Located in Red Bluff, California, United States, Bellon Bikes is founded by Claudio Bellon. He was born and raised in San Andrea OM, Castelfranco, Italy, Claudio Bellon grew up around cycling and started racing in his teens. Then he moved to North California in 1989.
“Growing up in Italy, cycling was all around me. We lived it, breathed it, and loved it. Cycling has always been a part of my life and as my friends and family encouraged me to try out bike building, I knew that I should take a chance and just go for it. My vision for my bikes became clearer as I researched everything I could about structure, materials, techniques, and different parts. From building my own jig to making my own parts, I realized that at the end of the day I was experimenting with new styles and sizes that added my own personal touch to the frames. Each aspect of my frames is close to my heart, but the closest is the name “Nino” on the top of the frame. Nino was my dad’s nickname. I chose to name my frames after him as a way of honoring him because he always supported me and drove me to be a hard worker no matter what I was doing.” (from an interview on Bike Rumor)