They hinted at it in our pre-show interview but were careful not to give up too much. Now, we’ve got eyes on the new Cielo Road Racer, built with custom drawn ovalized steel tubing. And built for speed.
They use the now common 44mm head tube to fit a tapered fork, a PressFit BB30 bottom bracket for bigger surface area to maximize stiffness and a fairly light frame. The bike shown here came in at a claimed 15.9 pounds. For a steel bike with deep rims.
The frame can be made for mechanical or electronic groups, the latter specifically designed for hidden seatpost batteries. More detail pics below, followed by all their other new goodies…
The frameset is $2,495 and includes a Chris King headset and ENVE carbon fork painted to match.
The Sportif Classic is now available in a Turquiois Limited Edition model. The frame is Cognac and gets Turquoise Chris King components.
There’s also a Ruby Red (their first red frame).
These six new colors are available only on the Racer versions, which includes Road,
Sportif and Cyclocross models. (Update: Road Racer and Cyclocross Racer only for the new hues.)
The Cross Racer shows the new tartan color way, also available on all Racer bikes. It’ll match pretty much any of Chris King’s ano colors.
The Cielo Racer stem (left) and Classic stems are brand new. They’re welded, brazed and painted in house, and the face plates can be ordered with any of nine standard anodized colors to match their headsets, hubs, etc. The limited edition colors will only be available when that particular color is on offer, so, no, you can’t order a purple one now to match the limited release from recent past.
Both are available in 80, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 130 lengths. The Racer stem can be had in either 0º or +/- 6º, and the Classic comes in 0º or -6º only.