Pelso Brevet
Recumbent Bike

MSRP: $4800

Bacchetta has a complement to its’ award-winning and legendary C/A 3.0! The Pelso Brevet is designed with a European S-Bend giving riders a 1 ½″ lower seat height over traditional dual 700c Bacchetta’s. The rectangular frame profile also provides great road dampening characteristics.  The Pelso-Brevet provides a great option to the C/A 3.0 for performance riders wanting a more forgiving seat height and a slightly lower profile.



ModelPelso Brevet
Designed ByAdam Novak, John Schlitter
Frame700c Pelso Custom Carbon frame
ForkCarbon Johnson, w/ 1-1/8" Carbon Steer, Disc Brake Compatible
SeatCarbon w/Bacchetta Seat Stay Clamps
HandlebarBacchetta AERO- 300mm Reach Bars or Schlitter J-Bars 400mm reach
StemBacchetta “3piece Stiffy” Riser w/BFT
Rear DerailSRAM GX 11 Spd
Front DerailSRAM Rival 22 YAW, 11 Spd.
ShiftersSRAM GX GripShift 2x11
CranksetSRAM Force 22 Carbon Double- 50/34
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP, 68mm, English
HeadsetFSA Orbit-X, 1-1/8"
CassetteSRAM 11-42
Front BrakeTRP Spyke Mechanical
Rear BrakeTRP Spyke Mechanical
Brake LeversN/A
Front WheelVuelta Corsa Lite, 700c Disc
Rear WheelVuelta Corsa Lite, 700c Disc
Front TireKenda Kaliente L3R Pro, 700x23c
Rear TireKenda Kaliente L3R Pro, 700x23c
ChainSRAM PC1130 11 spd.
PedalsWellgo LU 897 Platform
BB Height33"
Seat Height23"
WheelbaseStandard frame: 47”, Large frame: 50”
Weight25 lbs. 7oz w/B-Pivot or J-Bars and disc brakes. 25 lbs w/aero Tweener stiffy bars and disc brakes
Weight Limit250 lbs.* (*Rider and Gear Makes Up Weight Limit Total)
Gear Range25-124
ColorGloss Black
Frame Sizemedium, large
X SeamStandard: 39"-44", Large: 43"-50"
  1. Disc Brakes- Call or email for pricing.
  2. J-Bars Handlebars or Bacchetta Bars
  3. Carbon Fiber Seat or Euromesh


Headrest Bacchetta Headrest with Carbon Fiber Mount $130
Fenders: Planet Bike Speed-EZ fender set $45
Bags: One For All (OFA) Bag $65
Brain Box $65
Top Tube Bag $36
Cage: Stainless Steel bottle cage $10
Mirrors: Zefal Spy mirror $20
Mountain Mirrycle Mirror $20
Lights: One Arm Bandit (OAB) Light mount $32
Planet Bike Superflash Taillight $30
Tires: Kenda Kaliente L3R Pro (23c) $35
Tubes: All Bacchetta stock wheel sizes (Presta valve) $6

2 reviews for Pelso Brevet

  1. Bruce Ralston




    What I Like: Balance, ride smoothness, responsiveness, speed, stable at low and high speeds, and it's beautiful

    What I Dislike: Some helicopter tape could protect the frame from the front derailleur from marking the frame.

    How I Ride: Road riding

    I purchased the Pelso Brevet from Bacchetta earlier this year. I am LOVING this bike and I enjoyed working with the folks at Bacchetta. It rides very smoothly and has excellent balance. I have posted a longer, more detailed review at Bent Rider Online ( If you like road riding, this bike is great. Very responsive and comfortable.

  2. David


    Best recumbent ever!


    What I Like: Frame, Double J bar, 1x11 set

    What I Dislike: nothing

    I have had a Pelso Brevet since march of 2018. Before brevet I had a Performer Goblet high racer.
    My first impression was that I felt brevet much lighter. I could start and accelerate easilier.
    The Double J bar is a fantastic development. The bent is well controlled, even is your speed is low. You can adjust a lot of things on the bar. That’s why it was a lot of time to fit it perfectly. But after one week trial, the bike was very comfortable. Now I usually use a 24 degrees seat angle. It is very comfortable. When I participated a 70.3 triathlon race, I used 20 degrees seat angle. It is a bit faster, but not so comfortable. I can reach 36 km/h average speed in the 90 km long bike route. I wouldn’t use less seat angle, only on absolutely flat routes.
    Brevet is very light (less than 10 kgs) that’s why It is very fast in uphill. I can ride together with my road racers friends.
    I use the 1×11 sram eagle set (chainring with 50 teeth, casette: 11-46) and I love it! It’s very easy to use, fast and accurate.
    To put it in a nutshell, I absolutely satisfied with the Pelso Brevet!

Specifications and prices subject to change without notice.

A word about performance recumbents- Bellwether. Merriam-Webster’s definition is as follows: One that takes the lead or initiative. The Carbon Pelso is the new Bellwether for recumbents.   It is the next generation of design for high-racer recumbent bicycles and the choice of our CEO.