Guerciotti are a legendary Italian bicycle company who specialize in
top level road, track and cyclocross bikes. Planet X are proud to be
their exclusive UK distributor. Here's some more info about the history
and heritage of the brand.
A Prestigious History:Founded
in 1964, Italian brand, Guerciotti, have carved an unbeatable reputation for their
bikes and racers worldwide. The story started when
Italo Guerciotti, an expert cyclocross rider, decided to open a small shop with his
brother, Paolo, selling and maintaining bicycles in
Milan. The brothers went on to build their own frames and have become one of Italy's leading bike brands. To this day, Guerciotti retains the same
attention to detail and craftsmanship that set them apart in the beginning.
In 1976, Guerciotti bikes debuted in the professional circuit with the sponsorship of team Fiorella Mocassini and later
with Fiorella Citroen, Magniflex Fam Cucine--who won 5 stages at the
1979 Giro d’Italia--Santini Selle Italia, Alfa Lum and Dromedario
Sidermec. During these years, important Italian riders such as G.B. Baronchelli and Giovanni Battaglin won races on a Guerciotti.
Guerciotti returned to the professional circuit by winning three stages of
the 2010, Centenary, Giro d’Italia with Leonardo Bertagnolli and
Michele Scarponi. These results built the foundation for Scarponi's near-miss of third place in the overall classification.
The Ferrari of Cyclo-Cross:
Guerciotti's most prestigious roots
lie firmly within the cyclocross discipline. Cyclocross was the first and
foremost passion of director Paulo. With 850 professional
cyclocross victories from 1977 to 2001 the team developed an enviable
pedigree. In 1977, Paolo Guerciotti founded Team GS GUERCIOTTI. In the following years, GS Guerciotti became a landmark in the world of cyclocross, earning the nickname of “multinational in the mud” and
the “Mapei of Cyclocross": GS Guerciotti racked up 10 world championships. The
Guerciotti brand became the leading cycloross brand with two of the strongest riders in cyclocross history: Roland Liboton
and Vito Ditano. Today, Daniele Pontoni continues to bring global
accolades to Guerciotti, becoming the brand's tenth Cyclocross
Cutting Edge Technologies:
Working with pro teams and
providing bikes for the world's best riders has been a core influence in terms of technology and design. Guerciotti's is a
heritage firmly based in competition. Today, Guerciotti's breakthrough is
"No Limit Carbon Engineering." This involves developing an unheralded materials knowledge of monocoque
carbon design with cutting edge technology. Raw-material quality testing ensures only the best materials are used and optimised. Furthermore, Guerciotti has introduced
Lightness Wrapped Carbon Technology: carbon
fiber skin position is superimposed so as to orientate more filaments along the
stress lines, modifying the mechanical efficiency of the structure.
Available through Planet X- The USA's Exclusive Distributor:Guerciotti's
current range of bikes and racers reflect this passion more than ever
and we're proud to be their sole US distributor. We carry a range of
road, track and cyclocross frames in steel, aluminum and of course,