Basso Palta GRX 1x12 AllRoad1 - Poseidon
Whilst others tried to define gravel, Basso set about creating its own unpaved path.
Basso used their decades of road racing expertise but applied them to a more versatile platform, one that was able to take on anything and do so at great speed. The results have been proof that adventure can be competitive, that performance doesn't require a race number and that exploration is better with adrenaline and speed… welcome to the world of Palta.
No matter how you choose to ride the Palta, it delivers a fantastic riding experience, as if it was specifically designed for the type of riding you want to do on that day. Compliant enough to smooth out the roughest terrain, yet reactive and efficient enough that it's performance could be mistaken for a road bike. The Palta leaves even the most demanding cyclist wondering where this frame makes a compromise.
As with all Basso frames and forks, the Palta is handmade in Italy, and Basso were among the first to use carbon in its frames, researching new methods and techniques to continually improve performance, reliability and durability. The beauty of such technology is that the fantastic ride quality that derives from such engineering is permanent, making a Basso frame perform equally after several seasons use as it did on the first day.
The Palta suits 1x or 2x Road or Gravel groupsets and gives tyre clearance up to 45mm. The frame uses an optimized carbon lay-up, engineered for extreme performance, comfort and increased impact resistance. A stem lock system stops impact from the bars on the top tube and a taller headtube allows for less spacers (or flush fit the stem with the headtube for a lower stack). Hidden bolts can accommodate compatible bags and up to 3 bottle cage positions. The slope of the top tube allows for more seatpost, adding additional comfort and the fork geometry gives precise handling as well as effective vibration dampening. There is a polymer shield for the downtube that can be fitted to protect the frame from very loose gravel or removed when on road. A new adventure focused computer mount, compatible with Garmin and Wahoo is available to purchase separately.
Paradigma Integration System:Multiple cables running through a tight space often results in slow and heavy steering. Basso have managed to integrate internal routing for any groupsets, whilst maintaining maximum steering lightness and precise handling. The body of the Paradigma Stem remains cable free, so can be removed at any time without the need to disconnect the cables, making maintenance, transport or a change of length easy.
Basso Carbon Gravel Handlebar: The Bar has been developed from scratch, with a focus on comfort. The diameter of the bar has been reduced to accommodate 4.5mm thick bar tape. A detailed study of ergonomics in all hand positions (tops to drops) has produced a bar with an 8-degree flare and a 122mm drop. It can be used with either integrated or semi-integrated cable routing and is available in 5 sizes.
3B Clamp System Gen 2: A totally hidden seatpost fixing solution that is invisible on the frame, intertwining technological and aesthetic innovation. This lightweight and strong integrated clamping solution offers the additional benefit of an anti-vibration function, further improving your riding experience by elevating comfort on uneven and bumpy surfaces.
Less Tools: Basso have reduced the number of tools you need to carry with you on a ride. The Palta's innovative Thru-Axles contain a 6mm Hex, 3mm hex and T25 key.
- Sizes: XS (41), S (45), M (51), L (54), XL (57),
- Compatible with: Road or Gravel Electronic and Mechanical groupsets
- Cable Integration: Fully Integrated
- Brakes: Flat Mount Disc
- Bottom Bracket: Press fit 86.5 x 41
- Seatpost: Basso 15mm layback
- Headset: Fully Integrated
- Tyre Clearance: Up to 45mm
- Thru Axles: 100/142mm x 12mm (125x165mm)
- Top tube hidden bolts to accommodate compatible bags + 3 bottle cage positions
- Frame Weight: 960g
- Fork Weight: 270g
- Warranty: Covered under Basso's 2 Year warranty
- Made in Italy
- Components: Shimano GRX 12x
- Chainset: Shimano GRX 1x12x 170mm 40t
- Disc Brakes: Shimano GRX 12x Hydro
- Disc Rotors: Tektro TR160-35/TR140-35
- Cassette: Shimano SLX 12x 10/45T
- Chain: KMC 12x Silver/Black
- Saddle: San Marco Monza
- Handlebar/Stem: Basso Paradigma
- Seatpost: Basso Integrated
- Wheelset: Mavic Allroad1 Disc
- Tyres: G-One Allround Perf R/Guard TLE 700x38 Fold
NOTE: This bike arrives standard with 15mm stem spacer height
Spec may be subject to change due to availability