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Custom Pegoretti Marcelo

Custom Pegoretti Marcelo

The Custom Pegoretti Marcelo

Builds starting from $9000

Pegoretti's Marcelo (technically, the "MXXXXXO") is the Old World's middle finger to the notion that road racing is exclusively the domain of carbon fiber machines. Welcome to the new world of steel. Read more


Pegoretti Marcelo Frameset, 'Mazzetta'
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Custom Pegoretti Marcelo
Custom Pegoretti Marcelo
Custom Pegoretti Marcelo
Custom Pegoretti Marcelo


We put our money where our mouths are, and slid the Marcelo (along with Dario's Love #3) under our elite road squad for two seasons on the American national circuit, where it performed admirably.

A pure steel race bike comprised entirely of heat-treated, TIG-welded oversized Columbus LIFE tubing, the Marcelo's connected, responsive ride convinces ardent carbon junkies of its legitimacy. Hooded dropouts give the massive seat and chainstays extra weld surface at their meeting point, helping make the Marcelo an ideal launchpad for even the most powerful of riders. Dario's trademark grand tour geometry ensures comfort over the long haul, and when diving into corners or throttling the bike at 1500 watts in a sprint, the D11 oversized headtube keeps the front tracking true. Even with the massive amount of stiffness, the Italian steel's comfort delivers, muting harsh road buzz and taking the ragged edge off of bumpy roads.

Available in any of Dario’s current paint schemes or in the original “Surprise Me”, Mr. Pegoretti’s choice Ciavete, each Marcelo, 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 Falz fork, Chris King D11 headset, and mechanical or electronic routing.




Ordering Process

  • An excellent choice for stronger, larger riders
  • Sure-footed, stiff and responsive
  • Handmade in Verona, Italy
  • Heat-treated Columbus LIFE tubing
  • Pegoretti hooded dropouts
  • Chris King x Pegoretti D11 Headset
  • 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 Colours paint finish
  • Black or silver D11 headset
  • Standard or custom dimensions
  • BSA bottom bracket shell

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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AC Advice

Incredibly responsive, wonderfully stiff, and as beautiful as they come, the Pegoretti Marcelo is a high-performance steel road frame. The Marcelo is equally at home on casual weekend rides, long days in the mountains, fast paced group rides, and aggressive races. My Marcelo is my go-to bike for all things tarmac-related!

Brennan Wertz