Cinelli, Bombtrack, Seido-Components MGV Fork, Wilier (including NEW Rave SLR), Tufo Tyres: Sea Otter 2021

cinelli king zydeco review

Cinelli

“Founded in 1948 by Cino Cinelli, an Italian road cyclist who became a professional racer between 1937 to 1944. Cinelli won the Milan–San Remo in 1943, the Giro di Lombardia in 1938, and the Tour of the Apennines in 1937. Cino became interested in bicycle technology after experiencing mechanical failures during races. He began developing innovative new product designs, but failed to gain manufacturer support from others in the bike industry. So Cino partnered with his brother Giotto, who was producing steel stems and bars in Florence. He soon moved the company to Milan, which had become the center of the Italian cycling industry… and art.” – https://cinelli-usa.com

cinelli king zydeco review

Cinelli King Zydeco

“This unique frame allows you to ride fast on different surfaces: asphalt, white roads and rough terrain thanks to the possibility of assembling 700c and 650b wheels with tires up to 2,1”. The carbon monocoque construction and its racing geometry make this frame light and extremely fast. Perfectly suitable for long-distance gravel races and also ready for bike packing explorations.”

 

Video: Cinelli, Bombtrack, Seido-Components, Wilier, Tufo

Bombtrack

Bombtrack Bicycle Co is a German bike manufacturer specializing in steel adventure bikes. – https://bombtrack.com

Bombtrack Hook

“A capable steel frame, light carbon fork, and mid-width 700C tyres render the Hook fast and versatile. Fitted with Shimano’s latest GRX groupset, a double crankset provides close-ratios but a wide range. Letting you keep the tempo high on gravel or unpaved roads, it can be loaded up in an infinite number of ways.”

cinelli king zydeco review

Bombtrack Hook EXT C

“Our carbon fibre Hook EXT C gets a new frame and fork. Along with tweaks to the geometry, we’ve added our full-carbon EXT V2 fork with triple cage mounts. Also coming with an updated build-kit, Sram now provides the bike’s XD cassette to impart a huge 10 – 42 T gear range.”

cinelli king zydeco review

Seido Components

“SEIDO Components (pronounced [se\ːdo] in Japanese which means precision or accuracy) aims to deliver high-quality components and accessories tailored to the needs of modern bicycles and their riders. Without trying to re-invent the wheel we strive for constant development and the refinement of established technologies.” – https://seido-components.com

Seido MGV Carbon Fork

“With the experience we gathered with our popular Bombtrack EXT V1 and V2 forks, and the collective feedback of our customers we have developed a new gravel / adventure fork from the ground up. A lot of time and effort went into the development where we carefully chose every detail and feature according to what we learnt from the riders needs and expectations in a carbon gravel and adventure fork which we proudly think is the most feature-packed to date. The modern geometry allows it to be retro-fitted to many bikes including the Bombtrack Hook and the Beyond ranges.”

seido components mgv fork

seido components mgv fork

seido components mgv fork

Tufo Tyres

“TUFO was founded in 1991, based on more than 25 years of experience in rubber tyre industry of Mr. Miloslav Klabal – founder and spirit leader of the company.” – https://tufo.com

Tufo Gravel Speedero & Thundero Tubeless

Speedero –  “Made for speed. It doesn’t matter if you ride on asphalt, cobbles, forest paths, sand, grass, or gravel.”

tufo speedero review

Thundero – “A universal tubeless ready tyre for those who don’t want to think about where to go.”

tufo thundero review

Wilier Triestina

Wilier Triestina: “Wilier was born in 1906 thanks to the brilliant idea of a trader from Bassano, Pietro Dal Molin, of building bicycles on his own account. His forge or \”Steel horses\” rose as a small workshop along the banks of the river Brenta, at Bassano del Grappa, and it became more and more successful by keeping up with the increasing demand for bicycles.” Read more at https://wilier.com/en/company

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Wilier Jena “Free to Choose”

“Jena is a new carbon gravel bike, designed to give you more freedom of choice when you go out for a ride. Jena was designed to satisfy any of your needs, whether it is performance on dirt roads and single track, or adventure, exploration, and bikepacking.”

wilier jena review

wilier jena review

Wilier Rave SLR “Expect the Unexpected”

“Travelling new roads is not just an attitude. It can also become the target for someone who has been making bicycles for over 116 years. With Rave SLR we have set our sights on new horizons, creating a product with two separate souls, perfect for all-road, perfect for gravel, but the same incredible racing inclination.”

wilier rave slr review
Road Setup

Road or Gravel Setup: “Both Rave SLR colours can be outfitted with top-end road accessories (new Shimano Dura Ace Di2, new Shimano Ultegra Di2, Sram Force AXS) or high range gravel accessories (Campagnolo Ekar, Shimano GRX or the new Sram Force AXS XPLR) with road or gravel
tyres up to 42mm.”

wilier rave slr review
Gravel Setup

Lightweight & Responsive: “Performance has always been our fixation. And the genesis of the Rave SLR is no different. If we translate performance into concrete aspects, it’s about a frame that is light, responsive (stiff where necessary) and features racing geometries. To create a light frame, we used the same carbon mix found in the Filante SLR and the Wilier 0 SLR, just to give an idea.”

wilier rave slr review

“To create a reactive frame, we’ve channeled all the experience gained in the use of technopolymers, mixing carbon with special viscoelastic fibres such as Liquid Crystal Polymers. Construction technologies borrowed from those used for the Filante SLR and the Wilier 0 SLR, products that offer an excellent riding quality recognised by the most demanding professional riders.”

wilier rave slr review

“To create a frame with balanced racing geometries, we started with top range road racing references and mixed them with frame parts of endurance and gravel origin: all without distorting the performance target that we set for ourselves at the start of the design phase. A slightly higher stack and a somewhat shorter reach compared to a pure competition bike, combined with the available carbon monocoque handlebars, become the perfect synthesis between high performance and comfort.”

wilier rave slr review

Handlebar & Integrated Cables: “In addition to being lightweight, the 0-Bar and J-Bar monocoque handlebars available in the Rave SLR, house the brake and controls cables, routing them inside the frame. The handlebar and stem combo features an essential design, with sinuous and rounded lines to guarantee the best possible ergonomic grip and provide the Rave SLR with the elegance of Wilier Triestina’s high-end products.”

wilier rave slr review

wilier rave slr review

wilier rave slr review

wilier rave slr review

wilier rave slr review

wilier rave slr review

wilier rave slr review

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