Daccordi Noah review

This Daccordi Noah not only has a frame that's handmade in Italy but it’s also adorned with a full Campagnolo Chorus groupset, Bora WTO wheels and rolls on Italian Vittoria Corsa tyres – it's an Italophile's dream bike.

Daccordi Noah
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Daccordi Noah is a rare, exotic superbike that's made to measure in Italy and it rides beautifully. It's one for the connoisseur rather than the wannabe WorldTour pro – the UCI doesn't permit custom frames anyway – and is expensive, but it's something unusual, very special and no one else on your club run will have one.

Reasons to buy
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    Made in Italy

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    Bespoke geometry

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    Refined ride quality

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    Custom paint

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    You won't see another one like it

Reasons to avoid
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    Campagnolo Chorus groupset not as smooth as the Daccordi frame

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    Seatpost clamp is basic

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Handmade in Tuscany and dripping in Campagnolo, Vittoria, Columbus, Deda and Selle Italia, this Daccordi Noah is as Italian as gondolas, pasta, opera and caffè corretto.

Not many Italian bikes are actually made in the bel paese nowadays, and the majority of formerly iconic Italian brands are no longer even owned by their founding families. But Luigi Daccordi, the son of Giuseppe Daccordi who founded the company in 1937, took a different route: instead of sponsoring racing teams and moving production to the Far East, he invested in renewable energy and sustainable manufacturing processes for his factory in Tuscany and continued making bespoke frames in low volumes for discerning customers, and all Daccordi bikes are made there. Daccordi doesn't have the racing palmarès of Colnago or Pinarello, but Luigi Daccordi sees his work as fine tailoring rather than F1 engineering.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.