It was Federico García Lorca who first defined the aesthetics of the Duende, writing "The duende, then, is a power, not a work. It is a struggle, not a thought. I have heard an old maestro of the guitar say, 'The duende is not in the throat; the duende climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.' Meaning this: it is not a question of ability, but of true, living style, of blood, of the most ancient culture, of spontaneous creation." A heightened state of emotion and the spirit of evocation, as well as a golblin-like creature from Spanish folklore. This bike from Dario Pegoretti seeks to further explore the concept of Duende.
Drawn to Dario's specification, the Columbus Spirit tubing is more traditional in its styling and shapes, and results in a kinder, more forgiving ride than some of its brethren. Accompanied with the Pegoretti-designed, Columbus-manufactured Falz fork and Chris King D11 headset, and finished in a subtle black "Weather Report" paint scheme, perfect for flying under the radar.
Built as pictured with a Campagnolo Athena 11 drivetrain, Mavic Ksyrium Elite S wheelset, and Zipp cockpit.
Also available as a frameset (frame, fork, Chris King D11 headset) for $3350, inquire at [email protected]
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