From the outskirts of Vicenza, Italy Alcide Basso has been making high-performance road bikes in his small bike factory for over 45 years.  Starting in January 2023 his new Astra all-road bike will be the latest model to join the parade with wheel clearance for up to 35mm tires.

The new Astra will be available in three striking colorways and you choice of five different drivetrain options.  As usual, Basso Bikes can be had at surprisingly low  prices for bikes that are handmade in Italy.



Press Release

Can a racing bicycle be versatile and performing at the same time? Can it be the expression of a lifestyle, capable of enhancing it in any situation?

At Basso they responded starting from the design. Astra is developed around people’s lives, to make it suitable for various occasions, even very different from each other. Its features are designed with a very specific purpose: to amplify the lifestyle of those who gets on the saddle, whatever their definition of cycling is.

Astra 2023 is an evergreen consistent with its past, but capable of perfecting itself from model to model becoming more versatile. Tackle light gravel with 35 mm tires or tarmac with 28 mm. Its geometry is the most Basso of all, derived from steel models. The platform has been improved year after year, preserving the racing DNA but making it transversal and also suitable for those who are not athletes who ride a bike every day. Careful attention to detail has made it less nervous and more comfortable.

While the carbon frame allows the weight to be reduced to around 980 g, Basso’s high-profile technological solutions make Astra even more versatile:
• Integrated cables with Paradigma technology
• Tire clearance up to 35 mm
• The 3B Gen II seatpost clamp system
• Heart carbon seatpost with two different seatback options: -15 mm or 0 mm
• All Road handlebar by Microtech increases safety and comfort while maintaining clean aesthetics
• Compatible with the Basso Ecosystem, our own system of integrated
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• Explorer Rear Axle, with integrated key to allow the set up and disassembly of the wheels


• Shimano Ultegra Di2
• Shimano 105 Di2
• Campagnolo Chorus
• SRAM Force AXS
• SRAM Rival AXS

• Microtech MR Lite
• Microtech RE 38

Handmade in Italy, the price of Astra 2023 ranges between $4250 and $5900, making it extremely competitive in its reference market segment. Like all Basso Bikes, Astra is assembled on customer preferences. Choose color, size, groupset and wheels to make it your own.

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