Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cinelli Strato

The Cinelli "Strato" is their new top-of-range bike, surpassing the "Pro Best Of" model. The frame is of a monocoque designed by the Columbus Carbon Lab and uses Columbus "Genius" carbon (Genius was also the name of a steel tubeset produced by Columbus).

Features of the frame:
-made with the best aeronautical fibers available for the greatest stiffness to weight ratio of any Cinelli frame yet produced.
-lateral ribs in the top and down tube give lateral stiffness to the whole structure, improving bike handling in the toughest conditions.
-oversize BB30 bottom bracket and the single plug high profile chain stays increase efficiency when pedalling and minimise lateral deformation.
-conical head tube, ranging from 1-1/8” in the upper section to 1-1/2” in the lower section teamed with the new Columbus Genius fork designed with a unique bowed form in the fork blades for superior vibration dampening.
-internal cable routing made from a special teflon for easy maintenance and clean lines.

Cinelli is one of the most famous names in cycling and I've written an extensive entry about its history here.

Photos: the Cinelli Strato in the WhiteRougeBlu color, also available in MultiSilver

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