The process of building a custom bike can take quite some time.
Take the Sarto Trama we have here for example. We spent a couple of weeks dialling in the geometry and making the proportions look just right – this frame is about as big as they get so we had to make sure everything still looked “right”.
Once that was done, it was time for colour selection. The only problem was that the customer hadn’t considered colour! This may seem a bit strange to some, but when you effectively have an unlimited pallette, it becomes very difficult to commit one way or another especially when you’re spending a small fortune on a frame and you want everything to be just right.
Only when all this is signed off can we submit the order, and then it’s a 10 week wait for your hand-built beauty.
The Trama is Sarto’s “entry level” frame and is designed for sublime all-day comfort – perfect for the sort of riding the majority of people do.
The brief for the build was understated durability, so we went for an Ultegra groupset and slotted in a pair of hand built wheels featuring Pacenti SL23 rims. Topped off with a smattering of Deda finishing kit, a Selle Italia C2 saddle and some loveley Arundel bar tape, this monster of a bike weighed in at a feathery 7.4kg, ready to ride.