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The Beginning

1985 to 1990

// 1985 The Birth of IPCO...

Ian Weatherill and Simon Sharp, motorcycle trials friends, left Rolls Royce Aerospace and setup their own tool making company, IPCO making jigs and fixtures for local aerospace companies.

// 1989 And Shortly After, The Disc Brake.

Ian and Simon decide that they’re not happy with the performance of the cantilever brakes on their mountain bikes. Being engineers and coming from a motorbike trials background, they, along with employee Owen Hardisty, decide to make their own.

The calipers were cable operated and used rear, screw-on hubs on the front of the bike, with the rotor screwed onto them.