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When an increasing number of riders break free from the constraints of paved roads and seek the liberty that mixed surface riding provides, we at Basso answer their call with a solution that remains faithful to our tradition and values for the road while optimizing for a new, varied terrain.

While others do gravel, we do Palta…the Basso solution for those wishing to take on adventures without taking route conditions into consideration. The Palta, which in local dialect means mud or dirt, has gained an international following and universal respect thanks to its “specific versatility”. If freedom is the name of the game in the gravel sector then Palta is king as it excels in a variety of applications. Perfectly adaptable to road replacement, gravel racing, cross riding or the epic multiday adventure, the Palta is to the gravel world what the multi-tool is to your saddle bag…but without compromises.
With over 40 years of expertise in developing efficient geometries Basso developed an innovative solution that combines both comfort and performance and ensure fantastic handling in all situations. The specially developed Palta fork stands out and is fundamental to allowing for both great versatility amongst varied terrain in addition to a geometry that provides comfort and efficiency while allowing for near road-like positioning if need be.
New terrain, same philosophy. Beautifully functional, functionally beautiful. Made for speed, made to last, made by Basso.

*7 bottle cage bolts for carrying up to three water bottles.
*tires up to 42mm
*100% Torayca High Modulus Carbon Fiber
*front derailleur adapter on request
100% 3K Torayca HMCF

Top tube: 1 x 0° + 1 x 22° + 2 x 45°. Down tube: 2 x 0° + 1 x 22° + 2 x 45°
HT: 2 x 0° + 4 x 45° ST: 1 x 0° + 3 x 22°.
CS and ST: 1 x 0° + 3 x 22° + 1 x 45°.
Carbon Tech Carbon Tech
UCI Approved UCI Approved
Integrated Seatpost Integrated Seatpost
Tapered Headset Tapered Headset
Disc Brake Disc Brake
From Single To Double From Single To Double





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Starting from: 3290 €
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A1 Bike Size XS S M L XL
B Top Tube (mm) 495 510 530 550 565
R Reach (mm) 360 366 375 384 388
S Stack (mm) 505 521 541 559 578
C Seat Tube Angle (°) 75 75 74 73,5 73
D Steering Tube Angle (°) 69 69,5 70 71 71
E Chain-Stay Lenght (mm) 430 430 430 430 430
F BB to Fork Lenght (mm) 580 588 600 605 616
V Drop (mm) 65 65 65 65 65
HT Headtube (mm) 90 105 125 140 160


Gravel attracts cyclists for a wide variety of reasons but the Basso Palta attracts gravel riders for largely the same motives: quality craftsmanship, long lasting performance and a ride quality that begs for speed. The same qualities that have made the Basso frames so highly coveted on the road find themselves incorporated into the Palta, although adapted for the versatile nature of gravel. While others do gravel #wedopalta

Specifically Versatile

Gravel takes on several definitions but no matter how you choose to ride the Palta delivers a fantastic riding experience as if it were speficially designed for your particular type of riding for any given day. Compliant enough to smooth out the roughest terrain yet remaining as reactive and efficient as our road specific platforms the Palta leaves even the most demanding cyclist wondering where this frame makes a compromise. Basso, since its inception, creates speed solutions for the road. The Palta maintains that same speed over any terrain, in comfort and control. Versatility has a new name: Palta.

Built Better

Adventure requires the ability to adapt to a wide variety of conditions and the Palta does just that. Ample tire clearance for up to 42mm rubber allows the rider to dial his or her ride perfectly for the road, the rough stuff and everything inbetween. The meticulously studied layup of the 100% Torayca High Modulus carbon fiber used in the Palta’s construction, along with its unconventional gravel shape, leave the rider amazed at just how smooth a reactive and fast frame can be across all terrain.

Adventure Awaits

Ready for any type of riding and any type of ride, the Palta takes on design elements that see it fit for all scenarios. 7 bottle cage bolts for carrying up to three water bottles increases the autonomy of the rider and increases the potential adventures he or she can take on.

Unique Shape

Perhaps the most recognizeable design element of the Palta comes in the form of the fork. Its particular shape is not only pleasing to the eye but also to the senses as the form and carbon layup confer increased handling precision and comfort.


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