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Words by Velosport

on 12/03/2020 17:12:00

Italian brand Ciöcc is back with a revamped and extensive range for 2020


A fully revamped range of the Italian made bicycles is headed to the UK this spring

Iconic Italian marque Ciöcc will re-launch in the UK this year, with the brand promising a very stylish but modern line-up featuring a new disc version of the Blade aero bike, gravel, vintage and e-bikes.The bikes will be available via Grupetto Italia, the high end Italian bike specialists based in the Chiltern Hills and run by brother duo Nick and Dom O’Brien. Ciöcc’s new creations are due to be available from spring.

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The brand, takes its title from the nickname given to founder Giovanni Pelizzoli – Ciöcc meaing ‘poker face’. The in-joke continues in the four aces logo and these legendary bikes have won world championships and classic races of the very highest pro level over the last 50 years.

Models are available in steel, carbon and titanium materials. The new 2020 range will come distributed exclusively through Grupetto Italia.

For British cycling purists of a certain age the name Ciocc will forever be associated with some of the Russian, Czech and Polish hard men who dominated the toughest stages of the legendary Milk Race during the 70’s and 80’s .

The bikes many of them rode were Italian and, in particular, built by Ciocc (pronounced “church”). Success in the Milk Race made them popular in British pelotons of the era where they were often considered the equal of other better known classic Italian frames available at the time.

Fast forward 30 years and Ciocc still produce some of the finest Italian-made frames available. Ciocc is still held in high esteem by Italian cognoscenti and the current range continues to build on its racing heritage, offering a choice of custom carbon with the Supremo, Devilry and Blade or Columbus steel and aluminium for the Mokba and San Cristobal framesets.

Ciocc cycles are now being imported by Grupetto Italia, based in the Chiltern Hills and founded by cycling-mad brothers Nick and Dom O’Brien. They aim to provide the finest Italian bikes available for customers who want a bit more than the obvious choices when investing in a high end bike. Says Dom; “What’s so exciting about Ciocc is that they are still locally produced, using skills and techniques that allow for each one to be totally unique to its owner.”

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BLADE ACR 1ciocc 2020_07 PRO RACE