Epoca | Founded in 1952 | Epoca UK Stockist & Dealer
Founded in 1952 when Mario Bittante and his brother opened their frame workshop. Building steel racing frames for many Italian and European brands, using traditional cast lugs and steel tubes, all with brazed construction techniques.
The 1980's saw the introduction of the first modern steel tubes and 'lugless' TIG welding construction.
The modern era of cycling starts. 1993 sees the first aluminium frames being made, bringing new lightweight performance! The factories production really expands working for more than 10 of the worlds leading bike brands.
The new millennium starts with the commercial use of the new wonder material – carbon. Epoca made the first alloy frames with carbon rear triangles, followed soon after by their first full carbon frames.
Epoca have been building frames in carbon fibre since its introduction as a viable frame material, they have amassed an unrivalled knowledge and experience in its use.
Epoca has been a long standing reference point for many professional teams and riders, their skill at making bespoke, made to measure frames to meet the demands of the pro peloton is quite legendary. Over the years Epoca frames have won most of the “classics” and all the key national tours, often branded as “prototypes” by other brands. Epoca has been the pioneering force in developing the modern technique of building carbon frames, in custom design and geometry with their “face-to-face, hand wrapped” construction method. As masters of this “Art” Epoca can continue the tradition of making frames to our customers exacting needs.
Today Epoca's current range of carbon bikes features some of the most sophisticated and technical tubes, added to our vast experience in frame building the result is one of the world's finest range of frames.