"Cazzo" is an Italian word which, even if it could be translated properly, would probably be best not to print. Suffice it to say it's an expression often used to express disgust, disbelief, or as an insult when no other word could express how stupid, disdainful and odious the intended target is.
The terrain best suited to the Cazzo is also the type of terrain that could elicit such profanity from even the most pious of bike racers. An agricultural drainage ditch serving as a roadway, an impossibly steep dirt road climb, a 50km/h echelon that picks up the pace as it ascends a muur covered in manure, crushed bricks and drunk tifosi hurling pils, a 180 degree corner into a mass of mud or dust depending on that morning's weather pattern. These are the race conditions which make a cyclist scream "Cazzo!" Gaulzetti Cicli have first-hand experience with this sort of thing and have produced the ideal bicycle for just such conditions.
The Gaulzetti Cazzo is a road race bicycle designed to excel on the roughest terrain encountered in professional cycling. Compared to the Corsa, its slightly lengthened wheelbase, adjusted head angle, setback, and lower bottom bracket give it a less nervous character over difficult terrain. The snap and responsiveness when pushed through corners and accompanying changes in tempo which characterize the Corsa are also characteristic of the Cazzo, however.
The Cazzo is constructed of Über OverSize PegoRichie tubing and stays from Columbus, which are wider diameter tubes than are commonly used in steel bikes and allow us to make a stiff, reactive bicycle in keeping with the Gaulzetti philosophy. Due to its natural high stiffness level, steel tubes can be narrower than the oversized alloy tubes on the Corsa. This allows the use of a standard, English threaded bottom bracket without the need to ovalize tubes. For 2013 we have chosen the Enve Composites 1 1/8" road fork. It's really the gold standard option for road forks and comes in a variety of rake options that allow us to choose the exact option that befits the desired handling characteristics of a given frame size. The Pegoretti Falz fork is also an option for a slight up-charge. This fork was designed by Dario Pegoretti, much like the PegoRichie tubes we use in the Cazzo, and is therefore a fine match, philosophically and aesthetically for the Cazzo frame.
The Cazzo uses a standard 27.2 seatpost, which saves weight versus a seatmast in steel. Cazzo frames use a standard English threaded bottom bracket and a 31.8mm front derailleur clamp. It's available in the same solid paint schemes for frame and fork as the Corsa, with the same color palette.
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CAZZO FRAMESET FEATURES
- - Über OverSize PegoRichie Niobium steel tubes from Columbus
- - Dropouts by Richard Sachs
- - Handmade in the US
- - Oversized main tubes and chainstays for maximum frame stiffness
- - English threaded 68mm bottom bracket
- - 1 1/8" head tube
- - Enve Composites full carbon Fork
- - Chris King 1 1/8" Nothread Set
- - Solid paint frame and fork (see finish options)
- - Limited Lifetime Warranty
CAZZO FRAMESET OPTIONS
- - Internal shift cable routing for Di2 / EPS
- - Custom geometry (charges may apply)
- - Pegoretti Falz fork (+$200)
- - 44mm head tube (+$195)
- - Press Fit 30 Bottom Bracket Shell (+$195)
Gaulzetti does not ascribe to the concept of model years. Rather, we make constant and rolling changes and upgrades to our frames as they are available and as we deem warranted. Frame features are subject to changing and may not always match what's listed or shown here.
Sizes highlighted in italic offer a lower and longer geometric option for riders requiring additional reach or drop.
Each Gaulzetti frameset comes with solid paint and painted logos in your choice of the colors listed below. Custom paint schemes and colors may be available upon request. Custom paint work will incur additional charges.
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Each Gaulzetti Corsa is available for purchase as a frameset or as a complete bicycle, with a variety of pre-selected build-kit options designed to provide the best combination of performance and value.
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