2018 Cinelli Gazzetta Della Strada Bike
As much as you probably love to ride your racing bike, it can be inconvenient as a commuter. The geometry is probably too aggressive to ride with a backpack or in jeans, and it might be just a shade too stiff for rough city streets. Enter the Cinelli Gazzetta della Strada, which is made to be the perfect commuter for someone who appreciates the beauty and thrill of riding a fantastic bike, but still wants to feel comfortable on those in-town commutes.
This is a beautiful bike, made from Columbus Cr-Mo double butted steel tubing elegantly welded together with a geometry focused on a comfortable randonneur style of riding. It’s racy, but not overly aggressive. They definitely did not want to sacrifice that nippy feel we all love in our racing bikes. You are, after all going to need to be able to dart through traffic on this bike. But this classic racer’s setup will still accommodate anyone in a pair of jeans without having to worry about leaning so far forward that your belt buckle will start making a permanent imprint on your belly.
Its classic appearance as well as its comfort levels are enhanced by the traditional leather Brooks B-17 saddle. Full, lightweight mud guards will help keep this a reliable commuter even in the wet seasons, while the front and rear racks will enhance your ability to carry all the kit you need, whether you want a change of clothes when you get into work, or are planning on heading out on some multiday two-wheeled trips. The dual handlebar brakes, one pair in the usual place at the hoods, and one pair on the uppers, will mean that you can react quickly every time you need to feather or even slam on the brakes in heavy city traffic without having to change hand positions.
The Cinelli Gazzetta della Strada has been kitted out with Shimano Gruppo with compact gearing to make the hills a little easier, as well as TEKTRO brakes. The Alex rims have been built with a Joy 751RCC front hub and Shimano Claris in the rear. This is a bike that is made equally for stylish, supple commuting and ambitious weekend adventures.
Frame: Columbus Cr-Mo double butted steel
Fork: Columbus Cr-Mo steel
Headset: EC 34/28.6 | EC 34/30
Brakes: Tektro R369 long reach
Shifters: Shimano Claris
Crank: Shimano Claris compact 50/34T 170/175mm
Front Derailleur: Shimano Claris
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50 11-32T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Claris
Chain: KMC X8
Wheelset: Alex AP18 rims, Joy 751RCC F/hub, Shimano Claris R/hub
Tires: Kenda K-193 700 x 28mm
Handlebar: Cinelli 6061
Handlebar Tape: Cinelli vegan ribbon
Stem: Cinelli 6061
Seatpost: Cinelli 6061 27.2mm
Saddle: Brooks B17
Sizes: 50cm XS | 53cm SM | 55cm MD | 57cm LG | 59cm XL |
Colors: Kozmic Blues