Fondriest Bici returns to USA

Velo Europa is exclusive Stateside importer

Italian high-end road bike producer Fondriest Bici makes its return to the United States this year following the appointment of exclusive distributor Velo Europa Imports. 

Fondriest Bici is currently owned by Italian company Cicli Esperia but former world champion Maurizio Fondriest is reportedly deeply involved in the bikes’ technical development and geometry.

The 2008 Fondriest line celebrates the twentieth anniversary of Maurizio’s world championship win and Velo Europa will import several models into the US including the high-end TF1 and TF2 carbon road framesets. The TF1, hand built in Italy, will be ridden in this year's Giro d'Italia by the NGC-OTC team.

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James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
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