Florence, April 14th 2018
It was held in the historic center of Florence, close to the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the presentation of Anima, new De Rosa bike able to combine tradition and futuristic vision. Cristiano and Danilo De Rosa have chosen the city of art to present to their fans, many of them in Florence for the Granfondo Firenze De Rosa, every technical and conceptual detail of this new project.
Anima is not just a bike, but it is what most represents the vision of the Brand of Cusano Milanino today.
THE NEW ANIMA DE ROSA
A single word chosen to express the result of titanium processing, which has represented the excellence of De Rosa for over 25 years. Anima is born from here, from the desire to translate the vision and the frame culture of De Rosa into a product.
To those wondering what Anima is we can say that:
Anima is the essence of De Rosa combined with the best technology available at the moment.
Anima is a project born with the desire to express the Italian frame culture and the importance of Tailor Made concept, which has always been the basis of our Black Label.
Anima is the maximum expression of the construction of titanium frames, which for 25 years is the beating heart of the De Rosa works.
Anima is the desire to look at the present with a look projected on the future, without neglecting anything that has been done in 65 years.
Anima is the union of the new that advances with the nobleness of titanium and the best choice of components.
Anima is authentic, sincere and true.
Anima is De Rosa.
THE DECLARATION OF CRISTIANO DE ROSA
These are the words using by Cristiano De Rosa to describes his feelings about the concept that Anima expresses and its concrete realization: “I am particularly excited to have presented in an exclusive location Anima, the bike that most of all represents the essence of De Rosa. The tradition of Italian frame culture, combined with the Campagnolo technological revolution of the 12-speed Super Record, creates an authentic harmony, strongly present but able to “anticipate” the future. For 25 years the processing of Titanium is the excellence of the De Rosa production, which we passed down from generation to generation with passion and dedication. Getting it to relive in a modern way fascinates me.
It is not easy to express in words the feeling that this product is able to generate, but I consider it as a real gift that I decided to make to me, to the De Rosa brand and to all the customers “.
ANIMA TECHNICAL FILE
The technical file of Anima obviously starts from its frame, made of titanium and which represents the final result of 25 years of experinece. As well as all De Rosa titanium frames can be produced entirely custom made, following the geometries of each customer and falling under the Black Label, identifying the Tailor Made born in Cusano Milanino.
In detail, the frame is made up as follows: Titanium 3 tubing 2.5. Seat tube diameter from 35 to double butted. Top tube diameter from 35 to triple butted. Down tube diameter from 40 to triple butted.
Rear triangle: bi-conic vertical tube to the apex 16 diameter, in the middle diameter 19 (therefore 16-19-16).
Drop out Reynolds grade 9 Titanium on De Rosa design.
Bottom brackets Press fit box 86.5 x 41.
Head tube made from solid machined from a cnc solid, diameter 45 cylindrical. Every titanium material is created using Grade 9 titanium.
The low rear carriage represents another distinctive feature in Anima that gives that touch of “New classic” strongly desired by Cristiano and Danilo De Rosa.
Even the choice of components has been taken with the best attention in the details to give Anima the decisive and performing character of every bicycle with the Heart. In fact, it has a disc braking system and the revolutionary 12-speed Campagnolo Super Record groupsets.
You will not have to wait long before you can touch every single Anima details. It will be available on the market starting from the end of May 2018.