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A tour of the Castelli-Sportful factory

Manifattura Valcismon might not be a name you’re familiar with. The two cycling clothing brands that are owned and operated by this company, however, might a little more familiar. Castelli and Sportful both sit under this parent company and both share the same large industrial building in the town of Fonzaso in the Italian region […]

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Powermeter shoes and a factory tour: behind the scenes with Luck

Editor’s Note: One of the many highlights from this year’s Eurobike was Spanish shoe manufacture Luck’s prototype power meter that was built into the sole of one of the company’s top-end shoes. After the original article featuring the shoe caught many people’s attention, CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett visited the Luck factory to learn more […]

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Inside Zipp: what it takes to be a leading wheel brand

Last month CyclingTips’ David Everett travelled to Indianapolis to experience first-hand how Zipp makes its wheels, to meet the people involved, and to find out what’s made them such a success. What Dave discovered was a company that has stayed true to its roots while becoming a world leader in wheel design and technology.

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The new old-school: the story behind Silca’s $450 floor pump

On a recent trip to Indianapolis, Indiana, CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett spent some time with the team at Silca, a famous Italian floor pump manufacturer that has been revitalised by a recent move to the US. Dave sent back the following story and the photos you see below.

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‘Made in Italy': a tour of the Gipiemme factory

There’s no doubt that a simple ‘Made in Italy’ label has considerable currency in the world of cycling. Campagnolo, Colnago, Pinarello, SMS Santini and many more brands besides use their Italian heritage as a key selling point. And it works – for many people, Italian-made will always be the ultimate when it comes to cycling […]

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A factory tour and more: behind the scenes with Champion System

For most of us, the process of ordering custom cycling kit is simple. You choose your design, place your order then wait a few weeks for your items to arrive. But here at CyclingTips we were interested to learn a bit more about the process. On our flying visit to Hong Kong and China this […]

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