- Basso Astra Athena 2011
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Basso Astra Athena 2011
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|Black / White||45cm|
|Black / White||48cm|
|Black / White||51cm|
|Black / White||53cm|
|Black / White||56cm|
|Black / White||58cm|
|Black / White||61cm|
A race orientated model (compact race design), the Astra offers the perfect balance of rigidity and comfort and is built using Campagnolo's Athena 11 speed groupset with MicroTech wheels and parts completing the package.
Top Features of the Basso Astra Athena 2011
- Full carbon monocoque frame and forks
- Campagnolo Athena 11 speed groupset throughout
- MicroTech wheelset and finishing kit
|Number of gears:||22|
|Steerer:||Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/2|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
Made using HM carbon and featuring Campagnolo's Athena 11 speed groupset and MicroTech wheels and parts, the Astra simply offers truly unbeatable value for the rider keen to increase their speed and mileage on the bike. A tapered steerer and a 1-1/2" bottom headset cup improves power whilst reducing stress on the head tube and a new four leaf clover shaped tubing adds strength to the frame.
The frame is manufactured from a High Modulus carbon and with the carbon fork, makes the foundation for the perfect balance in weight, stiffness and comfort. The Basso frame also features double bottle cage mounts, replaceable aluminium rear dropout and an integrated head tube (1 1/8 - 1 1/2).
The Astra also features a compact chainset. The wide range cassette (12-28) and compact chainset (50-34) provides you with a bike that is capable of getting you up the most demanding of climbs when out on the open road. Ideal for those sportive events or when out on a endurance ride with friends.
This bike is fast, light and comfortable and features a great selection of parts from popular cycling brands. Whether you are an experienced sportive veteran or novice looking to enter their first event with an amazing bit of kit, the Basso Astra is unbeatable value for a full carbon framed bike with Campagnolo componentry.
The Astra also features a pair of the popular MicroTech wheels and are reliable and robust for most on-road cycling conditions. Add a pair of Maxxis Detonantor 700x23c tyres and this combination gives great stability, grip and confidence when at speed or going around corners. MicroTech components (bars, stem, and seat post) feature at all the contact points and provide the finishing touches to the Astra.
Each Astra is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle’s team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure you’re bike arrives in perfect condition.
To find out which size fits you use the size chart below.
Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
About the Basso brand
If you are looking for an Italian bike which oozes style, performance and beauty, look no further than Basso Bikes, which are now available @ Wiggle.The Basso brand has been built on decades of knowledge, passion, racing and innovation and is true to the tradition of Italian cycling. The company is large enough to source only the finest materials – most of which are derived from the aerospace industry then developed and engineered specifically for cycling – yet small enough to care that every customer receives a bike perfectly tailored to their needs. Whether you are drawn to the aesthetics of these beautiful bikes or intrigued by the materials used in their development, the Basso brand never fails to impress. Basso Bikes were created by Alcide Basso for whom cycling was an integral part of family life: as a boy he watched his brother develop into a world champion while competing at a high level himself. Using that knowledge and, perhaps most importantly, that love and enthusiasm for all things bike-related, he has created bikes for those who, like him, love cycling so much they make it an important part of their lives. Whether it's the Devil Xenon custom design alloy bike or the racy carbon monocoque frame of the Astra Ultegra, every Basso combines Italian style, high performance and unbeatable value.
|Size Guide (Basso Road Bikes)|
|Frame Size||Rider Height (cm)||Inside Leg (cm)|
|45cm||152 - 160||66 - 73|
|48cm||157 - 168||71 - 76|
|51cm||165 - 175||73 - 78|
|53cm||173 - 183||76 - 81|
|56cm||180 - 190||78 - 83|
|58cm||188 - 198||81 - 86|
|61cm||195 plus||83 plus|
|'Size matters! That's why at Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order against measurements supplied by you to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!'|
|Frame Geometry (Diamante/Astra/Reef/Devil/Titanio)|
|Seat Tube Length:||43||46||49||51||54||56||59|
|Top tube Length:||50.5||51.5||52.5||54.5||56||57.5||59|
|Head Tube Angle (deg):||72||72||72||72||73.5||73.5||74|
|Seat Tube Angle (deg):||76||75||75||74||73.5||73||72.5|
|Head Tube Length:||10.5||11.3||13.8||15.2||17.6||19.4||22.8|
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Magazine reviews for Basso Astra Athena 2011
Review from Cycling Plus
Direct and sharp frame...accelerates like a cheatah and climbs like an eagle...ultra stiff frame, very positive handling but those of a racing bent will be unfazed by it...It was generally agreed that the Basso was one of the best handling bikes on test. It's phenomenally quick to wind up to a rapid pace and you get a lot of confidence from the regidity of the racy chassis...But it was Cycling Plus's mechanic and former Belgium-based semi-pro rider George Ramelkamp who had the most praise for the Basso. 'By far the most exciting bike on test' he said. 'A hot-roddin, drag-racin, slalom-slayin Gran Tourismo rolled into one'...Overall the Astra oozes cladd, not something that immediately springs to mind with the car of the same name...Basso might not be as well known in the UK as the classic Colnago and Pinarello marques, but if you're looking for Italian style and high performance, then companies like Basso are likely to offer better value while still providing lashings of latin style. Bravo!
Italian style, and a great bike for racing snakes.
Review from Bikeradar
When we reviewed the Basso Laguna for 2009's Bike Of The Year test it proved extremely popular with our testing team, but mainly among the racing fraternity. This year, the Basso Astra managed to appeal to not just the hardcore racers but to just about everybody who rode it.
The positive comments came thick and fast: "direct and sharp frame" ... "accelerates like a cheetah and climbs like an eagle" ... "ultra stiff frame, very positive handling but those of a racing bent will be unfazed by it". The Campagnolo Centaur components and stiff and light Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels enhance the Astra's racing credentials. The bike is pretty light overall too, weighing just 7.6kg.
It was generally agreed that the Basso was one of the best handling bikes out of the 49 machines on test. It's phenomenally quick to wind up to a rapid pace and you get a lot of conﬁdence from the rigidity of the racy chassis. The slightly swept back handlebar and its wing shape also came in for praise, though a few testers didn't get on with them, ﬁnding it a struggle to reach the levers.
It was Cycling Plus's mechanic and former Belgium-based semi-pro rider George Ramelkamp who had most praise for the Basso. "By far the most exciting bike on test," he said. "A hot-roddin', drag-racin', slalom-slayin' Gran Turismo rolled into one." We think that means he liked it! Calming down a little, George went on to praise the bike's brilliant spec and wheels, and the way the frame uses the free-form possibilities of carbon to great effect.
Overall the Astra oozes class, not something that immediately springs to mind with the car of the same name. Basso might not be as well known as the classic Colnago and Pinarello marques, but if you're looking for Italian style and high performance, then companies like Basso and Wilier are likely to offer better value while still providing lashings of Latin style. Bravo!
Italian style, and a great bike for racing snakes
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