The components we choose are a balance of performance, weight and durability. Our slim and elegant CrMo-steel frames are manufactured using traditional lugged construction, setting benchmarks in stability and appearance. Do you think a modern bike frame must be made of aluminum or carbon fiber? We prefer to trust the qualities of modern steel. No other basic material has satisfied our demands in terms of sustainability and ecological awareness.
Exhibitor Profile: Retrovelo
We manufacture favorite bicycles. A Retrovelo is a one of a kind bicycle, assembled to your personal specifications. From the beginning we believe in bicycles that give you as much fun as they give us – in everyday use and leisure. That's why each Retrovelo bicycle unites functionality, city chic and the individualism of its rider. Its unique appearance states subtlety in form and function. Enjoying the ride becomes effortless when impeccable function is fully integrated in the design process. We ride these bicycles ourselves every day and have their components tested by respected institutions to continuously improve their performance. It is our goal to steadily refine our bicycles—to build stylish, reliable day-to-day companions.
Yesterday is today and today is tomorrow. For us, “retro” means a return to the true values not represented by the ever-present “retro” hype. Our design aesthetics do not have mass appeal, but are aimed at the niche market that values quality and beauty. We continue a long, locally based craftsman tradition that proposes an alternative future in times of industrial mass-production.Today more than ever, people want to have their memories, wishes and dreams fulfilled.
As a small manufacturer based in Leipzig, Germany, RETROVELO stands for these wishes and values. Everything has its time, and time is our most important means for setting trends and seeing them outlived by our bicycles.
The development of our Retrovelos is influenced by the history of cruiser and mountain bikes, BMX, as well as track and messenger bikes. Today, they prove themselves in everyday use where technical finesse is a basic requirement, but where status and style are also paramount. These everyday qualities are difficult to achieve since it is not about going from A to B with an extremely light and expensive vehicle. We reconsider these demands and build bicycles for riders who set value on authentic originals. Our unique quality is our large amount of in-house development: we do not use mass production components, but have parts exclusively manufactured in small batches. From these components we built each bicycle to a harmonizing concept. The requirements of our riders meet our demands as manufacturers in a consistent design and material choice. All details of our bicycles are constantly tested through individual use by our riders and are updated continuously with their input.
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