The Superstar is Cinelli’s cutting-edge carbon fiber re-interpretation of the mythical Italian stage-racing bicycle that is the brand’s heritage and DNA.
Unlike other brands who each year offer bicycles with ever increasingly narrow scope of use, Cinelli, when developing the Superstar, obsessed over the way in which the inherent qualities of carbon fiber and its manufacturing processes could be employed to produce an aggressively contemporary version of the legendary versatility of the Italian Grand Tour ride quality i.e. the intelligent balance of low-weight, aggressive handling over highly varied terrain and long-distance riding comfort.
To this end, the Superstar not only adheres to a traditional Italian racing geometry (72,5° headtube, 415mm chainstays), but is also characterized by:
- the shaping of the forms of the frame to allow the greatest precision and customization of the lay-up of different grades of carbon in the construction process. Note, for example, how the tangent lines joining the top and down tubes to the head tube allow for the carbon fiber to remain completely straight thus offering the maximal weight-to-stiffness ratio.
- The proprietary bowed top tube, whose form allows for a controlled deformation of the top tube headtube when the frame is subject to strong vertical or horizontal forces such as potholes, poorly surface roads etc. The controlled deformation results above all in a head tube that remains 8% more parallel to its original position, allowing for greater control and predictability of handling when riding in rough conditions.
The use of both external and – unlike the majority of other models on the market – internal PU moulds during the carbon curing process, allowing for greater compression of the fibers as well as minimizing the amount of resin needed and greatly increasing long-term reliability of the frame.
At the heart of the confident and predictable handling of the Superstar is its proprietary bowed top tube which allows the frame to respond in a far more controlled way than traditional carbon fiber frames to the deformations produced by road obstacles such as potholes or cobblestones.
The Superstar’s bowed top tube allows for the bike’s headtube and fork to remain noticeably more (8%) parallel to their original position, allowing the rider to more easily control the bike in difficult terrain. The controlled deformation of the top tube also reduces the loss of surface contact at the rear wheel, further improving the rider’s ability to control the bike.
Cinneli Superstar Disc 2020 Road Bike Specifications:
Color: Laser Blue
Frame: Columbus Carbon Monocoque
Headset: IS 42 / 28.6 | IS 52/40 (included)
Seat post: 27.2mm
Seat clamp: 31,8mm (included)
BB Standard: Press Fit 86.5×41
FT. Derailleur: Derailleur Braze-on
Cable routing: Full Internal Routing – Di2 / EPS Compatible
Color: White Noise – Clear Blue Flame
Tire clearance: up to 700x28c
Fork: Columbus Futura Disc 1-1 / 8 “- 1-1 / 2” Monocoque
Weight: Frame 970g / Fork 440g (uncut)
Brakes Standard: F & R Flat mount disc brake Rotor size up to 160mm
Hub Spacing: Rear TA 12x142mm / L167mm skewer Front TA 12x100mm / L119mm skewer
Frame kit: Extra hanger / Di2 / EPS cable inserts / Front & Rear skewers
Features: GCD / OCR / CCL
Stem: Cinelli 6061 Stem Size 90 (XS / S) 100 (M) 110 (L / XL)
Handlebar: Cinelli 6061 Handlebar / 31.8 / Drop 131mm Reach 55mm Size 40 (XS / S) 42 (M / L / XL)
Crankset: FSA Energy Modular Direct Mount / 52-36T Size 170 (XS) 172.5 (S / M / L) 175 (XL)
Seatpost: Cinelli 6061 Seat Post / 27.2 / L350
Tape: Cinelli Cork
Bottom bracket: FSA / BB86
Derailleur: Derailleur Shimano ULTEGRA
Brakes: Shimano ULTEGRA Hydraulic / 140mm F & R Rotor
Cassette: Shimano Pint Box /105 / 11-28T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano ULTEGRA / 11 Speed
Shifters: Shimano ULTEGRA
Wheels: Vision Team 30 / Centerlock / 700C
Tires: Michelin Dynamic sport / 700x25c
Headset: Integrated COLUMBUS Compass 1-1 / 8 “1-1 / 2”
Saddle: Cinelli SSM Monza Start / 145mm