It’s been the week of colourful Italians on Cycle EXIF, with Dario Pegoretti’s hand-painted Responsorium, Zino Frames’ Gulf Oil-themed CX, and the warm tones of Cicli Spirito. To top it off, here’s Mattia Paganotti of Legor Cicli and one of the brightest 29ers we’ve seen on these pages yet.
Have a close look at the individual paint on the frame and matching fork. With a technique reminiscent of John Slawta’s Landsharks, it was executed by a custom painter from Barcelona named Killianboy.
Killianboy started painting motorcycle and bicycle frames in 2010 and specialises in special effects like metal flake, candies, pearlescent paints, fluorescent colours and gold and silver leaf.
Mattia himself has built some wonderfully charismatic frames over the past few years, from tourers to fixed gear bikes, racers and ‘crossers. Lately, however, he’s been branching into off-roaders.
Legor Cicli specifically uses Columbus steel and his 29er utilises Spirit tubing, with hand-curved chain stays. It’s married to a Niner fork and is built up with Chris King bearings.
In all, the weight is an impressive 1900 grams, although I’d be interested to know how much of that is made up of the paint. It’s definitely worth it, however, to have one of the most visible bikes on the trail.