Basso Diamante frameset review

Unconventional in its design and looks, the Basso Diamante is a premium Italian racing frame which was put to the test with a custom build

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Basso Diamante is a great bike if you're going out for shorter, fast rides or if you race crits but it's shorter geometry and harsh ride quality made it less comfortable than other premium race bikes I've tested. 

Reasons to buy
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    Great looking

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    Corner handling is good

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    Very responsive ride

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Reasons to avoid
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    Jarring ride quality

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    Shorter wheelbase

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The Basso Diamante occupies the 'all round' niche of the Italian brand's surprisingly expansive bike range, and have undergone something of a facelift in recent years, it now has a very distinctive look.

It's available in either rim or disc brake forms, although I'm testing it in a custom build so this review will have a particular focus on the frame.

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