Basso bikes: range, details, pricing and specifications

Basso bikes
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While the majority of carbon frames on the market are manufactured in the far east these days, Basso continues to hand-build every frame in Dueville, Italy as it has always done; producing purebred carbon race bikes that are both high quality and brimming with Italian passion. For this season, the range consists of sought-after bikes that will challenge for a place in our guides to the best road bikes and best gravel bikes

The family-owned company was founded in 1977 by Alcide Basso who continues at the helm to this day. Alcide Basso grew up watching his brother Marino Basso race professionally while learning his trade from the Italian master frame builders of the time. Although Alcide saw success as a racer himself it was the mechanical side of racing that he found a passion for. 

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Graham has been part of the Cyclingnews team since January 2020. He has mountain biking at his core and can mostly be found bikepacking around Scotland or exploring the steep trails around the Tweed Valley. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has gained a reputation for riding fixed gear bikes both too far and often in inappropriate places.