Zeus was founded by Luis Arregui in Eibar, Spain in 1926. Zeus was the only company in modern times to build a complete professional bicycle (frame and all components).
Their bike’s construction were normally traditional in design but most distinctive in their use of Zeus components. Components, which although criticized as rip-offs of Campagnolo designs, produced some of the most exotic equipment of the era.
Zeus was a bonafide player in the world of fine cycling for decades, sponsoring many Spanish teams during that time. In 1973 Luis Ocana won the Tour de France riding a Zeus.
The company eventually succumbed to market forces in the early 1980s. The brand has been recently re-launched by Orbea
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