In order to render the tried and trusted performance of the Palta available to a wider audience the Tera takes on a price conscious yet technologically advanced design to bring Basso gravel capabilities to all. tera, meaning earth/ dirt/ground in Veneto dialect, applies knowledge gained from the Palta experience, incorporating a healthy dose of Palta DNA and adding significant new technology for a Palta based platform that goes well beyond.
Like disco music, heavy metal is dead. It is the age of carbon and aluminium and Basso have seen fit to put the two together in an effort to create a platform that celebrates the performance qualities and advantages relative to both materials. The first mixed-material, semi-suspension, performance oriented gravel solution on the market combines an aluminium front triangle with a carbon fibre rear triangle. While it might seem as if similar construction has been seen on the road in the past, the tera’s construction is quite unique as it provides an ingenious and lightweight solution for suspension. The front triangle is made of lightweight yet sturdy aluminium to ensure maximum power transfer where it counts while keeping weight low. The carbon fiber rear triangle on the other hand is bonded directly to the bottom bracket area and via advanced layup technique, form and geometry ensure both an efficient structure as well as extremely compliant vertical flex. the fixed pivot design allows for up to 8 mm of flex while remaining extremely efficient in terms of power transfer.
The advantages of the fixed-pivot, semi-suspension carbon rear triangle pairs well with the Palta-derived front fork to deliver a performance oriented compliant complete unit. The Tera fork stands on the shoulders of a gravel icon, the Palta, while incorporating even more versatility thanks to spacing for up to 45mm tires.
Sturdy construction, compliant fork and rear triangle and spacing for large tires make for a machine ready for anything. The addition of dropper post compatibility adds both a degree of fearlessness and versatility. Bolts for up to 4 water bottle cages, constructed for perfect compatibility for multiple bags and even bolting options for fenders or racks, the Tera is ready for any terrain or adventure you care to take on.
Internally routed cables, on the other hand, make for not only a cleaner aesthetic but for a better protected drivetrain and brake system. Perfectly compatible with both 1x and 2x drivetrains the Tera is ready for any configuration you desire for your build.
Others do gravel, #wedopalta ...and the Palta family is growing. The younger brother to the Palta has its own personality, as all siblings do, however its mission and performance are the same. Creating a platform that easily translates Basso’s fantastic ride feeling made famous on the road to a cornucopia of terrain through fantastic craftsmanship and design makes both this new platform and the Palta stand out amongst their competition. Tera’s fantastic value proposition brings a riding experience reserved for a smaller audience to an infinitely larger group of riders. There has never been a better time to choose to ride better...
Local availability and pricing
SRAM Apex 1 - R44,000
Shimano 105 - R47,000
The Basso Palta Tera is available from Bike Mob.