- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 30 October 2009
The Passoni brand is only 20 years old though has the feeling of traditional Italian bicycle manufacturer. Italian is written all over the bikes, though more than craftmanship and flare, Passoni embodies exclusivity.
Exclusivity means that before your purchase, Passoni ride with you as part of their Holistic Bike Fitting (HBF) system and measure you up. They also decide upon the frame geometry the you need with their approach that they say is not simply mathematical, rather concentrates on the cyclist in their entirety. The second component is accuracy of and quality of each individual tube, lengths, sections, thicknesses and diametres and construction to guarantee comfort and performance.
Lets see what Passoni have in stall for 2010, in their own words.
Passoni 2010 innovations are linked to electronics as well as to technology: our new Top Force Wired frame is electronic incorporating the Dura-Ace Di2 groupset. Each frame includes a microchip (Cymichip) which functions as an ID card for your bicycle and contains the details of the frame (certificate), maintenance history, guarantee.
Passoni Top Force Wired 2010
Our frames range still includes XXTi model, a mix of traditional titanium and carbon technology, currently produced in the brand new colours (this model is also produced in a limited edition characterized by a symbol in fossil ivory).
Passoni XXTi 2010
Traditional yet modern is the Top Evolution with Columbus XLR8R tubing or alternatively in titanium (Top Force), a racing frame characterised by the oversize oblique tubing and a 50mm ? CNC machined steering tube.
Passoni Top Evolution 2010
Passoni Top Force 2010
For carbon lovers we are pleased to introduce Nero XL carbon frame with titanium dropouts, brake bridge and bottom braket plus new conical (1″1/8 – 1″ ?) steering tube and oversized fork.
Passoni Top Force 2010 with Limted Edition OZ499 Wheelset
Our product range includes timeless stainless steel frames, produced with prestigious columbus stainless steel XCr alloys. The Mirror includes vintage style leather saddle and bar tape while the Lightsteel with integrated steering tube is the perfect race machine.
Passoni Mirror 2010
Passoni Lightsteel 2010
Also on offer for 2010 are the carbon wheels Marchisio HM- T800 as well as stunning limited edition OZ499 in which just 10 wheelsets will be available (see Nero XL photo above).
Your contact partner for Passoni is the importer ItaliaTech with offices in New Zealand and Australia.