Ascari Bicycles offers classically designed, hand-built bicycles. Founded in 2011 by designer and craftsman Helio Ascari and his wife Maria Thereza, Ascari Bicycles fuses a timeless sense of art with an equally timeless appreciation for the hand-built bicycle.
At Ascari Bicycles we design and build our bikes. All our frames, forks, stems and brake levers are made by us in our workshop in Brooklyn NY.
By using time proven techniques and only the best materials we are able to build a classic and elegant bicycle. They are made out of steel, and hand brazed constructed with high quality chromoly. As with the details such as our logos and head badges, the dropout faces and badges are brazed in copper and brass.
They are works of art themselves. With a jewelers touch combined with Ascari leather wrapping signature, we bring the luxury to compliment the time and passion built into each Ascari.
Helio Ascari’s desing and craftsmanship talents navigate beyond the bicycles world. He posses an unique ability to build a variety of objects with his own hands. He hopes that as Ascari name is synonymous with Formula one auto racing, to be as synonymous with the enduring legacy of craftsmanship, technology and art.
we are inspired by the sophistication and elegance of the 1930’s combINED WITH innovation, style and art
Still in his childhood Helio Ascari found out his great passion: restoring antiques goods, such as clocks, phonographs and, of course, bicycles. When he was a teenager he worked at furniture and steel factories where he gained experience in handcraft work, as well as leather shoe factories where he started to develop attention to details. But it was his time working in the fashion industry that he developed his style, and where he had the opportunity to introduce a bicycle project to a fashion house that was successfully launched as part of a larger environmental project. By living in different countries and experiencing different cultures he acquired his unique taste and discovered a life style that united practicality, environmental awareness and style.