Cambrian Tyres has been the official UK distributor for Edco Wheels and cycle components since 2014 – including their patented MultiSys free hub body which makes their wheel sets compatible with both Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo cassettes.
In 2015, we appointed Richard Eakins our head of Technical & Warranty for Edco in response to an increased interest in the brand in the UK.
The brand also work with a number of UK race teams including Hot Chillee and Pedal Heaven.
Edco was founded in the town of Couvet, Switzerland in 1888, as a successor to Dubied, which was established in 1876.
Dubied began manufacturing high quality automotive and bicycle components as early as 1902 under the name Edco. Edco is simply an acronym for Edouard Dubied & Co. Edco, as its own company, began in 1988 and continued to produce bicycle components, provide worldwide service for Dubied machinery, and contract manufacturing across a number of industries.
Edco was well-known for their innovative designs including a patent in 1975 for a sealed bottom bracket assembly, consdered standard equipment today. In 1993 Edco released IGP, an integrated system with shift levers, located on the brake lever matched with hydraulic brake calipers. In 2000, the Super G hub was realeased, a timeless design that has since been copied many times over. Throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s Edco designed, engineered and manufactured bicycle components for a number of other brands.
The company then became part of the Total Support Group, belonging to Dutch engineer and businessman Rob van Hoek. All Edco wheels are designed and produced in Switzerland, and then assembled in the Netherlands before being shipped around the globe.
Since then Edco have focused on the development and production of state of the art wheel sets in both aluminium and carbon, or a combination of the two materials. They have now developed a number of patented new processes and products, which are exclusive to Edco. This includes their revolutionary MultiSys, which makes Edco wheel sets compatible with both Campa 10/11, Shimano 10/11 and SRAM.
In the UK, all Edco wheels will come with a set of market leading Continental cycle tyres.