Luciano Passoni was born and raised just outside of Milan and counts Ernesto Colnago among the men who he used to race with and remained good friends with since childhood. And like Colnago, Passoni went into frame-building – though that’s where the similarities end.
Passoni use just two types of material for their hand-crafted frames – titanium or the stainless steel present in this Passoni Light Steel bike – and only build two frames a day, with custom-fit, exclusivity and the finest possible materials the dream from which Luciano’s company was born.
For this beauty we have here, Passoni have kept faith with the original framebuilder’s material of choice: steel
And if you look through their range it’d be hard to dispute the claim Passoni make some of the most beautiful bikes on the market. By the same token, a look through their range leaves you madly trying to figure out just how you’ll be able to afford one.
The reason the price is high is such a custom build process means Passoni make fewer frames in a year than a large factory moulding carbon will manage in a day. It’s the difference between walking into a Fiat garage or buying yourself a Pagani.
For this beauty we have here, Passoni have kept faith with the original framebuilder’s material of choice: steel. Even better than that, the Light Steel is made from stainless steel which is very hard wearing and doesn’t rust, meaning your bike will stay in great condition for years – although obviously crashing can still take the paint off and is not recommended.