Over the summer Italian bikemaker De Rosa & Italian car designer Pininfarina introduced a new look for the 66 year old bike brand, dropping the bubbly logo & two-tone paint for a more modern san serif look, still retaining that red heart at its core. Now the latest version of their Super King aero road bike, which teased the new look, is set to hit shops with a more aerodynamic & lighter design.
2020 De Rosa SK Pininfarina premium Italian aero road bike
On the outside, the new SK Pininfarina doesn’t look so different from its predecessor debuted back in 2015. But the second generation of the Super King Pininfarina gets some subtle tube shaping refinements to clean up air flow, plus a noticeable lack of any external cables – everything tucked neatly inside, from handlebar through the stem and into the frame.
Another big change, no longer will a rim brake version be offered. The new SK Pininfarina is disc brake only with flat mount calipers and 12mm thru-axles.
New De Rosa look, logo & heart
De Rosa says that their bikes have always had heart, so when designer Pininfarina set out to give the brand a new look that was set to stay. But it was time for a more modern look that will take over all the new De Rosa bikes, something they call vintage futurism.
The new SK Pininfarina now gets a completely flat, thinner horizontal toptube with a hidden wedge-style seatpost clamp that is now entirely flush mounted. The shape of the seattube is also slightly tweaked for aerodynamic gains, from the smaller lower rear wheel cutout fin that no longer needs to accommodate a rim brake to the more aero proprietary seatpost profile.
In addition to routing all cabling inside the 1.5″ steerer tube with an FSA ACR system headset, the fork itself is all new, with more smoothly tapered legs and improved airflow around the tire. The bottom bracket is press fit BB 386EVO.
On top of all that, De Rosa shaved weight of the new aero road bike, bringing it down to a claimed 950g (medium-sized frame), with a 370g fork.
SK Pininfarina Geometry
The new bike comes in a wide 8 size range (46-60cm) to fit a broad range of cyclists.
Pricing & availability
The new Made-in-Italy SK Pininfarina is available starting as a 3900€ framesets in eleven different color schemes, mostly new single color looks.
Or complete bikes start from around 7700€, with options for Shimano Ultegra or Dura-Ace Di2 builds, or Campagnolo mechanical or EPS gruppos. De Rosa says that the new bikes will be available in partner shops starting in December, and recommends pre-ordering now to get one out of those first batch of bikes.