Tiziano Zullo was born in 1952 at Stallavena, a small village close to Verona in the North of Italy. His family came from “Zulli”, a little mountain village. Tiziano started racing at the age of fourteen. He road raced in the summer, and spent the winters racing cyclo-cross. He raced for about ten years in both regional and national races. In the early seventies, Tiziano begins to feel the effects of his fascination for the world of frame building and start to meet the Italian artisans that were renowned for their skills and the performance of the machines they where building. Soon enough he started building frames too.
It was a very steep learning curve at the start. Though many had offered an advice and an helping hand, very few delivered on their promise. Slowly but surely he grew his small business. Eventually he would supply frames to some better known Italian bike brands. As well as working as contractor manufacturer for these other companies, he also started selling frames to Amateur racers and cycling enthusiasts within the Verona/Lake of Garda Region area where he always lived under his trademark ‘Zullo’. From 1978 he was able to start to export his products to countries like Germany, France, the USA and Australia.
When 1985 he crossed paths with top Dutch professional team TVM things started getting even bigger. This would lead to Zullo being the frame supplier of the team (one of the most important Pro Teams of that era) from 1986 until 1992. The team rooster in those years included professionals as Phil Anderson, Dimitri Konychev, Jesper Skibby and Scott Sunderland.
Competing at the highest level took Tiziano's skills to a whole new level. The frames that TVM team where made with the best of the frame technology available at the time including everything from Columbus SL, SLX, MAX and MS on road, time trial, track and even cross bikes. Zullo frames have been raced on the roads of Milan San Remo, the Northern Classics and the Tours De France, Giro d’Italia, La Vuelta and World Championships.
In 1994 the further evolution of the trends of cycling racing took Zullo to evolute even more to move to the production of tig-welded aluminium frames. This would eventually lead to the production of combined aluminium/carbon frames. In 2003, Zullo took another evolutive step and started to build made-to-measure full carbon frames. Nowadays, Tiziano Zullo is still a very passionated frame builder, he switched back to his origins and enjoys building a limited quantity of Steel frames every year. Every piece is completely made by Tiziano that develop the design, produce every frame design the frame graphics and paint every frame.
Zullo Bike Frames are available as Framesets but we offer also Build Kit.
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