Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pantani Bike Project

From Grupetto Italia, the latest news on the Pantani models:

"Grupetto Italia, importers of fine Italian cycling products, are now able to offer their customers the full range of Pantani bikes in the UK. Following an agreement with Podium, the Builders of Pantani have developed a collection of stunning new models for the 2011 range. Under the title of the "Pantani Bike Project", and supported by Pantani's family, bicycles bearing the "Marco Pantani" signature are now part of the Grupetto portfolio. Aiming at both fitness,sportive, race and elite riders the choice is exceptional with all budget levels covered.

As with many true champions, Pantani was known for demanding the very highest level of performance from his bikes, often spending hours with his mechanics fine tuning and making marginal adjustments on the eve of major mountain stages. The bikes he rode to his early and, arguably his most successful victories in the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, where made by Podium and his parents, Paolo and Tonina, have now turned to the same firm (owned by ex-pro Davide Boifava who also built for Stephen Roche and Claudio Chiappucci at their prime ) to build the Marco Pantani models. The resulting Pantani Bike project has developed some beautiful carbon frames that use the very latest materials and technology with bikes aimed at riders who want the very best in both performance and appearances. Some of the stars of the range can be seen below, all of the range can be bought as complete bikes built up with either Campag, Shimano or SRAM and FSA/Mavic finishing kits or as Frame and forks only. For more information visit"

A few other models are also available, see for details.

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  1. I agree, nice looking bikes, but, if I was a Pantani fan, I would buy a Bianchi bike... (no need for all these "new" brands of bikes that are based 100% in marketing tricks ...)

  2. @Haris: it follows a long list of names used for bike brands: Coppi, Magni, Moser, etc. etc