- Cinelli Saetta Veloce 2013
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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.
Top Features of the Cinelli Saetta Veloce 2013
|Number of gears:||20|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
Cinelli's explosive mid-range monocoque frame for the highly evolved amateur is now equipped with the Columbus monocoque Solida fork. Completely designed by the Columbus Carbon Lab for unparalleled reliability and efficiency in this weight division.
The Saetta is decked out with a good mix of high quality components from brands such as Campagnolo, Miche and Cinelli. Campag's Veloce groupset is the choice for the drivetrain providing swift and precise shifting at the push of a lever, whilst Cinelli's complete the final look of the Saetta by using their inhouse range helping to keep the price down.
A compact chainset, again Campagnolo, is fitted providing a lower range of gears for better climbing and means even on hillier terrain you shouldn't find yourself longing for a triple. Finally Campagnolo also supply the wheelset in the shape of their Khamsin's which supply great quality and robustness you'd expect from them.
Each bike is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure you're bike arrives in perfect condition. To find out which size fits you use the size chart below.
The shape of the frame's joints, key points of structural stress, have been studied to minimise the level of the specific stress (Low Sigma Transition) in the transition points, significantly increasing the reliability and fatigue resistance of the frame.
The top tube has been aggressively thinned out into a skeletal structure (Skeletal Efficiency Philosophy) with carbon material arranged in the paths of maximum stress. A constant arc from the top tube to the chains stays has been designed in order to exercise the inherent laminate qualities of the material under vertical deformation for progressive control of the flexion of stays and top tube (Progressive Flexion Control) creating a noticeably smoother and more consistent ride quality.
All the tube's sections of the main triangle increase according to the size of the frame for greatest efficiency and suitable ride quality. Material savings from top tube and seatstays are redistributed to the bottom bracket area and 'swollen' chainstays which has been considerably bulked up, producing a relatively high level of stiffness relative to weight, while maintaining strong and certain progressive handling.
Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
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About the Cinelli brand
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):||460||480||510||540||570|
|Seat Tube (C-C):||415||435||465||495||525|
|Top Tube (Virtual):||510||527||545||560||580|
|Top Tube (Actual):||494||510||530||544||564|
|Head Tube Angle:||71||72||73||73.5||73.5|
|Seat Tube Angle:||74.5||74||73.5||73||72.5|
|Front - Centre:||569||573||581||585||601|
|All dimensions in millimetres and degrees unless stated.|
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Magazine reviews for Cinelli Saetta Veloce 2013
Review from Bikeradar
"This is a lively and enjoyable bike, just about ready to race straight out of the box"
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, itâ€™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 tubeâ€™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.
Cinelliâ€™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. Thereâ€™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, youâ€™re perched like a pencil being balanced on your fingertip: itâ€™s quite exciting, but it takes some getting used to.
Nevertheless, hunkering down in the drops to fight a crosswind or catch someoneâ€™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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