An array of aspects contribute to its classic minimalistic look and, no-fuss design. In fact some purists prefer to ride this machine without the brakes.
The one-piece Quill stem and the Lugged-fork & Lugged-seat post clamp help in the sidewinder’s neat, stylized and classical look.
Even the saddle; it’s a 50s-style Retro-style saddle with cross stitching.
Chrome-plated handle bars, cranks, wheels and pedals make for the “slick of the sidewinder”.
The Double-butted tubing is the sinew in the spine.
Makes for lighter yet stronger cycle frames. If you were ever to cut a cross-section, you’ll see amazingly engineered tubing which is designed lighter and thinner at the least stress points and thicker at the maximum stress points.
The 4130 Chromoly steel was originally developed for aircraft, it has one of the highest grade of steel used in bicycles.
The classical sidewinder frame is a Pista frame hand-built in a boutique factory in Taiwan. The name is in reverence to the word Pista (track in Italian) which inspired the aggressive frame geometry in sidewinder, which helps in a more responsive ride.