Bicycle frames are constructed from materials which place emphasis on being strong, lightweight and stiff to aid power transfer. Aluminium, titanium, steel and carbon are widely used in all levels of frame production.
Major bike manufacturers produce a new range of bikes on an annual basis and this determines the model year of a particular bike. This annual turnover is fuelled by advancing technology, industry trends and customer demand for a particular feature or style of bicycle.
Bicycle wheels come in a wide range of sizes from 12" wheels found on smaller Kids Bikes to larger 29" Mountain Bike and 700c Road Bike wheels. Larger wheels are normally faster and more stable at speed and their larger contact patch improves grip too. Smaller wheels are normally lighter, more manoeuvrable and have quicker acceleration.
Wheel sizes are defined by the country that first popularised the style of bike that used them - so you'll see some imperial and some metric measurements listed. Wiggle includes the ISO standard in brackets after each for ease of comparison.
Since 1994 Cinelli means technology, competition, design and art of the bicycle.
We apply design principles to the products, but also to the company. Design is not just style. Design is shape, project, outline, technology, materials, innovation, creativity, function, quality, uniqueness, know-how, emotion: design is the company. Each Cinelli bicycle frame and accessory has it’s own unique attitude towards the world, and thus each one also stimulates in us, a different kind of desire to own and ride it.
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.