With the success of the Naghi Full Suspension Platform, Leonardi's engineers set out to create the ultimate 29" Carbon Fiber Hardtail.
Introducing the Darklite.
Full Carbon construction, featureing a beautiful bare nude weave; and 100% handmade in Italy. The frame includes a rear Leonardi SL thru-axle. Nude carbon, with your choice of decal colors. We are the exclusive importer of Leonardi in the United States, and stock these frames in our own warehouse for immediate delivery. Frame weight is 1060g (in a size Medium) - including all hardware, seatpost clamp and rear axle. The frame features full internal cable routing, a BB92 Press Fit Shell, and the use of a 31.6mm seatpost; However - the standout feature of the Darklite is in its specifically engineered Flextech Layup with its targeted integration into the seatstays of the Darklite. This allows up to 20mm of flex under full loaded weight - all without sacrificing zero pedaling efficiency. It's really something you need to feel to experience. To keep the rear end stiff - the use of a direct mount brake and Boost rear axle keep the wheels tracking straight through the most demanding of trails. And while the super short chainstays and chainline are optimized for a 1x drivetrain, the Darklite allows for the integration of a direct mount Front Derailleur if so desired. In addition, the frame features mounts for two water bottles. As with the Naghi, we are the sole US importer and Distributer for Leonardi Framesets. If you have any questions about this - or any other Leonardi product - please feel free to contact us.