Even if your fixed gear bike spends most of its life on the velodrome, you still probably want to ride on the streets. The new Cinelli Tipo Pista is an interesting take on a track racer with Cinelli referring to it as a kind of winter training bike for the track and street. On one hand the bike has geometry that’s a blend of track and fixed gear crit, but on the other the bike includes front and rear brakes and 25mm tires to make city life a bit more bearable. If you’re looking for a bike that’s equally at home on the track or the street, the Tipo Pista might be worth a look…
When it comes to geometry, Cinelli calls it a “fusion between Cinelli Pistard DNA and the experience acquired in years of fixed gear crits all over the world.” That includes a relatively steep head angle, seat tube angle, and limited 35mm fork rake for a fast handling bike that’s comfortable on steep banks of the track and is said to prevent toe overlap.
The custom Columbus aluminum frame with a Columbus carbon bladed fork and aluminum steerer includes 120mm dropouts with stainless steel plates to allow for gearing changes while keeping chain tension correct. The stock set up includes a 46t chainring with a 17t cog on the KT flip flop track hub. Claimed weight for the frame is listed as 1650g, with another 560g for the fork.
The rest of the build includes a Cinelli bar, stem, and seatpost, and Alex Race rims wrapped in 700 x 25c Duro Hypersonic tires. Not pictured are the front and rear Promax brakes and brake levers. Available in four frame sizes, the Tipo Pista will sell for $1,039. Check out cinelli.it for further details.