There’s just something about Italian design. Be it Ferrari cars, Ducati motorcycles or Prada shoes, the desirability factor that Italian brands command is rarely equaled. The same can also be said for Italy’s bicycle manufacturers and that’s exactly what we are touching on in this top five video.
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Cast aside your thoughts on stiffness, aerodynamics, weight and equipment specs, because here we are getting shallow — it’s all about the look.
Quite simply, we’ve plucked out five of our favourite Italian bicycles graded on their beauty alone. Starring bikes from De Rosa, Bianchi, Colnago, Pinarello and Wilier, it could well be the best four minutes of your week so far.
De Rosa SK Pininfarina
Italian design house Pininfarina is best known for its work with cars, producing bold and beautiful concepts and production models for many of the world’s most popular manufacturers. This collaboration with De Rosa isn’t as well known but is no less special.