The Basso Astra has a heritage of over 40 years of bike building and is 100% manufactured in-house and in Italy, making the Basso Astra more than just an Italian surname on a down tube.
This bike is ideal for the rider looking for an impeccable balance of technology, performance and all-day comfort. The Astra delivers all of this in spades – with the added bonus of Italian beauty thrown into the mix.
The Basso Astra is a thoroughbred.
Taking its design cues from the Diamante framesets, the Astra is a thoroughbred racehorse ready to take you further, faster and with more confidence.
Basso have developed a geometry designed to confer the perfect blend of snappy handling and acceleration and a comfortable position for the long haul.
High-end carbon construction.
Made by hand in Italy the Basso Astra frameset is 100% constructed from 100% 3k Toray High Modulous Carbon Fibre and is capable of offering performance on par with the Diamante SV, even though lightly compromising on weight.
A larger, more solid head tube joins with an extremely efficient downtube, made more so thanks to a particular form highlighted by its characteristic side “channel”.
Both tubes couple with completely redesigned chainstays to confer fantastic power transfer thanks to a solid, reactive complete unit of lower tubes (head tube, down tube, chainstays).
Podium worthy and fantastic value
Added to the prestigious structure of the new Basso Astra are several design characteristics most commonly seen in higher priced cycle frameset offerings. So you not only have a podium worthy race bike but one that also represents fantastic value.