Inside Zipp: what it takes to be a leading wheel brand
October 9, 2014
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.
The new old-school: the story behind Silca’s $450 floor pump
October 2, 2014
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.
‘Made in Italy': a tour of the Gipiemme factory
June 26, 2014
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 […]
A factory tour and more: behind the scenes with Champion System
June 21, 2013
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 […]