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The Cinelli Saetta displays racing characteristics and performs outstandingly well thanks to the light carbon frameset and is a popular choice for uncompromising recreational riders and discerning amateur racers alike.
|Number of gears:||20|
|Frame:||Columbus monocoque Frame|
|Fork:||Columbus monocoque Fork|
|Front Derailleur Mount:||Braze On|
|Dropouts:||Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Brake Levers/Gear Shifters:||Shimano 105|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Tiagra|
|Brakes:||Shimano 105 levers|
|Chainring Size:||50 Tooth, 34 Tooth|
|Cassette:||Shimano 10 speed|
|Handlebars:||Cinelli VAI Compact Bars|
|Stem:||Cinelli VAI stem|
|Seat Post:||Cinelli VAI seatpost|
|Pedals:||Supplied with basic flat pedals|
Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
|Weight (complete bike):|
Wiggle has a comprehensive range of road bikes to suit all types of cycling. Including racing bikes and triathlon racing bikes, along with a comprehensive range of ladies road bikes and mens road bikes for competitive racing or leisure cycling. Wiggle’s range of road racing bikes are lighter and faster than other styles of bikes making them the ideal choice for many different cycling activities. Available in standard sizes, Wiggle’s road bikes offer outstanding value for money across our extensive ranges.
Cinelli's fame dates back to 1919 with typical Italian flare and beautiful designs. Cinelli frames and racing bikes are legendary in racing history. The carbon monocoque Ram and Bat handlebars benefit from the latest carbon technology. The chic urban Cinelli Bootleg Rat bikes, reflective and gel cork bar tape are niche specialities.
|Size Guide (Cinelli Saetta Road Bikes)|
|Frame Size||Rider Height (cm)||Inside Leg (cm)|
|X-Small||152 - 160||71 - 76|
|Small||157 - 168||73 - 78|
|Medium||165 - 175||76 - 81|
|Large||173 - 183||78 - 83|
|'Size matters! That's why at Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order against measurements supplied by you to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!'|
|Seat Tube (C-T):||430||440||480||520||560|
|Seat Tube (C-C):||370||380||420||460||500|
|Top Tube (Virtual):||512||525||545||550||575|
|Top Tube (Actual):||493||505||524||531||554|
|Head Tube Angle:||71||72||72.5||73||73.5|
|Seat Tube Angle:||74.5||74||73.5||73||72.5|
|Front - Centre:||572||573||584||586||595|
|All dimensions in millimetres and degrees unless stated.|
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"This is a lively and enjoyable bike, just about ready to race straight out of the box"
Please note this is a test on the Campagnolo group-set version, not the Shimano 105 bike listed here. However the frame and forks and ride characteristics are the same.
The Saetta is ideal for the experienced road cyclist or advanced amateur looking for excitement and performance on a budget. Not a bad proposition at all in this day and age of tightened purse strings.
Frame & equipment: Elegant and well considered
As a firmly established brand with a loyal fan base and illustrious history in both bicycle design and racing, it's no wonder Cinelli can comfortably stake a claim in the pantheon of cycling greats.
The Saetta is aimed at both new and experienced cyclists who might be on a limited budget but are still after high performance. The full carbon monocoque frame is available in five sizes ranging from XS to XL, and the frame features proportional tubing sections that increase with the size of the frame, maintaining consistency of ride and stiffness characteristics regardless of your build
A large pentagonal down tube anchors the entire structure, merging with a tapered seat tube that expands to the full width of the standard 68mm BSA bottom bracket. The seat tube's asymmetric profile allows for maximum buttressing, yet ample room for the front mech.
Fitted with a stout 31.6mm forged alloy seatpost, you would expect a firm, possibly uncomfortable ride, but youâ€™d be wrong. An elegantly arched and narrow top tube morphs with attractively curved carbon seatstays, bringing it in line with the popular design brief of providing comfort and performance in the same package.
The usual bold graphical working of the Cinelli name continues, with large lettering matching the very beefy-looking down tube â€" the latter is a common sight nowadays as an ideal canvas for eye-catching design. Itâ€™s a firmly established look meant to turn as many heads as possible, and why not?
Cockpit controls come in the form of Campagnoloâ€™s Veloce 10-speed Ergo levers, which have ergonomically ideal hoods and produce a satisfying mechanical clunk-click with every shift. Thereâ€™s no vagueness, no missed shifts, and no aching fingers or wrists from repetitive strain.
Campag Khamsin wheels are fast and robust, with sealed cartridge bearings and sufficient spokes to be reliable and keep maintenance easy. Vittoria Zaffiro tyres are ideal, with the small diamond file tread gripping more than adequately in all conditions, with enough ride height to take potholes and tarmac lumps with ease.
A close-ratio cassette with a one-tooth difference from the 12 to the 18 meant an effective cadence could be easily maintained despite the rolling topography of our local test circuit.
Cinelli's own Vai forged alloy finishing kit rounds off the bike with robust and willing effectiveness.
Ride & handling: Lively and exciting
The geometry and handling lean towards the racing end of the spectrum. There's a fairly expansive cockpit, with a wide bar and longish reach, while a monocoque carbon Columbus fork takes care of front-of-house business with gusto.
Unusually, the classic road angles of 72.5-degree head and 73.5-degree seat donâ€™t quite translate into ideal handling behaviour. Although very agile, it feels a little unstable, you're perched like a pencil being balanced on your fingertip: it's quite exciting, but it takes some getting used to.
Nevertheless, hunkering down in the drops to fight a crosswind or catch someone's wheel is an all in a dayâ€™s work with the Cinelli â€" time well spent, and spent comfortably as well.
This bike was tested as part of Cycling Plus magazineâ€™s 2013 Bike Of The Year feature â€" read the full results in issue 273, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio
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