De Rosa make some truly stunning bikes, and Pininfarina design cars for the likes of Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati. Put those two together and it’s hardly surprising the result is something really rather special.
Step forward the De Rosa SK Pininfarina, a marriage of De Rosa’s tech and Pininfarina’s elegant shapes, which was unveiled at Eurobike in September. With Italian flair at its heart, the aero road bike is a definite head-turner, boasting an aggressively aerodynamic profile and an eye-catching design.
Ugo De Rosa’s eponymous brand has spawned from a family business to a worldwide brand, with Eddy Merckx and Francesco Moser among the former clients. When two of the cycling world’s greatest ever have called for your services, it says a hell of a lot about what you have to offer – and the same still rings true with De Rosa today.
With Italian flair at its heart, the aero road bike is a definite head-turner boasting an aggressively aerodynamic profile and an eye-catching design.
The first carbon frame to roll out of the De Rosa factory arrived in 2000, and since then their King range went from strength to strength, culminating in last year’s King XS sans brake junction. Now the SK Pininfarina has knocked the King off its perch – or should that be throne? – as De Rosa’s top-end carbon fibre machine.
It’s the brand’s first real aero bike, and you can spot the aero features without much of a second glance, the product of consultation with Pininfarina and De Rosa’s own wind tunnel testing.