An album by the Argentine musician Dino Saluzzi inspired the name of this stainless-steel bicycle. After a lengthy collaboration with Columbus, Dario began production of the Responsorium. Handcrafted from custom drawn Columbus stainless XCr tubesets, the first thing you will notice is the comfort of the ride. XCr is 20% stronger than Columbus Niobium Spirit which means that Dario can use a thinner walled tube with more substantial butting. Coupled with 16mm chainstays (2mm smaller than the Marcelo) the Responsorium is the lightest (100g less than the Marcelo) and most comfortable frame in the Pegoretti line.
The 55cm frame comes in at a respectable 1678g and the Falz fork at 425g. Each frame comes with a Falz fork and Chris King D11 headset. The Responsorium takes a 31.6 mm seatpost and a 32mm front derailleur clamp. As with all Pegorettis it has an Italian threaded bottom bracket. Because XCr is being run exclusively for Pegoretti it will remain in short supply, if you can't find what you are looking for in existing inventories, we suggest you order now. Lead times are over two years and there is little or no chance your dream frame will "just show up".
Earlier versions of the Responsorium are the only Pegoretti with a weight limit, if you are over 180 lb or plan on becoming over 180 lb, you will need to purchase a current version with a FALZ fork and Chris King D11 Headset. The Responsorium uses a 31.6 mm seatpost, a 31.7 front derailleur and Chris King D11 headset. They come with a FALZ fork painted to match the base frame color.
We offer the Responsorium as a standard frameset or you can custom order in the geometry of your choice in any of the currently available color schemes for $5,570 (Venetian Stucco is an additional $300, Ciavette is an additional $750).
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.
Designed by Dario to be a little more comfortable on longer rides than the Marcelo
Columbus Stainless Steel, Longer lifetime due to rust proof material
Same tubing diameters as Marcelo except the chainstays are 16 mm instead of 18 mm, making it more compliant on the vertical plane
Butted sections are longer and tubing walls are thinner than the Marcelo
Available in sizes: 48-62 cm
Painting with Dario Pegoretti
Painting with Dario Pegoretti.