Brand in Focus – Gios

‘Like Henry Ford, I will sell you a bike in any colour you like, as long as it is Blue…’ Alfredo Gios

Alfredo Gios began working for his dad’s company in 1948. His father, Tolmino was a former professional rider, who represented Italy in the Olympic Games of Berlin in 1936. The association with the Brooklyn chewing gum company and subsequent Brooklyn professional team launch led the Gios shade of Blue which fitted the brand perfectly.

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The Gios brand were well represented in the Classics, thanks to the Brooklyn team. The team were specialists for the tough, northern European early season races. Roger De Vlammick, their star rider, was a legendary 3 times Paris Roubaix winner, featuring heavily in the iconic 1976 film, ‘A Sunday in Hell’.

Photo Courtesy of Willem Dingemanse

The Gios Blue was a colour often seen in bike rider bunches through the 1970’s and 1980’s and although rarer than other Italian brands, Gios had a strong core of supporters. In the late 1970’s Gios supplied the bikes for the Belgian Ijsboerke-Gios team and Didi Thurau. Thurau won stages of the Tour of Italy and the 1978 Liege Bastogne Liege. During the 1990’s the Kelme team collaborated with Gios and kept the Italian brand at the forefront of the cycling world. Today Gios produce framesets and bikes to the same high standards from Torino, Italy.

Vintage Modern Road Bikes

Gios Compact Pro

The Compact Pro frameset is manufacured in classic Columbus Steel tubes and is sold fitted Campagnolo Record headset. This frameset offers the opportunity to build and own a classic Italian thoroughbred bike.

Gios Titanio

The Gios Titanio provides a lighter frameset while retaining the classic looks of the tradition steel frame. Manufactured from 3AL -2.5V titanium tubing (& carbon fork), the Titanio features the longevity and unique ride characteristics of titanium.

Gios Aero Lite Carbon

The Aero Lite features a modern aero carbon frameset with the unmistakable Gios blue colour scheme. The frame (approx 1000g) and fork (340g) offer a great opportunity to ride a light, aero bike complete constructed with Gios racing pedigree.

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