OUR HISTORY

EST. 1948

A FAMILY BUSINESS

Condor Cycles was started in 1948 by Monty Young, providing bespoke bicycles which have been ridden by riders such as Tom Simpson and Bradley Wiggins. Condor bicycles have been ridden to World Championship gold medals and ridden in the Tour de France. Our success over the last sixty years has been dependent on being aware of current and future technologies.

 

Ongoing market research and close relationships with key component manufactures has enabled Condor to offer the latest products; tried, tested and assessed before appearing on the store’s shelves. In 1948 the majority of race bikes were bespoke but in today’s market place, a bespoke bicycle is a rarity.

 

At Condor, it is what we have done every day for sixty years. From competitive to fitness rider, commuter, new or returning cyclist, the right bike opens up a world on two wheels.

As more and more marques take their manufacturing to the Far East, we continue to produce our frames by hand in Italy. Frames are constructed from our own selection of tubing and manufactured to our own design requirements. We utilise the right materials to produce frames dedicated to each purpose.

 

The bikes take inspiration from our rich heritage. Condor bicycles have been ridden to World Championship gold medals, ridden in the Tour de France, and have been the choice of many figures in the public limelight, ranging from judges to rock stars.

 

Few brands can claim to have their bikes ridden by cycling household names including Tom Simpson and Bradley Wiggins. Condor store offers Condor bicycle build, Brompton and Airnimal folding and is a Brooks dealer of excellence. Condor is a Brompton level three accredited dealer and bespoked Brompton centre.

 

CRAFTSMANSHIP

At Condor the aim is to provide everything that bicycle ownership entails, from advice, bike fitting, components and clothing, to repairing a puncture on a Monday morning.

Our success over the last sixty years has been dependent on being aware of current and future technologies. Ongoing market research and close relationships with key component manufactures has enabled Condor to offer the latest products; tried, tested and assessed before appearing on the store’s shelves.

In 1948 the majority of race bikes were bespoke but in today’s market place, a bespoke bicycle is a rarity. At Condor, it is what we have done every day for sixty years. From competitive to fitness rider, commuter, new or returning cyclist, the right bike opens up a world on two wheels.

As more and more marques take their manufacturing to the Far East, we continue to produce our frames by hand in Italy. Frames are constructed from our own selection of tubing and manufactured to our own design requirements. We utilise the right materials to produce frames dedicated to each purpose.

The bikes take inspiration from our rich heritage. Condor bicycles have been ridden to World Championship gold medals, ridden in the Tour de France, and have been the choice of many figures in the public limelight, ranging from judges to rock stars. Few brands can claim to have their bikes ridden by cycling household names including Tom Simpson and Bradley Wiggins.

Condor store offers Condor bicycle build, Brompton and Airnimal folding and is a Brooks dealer of excellence. Condor is a Brompton level three accredited dealer and bespoked Brompton centre.

A  BRIEF HISTORY OF CONDOR

OUR TIMELINE

1948

Monty Young opens Condor Cycles at 90 Gray’s Inn Road

1950

Condor Cycles opens 211 Balls Pond Road

1960

Era of the Condor Mackeson team, which nurtured top riders such as Colin Lewis and Dave Bonner

1972

Grant Young, Monty’s son, begins working at Condor in 1972

1980

Monty Young sets up Paris Lightweight Cycle – frames feature unique style and handsome bi-laminations.

1986

Condor Cycles support Percy Bilton Pro Cycling Team – racing in a range of Pro tour race

1998

Supports Anglia Sport cycling team. Rider Gary Baker wins several stages of Milk Race

2005

'The Condor Years: A Panorama of British Cycling' is published

2006

Rapha Condor racing team formed

2007

Reintroduction of the Paris Cycles range – includes Galibier and Tour de France models

2008

Condor Cycles celebrates 60th Anniversary

2009

Kristian House wins National Road Race Championship on the Condor Leggero

2012

Condor rider, Ed Clancy win gold medal at the London Games

2013

Condor releases Super Acciaio 2.0, the first UCI approved racing steel frameset

2015

JLT CONDOR pro cycling team relaunched with Mavic apparel providing equipment and clothing

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