The Experience is Cinelli’s flagship aluminium road racing frame: a continuously fine-tuned Italian racing machine with maniacally designed details that reflect Cinelli’s intimate knowledge of metal race bikes.
At the heart of the Experience’s all-purpose race feel is the Columbus triple-butted Airplane tubing developed by the same engineers that pioneered the lightest aluminium tubesets in the history of cycling in the 1990s, at the height of the material’s technological innovation.
The Airplabe tubeset is composed of radically thin seatstays (12mm diameter) and 27,2 seatpost complemented by oversized downtube (50mm diameter) and chainstays (28,6mm) resulting in an extremely comfortable but mechanically efficient lightweight racing bicycle that is fast enough to ride hard on, but versatile enough to transform into a performance-commuter.
I was in the market for a road bike. I have another Cinelli bike, but a single speed. Before considering another Cinelli I was looking at other road bike brands. While looking at those other brands I came across some reviews that mention the Cinelli Experience Speciale in them. Stating the Cinelli was a heavy bike. Well knowing that half the other bikes out there are carbon fiber wouldn’t a slightly heavier bike carry more momentum once you get it up to speed? I decided that since I have a Cinelli bike already I should stick with what I have. I ordered my Cinelli Experience Speciale. Once I got it I had it I had it professionally put together, but couldn’t ride it due to bad weather. Let me tell you that the weather finally cleared up the past three days, and I was out there riding. The first day was getting the feel for the bike, and the Shimano Tiagra clutch system. The second and third day came... Well I already feel a difference in my riding ability. I feel less tired, and feel like I can just keep going. The bike IS NOT heavy at all, and I just love that Shimano Tiagra clutch system! Right now I have “normal”, but thin pedals on my Experience Speciale, but in time and once I’m ready I’ll move to up to the “hockey puck” pedals once I get some riding shoes. I love everything about this bike, and I can’t wait to go further with it. Hopefully in time I’ll be ready and brave enough to try to do a few tours in my local area. Thank you again, Cinelli.