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Cinelli Estrada

Classy Italian road racer

Cinelli are a classic Italian bike company

The

Ride & handling: Stable on the flat, nimble on the ups and well planted on the downs

A bulk of the testing miles were done during two weeks'

We were pleasantly surprised when turning inland and

Cresting the summit and swooping down the other side to the valley

Frame and forks: Chunky tubes and flashy paintwork won't suit shrinking violets

The Estrada boasts a carbon monocoque frame with compact geometry. At first sight the round, oversized Columbus XLR8R

Unusually for a high-end Italian bike, the Estrada is specced

There is a lot of carbon tubing on show alongside the layered

Equipment: Campag gruppo punches above its weight

As is to be expected from an Italian-made bike, the Estrada

True to Cinelli’s heritage, their own Ram full-carbon bar and Neo CK carbon-wrapped alloy stem take care of the

The 31.6mm Ram carbon seatpost finishes the Cinelli

Mavic Kysrium Elite wheels sport 18

The Vredestain Fortezza tyres feature a single compound

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