• De Rosa Protos - Special Project 2013

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De Rosa Protos - Special Project

The model encompasses all the valuable know-how accumulated in almost sixty years of work: the deep knowledge of metals let it possible to use its experience and reapply at carbon.

Protos is a study exploded in material composition and in structural calculations through a shared partnership with Ing. Marco Genovese: this has enabled us to develop the project in engineering and design, coming to create a lightweight frame, fully integrated, large sized but with high performance, with an unique design, timeless”

The sections Protos is made up of, follow precisely this mantra: the union between scientific and aesthetic principle; the driving comfort coexists with the size supported by the composition of carbon *; the ability to disperse the irregularities of the asphalt blends in design with a head fork flat; the improved performance approaches the will to present a clean frame, thanks to contemplated spaces able to integrate cable, headset, bottom bracket, front fork.

Nothing is left unresolved: know-how, skills, engineering and aesthetics.

Because Ugo de Rosa went upstream when he decided to use the head flat face fork in the steel bikes, but saw far in this choice.

Because the lightness he aimed to, had always to guarantee stability and only the composition of the materials supported him in reaching this goal; it was the right way to go.

Because his bikes had to long last as passion that still animates his workshop: Protos, and this philosophy is the successor of De Rosa, presented on his birthday to virtually celebrate his unique way of building frames. And so much time will pass first to create a customizable essence of material, technology and art as is now the Protos.

Carbon composition:

  • 50% 30Tons High Modulus with High Strength T800 Carbon Pre-Preg 40% 46Tons UltraHigh Modulus HS40 Carbon Pre-Preg 10% 60Tons Super High Modulus XN-60 Carbon Pre-Preg


  • Campagnolo Super Record EPS (Electronic Power Shift)
  • 53-39 Chainset with 11-25 Cassette
  • Fulcrum Racing Speed XLR Tubular Wheelset
  • FSA K-Force Carbon Post, Stem and Bars
  • Selle Italia De Rosa SLR 115g Saddle
  • Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX Tubular Tyres
  • Elite De Rosa Carbon Bottle Cage

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