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MEET THE BOSS

We have interviewed 12 different athletes, clients, and friends of Effetto Mariposa to tell us everything about their love for bikes. To end this series of interviews on a high note, we had a little chat with the boss himself, Alberto De Gioannini. “The only Boss worth interviewing is the Cake Boss”’, he said. Alberto […]

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The Seven-League Bike

We asked a few athletes, clients and friends of Effetto Mariposa to tell us everything about their love for cycling. We met 12 people, who told us about their background, experiences, skills and, most of all, how much they love bikes. Today we are introducing Tom Petrie, Founder of Cantitoe Road and bike enthusiast. Hi […]

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THE XTERRA WARRIOR

Branden Rakita is a strong American triathlete, one of those with a truly powerful physique. 1 meter and 85 cm of muscles make him a rouleur that, he declares, « the longer the race, the stronger I feel ». In 1987 he ran his first triathlon, driven by legends like Ned Overend who ran through his Colorado […]

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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF LUCIANO

We asked a few athletes, clients and friends of Effetto Mariposa to tell us everything about their love for cycling. We met 12 people, who told us about their background, experiences, skills and, most of all, how much they love bikes. Today we are introducing Jacek Berruti, one of the founders of Museo della Bicicletta […]

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Mountain Biking is a Lifestyle

We asked some athletes, customers and friends of Effetto Mariposa to tell us how they live their passion for cycling. We will meet 12 guests who will tell us about their experiences, their skills and how much they love the two wheels world. Today it’s the turn of Nat Ross, an MTB Legend in the […]

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AH, LE VENTOUX!

We asked some athletes, customers and friends of Effetto Mariposa to tell us how they live their passion for cycling. We will meet 12 guests who will tell us about their experiences, their skills and how much they love the two wheels world. Today it’s the turn of Jérémy Marechal, Enduro and MTB specialist, who […]

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THE COUPLE OF THE MTB

When you’re talking about the history of mountain biking in Europe, it’s hard not to mention the Ravanel couple: Cécile and Cédric, sporting partners who’ve been married to each other for several years, have been around since when the frames were made of steel and the « fat wheels » were not yet recognized as a professional […]

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WHEN CYCLING MEETS WRITING

We asked a few athletes, clients and friends of Effetto Mariposa to tell us everything about their love for cycling. We met 12 people, who told us about their background, experiences, skills and, most of all, how much they love bikes. Today we are introducing Paolo Alberati, former professional road and MTB cyclist, coach, sports […]

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LOOKING FOR MY EVEREST ON A BICYCLE SADDLE

We asked some athletes, customers and friends of Effetto Mariposa to tell us how they live their passion for cycling. We will meet 12 guests who will tell us about their experiences, their skills and how much they love the two wheels world. Today it’s the turn of Lorenza Menapace, Elite biker from Val di […]

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24-hour Mountain Bike training after work

We asked a few athletes, clients and friends of Effetto Mariposa to tell us everything about their love for cycling. We met 12 people, who told us about their background, experiences, skills and, most of all, how much they love bikes. Today we are introducing Leonardo Paolino, amateur cyclist part of Team Ridiculous, passionate about […]

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