Serotta Crafts New Titanium Race Bike, Pronto
When asked to describe the all new Pronto Ti race bike in a few words, Serotta says, “Kick Ass.” Which is great news for fans of the legendary brand which had a scare just over a year ago when rumors began swirling of Ben Serotta putting the operation up for sale. It turns out that Ben was looking for a company like Bradway Capitol to help out with the business side of things while Ben focused on what he does best – kick ass bikes. In May of last year after it was announced that Serotta was not going anywhere, Ben said there was a long list of projects that were in the works, one of which appears to have been the all new Pronto Ti Race Bike. The Pronto SG joins the list of Standard Geometry Ti bikes, but with race geometry for a “no-holds-barred” race bike.
Check out the new bike after the break, Pronto!
In Ben’s words, the Pronto cockpit is designed for speed first, comfort second. As a race bike, riders should benefit from the durability of titanium in the unfortunate event of a pileup, yet the oversized double butted tubes should still prove plenty light. Serotta lists the tubing as extra oversized 3AL-2.5V seamless double butted main tubes with Colorado concept rear stays. As with all Serottas, the Pronto will be hand built in Saratoga Springs, New York with the forks made in Poway, California . Other frame details include a PF30 BB, 31.6 seat post, and 25mm max tire size.
While the Pronto will be offered in stock sizing, each frame will still feature size specific ride tuning – Serotta’s way of tuning the ride of each bike to the estimated size of the rider. The S5 fork features aluminum dropouts and a 1 1/4 – 1 1/8″ tapered steerer.
Offered in 12 different sizes, the Pronto will be available in 47, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 and 61.5cm sizes. Full “Euro-Road: Not for race poseurs” geometry can be found here, which correlates to a 73/73° angle set for a 56cm frame.
The Pronto will be offered in 6 different color schemes, with the bottom two matte finishes the standard options. Polished logos or paint finishes up the price – though the stealth red above does look pretty sweet. Pricing will vary from $4,295 (SRAM Rival) to $7,695 (SRAM Red), with the frame and S5 fork only retailing for $3,295. The Pronto will include a lifetime warranty, and Serotta’s Peace Of Mind protection program as well.