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Cinelli Test Rides 2023

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Cinelli Test Rides is BACK!

Come try the 2023 Cinelli Gravel line, in one of the organized rides at authorized Cinelli dealer.

Find the closest Test Ride to you and book now the Cinelli you want to try amongst the Nemo Gravel, King Zydeco and Electric Mud.

How do Cinelli Test rides work?
Book the bike you want to test by writing an email to your favorite store and wait for availability confirmation.
The day of the gravel ride, at 9am bring your pedals and your helmet.
9.30am start of the ride.
We’ll be back by 12:30.
Social gait, about 40/50 km.
Beer, a chat, delivery of the participation patch to conclude the day!



Sat 1 april


email booking test bike: info@rossignoli.it

Sun 2 april

email booking test bike: info@freewheelsbike.it

Tel. 339 7626264

Sat 15 april


email booking test bike: ciclostile.parma@gmail.com

Tel 340 3831566

Sun 16 april


email booking test bike: gravelmania2020@gmail.com

Tel. 0383 367619

Sat 22 april

BASECAMP 523, Ca’ Virginia, Borgo Massano (PU)
email booking test bike: info@basecamp523.com

Tel 371 4493100

Sat 29 april

3 MILLS, Muenchen (DE)

email booking test bike: info@3mills.cc

Sat 20 & Sun 21 may


The Cinelli test ride with Centogiri takes place within the gravel lovers festival,
Gravel4Fun. To participate in the ride on Sunday, Gravel4Grave of 50km, you have to be registered for the event, you can do it here.

Saturday 20 May:
9:30 – 14:00 Gourmet ride 40 km
Sunday 21 May:
8:45 meeting at the stand Centogiri-CINELLI (start ride until 9:30) –

email booking test bike: info@centogiri.com

Tel. 0421 566553



How We First Met #6: Emma and Cinelli MASH Work

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Raised in Milan, Emma Missale, 25 years old, is the current WTF (Women – TransFemale) world messenger champion.

Emma became passionate about cycling in high school, using bikes as her only means of transport for moving across the city, watching videos of messenger riding on youtube.
Upon graduating from high school she took her CV to UBM, Milan’s leading messenger company, the same day she applied for university.
The next four years of her life were spent combining messenger work with studies in urbanism, where, in her own words, her experiences as a messenger gave her a kind of “inside knowledge”.



“The first time I became aware of Cinelli – Emma continues – was in high school, watching youtube videos and pictures on Instagram, but the first time I could examine a Cinelli in real life was when I started working at UBM and racing alleycats in Milan.

Cinelli was a must in the Milanese urban cycling scene at the time and there were some really iconic frames connected to that period like the black on black Vigorelli from 2013 or the black and red Gazzetta.

The first Cinelli I owned was the Cinelli MASH Work – today offered by Cinelli under the TUTTO name – that UBM gave me. At the time Cinelli sponsored UBM with bikes and they’d received 9 Work frames in a mix of sizes. For once in my life being small was to my advantage and even though I’d been working there for a very short amount of time they gave me a left over extra small.

I’ve used it on bikepacking trips, alleycats, work, everything, and it still remains the bike that I like the most, together with my Omnium cargo.  It is also the bike I won the Worlds in NYC on this year as well as in Jakarta in 2019.

What I like about the bike is mainly its clearances: the fact that I can put wider tyres on it and still ride fixed allows me to participate in different kinds of events, especially cyclo- tracklocross races and meet new people. The XS fits me perfectly and with the tight geometries I can use a longer stem and have a decent seatpost height. The cantilever/v-brake mounts are also super useful when you need brakes or a front-rack.

My other Cinelli is a 2022 Vigorosa which has a completely different feeling. It was my first full aluminium bike and I was surprised how hard I could push it on corners… it’s extremely fun and I’m looking forward to using it for some important races like this year’s Respvblica on the 15th of April!”


Currently Emma is continuing her career as a messenger in Copenhagen for By-Expressen. Being a bike messenger remains for Emma the best way to continue to hone her insights as an urbanist:

“One of the fundamental lessons of urbanism is to observe a space and its dynamics. There are different ways to do so, but riding a bike gives the opportunity to experience cycling (and non-) infrastructure from an interactive perspective.
Being a courier allows you to observe critical points and potentials on a daily bases, on a diffuse spectrum. I’ve always thought that messengers should play an active role in the design of new cycling routes, implementing accessibility through sharing knowledge and I’m happy that different projects in this direction are taking place in Milan right now.

Another great resource I found fundamental during the years was participating to the different messenger championships, taking it as an opportunity to study cities and noting best practices around the world.
Working in Copenhagen at By-Expressen for the past two years has been a huge step on this path…”

Discover the Cinelli 2023 Urban Range available now on our webstore.

eBay Find of the Month #2: Early 2000s “Rasta” Original Cork Ribbon Bar Tape

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This month, in our feature dedicated to rare, unusual, neglected or just plain beautiful pieces of Cinelli history that we have found for sale on the internet over the last month we have chosen to highlight an early 2000s Original Cork Ribbon Bar Tape in “Rasta” colours, originally issued as part of a “countries of the world” pack series including the legendary stars and stripes screenprinted tape…




Why did we chose this bar tape for our eBay Find of the Month?

Because we’ve always loved the colour and were sad when it went out of production (it looks amazing on glossy black bikes with minimal graphics), because we miss the days when everybody wanted to put the craziest possible bar tape on their bikes (see our Zebra tape, still in production, or the 7-colour splash tapes made famous by Chiapucci and others) and because the perfectly intact packaging is itself something of a work of art! 




This little piece of Cinelli and Italian bike history is available to purchase on ebay from the account of local North Italian collector Gabriele Tocchio who, in his own words, explains, simply “I only sell what I like”.

Whilst those interested in Cinelli’s latest Made in Italy bartape can discover more and purchase the tape inspired by the material innovation of competitive windsurfing HERE.