The perfect racing bike in all seasons. The frame is made of aluminum tubes Columbus Airplane, the wheel passage allows you to assemble mudguards and accommodate wider covers, as well as allowing the installation of the rear rack. The Semper is the ideal bike for winter training, trips out of town and urban commuting.
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*** Pedals not included with this model ***
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Awesome First Bike
Awesome shipping time! I ordered this bike on a Saturday and it arrived less than a week later. I spent about a month shopping around and the less times at my LBS and other bikes shops was a couple of months or more so I was shocked at how fast it came. The paint job on this frame is gorgeous and I’ve received numerous compliments already. The brakes are strong, the shifting is smooth, and it just works. The mud guards are a little flimsy, but they work, we’ll just see for how long. All in all you get a great frame, reliable shifters and brakes, and an awesome ride.
Great looking bike. Enjoyable ride!
So I can't comment on how it rides yet because I'm still going back and forth with Cinelli about equipping it with a square taper BB and FSA Vero crankset (as another reviewer mentioned). Just really wish that the component list was correct. On a positive note, it got shipped to me super fast and it looks awesome. Can't wait to get it out on the road!!
I purchased this one on sale. Super deal since the frame set only is a couple hundred USD less. Cinelli's claimed frameset weight is 2380g's (5¼ lbs) but, to me, rides lighter and handles well despite heavey wheels. It is a comfortable bike to rides and absorbs the road decently PROS: The Tiagra 4700 groupset is a very good groupset and I believe is overlooked. Yes it's heavier than 105 and Ultegra and it is a 10 sp. But that's really all you need. I'm running Tiagra 4700 on another bike and can take on just as much road and climbs as anything else. No issues with this group at all. External shift cable routing. I do prefer this, as if anything happens, it's easier to mend and maintain. And the cables run directly under the down tube. Ive had bikes where the cables stuck out to the side a bit. More of an aesthetic thing for me. The cockpit is decent. Alloy bars and stem aren't junk, feels soild and stable. Wheels are heavy and were slightly out of true in my case. But it's decent for commuting/winter and heavier loads. Brakes. TRP Spyre-C! Yes sir. I have a Spyre's on my other bike and I love them. For really good mechanical calipers. You can't go wrong. CONS: Square tapered bottom bracket. Enough said. FSA Vero crankset, in my case has a slight warp which made it very annoying when the chain line rubs the front derailluer. Not sure if it's chainrings, the crank arm tension or the bottom bracket. I tried to diagnose and correct it but with no avail. Seat Post and Clamp. Saddle adjustment is a pian! Do able but super annoying. The clamp is clunky and cheap looking. Wheels. Though ok for winter/training, commuting and load. They're just too heavy for spirited and fast rides. Headset spacers. They give you plenty. But these things are a bit large in diameter and stack on the stem quite sloppy. They function like they're supposed to though. Handlebar Tape. Would have been nice if the color was different. Again... this is just aesthetic for me. I did have some new tape laying around that I wrapped on there though. Fenders... pastic cheapo's. Im sure they do the job. But I wont be using them. CONCLUSION: Im giving this one 4 stars just because of the square taper setup that's realy the primary issue for me. I really like this bike though! The Columbus Airplane tubing feels great and absorbs the bumps nicely. I dont have to get out of the saddle a lot. I did swap out some components right away. I took the crankset from my other ride and placed it on the Semper. Its an Oval 500 with Praxis chainring and Praxis BSA M30 BB. Smoother spin and no more warp/wobble. I also swapped out the seatpost and saddle to an XLC Anti-shock post with a Bontrager Montrose Elite saddle. Bartape used is Enve. Nice and springy with a good tack feeling. The seatpost clamp and headset spacers are getting changed to clean the look up. I have a spare set of lightweight alloy wheels I'll be throwing on here as soon as my through axle adapters come in. This bike is going to be my new work horse / ultra distance machine. Great value especially at the sale price. And with easily upgradeable components this can really go from a "good all-arounder" to a Do anything beast machine. I am a Cinelli fan.