The Marcelo is the flagship steel bike from the most revered frame builder of his generation, it is what Dario thinks a steel race bicycle should be. Should you ever find yourself in Plato's cave, the shadows of steel road frames cast upon the wall, are cast from a Marcelo.
Round tubes attached to round tubes with angelic welds, the Marcelo you hold in your hands is merely the obvious manifestation of Dario's genius. Dig deeper and you will find the fanatic attention to detail that has driven the tubing manufacturers at Columbus mad. Every element of design and manufacture brings his vision exactly to life. Each custom drawn tube is a little bit wider here and somewhat thinner there such that each Marcelo manifests a dreamlike ride quality worthy of it's Pegoretti badge.
The Marcelo is made from Dario's own version of the Columbus heat-treated LIFE tubeset, the top steel alloy currently available for bicycle construction. His oversized version of LIFE makes the race-inspired ride of the Marcelo possible. It is stiff and responsive with the snappy, lively feel and results in a smooth and damped ride combined with taught, stiff responsiveness under power. The Marcelo gives up nothing when compared to other super premium frames no mater of what material.
The Pegoretti hooded dropouts are intricately machined stainless steel, stunning to behold and capable of absorbing hard wheel-in, wheel-out abuse. The chainstays are thick (18mm) and taper gracefully toward the bottom bracket to allow for stiffness and adequate tire clearance.
The Marcelo comes with Pegoretti's Falz full carbon fork. After an an exhaustive search failed to find any fork on the market to meet his specifications, Dario designed and Columbus made his own.
And the finish! - that famous Pegoretti paint. Hand applied with the same mystical attention to detail as the rest of the manufacturing process, if you don't like it, Picasso is probably beyond you as well.
We offer the Marcelo as a standard frameset or you can custom order in the geometry of your choice in any of the currently available color schemes including Panel, Ciavete or (though God knows why you would) solid colors. We would be happy to consult with you about a complete bike or a parts package to compliment your Pegoretti frameset. The Marcelo comes with a Falz fork and a custom designed Chris King D11 headset. It uses a 31.6 seatpost and comes with a custom, Pegoretti designed derailleur clamp. The bottom bracket is Italian threaded.
Should you come to the reasonable decision to own a Marcelo, please allow the enthusiasts at Lakeside Bicycles to offer your their assistance. Our hours are Pacific Time 10-7 W-F, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.
The Marcelo represents the best compromise between performance and comfort
The constant diameter chain and seat stays elevate the transfer of energy from the pedals to the wheel
Columbus heat treated LIFE tubing
TIG Welded construction with constant diameter chain and seat stays
Pegoretti stainless steel two-piece dropout
Made for the rider looking for maximum performance and ability to absorb road shock as only a steel frame can
|Heat treated Columbus LIFE tubing w/19mm cylindrical seat stays and Pegoretti hooded dropouts
|Falz carbon or optional Pegoretti heat treated Chro-Moly painted to match frame base color
|Mechanical or Full Electronic (no gear cable guides)
|Chris King D11 in silver or black
|70mm 36 X 24TPI Italian, English available on custom frames
|Pegoretti seat collar, 33.6mm handmade in Verona
|Pegoretti front derailleur clamp handmade in Verona, Max Torque 4-5Nm
|Any current color including Panel, Ciavete or solid colors
|49 through 62cm in 1cm increments or custom order in geometry and color of your choice
|$4,300 - $5,200 click here for the current Pegoretti price list.
* Subject to change without notice.
Painting with Dario Pegoretti
Painting with Dario Pegoretti.