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Eurobike 2013: Italian road bike gallery

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De Rosa is celebrating the company's 60th anniversary this year with the Sessanta special edition collection of bikes

De Rosa is celebrating the company's 60th anniversary this year with the Sessanta special edition collection of bikes (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The aluminum De Rosa Sessanta uses 7000 aluminum enriched with scandium

The aluminum De Rosa Sessanta uses 7000 aluminum enriched with scandium (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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A complete bike with Campagnolo Record weighs in a 6.16kg/13.58lb according to this scale

A complete bike with Campagnolo Record weighs in a 6.16kg/13.58lb according to this scale (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The Colnago AC-R is new for 2014

The Colnago AC-R is new for 2014 (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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While Colnago's monocoque carbon bikes are made in Asia, the company does its high-end lugged (and custom geo) bikes in Italy

While Colnago's monocoque carbon bikes are made in Asia, the company does its high-end lugged (and custom geo) bikes in Italy (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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In addition to the storied and popular Italian brands, there are always a number of bikes you've never herad of at Eurobike. For us, this FM Bike with what looks to be a tiny, integrated fender falls into that category

In addition to the storied and popular Italian brands, there are always a number of bikes you've never herad of at Eurobike. For us, this FM Bike with what looks to be a tiny, integrated fender falls into that category (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The Colnago C59 began with Shimano-compatible electronic/hydraulic levers, but now is a Campagnolo system

The Colnago C59 began with Shimano-compatible electronic/hydraulic levers, but now is a Campagnolo system (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The Colnago C59 features custom Formula hydraulic brakes/shifters

The Colnago C59 features custom Formula hydraulic brakes/shifters (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The flagship Colnago C59 was the first production bike with digital/hydraulic shifter/brakes to hit the market last year

The flagship Colnago C59 was the first production bike with digital/hydraulic shifter/brakes to hit the market last year (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Colnago's CX come in either disc or standard-brake models

Colnago's CX come in either disc or standard-brake models (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Pinarello skipped mechanical disc brakes but jumped into hydraulics

Pinarello skipped mechanical disc brakes but jumped into hydraulics (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Shimano's Di2 shifting leaves a bit more room than mechanical systems for hydraulics in the hood

Shimano's Di2 shifting leaves a bit more room than mechanical systems for hydraulics in the hood (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Pinarello runs the hydraulic hose partially through the fork leg

Pinarello runs the hydraulic hose partially through the fork leg (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Pinarello has a SRAM HHD and this Shimano hydraulic Dogma

Pinarello has a SRAM HHD and this Shimano hydraulic Dogma (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Pinarello is jumping into disc road bikes for the first time in 2014 with two hydraulic disc bikes

Pinarello is jumping into disc road bikes for the first time in 2014 with two hydraulic disc bikes (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Shimano Dura-Ace has two styles of Di2 time trial shifters. One style has two buttons on each lever to control both derailleurs; this style has a single button each, with one button upshifting the rear and the other downshifting

Shimano Dura-Ace has two styles of Di2 time trial shifters. One style has two buttons on each lever to control both derailleurs; this style has a single button each, with one button upshifting the rear and the other downshifting (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Fi'zi:ks Area time trial saddle

Fi'zi:ks Area time trial saddle (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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FMB tubulars are handmade French tubulars

FMB tubulars are handmade French tubulars (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The Colnago AC-R is a budget bike, relatively, so it gets house-brand brakes

The Colnago AC-R is a budget bike, relatively, so it gets house-brand brakes (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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But even the 'budget' AC-R gets an electronic Campagnolo EPS group, this one an Athena 11-speed

But even the 'budget' AC-R gets an electronic Campagnolo EPS group, this one an Athena 11-speed (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Mario Cipollini is still pushing his relatively new brand

Mario Cipollini is still pushing his relatively new brand (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The 2014 trend: TRP rear-mounted brakes on an integrated fork

The 2014 trend: TRP rear-mounted brakes on an integrated fork (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Olmo is one of many brands seeking to ride the Italian wave

Olmo is one of many brands seeking to ride the Italian wave (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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An image of a very young Marco Pantani graced the Carrera booth — with a couple of Pantani-branded bikes

An image of a very young Marco Pantani graced the Carrera booth — with a couple of Pantani-branded bikes (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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In the race for more aero — or at least visually aero — integratation, the challenge for bike builders is retaining fit adjustment options

In the race for more aero — or at least visually aero — integratation, the challenge for bike builders is retaining fit adjustment options (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Carrera's TTS01 incorporates Vision bars into the unique front end

Carrera's TTS01 incorporates Vision bars into the unique front end (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Although technology has passed the design by, polished, carved lugs are still a thing of beauty

Although technology has passed the design by, polished, carved lugs are still a thing of beauty (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Columbus tubing may still hold cache among a small niche of old-school riders

Columbus tubing may still hold cache among a small niche of old-school riders (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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While Tommasini did have a token carbon bike on show, the rest are all made of the original lugged steel

While Tommasini did have a token carbon bike on show, the rest are all made of the original lugged steel (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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While carbon frames are ubiqitous among Italian brands, there are still a few hold-out or throwback brands

While carbon frames are ubiqitous among Italian brands, there are still a few hold-out or throwback brands (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Another common trend is the integrated fork/stem design that wraps around the front of the head tube. Scores of similar variations are to be seen in the halls of Eurobike

Another common trend is the integrated fork/stem design that wraps around the front of the head tube. Scores of similar variations are to be seen in the halls of Eurobike (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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TRP keeps gaining ground on time trial and triathlon bikes with its mini-V brakes. While some companies build elaborate fairings around the brakes, some, like Fondriest, just tuck the caliper behidn the fork

TRP keeps gaining ground on time trial and triathlon bikes with its mini-V brakes. While some companies build elaborate fairings around the brakes, some, like Fondriest, just tuck the caliper behidn the fork (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The Fondriest TFV

The Fondriest TFV (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Fondriest, like seemingly everyone for 2014, has allowances built into the frame for mechanical, electrical or hydraulic systems. 'Future-proof' seems to be the adopted term for such arrangements

Fondriest, like seemingly everyone for 2014, has allowances built into the frame for mechanical, electrical or hydraulic systems. 'Future-proof' seems to be the adopted term for such arrangements (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The 2014 Fondriest TF1.4 road bike

The 2014 Fondriest TF1.4 road bike (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The Pinarello Bolide has a fairing on the rear brake as well as the front

The Pinarello Bolide has a fairing on the rear brake as well as the front (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The Pinarello Bolide

The Pinarello Bolide (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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When you wear the yellow jersey, you can get custom molded aerobars, too

When you wear the yellow jersey, you can get custom molded aerobars, too (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The 830g Diamante 014 also comes with a 2cm spacer that effectively builds out the head tube and top tube

The 830g Diamante 014 also comes with a 2cm spacer that effectively builds out the head tube and top tube (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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As with the stem, the spacers match the head tube in width despite the 1 1/8in internal diameter

As with the stem, the spacers match the head tube in width despite the 1 1/8in internal diameter (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Although the steerer is a standard 1 1/8in, the stem is as wide as the head tube, approximately 1.5in

Although the steerer is a standard 1 1/8in, the stem is as wide as the head tube, approximately 1.5in (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Basso has a unique stem and spacer design on the Diamante 014 that sits flush with the head tube

Basso has a unique stem and spacer design on the Diamante 014 that sits flush with the head tube (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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De Rosa does all its high-end painting in house, including this glow-in-the-dark job

De Rosa does all its high-end painting in house, including this glow-in-the-dark job (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Taking a cue from the fashion industry, De Rosa is calling the Sessanta frames Black Label to designate the made-in-Italy construction

Taking a cue from the fashion industry, De Rosa is calling the Sessanta frames Black Label to designate the made-in-Italy construction (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The aluminum De Rosa Sessanta has a 1.5in lower bearing

The aluminum De Rosa Sessanta has a 1.5in lower bearing (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Sessanta is 60 in Italian. De Rosa still makes its custom frames in Italy

Sessanta is 60 in Italian. De Rosa still makes its custom frames in Italy (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The carbon fiber De Rosa Sessanta will sell for 11,000 Euros with Campagnolo Super Record and Bora wheels

The carbon fiber De Rosa Sessanta will sell for 11,000 Euros with Campagnolo Super Record and Bora wheels (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The titanium De Rosa Sessanta features a CNC-machined head tube

The titanium De Rosa Sessanta features a CNC-machined head tube (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The titanium De Rosa Sessanta. As with the other Sessanta (60) bikes, each one of the titanium models will be built with custom geometry

The titanium De Rosa Sessanta. As with the other Sessanta (60) bikes, each one of the titanium models will be built with custom geometry (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The steel Sessanta is a tip of the hat to Ugo De Rosa's original material

The steel Sessanta is a tip of the hat to Ugo De Rosa's original material (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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De Rosa is making 60 Sessanta custom bikes in each of the company's four materials: steel, titanium, aluminum and carbon fiber

De Rosa is making 60 Sessanta custom bikes in each of the company's four materials: steel, titanium, aluminum and carbon fiber (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Basso uses the same spacer design for its time trial bike

Basso uses the same spacer design for its time trial bike (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The wide-spacer design isn't quite as smooth as on the Diamante 014

The wide-spacer design isn't quite as smooth as on the Diamante 014 (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The arm rests are longer than most, and even the SRM mount matches the yellow-jersey scheme

The arm rests are longer than most, and even the SRM mount matches the yellow-jersey scheme (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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A closer look at the Pinarello Bolide's brake fairing

A closer look at the Pinarello Bolide's brake fairing (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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A fairing hides the front brake caliper

A fairing hides the front brake caliper (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Grip tape replaces handlebar tape for maximizing grip while minimizing weight and aerodynamic drag

Grip tape replaces handlebar tape for maximizing grip while minimizing weight and aerodynamic drag (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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A custom modification for Di2 shifting at the cowhorns

A custom modification for Di2 shifting at the cowhorns (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Although most of the gear on the Pinarello Bolide is what Froome rode, the PRO disc is not, as he used a HED at the Tour this year

Although most of the gear on the Pinarello Bolide is what Froome rode, the PRO disc is not, as he used a HED at the Tour this year (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Not for sale

Not for sale (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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The Formula lever functions like a Campy EPS lever with a thumb button and a lever behind the brake lever

The Formula lever functions like a Campy EPS lever with a thumb button and a lever behind the brake lever (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Despite all the advances in technology, sometimes a simple piece of tape is the best solution. This bit marks Froome's saddle height

Despite all the advances in technology, sometimes a simple piece of tape is the best solution. This bit marks Froome's saddle height (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Japanese company Torayca provides the carbon fiber in the Pinarello Dogma

Japanese company Torayca provides the carbon fiber in the Pinarello Dogma (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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While you can see his bike, you can't see his SRM data, as the power meter's head unit was not part of the display

While you can see his bike, you can't see his SRM data, as the power meter's head unit was not part of the display (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Want to know how long that custom stem is? Then we'll put a sticker on it for you

Want to know how long that custom stem is? Then we'll put a sticker on it for you (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Pinarello brought the winning bike straight from the Tour, as is

Pinarello brought the winning bike straight from the Tour, as is (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Froome used Osymteric rings at the Tour this year

Froome used Osymteric rings at the Tour this year (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Pinarello's Eurobike booth houses two Chris Froome bikes from the 2013 Tour de France

Pinarello's Eurobike booth houses two Chris Froome bikes from the 2013 Tour de France (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)
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Non-press-fit bottom brackets are increasingly rare

Non-press-fit bottom brackets are increasingly rare (Image credit: Ben Delaney / Future Publishing)

This article originally published on BikeRadar

For 2014, most of the world’s bicycles will be built in Asia, but Italian road bike brands are still forging ahead, with manufacturers such as De Rosa, Colnago and Pinarello all proud of their heritage.

The limited edition Sessanta De Rosa range, for example, celebrates 60 years of Italian bicycle craftsmanship, with custom models in steel, aluminum, titanium and carbon. With price tags of up to €11,000, 60 bikes will be made in each of the four materials at the company’s Italian factory.

Elsewhere, Pinarello has been showing off the winning Tour de France bikes of Chris Froome at Eurobike 2013, complete with grease on the stay from chainslap. And Basso has displayed an interesting stem and headset spacer design that neatly matches head tube width.

Click through our massive image gallery, right, for a detailed look at many of the Italian exhibits at the show.

For all our Eurobike coverage, click here.