First, and foremost, we’d like everyone to know that April 1st, 2012 (no joke) will mark the 10th year that Bacchetta has been in business. So we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for making our first decade a very successful one. We would also like to give a special shout out to all of our early supporters that took a chance on a new company and kept us going in the early years when success was not a given.
While the arrival of the 2012 bikes is still a few months away there are some things we want to share with everyone now. To help mark our 10th anniversary we’re planning to offer some limited edition colors that pay homage to our company’s beginnings; as well as some of the bikes that we loved growing up. For those of you not familiar with the original Bacchetta bike colors, they were BP Green (Giro-20), Bugatti Blue (Giro-26), Cannibal Orange (Strada) and Natural Ti (Aero). By using a bit of creative license with the original colors, and a brand new decal scheme, we’re hoping to evoke those early Bacchetta bikes while bringing something new to the table at the same time.
The BP green on the first year Giro-20 gets another go round with a wink and a nod to the original and a tip of the hat to the grand touring bikes of the past. For 2012 the Giro-20 finish returns to green but this time it’s a more neutral gray green with an antique white frame panel and fork. We know it’s hard to love GREEN but this one’s a classic, so don’t be a hater.
The 2012 Giro-26 gets the same paneled paint scheme as the Giro-20 but the Bugatti blue frame color of the original Giro-26 is now a cool grayish-blue (think French blue). We know, gray-blue doesn’t sound very exciting but it’s a stunner when combined with the antique white frame panel and we’re sure you’ll will agree with us once they see it for yourself.
The Giro-20ATT and 26ATT will keep their Competition Yellow main frame color but they’ll also get the new antique white panel paint scheme and fork.
The Corsa and Bella frames will both sport the Metallic Ti finish we introduced in 2011 but the 2012 Corsa finish will incorporate the new paint scheme with an arctic white panel and a new fork detailing scheme that mimics the white frame paneling.
The Carbon Aero 2.0′s Metallic Blue finish, which has quickly become a classic, will remain the same. We are looking at other colors for the CA2.0 but nothing is set in stone yet. We’ll keep you posted on that.
The 2012 decal scheme also includes the five color World Champion decal. This was added to recognize John Schlitter’s 2009 UMCA World Championship and Bruce Gordon’s new world record for circumnavigating the globe by bicycle in 2011. BTW, Bruce did the ride solo and unsupported on his Corsa. Unbelievable! What else can we say about something like that.
Please note that the 10 year anniversary color schemes will only be produced for a limited time. If you want to assure that you get one of them please contact to your local dealer or Bacchetta about placing a pre-production order. Thanks again for all your support.