We live in times where appearance matters more than substance. The world of cycling revolves around big brands that have business as their fundamental concept: generating money by looking for the lowest production costs with the highest sales margin.
At Daccordi we start from the substance, from practicality but above all, we start from the road. Our projects are born pedalling, their design takes shape on the computer, and are verified not only with a final quality control session, but during the entire production process.
Designed and created with computers and other cutting-edge technology confirms the capital importance of the frame builder’s eye. Only an expert eye can personally interpret the minute final details which will go on to make each bike a more than a unique object.
Daccordi bicycles are machines that have been designed for life in all its movement and duration. They resist impacts, road imperfections, competition lifestyles, every kind of climate, corrosion, and all other situations that life throws at us.
To create them, we personally test them. Our bikes do not go out on the market following the current trends. They are bikes that we use ourselves. Whether they are racing or off-road bikes, their project starts from the substance.
Building bespoke and customized bikes means reworking the project every time and creating a new design. It is a skill of few. Most producers/designers base their designs on past products, revising and correcting designs from previous years. Any mistake in a project can end up in an incorrect production for a full year. Therefore the whole production bears the error, which is then corrected the following year.
Each bike represents a new production process here at Daccordi. Each made from scratch. This is why every project cannot afford to have any mistakes. This is also because we perform micro-tests during each production phase. We insanely test our frames because we do not take part in access waste which is part of the consumerism era in which we live. We do not allow for work and material waste.
This anti-consumerism mentality often leads us to repair broken frames. Even if they were built by others. Asian production has led us to become a throw-away society, where disposing and buying are cheaper than repairing.
Our bikes do not have low economic value. They have an intrinsic value of those special objects, one never the same than another, which must be maintained over the years.
We strongly believe that in a parallel universe where UCI stickers haven’t been invented and labour would not be so cheap as in the Far East, professional cyclists would be riding our bikes. Because they are simply created around a heart of solidity and consistency.