In 1840 our forebearers, the Orbea Brothers, opened a small workshop in the heart of Basque Country in Eibar. With relentless work and ambition, the workshop grew to become the first factory in a city eventually dedicated to industry.
Over time, the factory became a leader amongst its peers, pioneering many innovative products and manufacturing procedures. Since that time we’ve maintained the innovative spirit of the Eibar factory, constantly adapting our products for our customers. When guns were no longer the business of Orbea, we used our innate knowledge of steel tubing to build bicycles of all types, from the premium to the most basic.
The cycle of progress never ends with our team of passionate individuals and champions who constantly innovate and adapt to the changing marketplace and rider needs. The best of Orbea is always in our work, and because of it we are always seeking new ways to improve and make the best bicycles on Earth.
Raleigh is one of the world’s oldest and best known bike brands. Established in 1887 in Nottingham England, they’re still based in their home town. Chances are that you rode a Raleigh when you were younger – and maybe you still do now.
They’re renowned for their iconic bikes such as the Burner, Grifter and Chopper, as well as cutting-edge bikes like TI-Raleigh Tour-de-France-winning 753 steel frames. Their bike design and wheel building still happen at their Head office in Nottingham and it is a tradition that will continue for many years to come.
They’re now part of the Accell Group, a European-based company who own a collection of Bicycle and Accessory brands throughout Europe and North America. The partnership with Accell Group allows them to share knowledge, technology and innovations between these brands to deliver the best possible product for our customers.
In 2000, the design team at Tifosi set out to create a range of bikes that were not only able to withstand the conditions British cyclists faced all year round, but that also used the finest European components whilst remaining competitively priced.
Tifosi quickly earned a reputation from both retailers and consumers and became a brand synonymous with the term ‘Winter Bike’.
After many years of research and testing, combined with a passion for grassroots racing, Tifosi is proud to be associated with the pinnacle of Elite British racing. Their their first race team, Spirit Bikes, have been ranked as the number one Elite Amateur team in the UK.
Spirit pride themselves not only on winning races, but also on supporting young riders through the early years of their career and guiding them onto the world of Pro racing. It’s an ethos that blends perfectly with everything Tifosi stands for.
The Cinelli story begins in the 1970s when Antonio Colombo joined his father’s company A.L. Colombo, a giant involved in producing steel tubes for bicycles, cars, motorbikes and planes.
In 1977 he resigned as A.L. Columbus president and separated bicycle tubing production, thus giving birth to one of the most famous brand in cycling history. In the 1980s, Colombo took over Cinelli, a small high-end bicycle and components factory founded by Cino Cinelli, a winner of three Giro d’Italia stages (1938, 1939), a Giro di Lombardia (1939) a Milano-Sanremo (1943) and many other races.
In 1948, Cino retired from pro cycling to found a factory that became a benchmark in the bicycle world. Some may remember him as a rider, but many others remember him as the father of the first aluminium handlebars, the first seat with a plastic core, the first pedal straps and the first quick-release pedals.
GHOST-Bikes is a young, growing company that focuses on the mid- to high-quality mountain bike segment. Rapid growth in recent years has made us one of the successful full-range suppliers in the bike sector and we have introduced e-bikes, trekking bikes, cross bikes, kids’ bikes and road bikes into our product portfolio. Our products are now available in 32 countries via bike dealers and we are continuing to expand our market position through targeted international growth. We are characterised by innovative technology, the highest quality, teamwork and a people-oriented corporate culture.