Final time we lined Cinelli, it was for a particular version of this bike painted by artist Alessandro Mendini. Apart from the paint, the Nemo Tig Gravel bike carries over unchanged aside from spec updates and a large number of paint colours…however Cinelli itself has seen lots of modifications.
They’ve had a brand new proprietor for a few 12 months, and so they’ve arrange a US warehouse in Asheville and headquarters in Austin. All the bikes, nevertheless, are nonetheless made in the identical Italian manufacturing unit that they’ve all the time been, and the Nemo Tig remains to be comprised of customized outsized Columbus Spirit HSS metal tubes.
Clear, tiny welds join the pinnacle tube, with inside brake hose routing constrasting the basic exterior shift cable routing.
It retains the seat binder lug…
…and winged dropout for a basic look. The carbon fork has built-in fender mounts, and the bike is rated for bikepacking, albiet with strap-on body luggage since there aren’t many further mounts past the highest tube bag bolts. Tire clearance is 700×40 with an all-road geometry.
Accessible in 37 totally different colours, together with your alternative of white or black decals. Some colours (Inexperienced Particular, Pearl White, and Champagne) are stocked and able to ship from Asheville, however all frames in Italy are prepped for paint and ready for the shopper’s choice, so there’s no cost to pick any of the colours when you don’t thoughts ready about six weeks to get your bike.
The Cinelli Zydeco Lala is their base construct of their authentic gravel bike (and likewise a cyclocross mannequin for them, however with 40mm tire clearance). Constructed with extra mounting factors for a rear rack, high tube again, and partial inside shifter routing, it’s triple-butted Columbus Zona Aluminum tubing is prepared for nearly any journey, even when it’s solely within the city jungle.