Aug 18, 2014 - Last News    7,726 Comments

Protanium and Cerchio Ghisallo at Eurobike 2014

We are proud to present bicycles assembled by Protanium by the person of Brian Hoehl and mountig wood framework,rims,handlebars and mudguards Ghisallo.

For further informations about Protanium products: Protanium

All products mounted on these bicycles are availlable for purchase at Ghisallo Wooden Rims EShop.

Below are photo galleries for each one of the four assembled models:

quick links to other models descriptions present in this page: Modello Van Awesome - Modello Van Viridis - Modello Woodspeed

“Artnology” model with Sport model clincher rims with Ultimate optional and Straight model handlebar by Ghisallo:

Technology and art in a single concept.
This bicycle is noble in every way. Both in terms of materials and technology. Only the very best materials have been used. Chrome-treated frame. Wooden components and leather parts. This is the luxury version of a beautiful electric bicycle for the demanding consumer.
The whole of the bicycle’s ‘driveline’ has been gathered in the bicycle’s back wheel hub.
The system uses human energy in the most efficient way to help the rider cover more distance by increasing metabolic efficiency. The bicycle is controlled by an app on the rider’s smartphone.

“Van Awesome” model mounting Straight model handlebar, Shorty mudguards and beech wood covered fork by Ghisallo: 

This is a custom made bicycle that combines luxury and craftsmanship. Only the best materials is used to design this jewel on 2 wheels. The choice of materials is combining modern high tech materials like carbon and titanium with more traditional and sustainable materials like wood and leather. The bike is custom made and 2 different frames are available one is lightweight chrome plated steel tubes with handmade microcast welds and the other is high end Titanium.

“Viridis” model with Ghisallo wood man framework with Sport model clincher rims with Ultimate optional and Straight model handlebar by Ghisallo: 

Viridis means green in Latin.
This bicycle is made of as many natural materials as possible. Mainly wood. But also genuine leather.
It has no visible motor and no visible battery. The motor is concealed in the seat tube, and the battery is concealed in the saddle bag.
The battery comes in two sizes. The smaller battery is concealed in an elegant leather saddle bag. The large 20 Ah battery is placed in a rucksack. The rucksack is available as an accessory. This is the perfect bicycle for city couriers who want an excellent, stable bicycle, but who also want to look trendy and cool on the road.
The electric bicycle that oozes quality in its use of exclusive materials.

“Woodspeed” model, electric bike, mounting Sport model clincher rims with Ultimate optional and Straight model handlebar with mahogany insert, all by Ghisallo: 

Aluminium 45 km/h speed bike.
This new speed bike elegantly combines premium materials such as aluminium, carbon, wood and leather.
The bicycle is light and fast. The frame is rigid and precise. The front fork is Protanium’s own design which has taken two years to develop to ensure a stable and safe carbon product. The front fork has been especially developed to handle the forces from the bicycle’s 500 W motor. The efficient disc brakes are essential on a bicycle with this level of power. Pedals, handlebars and wheel rims have been specially manufactured in wood. For safety reasons, the wooden handlebars contain a steel core.

Jul 28, 2014 - Last News    1,307 Comments

Australian Cycling Party

We are more than pleased to publish links sent by our customer Omar Khalifa, Australia, about the news of Australian Cycling Party foundation.

We appreciate the effort in bringing Australian cyclists problems to the attention of general public.

To contact Omar:

May 16, 2014 - Last News    6,516 Comments

SPRINTER bamboo wood rim (by Edgar Jakobs)

To purchase our products: Ghisalo Wooden Rims EShop
or / phone (english speaking line): +39 327 19 42 638

For the 2014 bike season GHISALLO has expanded the range of bamboo rims with interesting innovations.
The bamboo rims are offered optionally in the new colour caramel. Thus, you have more options in the colour design of the bike.
In this case I have used the colour honey in the saddle and in the handlebar grips in combination with the Bamboorims SPRINTER in caramel.

The foldable tires are VITTORIA OPEN CORSA SC. With their brown flanks they fit very well to the bike, I think.

The SPRINTER rims were developed in the past year in beech wood. Now I got two pairs in bamboo with ULTIMATE OPTIONAL reinforcement of the rim bed.
The rims weights are between 440 and 450 grams determined for the bamboo rims. For the SPRINTER wooden rims GHISALLO indicates a weight of 480 grams.

VITTORIA recommends a pressure of 8-10 bar for the OPEN CORSA SC tires, but I ride them in the 25mm version with 6 bar. 23-25 mm width of the tires for the
SPRINTER rims is optimal in my opinion.
They are a good addition to the SPORT rim, that is slightly wider and also wider tyres can be mounted on them.

Before the mounting of the wheel, I always make a visual inspection of the rims, especially the holes for the nipples and the valves.
A triangular scraper or a round file is useful to remove excess varnish. Then I insert all nipples and the supplied washers into the rim.
Initially it is difficult difficult to rotate the nipples, but this is a sign that the holes are precisely executed.
Also, the nipples do not fall from the rim. A radial single-spoke is not possible, triple crossed is optimal.

At the driving test I noticed a very high riding comfort for the bamboo SPRINTER rims in conjunction with the OPEN CORSA SC tires.
The stability of the SPRINTER rims corresponds to the SPORT rims.

For the 28″ clincher rims with ULTIMATE OPTIONAL (and also for the tubular rims in 28″ and the MTB RIMS) is a spoke length calculation available.
The preset values for the hubs relate to the current models of Campagnolo (oversize body). Who uses other hubs, must determine the values based on
he sketch with a caliper.


Apr 5, 2014 - Last News    1,201 Comments

EUROBIKE 2014 DEMO DAY – Ghisallo Wooden Rims guest at Ritchey Logic

Ghisallo Wooden Rims will be at DEMO DAY during EUROBIKE 2014 show on August 26th thanks to collaboration with Ritchey Logic that will offer for testing Ghisallo Wooden Rims wheelset in Sport model with Ultimate carbon fiber optional everything mounted on bicycle equipped with Ritchey Logic components componentistica Ritchey.

Our thanks to Mr. Silvio Ostinelli – Rictchey Logic Manager