Fort Frames, s.r.o was formed in 1992 by a group of young bike enthusiasts, all recent engineering grads. This was about the same time as the Soviet empire crumbled, prompting a surge of new business enterprises throughout Eastern Europe. Four-time Czech cross country National Champion Radovan Fort’s name was adopted for the brand.
While Eastern Europe languished in obscurity during the Soviet years, and manufacturing in those countries often left much to be desired, cycling and bike racing was always a passion. Strong riders emerging from Kazakhstan, Russia, Lithuania, East Germany, and the Czech Republic, were nurtured in a culture that idolized cycling heroes. This whole region underwent and is still undergoing an amazing technological and economic renaissance, in which companies such as Fort Frames are busily making a name for themselves. Currently, Fort Frames employs a team of highly-skilled frame builders who handcraft our frames as well as frames for other well-known European bike brands.