Archive | Manufacturers RSS feed for this section


With a rich history dating back to Luigi Arienti’s gold medal winning ride at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Italian road bike manufacturer Colnago continues to produce quality cycling products. Colnago was responsible for the revolutionary super-light steel frame ridden by legendary cyclist Eddie Merckx in his one-hour world record ride in 1972. Indeed, the ‘super’ […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }


In 1974, cycling enthusiast Mike Sinyard sold his Volkswagen in order to pay for the $1500 needed to start Specialized, which has grown into one of the most significant global companies in bike manufacturing and parts. The world’s first mass production mountain bike cam from Specialized in 1980, and was known as the Stumpjumper. In […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }


Trek is the most famous and influential American road bike brand and produced the bikes that cycling legend Lance Armstrong rode on all seven of his Tour de France victories. Starting out with just five employees in 1975, Trek sold steel bike frames for about $200 but within three years came close to sales of […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }