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Dario Pegoretti Bicycles by Dreamride Pegoretti Frames and Complete Bicycles
Welcome to the world Dario created. Due to preparations for retirement up to his death, the Pegoretti factory will continue on course with changes only to distinquish the brand as its own entity, post Dario. We've put in our first order for a Ciavete Responsorium, having faith that the quality will be as we have seen over the past couple of years. The Ciavete one-off custom paint option is still available. The anticipation is still there, the ride, the quality of the engineering, the back log of colorways--it is all still there. And those amazing frames perfected over Dario's lifetime are still available. Dario stopped welding years ago. He delegated the painting to his son. You can thank Dario for getting his family involved and partnering with people he loved. They are ready to serve us, to continue to provide the Italian steel alternative.

We did our best to gather a batch of frames from remaining inventory at the distributor and were lucky to have a few in stock prior to the rush. Many of the frames we had on hold were scooped up by kin in Italy, employees and their families, but we did manage to get what we needed. As of October 20, 2018 we have Pegoretti sizes in stock: 51,52,53,54,56,57,58. Call 435-259-6419 or email for models and details.

Pegoretti Ciavete paintPegoretti Custom PaintWe have been blessed to be able to offer Dario Pegoretti's amazing artwork and what is arguably the best steel bicycle frame on the market. Some would argue that the Marcelo might be the best frame on the planet, but that may be the passion speaking. Tom Boonen won the Tour De France green jersey in 2007 on a Marcelo with Specialized logos. I stand by that, even if Dario didn't care if you know. Tour de France winners, too. A Marcelo scoots like a scalded cat. Pegoretti bicycles are collected by investors who appreciate Dario's talents, but if you have one, you ride it and it gets dirty and scratched and it doesn't matter because it has that magic feel in the saddle and its scars are your scars. If you want to scare your friends on their carbon fiber freakouts, show up on a Pegoretti and take them into fast turns, pass them on the descent or leave them in a sprint. Steel has advantages born of centuries of metallurgy. It has a spirit. It has soul. It is in our blood. A Pegoretti frame is where advantages get a fancy paint job.

As of September 10, 2018 we are holding stock, carrying the torch. For information on current status of remaining stock and news on the Pegoretti situation EMAIL DREAMRIDE
Call 435-259-6419 to order.

Dario Pegoretti began as an apprentice to Luigino Milani of Verona where he helped produce frames for legendary road racers like Roche, Battaglin, Chiappucci, Indurain, Tafi, Cipollini, Ghiroto, Fondriest, and many others. Dario worked in the Milani shop until he moved to his own one-room shop near Trento in 1999. Dario was one of the first to use modern tig welding to produce state-of-the-art steel frames. With two assistants Pegoretti fabricated about 600 frames per year - all by hand.

Pegoretti frames deserve a top notch builder Call Lee at the Dreamride shop to get started on your Pegoretti bike, or a custom Moots, a Pinarello racer or a Pinarello ebike.

Pegoretti Marcelo Ciavete

FACTORY PRE-BUILT WHEELSETS ARE OFFERED WITH FRAME OR COMPLETE BIKE PURCHASE. The best choice for a Pegoretti is a Campy wheelset, but if you a Zipp, Mavic or custom ENVE set with purchase, we can get them and we can build up the rims with King or White Indusries or Phil hubs. Choose ceramic bearings, aero carbon sets, and various spoke configurations. Our faves are Campy wheels. They are simply the best. There are other opportunities for Pegoretti buyer, like free guided free guided rides in Moab and sales incentives toward Moots bikes.

Pegoretti Big Leg Emma dropout.
Kits and Grouppos for Pegoretti Frame Builds
Pegoretti Show Bike 2010 HMSLee Bridgers builds up Pegorettis with an artist's touch. He helps you get to a level of exotic beauty and performance appropriate to your frame choice, riding style and budget. From the start is all about perfect frame and paint choice, fit AND enhancing the classic beauty of that Pegoretti frame. Colors and patterns in carbon, leather, vinyl, paint and cork are chosen to match and enhance the frame's paint design. A complete Campy group with matching wheelset is the traditional road to take with a top notch Italian frame. Sticking with the a classic Campy wheelset and gum wall tires is best to just get out of the way and let Dario's ghost take over. The idea is to insure the continued value of your Pegoretti as a collector's bike. Italian cockpits only, specifically Fizik, enhance the value of the bicycle down the line, but cosmetic balance sometimes demands more exotic or practical choices. Wheels can be custom built for client weight and riding style or to follow a classic theme. Lee takes his time to build up each bike for every client. This begins with careful prepping of the steel frame.

Pegoretti Responsorium with Ciavete paint
Pegoretti Frame Models
Email or call 1-435-259-6419 for info on availablity. Pegoretti frames are measured center to center and frames are designed with an extended headtube and longer top tube to effectively increase rigidity of larger sizes. As a result of this simple and unique design feature, you will ride a smaller sized Pegoretti when compared to most other road bike frame sizings.
Pegoretti Love #3 2008 paint
Love #3 is sadly no longer produced. If you were interested in the Love#3 for its weight savings, we suggest the Responsorium, though it is not as light. We are waiting for the factory to let us know what models will be produced, if any.

Pegoretti Marcelo
"The Marcelo is a very special bike that inspires confidence. I have taken some corners that I would not dare do on any other bike I own. It just speaks to me, 'Come on,... we can do this!' And the tubing is almost miraculous, in its ability to be stiff enough to take a stomping up a hill and also mute the road buzz to a massage level. I am SO thankful that you made me get this frame. I would not have known otherwise that it is a very different ride than the Duende." ~ Eric Anderson

"The more I ride it, the more I love it. I'm officially no longer held back by my equipment. I'm going to go ride it right now. This bike really makes me feel that the sky's the limit." ~ Nate Neufeld


This is the most popular Pegoretti frame and the company owner's favorite ride, suitable for a wide range of riders and uses. Constructed from oversized Pegoretti Responsorium Caivete paintColumbus "Spirit" tubing, the Marcelo is strong, yet vertically compliant, with hand cut stainless steel rear dropouts and custom drawn rear stays. Comes with a Falz fork and King D-11 headset. Weight is 3.8 lbs in 54cm. ~ Pegoretti Marcelo frame & fork: TBD.

Pegoretti Marcelo Dreamride Edition
Based on careful combination of parts from the Campy Athena, Chorus, Record and Super Record grouppos, each bike receives attention to the smallest color and texture details and is color-keyed for visual effect. Wheels, stem, post and bars are selected based on your riding style, body, weight and cosmetic compatibility. Expect beauty when you open the box or come to Moab to pick up your new ride and break it in on a free guided ride with Lee. The Marcelo is certainly our favorite Pegoretti frame, extremely versatile. You will fall in love with the acceleration and the solid feel of steel between you legs.

Wild Woman-specific Pegoretti - Dreamride
Duende is a Marcelo front triangle mated to a Palosanto rear triangle, resulting in a very comfortable bike for the long haul. Tubing is "Spirit" cromoly from Columbus. Falz carbon fork and King D11 headset included. Weight is 3.9 lbs for 54cm. ~ Pegoretti Duende frame, headset & fork: TBD

Pegoretti Big Leg Emma - Dreamride Edition
Now only available as a special order, "Big Leg Emma" (The name comes from a Frank Zappa tune on the album "Absolutely Free.") is a beefed-up steel frame with huge internally-strutted chainstays for remarkable lateral rigidity, but with surprising vertical compliance for a comfortable ride. This is an effective, efficient pedaling platform for a large or very agressive racer. The horizontal reinforcing struts inside the tubing are added for torque response. The custom tubing is made exclusively for Dario. Falz carbon fork and D-11 King headet come with frame purchase. Frame weight is 4.2 lbs in 54cm. Stock color is orange and yellow with a pea green flair, but since the "Big Leg" is a custom order, take the opportunity to choose personal colors. The bike pictured (an older FSA budget build concentrating on weight and strength) weighs 17 pounds. ~ Pegoretti Big Leg Emma frame and fork: No longer available.
Pegoretti Responsorium Ciavete - Dreamride
Pegoretti Responsorium with one-off Ciavete paint jobPegoretti Responsorium with one-off Ciavete paint jobResponsorium is built of stainless steel, the most supple Pegoretti frame. No rust. There are runs of Responsorium frames in a stock color and stock sizes,but most of our orders over the years have been customs, allowing custom paint choices. The Ciavete colorway is no longer possible, but suffice to say taht one client was asked what he wanted on the top tube, and the client replied, "I don't give a fuck," so when he got the bike "I don't give a fuck" was on the top tube. We had a cliet who asked for "my other bike is a woman" and it came with that very bold in the top tube. We had a woman order a Ciavete as a tribute to her daughter and she asked that the theme be "brain cancer," so Dario made the frame look like brain cancer, literally. It was shocking and scary. Ciavete paint is pictured above and elsewhere on this page--every one is different, though the methods my be the same. Robin William's Ciavete sold at auction for $48,000. The Columbus XCr stainless tubing is extruded solely for Pegoretti. Fork is Pegoretti Falz full carbon. No word on the fate of the steel custom fork to match. Tubing diameters are identical to the Marcelo except chainstays are 2mm less stout. Butted sections are longer and tubing walls thinner, creating an amazingly comfortable ride. No weight limit thanks to the new D11 headtube ~ Price of Pegoretti Responsorium frame and fork: TBD
Pegoretti Luigino by Dreamride
Pegoretti LuiginoLuigino Special Edition frames shared the same fate as the Day is Done, but we leave the listing here as a memorial. Columbus Nivacrom EL-OS tubing on frame and fork. Handcut investment cast lugs and commemorative double layer fork crown reminiscent of steel frames of the '50s and '60s. The classic two color paint scheme came in any Pegoretti colors desired. Lee and Dario saw to your perfect custom fit. As always, components suited the retro mood and, as a result, they were somewhat exotic and hard to find. Since this is a chrome steel frame, prep for this model required that machine tools used for chasing and facing be replaced or re-sharpened after the job, and careful attention had to be paid to paint removal in areas where components meet the paint surface. As a result of the added attention this frame must receive to insure its safety during construction, labor costs were triple compared to other Pegoretti frames. Steerer tube was 1" threadless. Frame weight was 4.5 lbs for a 54cm. This is the frame that got us interested in Pegoretti from the start, a classic that will increase in value over the years. It was the future of the past that is now past history itself. A pain in the ass to build and expensive. We will miss it.

Pegoretti track custom singlespeed Custom Track or CX frames can no longer be fabricated. The example above was modified to include a singlespeed freewheel and Phil Wood high flange hubs.

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The 2018 colorway Duendes and Marcelos are spectacular. Here's a glimpse of the Piaza Red Duende and the Mesonperso Marcelo. You will find more pictures on Facebook. 2018 Pegoretti Duende Piaza Red 2018 Pegoretti Marcelo Mesonperson

Pegoretti Responsorium color choices

Pop art that goes fast.

Dario Pegoretti was like those legendary builders of musical instruments. It has been an honor to be able offer a product considered by professionals as the best in category. Dario Pegoretti's frames are an investment in joy and beauty, combining a passion for art and music with the needs of elite cyclists who demand the best. The frames themselves possess a feel that is literally as good as it gets, but a Pegoretti steel frame is only a beginning, a canvas for pop art that is becoming very valuable. Dario Pegoretti was a gifted graphic artist, a rarity in the world of cycling where "kitch" usually suffices for art. Graced with graphic designs that transmit ideas and feelings so vividly, a Pegoretti bike is the perfect object of desire. Respect your Pegoretti and have Lee Bridgers, a fine art expert and cycling wizard, build it for you. There are only a handful of frames here, a handful of frames reserved at the distributor, and the fate of the factory is up in the air. A museum-worthy purchase can still happen, but only when the time is right. Dreamride Pegoretti 2009 Duende Ciavete Pegoretti Responsorium Ciavete Pegoretti Responsorium paint detail

Lee Bridgers and Pegoretti Marcelo Dreamride Edition Double plate fork ~ good evening ladies Luigino with Brooks saddle and bar tape Of all the saddle/tape combos we offer the leather-top Brooks Swallow Ti-railed saddle and matching perforated leather handlebar wrap are tops in quality and classic beauty and one of the only non-Italian choices that is a welcome option on a Pegoretti. It is not just about looks. This is ideal product to put on the bike in places where flesh meets machinery. Look out for the new rubber Brooks handlebar tapes! Pegoretti Luigino in Ferrari red and yellow Pegoretti Responsorium - Dreamride This is Dario Pegoretti! This is Dario Pegoretti! This is Dario Pegoretti! Pegoretti Responsorium Pegoretti Why Not Blue?