Handbuilt Bicycle Guide

Frame Builders

April 2017

Battaglin: honoring history and innovation

Giovanni Battaglin, former Giro D'Italia campione and head of the eponymous Italian bicycle brand, came to NAHBS for the first time, and brought a special Stephen Roche tribute frame with him.

Shows & Events

April 2017

BIXXIS from Doriano DeRosa

Doriano DeRosa of the famed Italian family and namesake bicycle brand started a new company, BIXXIS, with his daughter Martina, that focuses on handbuilt titanium and steel frames. He returned to NAHBS for the second time since launching the company in 2015.

Frame Builders

April 2017

Battaglin to focus on steel and phase out carbon fiber frames

Anticipating a market shift toward steel frames, the storied Italian brand is bringing all its frame production back in house, offering custom options, and is renewing its relationship with Columbus. Alessandro Battaglin explains the changes.

Shows & Events

April 2017

L'Eroica Preview 2016

Brian Ignatin offers his tips and advice for riders making the journey to Gaiole, Italy for the vintage event, L'Eroica

Bicycles

April 2017

People in the Industry

April 2017

Interview: Martina DeRosa of Bixxis

Renowed Italian frame builder Doriano DeRosa split from the family bicycle business in 2015 to continue the artisan tradition of handbuilt custom frames. For his daughter, Martina, this presented both opportunity and challenge.