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BOTW: 'An Italian Affair' Sarto Raso

Chad Nordwall |

This week we have the pleasure of presenting an impeccably clean example of Sarto's new Raso. Let's start with the build details:

Frameset: Sarto Raso
Group: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Power Meter: None
Wheels: Lightweight Meilenstein EVO, Schwartz ed.
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Control
Saddle: Fizik Antares 00
Ceramic: Ceramicspeed coated bb, coated OSPW, coated hub bearings and coated headset bearings
Cockpit: Sarto Raso
Titanium: stem bolts, bottle cage bolts, brake pad retaining pins, brake caliper bolts, front derailleur mounting, 2X stem bolts
Weight: 15.5 lbs (includes pedals, both bottle cages and computer)
Pedals: Speedplay, titanium


Sarto's Raso frameset includes the frame, fork, headset, seatpost, bar/stem and bottle cages. For the finish on this particular frame, our client saw an older Sarto that was in for service and loved the simple raw carbon finish detailed with a few Italian Tricolore accents.


You can't have an Italian-themed, Italian-made frame and not have Italian parts on it, right? Enter a Campagnolo Super Record EPS group, which is 'old news' now due to the arrival of the new wireless group. However, since the newer model is still not readily available and the "older" EPS group is great, it's still an excellent option. Like most of our builds, we augmented the group with a Ceramicspeed bottom bracket, headset, hub and headset bearings.


Contact points are a mostly all-Sarto affair, with the bar/stem and seatpost coming from the Italian brand themselves, while the saddle is Fizik's timeless Antares 00.


Lightweight's Meilenstein Schwartz edition wheels keep the handmade story rolling, while 28C Vittoria Corsa Control rubber lays down the law, supported by Pirelli Smartubes.

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