De Rosa and Pininfarina design ultimate Italian road bike
Some 1.8 million bicycles were built in Italy in 2014, of which 1.6 million were sold – those are encouraging figures, illustrating Italian two-wheelers’ popularity around the world. As such, De Rosa and Pininfarina – two flagship names of Italian design – have joined forces to produce road bicycles. The pair’s first model, the De Rosa SK Pininfarina, weighs a scant 6.7kg thanks to the use of carbonfibre and ultra-lightweight 3D printed parts. Look a little closer, and you’ll find more traditional Italian cycling names – the drivetrain from Campagnolo and the saddle from Selle Italia, for example.
Photos: De Rosa