NAHBS 2012 – Cinelli Prototype Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike, Updated XCR Stainless Steel Road
Cinelli’s gorgeous XCR Stainless road bike gets a few updates. Cable stops move from the downtube to the headtube, and the headtube gets reinforcements at top and bottom. Seatstays mount higher on the seat tube to give it wetter clamping force on the post. Still working on colors, but this black colorway will be a 2013 option. Hopefully they’ll still offer it in a full chromed out version, too.
Cinelli’s steel prototype disc brake bike was there mainly to gauge interest…it’s not quite clear if this particular iteration is a cyclocross bike or road bike, but given the name “Souper Corsa”, it’s leaning toward ‘cross according to their U.S. rep Ben Coffey.
Internal brake rear brake routing above and below keep it “souper” clean.
Trick seatpost clamp bolt, no?
It’s based loosely on the Super Corsa road frame, but there’s additional internal cable routing and other changes to accommodate the discs. Retail is likely going to be $3,300 for the frameset with full custom sizing and geometry. Because of this, you really could get it as either a road or cyclocross bike. Presumably you could get it with standard dropouts, too.
There are a couple of new colors available in their drop bar plugs, too.