De Rosa King 3

Pacy and stylish stunner

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De Rosa’s stylish King 3 is the bike of choice of the Rock Racing team, and Gabriele Bosisio rode one to a stage victory in the 2008 Giro d'Italia. Our test bike’s subtly understated matt black finish won admiring glances – and it’s clearly good enough for the pros – but is that enough to justify a hefty £3,000 frame and fork price in these times of credit crunch? In short, yes. It’s fast, refined and makes quite a style statement. 

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