For fans of cycling and road bike, CIOCC is a brand that recalls the beginnings of the great tradition of the artisan Italian frame. During the 60s Italy is characterized for the birth of several workshops, competing each other to create the best bike. These will then become the famous brands we all know that would bring the Italian bike to be the most appreciated worldwide.
It is in this context of "cycling renaissance" that appears "CIOCC" on the initiative of Giovanni Pelizzoli, ex-racer, frame builder and craftsman.
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
Since its founding in 1969, CIOCC grows and obtains significant international results. In 1977 in San Cristobal Claudio Corti became World Champion Amateur Cyclist on a bike CIOCC and the following year he also won a Giro d'Italia amateurs. Also in these years, the Polish team chooses to race on bike CIOCC, achieving a second place at the Moscow Olympics of 1980.
CONTI AND THE GREAT PRODUCTION
In 1980 the brand was bought by Luigi Conti, a building contractor from Bergamo with the unbridled passion for cycling. CIOCC in during these years relies on the professionalism of the best craftmans in Bergamo, some of which continue even today to keep alive the tradition and quality of the frames CIOCC.
THE YEARS OF THE PRO
In this period up to 4000 bikes are handcrafted each year, some of them with the special tubes Oria Drall and Sperimental, that characterized some of our best models.
CIOCC had also seen a internationa growth of the brand, developing sales to foreign markets (USA, Japan, Europe).
The 80s are most successful years for the brand that debut in the prefessional race competitions. During this decade, many teams choose our bikes and CIOCC's are the bikes used by many cyclists like Davide Cassani (1982 to 1985), Lucien Van Impe (1985), Stefano Allocchio (1990 and 1991), Massimo Podenzana (1990 to 1992) and many others, always directed by manager Bruno Reverberi.
Our professional teams:
- 1983: Termolan - Galli - Ciocc
- 1984: Santini - Conti - Galli
- 1985: Santini - Krups - Accounts - Galli
- 1986: Santini - Cierre - Accounts - Galli
- 1987: Selca - Thermonec - accounts - Galli
- 1988: Selca - Ciclolinea - Conti
- 1989: Selca - Ciclolinea - Conti
- 1990: Italbonifica - Navigare - Conti
- 1991: Italbonifica - Navigare
THE RECENT YEARS
In 1991, Conti decided to reward the team of the expert frame builders that, with his guidance and support, were the real authors of the success of CIOCC products, and sells them the brand at the peak of his popularity.
These craftsmans are Stefano Bonati, Giuseppe Biffi and Giacomo Conti, but he will leave the team after a short period to follow different paths.
Their concept of bike was connected to the idea of beauty and functionality and CIOCC began to develop its first aluminum frames that in those years characterize the market, frames geometrically very accurate that can enhance the characteristics of the cyclists who used them.
CARBON & ALUMINIUM
CIOCC was able to adapt his craftsman philosophy to the changes that have affected the world of cycling since the early 90s and that have seen gradually reduced the use of the classic steel frame in favour of aluminum products first and then carbon.
During these years the selection of suppliers, the design, the finishing, and the study of graphics and the montages, allow CIOCC to remain on the international stage by exporting their products around the world and winning award as "Bike of the Year" in 2002 in France (Ciocc Hurricane U2 Carbon).
Since 1980 Stefano Bonati and 1982 Giuseppe Biffi carry out the project CIOCC. The brand CIOCC can therefore still rely on the expertise and experience of designers and craftsmans that can ensure the continuity of tradition and quality, from the outset of his best "pieces".
CIOCC is still a major player on the international stage and is present with a complete range of products with high content of quality and technology, as well CIOCC developed a range of frames "vintage" steel, which include those made with traditional techniques that have made the brand famous, with the same attention to detail and choices of materials, that make the product CIOCC the "real Italian frame."