The pinnacle of the Basso brand carries the name Diamante and it has, since its introduction, represented the culmination of the brand’s experience and its mission to continuously innovate a better cycling experience. Creating the fastest version of that fantastic ride quality was the objective behind the project that would add the letters SV to the Diamante. The resulting model saw every square millimetre of its design dedicated to the embodiment of the acronym for SUPER VELOCE. Translated, it means SUPER FAST…but through meticulous research and development since its its release, now becomes SUPER FASTER. Introducing the all new Diamante SV.
While improving upon past successes is never easy, taking an award-winning and universally lauded platform and making it not only faster but better proved to be a herculean task. Basso, thanks to its competitive nature and desire to evolve, enjoyed the challenge and the end result demonstrates the effort, attention to detail and passion that went into this project. A perfect blend of carryover tech and new design make for a better, best Basso. The engineering staff at Basso worked diligently to create a fast, extremely agile platform that could perform over a wider range of surfaces. Specific speed, or rather speed that can be applied only on certain, perfect terrain is useful… versatile speed however is paramount. Riding fast no matter the surface is the definition of a speed machine designed for all.
SV means SUPER VELOCE.
If the diamond is an example of perfection then the DIAMANTE SV warrants its name as it encompasses all of the expertise the Basso brand has accumulated in over 40 years of experience constructing fine racing frames by hand. In creating fine works of engineering that are beautifully functional and functionally beautiful the SV becomes the crown jewel of the Basso line. The SV is the racer’s race bike as it strives to offer the rider the best, most efficient riding experience in terms of handling, reactivity, aerodynamic efficiency, structural efficiency and reliability to ensure performance capable of creating not only excitement but the confidence that a finely crafted frame can…time and time again.
Shaped to make you faster
The Diamante SV looks fast because it is fast. Every element of the SV has been meticulously studied to ensure the best in versatile aerodynamic design, reactive and efficient construction and race ready geometry...all to guarantee a ride that is worthy of the Super Veloce moniker. The SV tube shapes are designed around not only structural integrity and efficient construction that translates every watt of the riders energy into forward motion but also take a strong focus on aerodynamic penetration for real world performance. As a result, the Diamante SV is not only one of the most structurally efficient frames available but one that is capable to reduce wind resistance thanks to its kammtail design. SV means fantastic power transfer in addition to less energy required to overcome wind resistance.
Redefining Ride Quality
Extreme speed comes from a blend of great handling, aerodynamic performance and efficient power transfer. The oversized bottom bracket couples with the large downtube and stiff chainstays to allow the Diamante SV to transfer every watt of your energy into forward movement. While the efficient structure aids in optimum power transfer it also combines with Basso’s meticulously studied performance geometry to guarantee a ride quality like you have never experienced before. Curves feel straighter, brakes feel less necessary and descent after descent will find you discovering the joy of cycling and the pleasure of speed all over again.
Veloce: SUPER VELOCE
First impressions are rarely wrong and whether you are merely looking at or riding the Diamante SV the notion of elegant and efficient extreme speed comes to mind. That notion does not fall short as more miles atop the beautifully crafted Basso frame only serve to confirm your original idea. Experience Basso, Experience Super Veloce. Made to race, made to win, made to last, made by Basso.
About The Brand
Basso: a last name, a philosophy, a brand, a symbol of authenticity and integrity that is increasingly rare in the cycling world and beyond.
In over 4 decades of finely crafting a better cycling experience for riders the world over the company has remained loyal to the same ideals.
Humble yet hungry, speaking softly but pedalling hard Basso inserts these ideals into each and every product it makes.
For those searching for not only quality and performance but something more, something real…read further to understand that you need to search no more.