The Astra fits in the middle of Basso’s line, but the monocoque, full carbon fiber frame (i.e., no extra metal reinforcements) is still made in Italy like its more expensive siblings. Though some of the tubes have (claimed) aerodynamic benefits, Astra’s has a more traditionally shaped frame than Basso’s higher-end models, filling the role of all-around race bike. Up front, Basso’s stem and spacers provide a sleeker, more integrated look than traditional pieces. Thru-axles, a tapered steerer fork, BB86 bottom bracket shell, and routing for electronic or mechanical drivetrains round out the feature list.
Price: $3,795.00 (frameset)