DeAnima Unblended #1
DeAnima is the brainchild of Gianni Pegoretti, offering carbon and steel bikes handbuilt in Italy, with high-end technologies, for prices that are not unreasonable. We are proud to be the North American agents for DeAnima.
DeAnima's Unblended #1 is their road bike offering, with:
Full custom geometry and carbon layup included
Choice of 5 paint schemes and UNLIMITED color options
Frame weight is 850-950 grams depending on size and layup
PF86 BB standard
44mm head tube with integrated headset
Traditional 27.2 or 31.6 mm seat post options
Columbus Futura Road fork
Internal cable routing for mechanical or electric included
Complimentary Fitting and Consultation included
This is our second frame in carbon. The first was a prototype, not sold to the the market and served to test bed to arrive at the Unblended. The whole frame is made in Italy, from the original designs for the moulds to produce the tubes, to the actual assembly work. We have our own particular stratification of the carbon fibre layers to produce the tubes, we use a sandwich of Toray T800 3k plain e T800 UD. The joint wrapping required experimentation and tests to arrive at the design we use now. The carbon we use for the wrapping is Toray T700 HM 3K prepreg.
To make an Unblended frame the production starts with the tubes being formed in the moulds and being cured. Once the order arrives we start cutting and mitering the tubes to the required size, these are placed into a jig and glued and then wrapped with carbon fibre – more info here. This way of building allows us to personalize the geometry based on the client. The frame takes about 2 days to make from start to finish and requires multiple visits to the oven for curing and at various stages. Once the frame is ready for painting it is sanded by hand and 100% hand painted finish using custom stencils and hand sprayed using oven and air cured paints. Each frame takes up to 2 days to paint.
Read the CyclingTips review HERE.