The Poggio (not to be confused with the Poggio SE we’ve just covered) was one of Mekk’s key bikes last year, and the popular frame has been given an overhaul for 2016 with a sloping top tube, beefed up bottom bracket and redesigned seatstays. The Poggio is designed as an all-round bike aimed at everything from commuting, to sportive riding, to racing.
There are six models in the Poggio range, starting at £1,100 for the Sora-equipped 1.6 and going all the way up to £2,800 for an all-singing, all-dancing Ultegra Di2 Poggio 3.5.
One model that caught the eye was the £1,400 Poggio 2.6, featuring a full Shimano 105 11-speed groupset, Shimano RS10 wheels and a Selle San Marco Aspide saddle. There’s also an option to upgrade that slightly in the 2.8 model, with the same spec except a set of Saturae C50 deep section carbon clinchers which bump the price up to £2,000.
There’s also four disc brake ready models for the Poggio. The DS 1.6 and 2.0 feature mechanical shifting paired to TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes. One step up from that is the Shimano 105-equipped DS 2.6 and the mechanical shifting is partnered with Shimano’s RS785 hydraulic disc brakes. Top of the range sees 105 swapped out for Ultegra on the DS 3.0. The DS 2.0, as you can see in the pictures, comes with a blend of the brand new Tiagra 4700 – which features the same under-bar-tape cabling routing as 105 and above – and TRP disc brakes.