Our stop at De Rosa was preceded by a quick lunch at the local il bociodromo (bocci ball court) where company namesake Ugo De Rosa often goes to hang with his friends to play cards and socialize. Like Wilier and Carerra, the De Rosa factory is fronted by a retail shop ...
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TECH FEATURES: ROAD TRIPPING THROUGH ITALY PART 4: COLNAGO AND DEROSA
It’s hard to miss the DeRosa shop.
Like so many other Italian cycling companies, the DeRosa business is run by the family. Christiano DeRosa is the youngest of the three DeRosa siblings who each play important roles within the company.
DeRosa offers the latest in carbon fiber frame designs, but thankfully keeps the beautiful steel Neo Primato in the lineup as well.
Back in 1973 Ugo DeRosa was a mechanic for Eddy Merckx and built bikes for the Belgian great and the Molteni team. Lo and behold, there among the new DeRosa frames was an old Merckx frame.