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Palta

PALTA II:
The next frontier

The proof that adventure can be competitive, that performance doesn’t require a race number, that exploration is better with adrenaline and speed…Comes in the form of Palta.

Others observe, we experience: Others do gravel, we do Palta

While others tried to define gravel, we marked our own path.
Others tried to follow a definition that didn’t exist, we created one coherent with our DNA:
#WeDoPalta

Geometry

Minor changes were made to the extremely versatile Palta geometry.

Sloping

Incresed sloping value to allow more seatpost exposure and flex leading to increased comfort.

Headtube

Taller headtube for less spacers and more comfort. But we didn’t forget about the racers… Riders will have the possibility to mount the stem flush with the head tube for lower stack. #SlamThatStem

Design

The design of the Palta II follows the philosophy of maintaining the overwhelmingly long list of positive elements from the first version and improving, where possibile.

Fork

The unique geometry of the advanced fork stays confer both a more precise handling as well as vibration dampening to the ride quality.

Air Flow

Larger spacing between tire and fork allows for better air flow and increased clearance.

  • Poseidon
  • Phantom Black
  • Stone Gray

Frame features

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Tire clearence

Tire clearence up to 45 mm tires with 700c wheels. NOTE: Indicated tire clearence is guaranteed with gravel groupsets. Road bike groupsets follow manufacturer suggested clearence.

Bags & Bottles

Top tube hidden bolts to accomodate compatible bags. 3 different bottle cage positons: 2 on the downtube and 1 on the seat tube.

Protection & Compatibility

The downtube also feautures a plastic protection that can be fitted when riding on rought gravel. Palta is compatible with both 2x and 1x electronic and mechanical gropsets, both gravel and road (up to 52-36 chain rings).

Geometry

Every good bike fit starts with choosing the correct frame size for you. This will allow you to benefit best of the bike’s performance and comfort for an efficient riding position.
XSSMLXL
Seat Tube (A1)410 mm450 mm510 mm540 mm570 mm
Top Tube (B)495 mm520 mm540 mm560 mm585 mm
Reach (R)354 mm370 mm373 mm389 mm402 mm
Stack (S)528 mm542 mm563 mm581 mm600 mm
Seat Tube Angle (C)75°74,5°73,5°73,5°73°
Steering Tube Angle (D)68°69,5°70°71°71°
Chain-Stay Lenght (E)425 mm425 mm425 mm425 mm425 mm
BB to Fork Lenght (F)591 mm600 mm606 mm617 mm637 mm
BB to ground (G)285 mm286 mm286 mm286 mm286 mm
Head Tube (H)110 mm125 mm145 mm160 mm180 mm
Wheel Base (I)1006 mm1016 mm1022 mm1034 mm1053 mm
BB Drop (L)71 mm95 mm65 mm65 mm65 mm
Handlebar width out/out (M)420 mm440 mm440 mm440 mm460 mm
Stem lenght (N)80 mm80 mm90 mm100 mm110 mm
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3B Clamp System Gen 2

A totally hidden fixing solution that is invisible on the frame, intertwining technological and aesthetic innovation.

The result is a lightweight, invisible and strong integrated system with three screws, which has been further implemented through the vulcanization of the steel plank. This Basso solution gives the 3B system an anti-vibration function, which improves the riding experience by elevating comfort on uneven and bumpy surfaces.

The cockpit

The Paradigma Integration System

“In Basso, we don’t take anything for granted. We believe in ground up engineering, attention to detail and beauty. This was the attitude and belief that led us to the develepment of the new Paradigma Integration System: stem, spacers, headset”.

Alcide Basso

Basso Carbon Gravel handlebar

Ergonomics & Comfort

Developed from the ground up taking off road comfort as the main focus, we reduced the section of the handlebar to integrate a 4.5 mm thickness bar tape and studied ergonomics in all hands positions, from the tops to the drops.

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