Since 1947 Cicli Barco has dedicated itself to the production of steel frames for the professional cycling sector. More than 60 years of passionate work and experience have built their know-how.

Passion still pushes Barco to new solutions aimed to maximize function and aesthetic at the same time.
They have the privilege of being the exclusive steel frames producer for several leading brands;
this gives them worldwide visibility.  Barco is considered the co-best builder in Italy, a title they proudly share with Pegoretti.

Sophisticated computer aided design combined with their side-by-side experience with renowned bicycle builders make them able to deliver fully customizable frames, each one unique. The passion for details is revealed in the way they finish frames: every one is a collector's item. Those who consider a Barco frame make a clear choice: they demand the most from their bikes. Barco engages in a commitment and dedication for a unique and timeless frame.

Smart Cycles is the exclusive importer and dealer of Barco frames in North America.   The Barco shop is capable of producing timeless classics like lugged and brazed steel stage frames, mountain bike frames, and commuter frames.  Their ability to take almost any design and create a functioning pieve of art makes them a fantastic choice for any rider interested in a truly unique and custom frame.

There are some standard models from Barco that we stock.  But, if you are interested in a custom frame, we are happy to help you solidify a design and finish and get you a quote.

If you are looking for the best quality available, period....Barco is for you.


Barco Elegant with Straight Fork $3299*


Gorgeous finish work on a Barco Racing lugged steel bike, handbuilt it Italy. 


Barco's Columbus XCR Stainless Steel road frameset.   $3899*


A CUSTOM steel road frame with couplers for easy packing and travel.


Barco CUSTOM cruiser frame.


Barco, Mario and Muarizio


Jigged frame in the Barco Shop.


Hand-filing lugs at the Barco Shop

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