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Custom Pegoretti Duende

Custom Pegoretti Duende

The Custom Pegoretti Duende

Builds starting from $9000

Pegoretti's most "traditional" steel frame, (outside of the lugged models, of course), the Duende is the dark contrast of a stiff, oversized front triangle with slim, tapered seat and chainstays for a more compliant rear end. Read more


Pegoretti Duende Rim Frameset, 'Mezzatazza'
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Custom Pegoretti Duende
Custom Pegoretti Duende
Custom Pegoretti Duende
Custom Pegoretti Duende


El Duende, in contemporary Flamenco art, is the very essence of authentic humanity. It is the sheer evocation of emotion, the feeling of being moved. More recently, it's become interpreted as a more visceral, necessary contrast of love and pain in music. Musician Nick Cave lamented duende in a lecture in 1999, saying "All love songs must contain duende. For the love song is never truly happy. It must first embrace the potential for pain. Those songs that speak of love without having within their lines an ache or a sigh are not love songs at all but rather Hate Songs disguised as love songs, and are not to be trusted. These songs deny us our humanness and our God-given right to be sad and the air-waves are littered with them. The love song must resonate with the susurration of sorrow, the tintinnabulation of grief." 

Thus, the Pegoretti Duende. A marriage of tradition and modernity, a discontent struggle coming together in sublime beauty, like the tale of cycling itself - and of Mr. Cave's musical works. With the Pegoretti Falz carbon fork and oversized D11 headtube in front, the Duende is the racing frameset for the traditionalist, an exercise in two balanced personalities.

Available in any of Dario's current paint schemes or in the original "Surprise Me", Mr. Pegoretti's choice Ciavete, each Duende, like all other Pegoretti frames, is first a bicycle, and second a work of art. Handmade and painted in Pegoretti's frameshop in Verona, Italy, all frames are available in stock sizing or custom geometry for an upcharge. Pegoretti framesets include the brand's Falz fork, Chris King-collab D11 headset, and options for mechanical or electronic gearing.




Ordering Process

  • An exceptionally comfortable, all-day road bike that does everything well
  • Eye-catching traditional rear stays 
  • Available in a cyclo-cross configuration with room for up to 40mm tires
  • Columbus ZONA tubing
  • Traditional tapering stays
  • Pegoretti ‘conventional’ dropouts
  • Pegoretti Falz carbon fibre fork
  • 70mm 36×24 TPI Italian bottom bracket shell
  • 31.6 seatpost diameter
  • Pegoretti seat collar and front derailleur clamp handmade in Verona
  • Accepts up to 28mm tires
  • Mechanical or full electronic (no gear cable guides)
  • Steel fork (instead of Falz)
  • Graphics, Panel, Ciavete or solid colors paint finish
  • Black or silver Chris King D11 headset
  • Standard or custom dimensions
  • Available in a CX configuration for cyclocross (and all-road adventures)

Whether you’re already set on a certain make and model of frame, or still have some questions about how to go about your build, drop us a line and we can talk through your options. From the first detail to the final finish, we'll help you dial in the perfect set up for your next dream bike.

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