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  1. Breaking Away Film Night

    Breaking Away Film Night

    Breaking Away Film Night with Pella Sportswear & Cinzano

    Join us for an exclusive film night on the 5th May 2016 at the famous London bike cafe, Look Mum No Hands! Celebrate Team Cinzano with some amazing Cinzano cycling goodies to be won in the free prize draw!!

    Win Cinzano branded cycling clothing from Pella Sportswear! 

    Breaking Away – The Film 

    This charming, Academy Award winner (1979, Screenplay) cycles high on comedy as four friends come to terms with life after high school. When top-notch cyclist Dave (Dennis Christopher) learns that the world's bicycling champions are always Italian, he attempts to turn himself into an Italian, driving his parents crazy. But everything changes after he meets the Italian racing team-an encounter that ultimately leads him and his friends (Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley) to challenge the local college boys in the town's annual bike race.

    Team Cinzano

    Team Cinzano was originally an Italian based European professional road racing team during the 1970's and early 80's. The name Cinzano, pronounced "Chinzano", is named after the Italian wine and vermouth producer. Cinzano gained cycling notoriety and fame in the critically acclaimed movie Breaking Away. In this movie Team Cinzano was the famous pro team that captured the movie's hero Dave Stoler's heart.

    Pella Sportswear and Cinzano

    Come and join Team Cinzano at this special “Breaking Away” film night!

    Become part of the unique Italian professional team that competed during the 70’s and 80’s! Made famous in the 1979 Oscar-awarded film “Breaking Away”, thanks to exclusive licensing between Pella and Cinzano, you can wear this historic ensemble today. The rare vintage cycling jersey will take you back in time to experience some of the best memories this sport produces.

     

    Prizes up for grabs include: 

      • Exclusive Pella Sportswear Cinzano Merino Wool Cycling Jersey!
      • A range of other Cinzano/Pella clothing & accessories

     

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  2. What's coming soon?

    What's coming soon?

    August and Septmeber saw the Eurobike show and the NEC Cycle show where each of our brands launched their latest innovations to the cycle industry. 

    We've compiled our favourite and most anticipated new products for next year, check them out below:

    1. Hersh paint schemes

    Hersh presented their new asymmetric paint scheme which be available on their entire range, with full custom painting still available on all bespoke models. 

    Hersh Speed with Disc option 

    2. Hersh Speed Disc

    The hot seller and bike of choice for the professional GM cycling team has seen the addition of a disc version for the anticipated move over to disc brakes in road racing. The Speed is a carbon monocoque frame featuring the T800 carbon fibre providing a high quality frame construction ideal for racing and sportives. The Speed has been developed to grant an incomparable quality-price ratio in the market.

    Disc brake on Hersh Speed 2016

    3. Gipiemme C47/C32 full carbon clincher wheelset

    The trend for full carbon clinchers has meant Gipiemme have jumped on the bandwagon with a 32mm and 47mm full carbon rim supporting clincher tubes and tyres. The wheelsets are available as a 32mm and 47mm and feature as standard the Sapim cx ray spokes and Alpina nipples. 

    Gipiemme carbon clincher wheels

    4. Pella Urban Merino wool collection

    With the ever increasing blur between cycling and casual wear, Pella have developed a stylish collection of merino wool jerseys, jackets and accessories that are both functional and stylish for on and off the bike. Our favouite is the Merino/Silk jersey and merino wool jumpers, check them out below:

     Pella Merino Wool cycling jumper

     

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  3. NEC Cycle Show

    Cycle Show 2015 logo and dates

    The Cycle Show

    Rosa Sport back at the NEC Cycle Show.

    We are proud to be returning to the NEC cycle show for 2015. Exhibiting over 4 days Rosa Sport is thrilled to be involved with the fantastic event and will be present with Pella Sportswear and Gipiemme Wheels. 

    We will be presenting the stunning range of Italian cycling clothing from Pella including the exclusive collection of vintage and urban wool jerseys!

    Furthermore, we are thrilled to be showing for the first time at the show, the Italian wheel brand, Gipiemme (pronounced GPM). With a history for style and innovation since 1964, the beautifully crafted range includes hand built carbon and aluminium wheels for road, cx and mtb.

    Please come and visit stand F77 to discover more.

    The Cycle Show 2014

    Cycle Show 2014

    September saw the 2014 NEC Cycle show for Rosa Sport. The cycle show is now the largest and most attended cycle show in the UK and this was clear to see. 

    We were attending with our 2 brands Pella Sportswear and Hersh bikes, both of which had new 2015 product lines on display.

    We were excited about the 2015 Custom clothing range from Pella, a new and highly innovative collection that will push the boundries of custom cycling jerseys. Pella's aim is to offer the same quality, style and look of the very best retail jerseys but in completely custom models. Features such as  new women's specific line and high perforamnce race cut jerseys have ensured that Pella are continuing to push the boundries! The new collection will be online shortly and is available immediately. 

    The cycle show also saw the launch of the long anticipated wool collection from Pella. The collection all knitted and produced in house has seen a huge resurgance and this was clear from the attention recieved at the show. The full line up including short sleeve jerseys and bib shorts will be available online shortly and through our selected retailers.

     

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  4. Rosa Sport at Eurobike 2015

     Eurobike Logo

    Eurobike 2015

    All 3 of our brands, Pella, Hersh and Gipiemme will be present at the Eurobike 2015 show in Freidrichshafen, we are pleased to be attending to support and represent them. Any retailers visting the show and interested in booking a time to view the 2016 collection can arrange so by emailing trade@rosasport.co.uk 

    We are looking to establish Hersh and Gipiemme through a high quality IBD only network. The exclusive Italian brands have a reputation for high quality and italina craftsmanship. We want IBD's that can represent these brands in return for geographical exclusivety and marketing support. 

    Eurobike 2014

    The ever expanding Eurobike is one of, if not the most anticipated cycling exhibition of the year. Hundreds of worldwide brands flock to the German town of Friedrichschafen to show off their latest innovations. Pella Sportswear and Hersh bikes are no different.

    As a bike manufacturer Eurobike is essential for Hersh as the majority of bike brands launch their 2015 models. Hersh have certainly have stepped up. A revised Hersh Speed and ltd edition Performance Pro have been the highlight of their presentation. The speed benefiting from revised frame, upgraded front forks and a sharp new paintjob. The Performance pro has been the star of the show with the rather lary glossy fluro orange and matt black. 

    Hersh Speed 15

    A further more detailed post will folllow with the latest udates from Hersh for 2015.

    Pella have also been busy with developments including a revised line of custom cycling jerseys and bib shorts. The collection will has been simplified to now just include 10 cycling jerseys and 10 bib shorts lines. The collection will range from a sport line, lightweight summer, racing and pro fit cuts. The lines has been revised to cater for a wider audience while improving efficiency at the factory.

    The custom cycling clothing has not been the only update, a new license agreement with Gipiemme wheels has seen the 2 iconic wheel brands Gipiemme and Circi Nisi aqcuire their own branded cycling clothing. 

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  5. Top marks for Hersh in the Times Online review

    Top marks for Hersh in the Times Online review

    Rosa sport were very proud and hounred to be asked by the Times online if they could review one of our Hersh Bikes so of course we said yes!

    The Trinity Race features the tube to tube construction using the premium high modulus M46J carbon fibre with 3k outer weave. What makes Hersh different to the 'mainstream' brands is this use of tube to tube construction, the typical road bike in you local bike shop is produced as a monocoque (as one piece) within a mould.

    The construction of Hersh frames entails pre fabricated tubing that is cut, mitred and glued by hand. The joints are then laminated, this technique “welds” the tubes together and makes the frame safe and efficient, while reinforcing critical stress points. The resin that remains in the joints ensures that the laminated frames are generally more comfortable than monocoque structures, but still maintain their rigidity and performance. The use of tube to tube allows us to easily tailor for every customer, each tube can be altered to acommodate for any geometry and even rider weight. Each Hersh is your own...

    The Sunday Times Online Review:

    We delivered a stock built Hersh Trinity built up with Ultegra 11s and 40mm tubular ambroiso wheels and this is what they had to say. Please download the link here 

    Hersh Trinity Race Bike

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  6. Pella & Brick Lane Bikes launch exclusive clothing range

    Pella & Brick Lane Bikes launch exclusive clothing range

    East London urban cycling mecca Brick Lane Bikes launches exclusive clothing range with Italian brand Pella Sportswear.  

    BLB, renown and highly regarded in the urban and fixie cycle markets, began as a dream of a former London street courier in 2006.  The brand now has a worldwide reputation and is seen as the reference point across Europe for the latest trends in urban cycling.

    The brand has launched an exclusive range with cycle clothing manufacturer Pella Sportswear.  The aim of collaboration was to capture the essence of cycling heritage in Italy while injecting the urban flair from BLB. The collection will be limited to just 3 designs, to include: a technical wool jersey, a traditional vintage wool jersey as well as a modern short sleeve jersey and bib shorts.

    “Collaborating with Pella enabled us to do what we love most at BLB London; mixing vintage style with the fresh new flair while showcasing the energy and style of London cyclists” says Feya Buchwald, founder of Brick Lane Bikes.

    Pella is renown for attention to detail, passion for innovation and the 100% made in Italy guarantee.  The collaboration has been seen as a fantastic opportunity for the two brands to push the boundaries of urban and road cycling.

    Andrea Fortolan, General Manager at Pella “We are very excited and honored to be working with a brand with such prestige as BLB. We consider the urban cycling market important not only for its growing popularity but its role in sustainability, something that we as a company are very focused on.” The BLB range will sit alongside the existing lines of licensed brands from Pella, which include Aperol, Cinzano and Cynar to name a few.

    The collection will be available worldwide through both distribution networks of BLB and Pella, with the first stock available beginning of April.

    BLB & Pella collaboration of cycling clothing

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  7. Hersh Trinity road.cc review

    Hersh Trinity road.cc review

    Another glowing review from road.cc,  this time for our Hersh Trinity custom carbon frameset.
    "Genuinely fun and fast bike from young Italian brand at a fraction of the price of its rivals" road.cc, March 2015

    Read the full review here

    More information can be found on the bikes at our dedicated Hersh website here

    We welcome any interested dealers to contact us to discuss stocking the Hersh range.

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  8. Gipiemme Wheels added to brand lineup

    Gipiemme Wheels Logo

    Rosa Sport adds Gipiemme wheels to its portfolio.

    Founded in Milan in 1964, Gipiemme was the market leader in innovation and manufacturing technologies for wheels and groupsets. They were the first to produce full carbon wheels in 1984. Design, manufacture and building is still undertaken in Italy while the product range caters for road, track, mtb, cx and singlespeed.

    Rosa Sport will begin by offering a select range to cover road, TT/triathlon and cyclocross.

     “We are delighted to be adding a brand with such a history for innovation and quality.” Said Ben Higgins, Managing Director at Rosa Sport. “We believe Gipiemme will compliment both our Italian brands, Pella Sportswear and Hersh Bikes, and we’re extremely excited to get started.”

     Rosa Sport is looking for any new or previous dealers to stock Gipiemme, trade enquiries should be directed to trade(at)rosasport.co.uk or please call on 0203 286 0786

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  9. Vintage Merino Wool Jerseys - Now Available

    Licensed wool cycling jerseys from Pella Sportswear

    We are pleased to present the eagerly awaited range of wool cycling jerseys and bib shorts. The Italian made vintage cycling clothing is knitted and produced by Pella in their factory in Northern Italy. The beautiful licensed replicas include CInzano, Cynar, Edelweiss and La Mitica.

    The ever increasing demand for retro and vintage cycling clothing is driving a new found demand for wool jersey replicas. Pella based in Biella, Italy is rather well placed for offering wool jerseys. Pella have been operating since 1980 so have plenty of experience producing wool cycling clothing, but also the area in which they are based is world famous for wool production. Many of the leading designer brands source their wool from this area in Italy. 

    Not only do Pella have excellent access to some of the world's best wool but their in house production guarantees the finest quality finish for these retro wool cycle jerseys! 

     

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  10. Cycle Show

    Cycle Show

    Cycle Show 2014

    September saw the 2014 NEC Cycle show for Rosa Sport. The cycle show is now the largest and most attended cycle show in the UK and this was clear to see. 

    We were attending with our 2 brands Pella Sportswear and Hersh bikes, both of which had new 2015 product lines on display.

    We were excited about the 2015 Custom clothing range from Pella, a new and highly innovative collection that will push the boundries of custom cycling jerseys. Pella's aim is to offer the same quality, style and look of the very best retail jerseys but in completely custom models. Features such as  new women's specific line and high perforamnce race cut jerseys have ensured that Pella are continuing to push the boundries! The new collection will be online shortly and is available immediately. 

    The cycle show also saw the launch of the long anticipated wool collection from Pella. The collection all knitted and produced in house has seen a huge resurgance and this was clear from the attention recieved at the show. The full line up including short sleeve jerseys and bib shorts will be available online shortly and through our selected retailers.

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