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BOTW: A 50s Flyer Sarto Raso

Chad Nordwall |

This week we have the pleasure of presenting an impeccably clean example of Sarto's new Raso.

Frameset: Sarto Raso
Group: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Power Meter: SRM Origin with titanium spindle.
Wheels: Lightweight Fernweg 63mm, Schwartz ed.
Tires: Rene Herse Stampede Pass - Extralight
Saddle: Fizik Antares OO, Adaptive
Ceramic: Ceramicspeed coated bb, coated standard size pulley wheels, 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, seat mast topper bolt and SRM crank spindle
Weight: 16 lbs (includes pedals, both bottle cages and computer)
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace


A Sarto Raso with the brand's proprietary seat post, fork and bar/stem combo, finished in satin-silver with clear over carbon for the post, bar/stem and headset topper/spacers.


We opted for Shimano's new(ish) Dura-Ace Di2 disc group with SRM's Dura-Ace specific Origin power meter crank with a titanium 24mm spindle.


Cast your eyes on the 'standard' Sarto Raso cockpit. Although, to our eyes, there's nothing standard about it - the bar/stem combo perfectly matches the frame aesthetically and functionally.


An Italian custom carbon fibre frame deserves the best. So for the wheels, we looked to Lightweight's Fernweg model in 63mm depth, Schwartz edition. And to meet the road, we shod them with the Extralight version of Rene Herse's Stampede Pass tires, paired with Pirelli Smartubes.


This bike was a shop favorite from the off. Between the Porsche 550 Spyder-inspired grey, the black components and wheels, and the frame's classic-meets-modern aesthetic, this is a bike that commands attention.

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