Wednesday, December 2, 2009

LEGEND Bikes, New Italian Custom Framebuilding

Framebuilder Marco Bertoletti,and partners, have recently created a new company: Legend Bikes located in Presezzo (Bergamo). Marco Bertoletti has been building frames for over 20 years, 15 years of experience in titanium frame construction.

All Legend frames will be custom made to measure in their new 5,000 square foot facility in Presezzo. Four models are currently offered, two in carbon (HC 6.1 and Marathon) and two in steel (Sella Ronda and Fedala). The time to delivery from final measurement is currently five weeks.

Legend has also come to an agreement with Assos, Carnac and Lightweight to act as an official showroom in northern Italy. They are handling custom fitted Carnac shoes, can arrange a test ride with Lightweight wheels or components and have a complete range of Assos clothing. The boutique-ish showroom, the Legend Store, is located on the outskirts of Piacenza in the town of Diara di Rivergaro.

Photo: Legend Store near Piacenza; and the separate framebuilding area in Presezzo

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  1. A nice reply to those who say nothing can be Made-in-Italy anymore! Sure, a lot of stuff comes from China but there are still customers who want (and will pay for) the real 100% Made in Italy thing. BRAVI to these guys!

  2. The steel frame looks really nice. It just needs a more Italian name!

  3. You can have the frame builder/ owner name if you wish to have an italian name, Marco Bertoletti. some do. one thing for sure , Legend by MArco Bertoletti is the best bike in the world , period.

    if you need info ask me....i know well.