Our philosophy


Founded in 1913 in the town of Le Blanc (Indre), today, DILECTA is reborn in its region of origin, Center Val de Loire.

The company is made up of a human-sized team of practicing, enthusiastic and experienced cyclists. It is characterized by a local commitment, an evolution, a design and traditional artisanal manufacturing in small series of handmade numbered, high-end frames and bicycles, and a French and European line of technical clothing.

It brings together a community of enthusiasts wishing to share a vélo à la française (French cycling) way of living.

DILECTA* cherishes French know-how, elegance, pleasure, exploration, sharing and the respect for the environment

*DILECTA from the Latin Dilectus: We love what we do and it shows

We have chosen to develop our products in close collaboration with one of the best specialists in French handcrafted bicycle manufacturing, whose know-how and expertise have been recognized for decades and awarded the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) (Living Heritage) label for their manufacturing excellence and superior quality.

Our desire is to contribute to the conservation and development of traditional artisanal manufacturing to perpetuate cycling heritage, this know-how, from generation to generation. We favor a local base, in Touraine, where DILECTA custom frames were manufactured as of 1937.

And it is in Italy, in the heart of Veneto, a land of cycling tradition, that we have developed with the best local craftsmen, our new range of aluminum gravel frames Dedacciai Fire Light 7005 series, whose tubes are manufactured and treated Cremasca, in Emilia-Romagna.

We imagine, develop, design and manufacture elegant designer products, with sophisticated lines in France and Italy.

We choose and select the best materials and components on the market and prioritize French and European brands when justified.

We favor
French and Italian know-how

Our products are intended for cyclists looking for technical, efficient and comfortable performance products that are reliable and execute their function in an authentic, no-frills approach.

We listen to you in the field and wherever we are present to offer you personalized products adapted to your practice because you are unique.

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