The new Cipollini MCM (MCipollini Custom Made) road bike brings the former (but still flamboyant) pro’s eponymous bike brand into the custom world. For $4,300, you’ll get a made in Italy custom geometry frame with its own fork, seatpost and headset. It uses tube to tube construction and has a claimed 1,200g average frame weight, fork is 370g. Lead time is normally 60-80 days. Only the logo will be painted on the downtube, not the color block shown here, and you’ll have logo color options of white, orange, yellow, green, anthracite and naked. Other color options will come soon.

 

2017 Cipollini MCM custom road bike with carbon fiber tube to tube construction made in Italy

2017 Cipollini MCM custom road bike with carbon fiber tube to tube construction made in Italy

You do a fitting and give them the frame measurements, then they get to work.

2017 Cipollini MCM custom road bike with carbon fiber tube to tube construction made in Italy

The seatpost adjustment binder is that dual-bolt nub sitting on the seat tube, above the water bottle bolts.

2017 Cipollini MCM custom road bike with carbon fiber tube to tube construction made in Italy

2017 Cipollini MCM custom road bike with carbon fiber tube to tube construction made in Italy

The frame uses internal routing and is mech/elec ready.

The NK1K, which is full monocoque, gets this new shiny black/anthracite color option. This aero road bike model was introduced in 2015 and gained a disc brake version at the end of that year.

You can also get this “urban camo” style paint scheme. The build on this bike exemplifies why they have intentionally limited the number of U.S. retailers to under 10. They want shops that are going to take the time to help the customer built it with premium parts that go together, hence the high end Campy build with color matched accessories like the gold chain and wheel decals.

MCipollini.com

9 COMMENTS

  1. the Nk1k looks nice, but the front entry point for the EPS wire is so bad. It’s just dangling out there untethered. Should be close to the rear brake housing entry point.

  2. On the Cipollini website, there are both an MCM and MCM2. The latter has a 240 watt electric motor hidden inside. Read the marketing text, and it seems like they’re trying to position it as a bkie to cheat with.

  3. 1,200 grams for $4000+ … what a joke! 🙂
    Who in their serious mind would consider that price for that weight, and top of it all carbon fiber.
    1,200 grams would be ok (not good) for titanium or steel, targeting the ritch retro market; but this… lol.
    If anything Mr. Cipollini should be awarded a price in marketing, not in engineering or manufacturing.
    Or perhaps Mr.Cipollini offers huge unofficial discounts on his MSRP to prospective buyers just before the purchase? 🙂
    Or perhaps Mr. LCipollini offers some nice, unofficial, complementary “gifts” dispatched to his clients that are not part of the official price that his clientele might appreciate? 😉

    • I can’t weigh to read your explanation of how a 1200g bike frame is a performance killer, especially when the physics says that it won’t be.

      Or is it that as price goes up, mass is supposed to go down?

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