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Pegoretti Marcelo Mxxxxo

Pegoretti Marcelo Mxxxxo
The owner's custom Marcelo (Mxxxxxo) in the unique Absolutely Free color scheme
$3,950.00 - $4,550.00
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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 or, if you would like to learn much, much more about Dario Pegoretti and his frames, just click this link.


Frame Heat treated Columbus LIFE tubing w/19mm cylindrical seat stays and Pegoretti hooded dropouts
Fork Falz carbon or optional Pegoretti heat treated Chro-Moly painted to match frame base color
Drive Train Mechanical or Full Electronic (no gear cable guides)
Headset Chris King D11 in silver or black
Bottom Bracket 70mm 36 X 24TPI Italian, English available on custom frames
Seat Post 31.6mm
Seat Binder Pegoretti seat collar, 33.6mm handmade in Verona
Front Derailleur Pegoretti front derailleur clamp handmade in Verona, Max Torque 4-5Nm
Color(s) Any current color including Panel, Ciavete or solid colors
Sizes 49 through 62cm in 1cm increments or custom order in geometry and color of your choice
Price $4,300 - $5,200 click here for the current Pegoretti price list.
Warranty Limited Lifetime

* Subject to change without notice.


Painting with Dario Pegoretti

Painting with Dario Pegoretti.


Reflections on Dario Pegoretti and his frames

Part Numbers

Option MPN Store SKU
56cm PE-MARC-56-MAZZ-21 210000051883
59cm PE-MARC-59-DOWN 210000054565
62cm PE-MARC-62-BKWT-15 210000047425