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Foes goes to Hotlines; Billato frames introduced by Mondo Ciclismo

Hotlines has superceded Mountain Cycle UK to the distribution of Foes Racing kit in the UK.

Its first shipment of Foes frames will arrive in the UK next week including the DHS Mono, FXC and ZigZag Slalom Hardtail and suspension frames.

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And the Mondo Ciclismo UK agency has acquired the right to Billato road frames for the UK.

Billato Linea Telai is one of Italy’s leading ‘Servizio Corse’ framebuilder. The company was formed in 1954 by Silvio Billato and is now run by sons Robesrto, Silvino and Stefano.

The company produces around 5000 frames per year for the OEM market. A large proportion of their output goes in the building of custom frames for pro racing teams, including six teams in this years Tour de France.

In the UK, a Billato-built frame was used to great effect last year to set a new hour record at Manchester, continuing a long association with record attempts going back to Ritter’s successful passing of the mark in the Sixties.

"As innovators, Billato has been responsible for many of the groundbreaking developments in frame technology and design often accredited to others," said Neil of Mondo Ciclismo.

Billato offers a full design and build service; everything from geometry, tubing choice and graphics to complete bicycle ranges can be catered for in-house.

"For the retailer seeking a high quality, competitively priced and visually striking range of frames, Mondo Ciclismo also distributes Billato’s in-house Excel Italia range offering cutting edge design and available both in stock models and fully custom built options," said Neil.

Billato also produces cyclo-cross and frames.

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