The history of Clément is deeply rooted in the history of cycling. In 1878, the 16-year-old Frenchman Gustave Adolphe Clément-Bayard founded the company Clément with 30 francs in his pocket and soon became known as a manufacturer of high-quality tires. After the First World War Clément moved to Italy and since then, no other tire has won more races on the Tour de France or other races of the day than Clément tires over several decades.
The brand was bought in 1980 by Pirelli, who stopped producing tires in the mid-1990s. Finally, it took until the Cross Vegas in 2009 before Donn Kellogg, a former racing cyclist and NYC messenger of the 1970s, revived the brand. With the aim of bringing Clément back to the glory of days gone by.