To celebrate 80 years of Rene Herse bikes, we’re offering a limited edition of bikes and frames. In 1941, during the German occupation of Paris, René Herse provided work to skilled craftspeople who were hiding from the Germans. At the same time, Herse started building complete bicycles. René Herse bikes quickly became the standard by which all others were judged. They were ridden in epic events like Paris-Brest-Paris, the Raid Pyrénéen, the Tour de France Cyclotouriste and many others. Our new bikes, offered as a limited edition of 8 complete bikes and 8 framesets, build on that experience, plus further development in recent decades, to provide the ultimate in performance, comfort and reliability for spirited rides on and off the beaten path.