The Cinelli Vigorelli Steel – introduced to the public in 2017 after more than a year of development and testing with Team Cinelli Chrome – is the first production bike in the world designed specifically for fixed gear criteriums. It is characterized above all by its extraordinary handling abilities in technical racing conditions.
At the heart of the Vigorelli Steel’s precise race handling, are two distinguishing innovations:
- a re-tuned, fixed-gear crit specific, track geometry. The new geometry features a higher bottom bracket and increased fork rake, further reducing toe overlap and providing a more stable ride quality; a response to ever higher race speeds at events such as the Red Hook Criterium.
- the use of Columbus Cromolly steel tubing for the frame’s construction. Steel is soul of the new Vigorelli’s performance. The naturally superior elasticity of Columbus’s cold-drawn steel allows for the frame to better absorb vibrations and other disturbances from the road’s surface, particularly in moments when the frame is subject to the greatest deformation and stress (in the three stages of cornering).
Practically speaking, competitive riders will immediately draw confidence from the absence of the notorious “oversteering” usually associated with technical cornering of track bikes and the way in which, in deceleration leading into a corner, the rear wheel skips and skids less, “hugging” the surface of the road more completely, thus improving rider control.
This frame kit lived up to the expectations, and more. The finish is pearl, no photographs will ever do it justice, as the sun light reflects from the pearl within the paint, you'll see orange, green, blue, purple, gold, silver, etc., its an amazing finish. Coming from a traditional NJS style geometry, I immediately noticed there was no toe overlap! Wow, I was able to turn without leaning, but when I had to lean, there was no pedal strike. This bike turns on a dime. Shipping was extremely fast! The only con, I'll say, which another reviewer mentioned, is the packaging. The packing isn't the best, the bottom of my box was basically opened, as a result I believe the seat collar was lost in transit. I did find one on Amazon, but still.
A nice frame
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