conditons
- ZeroPressure technologhy: adaptive, ultraflex composite frame, mathematically designed to calibrate the perfect ratio of material to shape
- 100% UV protection
- Precisision made by hadn, by dedicated eyewear specialists, one by one, in limited numbers
ZEGHO is eyeProtection equipment created by ASSOS Centro Studio and its friends at Carl Zeiss Vision. Zegho feels different than any other sunglasses you have ever put on your face. Riding with Zegho, you feel that it is engineered to be your ideal high performance cycling companion.
Only one question remains: Do you wear your Zegho over or under your helmet strap? There are two philosophies:
- One: Over the strap. In case of a crash, they are free to come loose, reducing the risk of a hinge breaking on impact and hurting your face.
- Two: Under the strap. The majority of the ASSOS Werksmannschaft (in this case the Assos factory team) chooses this option. In case of a crash, it helps keep your eye protection in place, possibly reducing the risk of eye injury.
Zegho is the ultimate high performance cycling-specific eye protection. Unfortunately, Assos requires that we must inf
Unable to find an acceptable replacement for the Reynolds Ouzo Pro, Dario Pegoretti designed his own fork. The result is the Falz (sickle in the Italian dialect that Dario speaks). "Falz" is representative of the shape of the new fork. Dario has always found the aesthetics of tradional curved forks more to his taste than the straight bladed forks so common today. His design starts with the traditional arc of the fork blades and continues with an updated flat-crown design.
Flat-crown forks give a little more compliant ride than sloping crowns as the fork legs are slightly longer allowing for better damping. The crown also offers increased clearance for larger tires. 25 or even 28mm tires will easily fit the Falz. The appearance of the massive flat-crown on the Falz fits well with oversized tubes whether tig-welded or lugged.
To match the stiffness of oversized tubing, the fork must have a high degree of lateral stiffness. This is something Dario has found lacking in severl of the forks he has examined over the last few years.The Falz was designed with more lateral stiffness than virtually any other fork while retaining the compliance derived from the flat-crown design. This makes it the perfect match for the ride his steel frames are noted for. One feature which has become increasingly common in the battle for lightness is the loss of a machinable fork crown.
The Falz has an aluminum cap on the crown which allows for precision machining for alignment of the headset crown race. Some other forks use carbon for this which cannot be machined as precisely and thus can reduce the precision and longevity of the headset. Other features include carbon fork tips and 1-1/8” carbon steerer in an extra-long length to allow use on the largest frames.
The appearance of the Falze has caused a bit of grumbling. Standing alone, it's square-shaped crown and slowly tapered, flat sided legs are unique and startling. Once you stick it in a D11 the large diameter of head tube and headset take the edge off and result in an attractive statement in which every part benefits aesthetically from the effect of the whole. Dario IS the master.
Once you get the Falz on the road it is clear that Dario has hit a home run. The ride is well controlled and smooth under every circumstance. It integrates perfectly with Dario's frames. Our riders have chosen it as among the best forks for high speed and descending on the market.
The Falz fork serves to further complete and enhance Dario's offerings. Good looking and functional, it is well mannered and comfortable and meets the most exacting standards for a performance