Italy

Lino Messori – At the Speed of Heart

The name of Lino Messori may not be as familiar as Ernesto Colnago or Edoardo Bianchi, for during his generation, Lino was one of many Italian frame builders with a little shop, creating elegant bicycles. Lino’s story is no less… Read more »

Legor Cicli 29er

It’s been the week of colourful Italians on Cycle EXIF, with Dario Pegoretti’s hand-painted Responsorium, Zino Frames’ Gulf Oil-themed CX, and the warm tones of Cicli Spirito. To top it off, here’s Mattia Paganotti of Legor Cicli and one of… Read more »

Zino Frames Disc CX

Cyclocross is kicking into a big gear this season, as images pour in from around the globe of new teams, new bikes and a massive resurgence of interest in the sport. With good reason too: what other activity allows you… Read more »

Pegoretti Responsorium

When it comes to art, we all see different things. As they say, we may not know it, but we know what we like. A hand-painted frame by Dario Pegoretti is a reflection of the man who has lived a… Read more »

Frera Bella

All the Cordura® and Velcro® in the world can’t replace the sumptuous tactility of leather. Of course, those man-made materials have a place in situations when it is impractical and, occasionally, dangerous to rely on leather, which needs fastidious care… Read more »

Rossin Pursuit

Rossin is 40 years old this year, a milestone in an era when many of its contemporaries have been swallowed up by market forces. The logo consists of a capital R inside a pentagon, representing the five founding fathers. Rossin… Read more »

Olympia Carlo Borghi

Olympia, while one of the less famous Italian marques, has just as an interesting history as Bianchi or Colnago. Indeed, it’s the oldest family-owned Italian brand and is the oldest Italian bicycle brand, after Bianchi. To its credit, it still… Read more »