Basso bicycles is an Italian manufacturer of handmade road bicycles, founded in 1977 by the three Basso brothers, Marino, Renato and Alcide.
Marino Basso was the world professional road-racing champion in 1972, winning the race in Gap, in the south of France. Their current line of road machines feature framesets built both of modern materials - carbon fiber and aluminum - and traditional steel frames. They started building steel frames in northern Italy of excellent quality. "For the bicycles that bear my name I use only the best materials, mainly derived from the aerospace industry, which are developed and engineered specifically for bicycle use. With these materials we have created the new Diamante, the Astra and the Laguna, all capable of outstanding performances. Every customer must have the certainty to receive a bike that is 'tailored for him' in every detail and component. By having the best tool, controlled with extreme care by our technicians, each indiviual can achieve their best possible performance." - Alcide Basso