Cazzo :: PegoRichie Niobium Steel Road Race Bicycle

"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. 

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 over-sized alloy tubes on the Corsa. This allows the use of a standard, English threaded bottom bracket without the need to ovalize tubes.  

On the road the Cazzo is smooth rolling and has the feel that only high quality steel bikes can deliver: That springy, reactive, alive sensation that ties the rider to the bike and the bike to the road.  The Cazzo may be a bit mellower than the Corsa but it's no slouch when it comes to responding to input.  It is a race machine, designed to be reactive and responsive in all conditions.  

The standard fork is the Enve Composites 1 1/8" road model. 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.

PURCHASE

Framesets from $2999 - 
Includes frame, fork, headset, and standard paint.


Complete Bicycles from $4499 - 
See our complete bicycle options for specifications and pricing. Fully custom build kits available as well upon request.

 

All Gaulzetti bicycles are made-to-order. We are happy to consult with you on a frameset or complete bicycle build.
Please CONTACT US to begin the process. 

 

MODEL DETAILS

Cazzo Geometry Chart

Cazzo Complete Bicycle Specs

Paint and Finish Options

Cazzo Image Galleries


Cazzo :: Standard Features

PegoRichie Columbus Tubeset

Co-developed by RIchard Sachs and Dario Pegoretti, this is a super over-sized version of the Niobium Spirit steel from Columbus.

Enve Composites 2.0 Fork

A classic in its own time, the Enve 2.0 fork is the ideal balance of performance, value and finish quality. 

Hand Made in the USA

Richard Sachs Steel Dropouts

Cast steel dropouts from the American master. RIchard's dropouts are simple, strong, classy and the perfect match for PegoRichie tubes.

Chris King Nothreadset 

An icon in the bicycle world and a staple on handmade frames, the Nothreadset from King is the best choice for 1 1/8" headtubes.

Two Color Paint Scheme

English Threaded Bottom Bracket

Tried and true, the more classic profiles of the PegoRichie tubes mate perfectly with a classic English threaded bottom bracket shell.

1 1/8" Head Tube

In keeping with the classic look of the Cazzo, we specify as standard a 1 1/8" straight steel head tube, which matches the OS tube profiles.

27.2 Seat Post Compatible

All Gaulzetti frames are built by some of the industry's most skilled and experienced fabricators in our facility here in the US. 

Each Cazzo comes with a hand-painted, solid scheme in your choice of colors for frameset and logo colors.

Each Cazzo comes with a hand-painted, solid scheme in your choice of colors for frameset and logo colors.

The Cazzo accepts a standard seat post in the most popular 27.2mm size. Campagnolo seat clamp is standard; post not included. 


Cazzo :: Frameset Options 

Internal Electronic Wiring

Internal electronic cable routing and battery mounting for Shimano Di2 and Campagnolo EPS groupsets. Does not include cables or batteries - see complete bicycles for that.

No additional charge. 

Press Fit 30 BB Shell

44mm Head Tube

The larger 44mm head tube is available on the Cazzo as an upgrade for those wanting a slightly stiffer front end, more modern styling and tapered fork specification.

+ $50  

Custom Paint Work 

Pegoretti Falz Fork

A fork option for use with standard 1 1/8" head tube configuration, The Falz was designed by Dario Pegoretti and is a perfect match for the Cazzo's PegoRichie tubeset. 

+ $200

Custom Geometry

For those looking to use lighter, stiffer BB30 cranks we can specify a Press Fit 30 shell on the Cazzo. Press Fit BB units sold separately. 

+ $50

Our paint shop can do just about anything you can think up. Custom paint schemes, colors and graphics are all possible.

Prices Vary // Contact us for quote

All Gaulzetti framesets are built-to-order. We are happy to design a custom bike to your specifications. Use our Fit Form to confirm. 

No charge. Contact us for details.


Cazzo :: Complete Bicycle Options 

We have selected build options that we feel offer the best balance of performance, cost and durability based on our experience and feedback from our clients.  While our stock builds provide a good reference point to quickly understand what complete bicycles cost at various levels, you are not limited to these options. Please CONTACT US for a quote on a custom build.