Cinelli might be a name that many still associate mostly with track bikes and fixed gears, but for years the brand has been slowly expanding to cover more genres. Their 2019 product line is no different, with a number of new bikes for on or offroad use. And one of those bikes isn’t even available yet, but we got a first look at the Philly Bike Expo.
Called the King Zydeco, this bike will be the carbon version of the current Zydeco gravel rig. This “high performance gravel” bike will offer clearance for tires up to 700c x 42mm, and will be available as a frameset only starting early next year.
The fork has an interesting feature with a flip chip at the dropouts to change the fork rake. We assume this would be useful for swapping between 700c and 650b wheels kind of like the new ENVE fat bike fork uses a similar chip to switch between 27.5 and 26″ wheels and tires.
The frame has integrated Kevlar protection along the downtube for rock strikes, and an access panel for the internal routing.
You’ll find thru axle dropouts front and rear as well as flat mount brake. Pricing is still TBA.
For more rugged offroad dropbar adventures, the Hobootleg Geo has been updated with a new dropbar and 1x drivetrain.
The wild bar barely has any drop with flared handles that position the shifters almost flat.
A 1x drivetrain keeps things simple and the frame has clearance for wide mountain bike tires. Sold as a complete for $1,999.99.
The Hobootleg Interrail is also new and is sort of a flat bar, urban/gravel tourer. Sold as 1x, it’s also 2x compatible, and offers 700c x 42mm tire clearance.
The frame and fork offer plenty of mounts for just about anything, and the bike will sell complete for $1,299.99.
For on-road pursuits, the new Veltrix offers carbon road bike performance for a lower price point than their high end Superstar.
Equipped with flat mount disc brakes and thru axles, there will also be a version with rim brakes offered as well.
The frame uses a relaxed road geometry to offer a bike somewhere between a road race and comfort road build that will be priced at $2,699.99 for the disc version or $2,249.99 for the rim brake version.
For fewer dollars you can pick up the Semper aluminum disc brake road bike for $1,499 complete or $639 for the frameset.
Finally, the Vigorelli Shark adds a purpose built track racing bike to the mix that borrows the fin from the iconic Cinelli Laser. The aluminum frame offers internal routing for a rear brake for the countries that require a brake to be used, and will be sold as a frameset for $999.99.