THE CONDOR WAY

EST. 1948

A PASSION FOR CYCLING SINCE 1948

We're champions of quality and good old-fashioned craftsmanship.
Designed in London, handmade in Italy.

When Monty Young first opened the doors of Condor in 1948, he probably didn't think he'd build bicycles for pop stars, Olympians, and royalty over the years. He probably didn't think we would still be building frames by hand and still have a store on Gray's Inn Road seventy years later.

We have a passion for cycling, to make the best bicycles possible, and inspire everyone to get out on two wheels. Condor bicycles have been ridden to World Championship medals, multiple National titles, and ridden in the Tour de France.

As more and more marques take their manufacturing to the Far East, we continue to produce our frames by hand in Italy, creating everything from race bikes to gravel-ready machines, from carbon fibre, ultralight aluminium, high grade performance steel, and stainless steel.

Our bikes take inspiration from our rich British heritage. Few brands can claim to have had their bikes ridden by household names like Ed Clancy, OBE, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Tao Geoghegan-Hart, Eric Clapton, and Mick Jagger.

WHY CHOOSE CONDOR?

FITTED TO YOU

Bike fit addresses saddle width, position and style

Bike fitting is an art honed through experience, and with 70 years behind us, we have a lot to offer. Every rider is different, so we don't make assumptions of bike size based only on height. We work with you to select not just frame size but handlebar width, stem length, seat post alignment, saddle type and position, and reach — all at no additional cost. If you are unsure about your size or the components we offer, we offer a free bike fitting in-store to work through the details.

HANDMADE IN ITALY

Condor craftsman

We build and finish our frames by hand in Italy. Our frame builders are true craftsmen and have many years of experience in welding and constructing with absolute precision, as well as finishing to the highest standard. We create frames that are visually and structurally beautiful, and this translates into unparalleled ride quality.

LET'S BEGIN

Choose your model

1. Choose your model

The frame is the foundation of a good bicycle. We don't have bike packages based on assumptions about what riders need.
The first step is to choose a frameset model. The full range is available to view online and in-store, but don’t worry if you’re not sure what’s right for you — we’re here to help!

have a fitting

2. Have a fitting

No two people are the same. Once you’ve decided on your frameset, we’ll give you a free of charge bike fit in-store or work with you via phone and email to determine the frame size and other metrics to ensure the bike is perfectly fitted to you. 

Choose your components

3. Make it your own

We’ll work together to choose the components that suit your riding and budget, right down to details such as the saddle and handlebar tape colour. You can try our online bike builder if you’d like to, and we are here to advise along the way.

Built by us

4. We build it

Once we’ve selected your frame and components, we assemble your bike in London from scratch. Once your bike is built, we’ll arrange a time and date with you for the handover in our store or deliver the bike to you fully assembled and ready to ride, set up to your measurements.

Condor Store and Stockists

Condor Cycles Store

Our store on Gray's Inn Road has been part of the community of Clerkenwell since 1948. It is the home of all things Condor. In the store you'll find everything a cyclist could ever want, spread over three levels. In the basement, we display our complete bicycle range, plus ex-demo and sale bikes. There is also our repairs and servicing workshop, bicycle fitting area, and a dedicated space for Brompton folding bicycles. Whether you're looking for a Campagnolo widget or to replace a rusty cotter pin, you'll find it at Condor. Up top, there is an array of clothing from brands we've tried and tested. Treat yourself to a pair of sumptuous Assos bib shorts, or stay visible on your daily commute with an Endura jacket. We have a shoe fitting and helmet fitting area, too.

Can't visit our store? We work with selected independent retailers who provide the same level of care, attention to detail, and service as we do.

Find your nearest Condor stockist

 

Vintage Frames

Do you have a vintage or retro Condor? Have you inherited a frame and want to know more about it?
Learn more about vintage Condors — read our tips for identifying your frame.

Read the guide

 

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 are the first team to be sponsored by Mavic apparel.

2016

Ed Clancy wins a third gold medal at the Rio Games

2017

Bivio-Gravel all-round steel frameset is added to the range and JLT CONDOR relaunched in blue and burgundy. 

70th Birthday of Condor Cycles

2018

Condor celebrates 70th birthday with an anniversary festival, rides, pop-ups and parties.

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