2019 Cipollini MCM All Road
Though there is no doubt that gravel bikes and riding has really hit the mainstream, one thing that has been pretty hard to find is a carbon gravel bike with custom geometry. That’s where the Cipollini MCM All Road wants to fill the void.
The Cipollini MCM line offers made-to-measure frame options, starting at size 44 and extending up to size 63, so covering a huge spectrum of rider sizes. And really that is a great thing since most gravel bikes are offered typically in a limited number of sizes, usually fewer than their road bike cousins. So anyone who falls on either end of the spectrum, or maybe just has some very definite ideas about how a bike should fit, would be SOL or have to make do by fiddling with things like unwanted stem lengths to make a bike size work. But with the Cipollini MCM All Road you can get the same great fit as your racing bike, and enjoy the pleasures of taking your bike into the unknown on gravel trails.
Cipollini uses what they call T2T Wrapping, or tube to tube, which allows them to offer the frame sizes with custom geometry while still creating a super light, super strong frame using Cipollini’s T1000 level carbon. Since this is a bike fit for Cipo, it will naturally be very rigid and ready for strong accelerations. But they haven’t just taken one of their road designs and shoved it into a gravel package. Anyone who has ridden one of those super stiff race-ready Cipollini frames will likely be happy to hear that. The designers have taken into account the added level of vibration absorption that would be needed for extensive gravel riding, while also acknowledging that the durability would be important as well. So they have done things like re-worked the rear triangle so that it would offer a lot more comfort by absorbing the rough trail chatter that can quickly reverberate to your backside.
With an eye towards enhancing the long term durability of the frame, they have included a layer of Kevlar in the mix so that high stress areas like the seat tube and bottom bracket will be reinforced and able to handle the situations, however jarring. The BB86 press fit bottom bracket will ensure that region remains stiff and responsive. And since this is a Cipollini frame, there is every reason to go a bit blingy with how you kit it out. Keeping it light and sexy is what Cipo is all about, so internal wiring will beg to have some electric groupset action, though of course a mechanical groupset will also fit quite nicely. Imagine how sweet a Campy H11 disc brake will look on this baby.
The Cipollini MCM All Road does come in five stock sizes from which to choose if you don’t need a custom size. You will be able to run up to 40mm tires if you are tackling seriously rough terrain, or go thinner if you want to save some weight for longer rides taking in more tarmac than trails. The MCM All Road gives you the tools to make it the exact bike you have always wanted.
Frame: T1000 carbon
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, conical headset
Bottom Bracket Type: BB86 Press Fit
Cable Routing: Internal, electronic or mechanical
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Max Tire: 40mm
Brake Type: Flat-mount disc
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 44.5cm XS | 46cm SM | 49cm MD | 52cm LG | 54.5cm XL | Custom geometry available
Colors: Green Army, Naked Matte