Columbus tubing was founded in 1919 and is owned by Antonio Colombo. Now a division of Gruppo in Milan which also owns the bicycle and parts manufacturer, Cinelli. The Columbus name is to be found on famous name bikes sold throughout the world. The renaissance in the demand for lightweight steel tubing from smaller bike builders results in part from the new Fixie phenomenon.
The Mash framesets, a Californian concept, are made in Columbus Airplane and Columbus Zonal 7005 alloy tubing, as is the Zydeco. The timeless Super Corsa road racing and the latest carbon Laser join the flagship steel track frame, the Vigorelli. The XCR seamless, biphasic stainless steel frame is top of the range. A variety of Columbus carbon forks are available.