C.B.T. Italia for short, was founded by Giovanni Tardivo and have been making bicycles in Northern Western Italy since the 1950s, winning the Women´s Tour de France in 2002 with one of there prototype carbon fibre monocoque bikes, the appropriately named ´Karbon Fibre´.
Unlike many more 'famous' Italian brands, C.B.T. Italia still produce their frames in their factory in Cueno, Italy.
A proper ´Made in Italy´ Italian bike!
Wilier have been making bicycles in Northern Italy since 1906 and winning Grand Tours since before a lot of other 'famous' Italian brands were founded.
So when we started Your Bike Hire and offer bicycles for rental, Wilier were an obvious choice to stock.
Shimano Iron Works, the predecessor of Shimano Inc., was established in 1921 by Shozaburo Shimano in Osaka Japan. The first production was the bicycle single freewheel and since then they have become the largest groupset producer.
Our bikes feature the latest R8000 Ultegra mechanical and R8050 Di2 electronic groupsets, with a few Dura-Ace components on selected bikes too.
Vittoria Industries Ltd. have been producing bicycle tyres since 1953.
Today Vittoria is the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle tyres, with an annual production of more than 7 million.
Full Speed Ahead (FSA) produces world class bicycle components for road cycling and support many of the world’s leading road race teams, so we want them too!
All of our rental bikes are equipped with FSA handlebars, stems and seatposts.
Whether you step out from your home to participate in Milano-Sanremo, or just to go for a ride with your friends, Deda Elementi produces handlebars and stems for your bicycle with exactly the same care and passion.
Like Deda, we take components seriously. When we needed extra stems to tailor the fit of our bikes to you, we got Deda
The great adventure of Selle Italia began just outside of Milan in the village of Corsico in 1897. Continuous product innovation, using new construction techniques and new materials has made Selle Italia the acknowledged #1 source for high-end bicycle saddles worldwide.
Unusually, this year we will be closed for hires over winter from 13th November 2023 until 27th January 2024 due to paternity leave.
However, we can still take bookings for rental periods starting on 27th January 2024 and beyond.
Thank you for your understanding.