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The cyclist who cycled for 50 hours straight

In the 1990s, a little-known cyclist wore Etxeondo’s most advanced garments even before the professionals: Alberto Guisasola, a doctor from San Sebastian who was passionate about ultra-distance races such as the 1,245-kilometre Paris-Brest-Paris. In 1995, together with eight other cyclists, he set the record for the race: 43 hours and 20 minutes. Always with the same bib-shorts, yes.

Vive Le Tour!

Part of Etxeondo’s history is written in French, caressed by the most beautiful mountain passes in Europe and to the sound of the Tour de France. Anecdotes inside and outside a race that for years has been considered a mecca of world cycling. From 1983, with Ángel Arroyo to 2001 with Roberto Laiseka, passing through Perico Delgado, Haimar Zubeldia and the historic adventure with Tom Doumolin, the ‘allez, allez’ has always been present within the four walls of the Basque company.

Welcome home!

It is always a privilege to share with our partners our passion to provide high-quality clothing to cyclists. At the beginning of November, we invited four loyal Etxeondo dealers from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg to our headquarters. Across two days with us, they lived close to the beating heart of Etxeondo and experienced the rich Basque culture, which underpins the identity of our brand.

Lookbook Spring-Summer 2022

The launch of a new collection always sparks excitement and expectation at Etxeondo. Our ambition is always the same; that each garment is better than those that came before it.

Accordingly, our Spring-Summer 2022 range represents a further step forward in a key aspect when it comes to cycling enjoyment: Comfort on the bike.

The Breakthrough Years (1983-1988) Part 2.

In 1986, four teams rode the Tour in Etxeondo clothing: Orbea, Fagor, Kas and Reynolds.

“Marketing has changed; back then the most important thing was to dress professional teams and win races,” says Paco Rodrigo. “Here we had everything; good riders, good companies with an interest in investing in cycling and signing big names. We had a lot of cyclists winning races, it was impossible to even keep count”. 

The Breakthrough Years (1983-1988) Part One.

“How many riders got off the bike because they couldn’t stand the friction with the saddle anymore?,” asks Pedro Delgado.

It certainly happened more often in the days of leather chamois, which were rough and creased.
With the cumulative stress of hours and days and weeks of riding, with sweat and dust, rough and bumpy roads, any imperfection in the chamois could leave a rider in severe pain.

Where it All Begins

Where it all begins. The time when the cyclist lays the foundations for the following year. In cycling, winter is for building your base condition. With bad weather, it can be a tough few months. In the mini-documentary “On Lightness” we wanted to reflect on how each cyclist sees this time of year. Where everything begins. Where the base is built.

About lightness

Lightness is a common theme in cycling. But depending on the type of riding we enjoy, it can be interpreted differently. The mini-documentary “About Lightness” examines those different perspectives and meanings.

Endurance Lookbook

The way we enjoy our bicycles is changing. Cycling is now a more open, diverse and accessible sport than ever before. For many of us, riding is a social, recreational activity. A source of fun, new experiences and two-wheeled adventure.

Lookbook Pro

Our priority has always been to pass the benefits of that collaboration directly to our customers. Those products and technologies make up our Pro range, denoted in 2021 by the red label on every garment. Tested by the pros, for you.

Lookbook Essentials

At Etxeondo we focus on what really matters. There are three essential principles that underpin all our collections: Performance, durability and design. Our Essentials range provides a perfect introduction to Etxeondo’s values at an entry-level price point.

Lookbook Spring/Summer 2021

The unveiling of a new collection is always a source of anticipation and excitement at Etxeondo. Always, our aim is that each generation of clothing surpasses the previous one, but perhaps, both in its overall vision and in the detail, our 2021 spring/summer collection stands out for its freshness and diversity.

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The cyclist who cycled for 50 hours straight

In the 1990s, a little-known cyclist wore Etxeondo’s most advanced garments even before the professionals: Alberto Guisasola, a doctor from San Sebastian who was passionate about ultra-distance races such as the 1,245-kilometre Paris-Brest-Paris. In 1995, together with eight other cyclists, he set the record for the race: 43 hours and 20 minutes. Always with the same bib-shorts, yes.

Vive Le Tour!

Part of Etxeondo’s history is written in French, caressed by the most beautiful mountain passes in Europe and to the sound of the Tour de France. Anecdotes inside and outside a race that for years has been considered a mecca of world cycling. From 1983, with Ángel Arroyo to 2001 with Roberto Laiseka, passing through Perico Delgado, Haimar Zubeldia and the historic adventure with Tom Doumolin, the ‘allez, allez’ has always been present within the four walls of the Basque company.

Welcome home!

It is always a privilege to share with our partners our passion to provide high-quality clothing to cyclists. At the beginning of November, we invited four loyal Etxeondo dealers from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg to our headquarters. Across two days with us, they lived close to the beating heart of Etxeondo and experienced the rich Basque culture, which underpins the identity of our brand.

A guide to our range of women´s tights. How to choose your winter tights

Since our foundation in 1976, Etxeondo has designed and manufactured women’s-specific clothing. Dedicated, no-compromise solutions, focused on meeting the demands of female riders. All our designs start with our ‘core’ objectives. We focus on providing technical garments that address the specific requirements of female riders rather than making a product driven by stereotypical aesthetics.

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