The Zydeco “Any Colour You Like” is a new design from the exciting yet reliable Italian Cinelli brand which aims to combine the features of an adventurous gravel rider with a reliable daily commuter. The result is the perfect union between race and travel.
The Zydeco frame’s shorter reach, high bottom bracket and sharp steering make it the right shape for a competition bike. It has a wider wheelbase than you will see on most hybrid fixies, ensuring the best possible stability on rough terrain. It also allows for the easy use of fenders, which reduces the risk of toe overlap. The new through axle system also boosts braking efficiency and the lateral stiffness of the frame for better manoeuvrability. The frame features Cinelli’s new Columbus Future Gravel monocoque fork, with internal cable routing for a sleek look.
The model has been made more commuter friendly with a tire passage of up to 42c and the possibility of assembling a mudguard, plus two extra rivets on the top tube of the frame allow for the most secure assembly of node bags. It is not as customisable as many of the other bikes on this list, but its stylish aesthetic and paint job will keep most of riders happy.
Cinelli Zydeco Frame
Columbus Airplane triple-butted alloy with Columbus Futura Gravel tapered carbon monocoque fork
Cinelli Zydeco Weight
10.4 kg (approx.)
Cinelli Zydeco Size
5 sizes: 49cm, 51cm, 54cm, 56cm, 59cm
Cinelli Zydeco Product Specifications
Design: Any Colour You Like
Frame: Columbus Airplane triple butted alloy
Fork: Columbus Futura Gravel 1 1/8 – 1 1/4 inch tapered carbon monocoque
Headset: IS 42/25.6 | ZS 47/33
Stem: Cinelli 6061
Bar: Cinelli Flare 6061
Saddle: Cinelli SSM Monza Start, steel rail, 145mm
Brakes: TEKTRO mechanical (MD-C510-F) / (TR 160-22) 160mm disc
Crank: VERO PRO 1X (CK-C616T) / 42T
Tires: Kendra Flintridge 700x35C