From a name that’s steeped in history and lore, Cinelli road bikes hark back to a golden era of cycling, but don’t let that fool you into thinking they aren’t modern. Cinelli’s bike building story is intertwined with that of legendary tube-makers Columbus, and it’s a story which continues today through their use of Columbus steel, alloy, and carbon fibre.
Founded in 1948 by then-retired pro cyclist Cino Cinelli, Cinelli road bikes have been a staple part of the cycling world ever since. With more than 28 Olympic & World Championship gold medals, affiliations with cycling champions like Greg LeMond, Laurent Fignon and Mario Cipollini, Cinelli road bikes thrive in a competitive environment. Modern audiences have fallen in love with their minimalistic fixie bikes too, with the Cinelli Mash, Vigorelli, and Gazetta proving extremely popular with fashion conscious urban cyclists.
Since its original conception and fine tuning in two successive editions of the mythical Tour d’Afrique in 2012 and 2013 (genesis to which the bicycle’s livery pays homage), the Hobo Bootleg, has broken the Guinness World Record for crossing the world by bicycle as well as conquered all seven of the world’s highest mountain passes and dialed up more than a million kilometres in adventure riding.
The result is a tried and tested, ultra-reliable adventure bike like no other in the world. From the use of double-butted Columbus tubes, to its electrophoretic paint job, to its Tubus bike ricks, to its custom ovalised Cinelli handlebar, to its bartape decorated with the sign language of early 20th century American hobos, there is no detail of this bike which has not been obsessively tuned, tested, retuned and perfected over the last 5 years to enable you to ride it, straight out of the box, as hard and far as you like without a second thought.
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