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The Whistler downhill crowd is no stranger to Finale Ligure, the “Italian Eden of mountain biking,” with its picturesque Mediterranean backdrop. It is also home to Oddone Bici, a bike shop that’s been in operation for more than 90 years—a true gem, which blends tradition and technology.

Walking in the historic centre of the Italian seaside town, I stumble upon the Oddone bike café and am immediately drawn in. Co-owner Giovanni Vizzini chats affably as he tunes the latest downhill bike. I ask if he works on older bikes as my rear…



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