We’ve featured some of Pista Palace’s custom work in the past (here and here), so when they started in on some new projects, Justin gave us a heads up. Now we have pictures of their first of several upcoming custom bike projects. Here’s the info, straight from the source:
We are tempting fate with this one! The last time you guys posted an exclusive custom frame from Italy we ended up having to sue the manufacturer for whoring it out to the PBK’s of the world. However, we have faith that history will not repeat itself.
With our Pantone 311 King 3 RS custom we are stating that we are going to come out swinging. We have decided that we are going to do our best to bring this brand back on the radar and let the masses know that this is, without a doubt, the best bike made in Italy.
Each one of our King 3 RS Pantone 311 framesets are custom. This means they were all hand made in Italy to our specs. Each frame comes with BB30, an oversized down tube, and oversize head tube and fork. The custom version also uses a different construction technique that can only be done in Italy.
We brought in De Rosa to Pista Palace because despite the direction of the bike industry, we will stay committed to European made bikes and components. Its our passion. And we are in love with this bike. When you are really committed to something and feel that it genuinely is a great thing, the success will just come naturally. This is the way we feel about our Pantone 311 King 3 RS and the brand in general.
The bike pictured is mine. And though nobody will believe me, I will say this (and definitely regret it later): This is the best bike I have ever ridden.
Framesets will be $5500 and “a lot more” for complete bikes built up similar to his. More pics after the break…