When an increasing number of riders wanting to break free from the constraints of tarmac roads and seek the freedom that mixed surface riding provides, Basso answered their call. Our solution that remains faithful to our tradition and values for the road, while optimising for a new, varied terrain.
Gravel attracts cyclists for a wide variety of reasons but the Basso Palta attracts gravel riders for largely the same motives: quality craftsmanship, long lasting performance and a ride quality that begs for speed. The same qualities that have made the Basso frames so highly coveted on the road find themselves incorporated into the Palta, although adapted for the versatile nature of gravel. While others do gravel, #wedopalta
The word Palta, which in Italian dialect means “mud” or “dirt”, has gained an international following and universal respect thanks to its unrivalled versatility. Gravel takes on several definitions but no matter how you choose to ride the Palta delivers a fantastic riding experience as if it were specifically designed for your particular type of riding for any given day. Compliant enough to smooth out the roughest terrain yet remaining as reactive and efficient as our road specific frames the Palta leaves even the most demanding cyclist wondering where this frame makes a compromise. Basso, since its inception, creates speed solutions for the road. The Palta maintains that same speed over any terrain, in comfort and control. Versatility has a new name: Palta.
Adventure requires the ability to adapt to a wide variety of conditions and the Palta does just that. Ample tire clearance for up to 42mm rubber allows the rider to dial his or her ride perfectly for the road, the rough stuff and everything in between. The meticulously studied layup of the 100% Toray ca High Modulus carbon fibre used in the Palta’s construction, along with its unconventional gravel shape, leave the rider amazed at just how smooth a reactive and fast frame can be across all terrain. the uncompromising Palta is to the gravel world what the multi-tool is to your saddle bag…perfectly designed and completely essential.
With over 40 years of expertise in developing efficient geometries, Basso has developed an innovative solution that combines both comfort and performance and ensures fantastic handling in all situations. The specially developed Palta fork stands out and is fundamental to allowing for both great versatility amongst varied terrain, in addition to a geometry that provides comfort and efficiency while allowing for near road-like positioning if need be.
New terrain, same philosophy. Beautifully functional, functionally beautiful. Made for speed, made to last, made by Basso. The Palta is ideal for riders looking for a bike for road riding, gravel racing, cross riding or epic multi-day adventure rides, that can take them anywhere, across any terrain, with no compromise on speed or looks.