It is a brand of handmade tires made by the hand-sewn method, which was founded by Andre Dugas in 1972. It is now produced in the Netherlands by Richard Newweiss, who inherited the company name and technology. Richard visits every cycling venue around the world to hear from top riders and incorporate them into product innovations. Dugas is not just "good because it is handmade". Carefully selected materials, it is made by a manufacturing method that makes the best use of the "flexible ride quality" peculiar to natural materials, and its unique ride quality has gained the support of many world champions. Latex tubes are used for the inner tubes of all tires so as not to impair the ride quality.