I know everyone’s heard it before. ‘all carbon bikes look the same’. I tend to agree with that statement, but there’s still a special place in my heart for blacked out, race worthy bikes. nothing screams stealth excellence quite like matte black. pantani frames also appear to be very slick, I wonder if we’ll find out more about them soon? pantani bikes and carrera are both owned by podium, an italian based corporation. marco pantani (rest in peace) rode carrera bikes back when he was a pro cyclist, so it would only be fitting that he would have a brand under his name as well. distribution to the usa seems rather limited, but they’re booming in italy. maybe we’ll see a pro cycling team riding them next season, who knows!