Last week Kristy and I had the opportunity to visit Veltec, a distributor of some of the finest names in the cycling business. You could safely say that Veltec is at the complete opposite end of the spectrum from WalMart. Veltec relocated from Monterey, California to Carson City in late 2006, and distributes cycling brands such as Colnago, Sidi, Descente, She Beest, and Vredestein.
Up until last week, I imagined Veltec as a small place, distributing bicycles to area shops. Upon entering the big warehouse though, I realized and learned that they are quite large and distribute to all of North America! I believed it too, when I saw how many pairs of Sidi shoes they had.
James Winchester was kind enough to take us throughout the operation and show us the warehouse, the build area, and introduced us to many of the people in the offices. One of the highlights of the tour was the Colnago Ferrari. I forgot the figure that James gave me on the purchase price, but I found one online for $15,499!
Throughout the office area there were many displays of collectors items and memorabilia, like the Colnago Extreme-C (pictured above) signed by Michael Rasmussen.
Thanks to James and the crew for the nice tour, and it was nice of Veltec to help us (and participate) with Carson City’s Bike to Work Week. Veltec is a great addition to Carson City!
A few more pictures of the tour can be found HERE.