Edoardo Bianchi started making bikes in Milan, Italy in 1885; making Bianchi the world’s oldest bike manufacturer.
Bianchi’s involvement in professional cycling began with the company’s sponsorship of Giovanni Tommasello, the winner of the Grand Prix de Paris in 1889. Bianchi has supported some of the most famous names in cycling, including Fausto Coppi, Felice Gimondi, Marco Pantani, Mario Cippolini, Jan Ulrich and Danilo Di Luca. Bianchi currently sponsors Team Lotto NL Jumbo.
Bianchi bicycles are traditionally painted celeste, a turquoise colour also known as Bianchi Green. Myths abound as to the origins of this colour with some saying Celeste is the Colour of the Milan sky, the eye colour of a former queen of Italy for whom Edoardo Bianchi made a bicycle and that it was a mixture of surplus military paint. Whichever story you believe the passion that celeste inspires is undeniable.
Mega Bike has a long standing connection with Bianchi; we look forward to sharing our passione celeste with you.
Maurizio Fondriest was born in Cles (Trento) in the heart of the Val di Non on 15 January 1965. The winner of the World Championships at the young age of 23, he won the world cycling cup in ’91 and ’93, the mythical Milan – San Remo in 1993, and collected countless success during his career both in traditional championships as was as stages in the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France.
After dedicating his professional career to sport, when he retired from professional cycling, he put his family first, but continues to provide advice and the benefits of his vast experience to numerous up and coming young cyclists.
In retirement, Maurizio put his cycling passion into the creation of bikes and ever since he put his name on the first Fondriest frames, he realised that every single detail of the bicycle would have to reflect his personality and professionalism.
Over the last 20 years he has registered several patents because he has always believed in research and development and every new idea that comes to life is a new challenge.
Mega Bike is proud to have been associated with Fondriest since the brand arrived in Australia in 2010. Our passion for the brand as led to numerous collaborations including Maurizio’s visit to Australia and the Tour Down Under in 2015 and our 2017 Fondriest Tour, co-hosted by Maurizio.
Like the modest champion sitting in the corner listening as others spit their egos all over each other, SCOTT quietly lets its achievements, its victories; its skills speak for themselves.
We don't make products for those who yearn to be noticed. We make them for those who are going to do what they do whether there's anyone watching or not. If you're like us, you say what you say, do what you do, ride where you ride because you love it.
Torpado traces its roots all the way back to 1895 when it was founded by Torresini of Padua (hence, its name - Torpado).
In the 1960s Torpado was one of the main sponsors of the pro peloton. In more recent times the brand has transformed into a mountain bike brand producing bikes at the professional level to suit the likes of the professional cyclists of the Torpado Factory Team all the way down to our youngest cyclists.
Torpado’s Impudent Collection is the racing MTB range while Torpado's All-Way Collection encompasses bikes to suit the whole family from hardtail MTB to well equipped commuter and city bikes to retro ladies bikes and kids MTB and fat tyre bikes.
Mega Bike is proud to introduce Torpado to the Adelaide Cycling Community.