Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Return of Rossin

Rossin is one of the Italian brands that has always fascinated me. I've found their designs to be creative and visually interesting. And, their advertising was.....well, over the top.

Rossin was established in 1974 by the founder Mario Rossin. In 1992 the company was bought by a company called Finross (whose owners had founded Regina Cycles, Speed and Lema Sport). Circa 2005 the Rossin brand came under the umbrella of Gruppo Bici srl.

I read with interest the news that Grupetto Italia, of England, is including Rossin in their portfolio of products. Nick from Grupetto Italia, writes, "The new collection contains the much anticipated return of ROSSIN, the famous name behind some of the best Pro teams of the 1980’s and that decades biggest technology advancements.

The frames were ridden by some of Europes best pro teams during one of the most innovative periods in bike design. They have lost none of their thirst for innovation over the years and some stunning details now underpin the range."

Nick sent a couple of photos of interest. Here, Hennie Kuiper forces the pace up the Poggio on his way to winning the 1985 Milan San Remo riding his Rossin Ghibili ahead of his Verandalux team mate Teun Van Vliet:

A young Marco Pantani (far right) when his team at that time was using also using a Rossin Ghilbi:

For more information about Rossin frames contact Grupetto Italia, www.grupettoitalia.co.uk

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  1. Hi Angelo,

    Fantastic news that Rossin is back in the mix. I share your interests for the frame builder as they were always quite eccentric designs. Like the 89 Ghibli... still desired!



  2. Hi, do you know anything about the titanium frame made by Rossin,please ? Probably late 1970's / early 1980's perhaps ?
    Best wishes,