Cinelli (Italy) - Columbus and Zagato celebrate 100 years since their foundation in 1919 with a new evocative product: CINELLI NEMO ZAGATO.
Cinelli, historical world famous bicycle and components producer in Milan combining innovation and design, the frst bicycle brand honoured with the prestigious Compasso d’Oro for LASER (the iconical track machine, the winner of many olimpic gold medals and hour records) and whose Nemo TIG has recently been mentioned for the Compasso d’Oro, celebrates the renaissance of steel joining forces with the sister company Columbus. The latter boasts one hundred years of excellence in the production of special steel tubing for the design of furniture, seaplanes, road vehicles and today well reknown all over the world for the high-end high-performing steel tubing production for the bicycle industry.
The collaboration between Columbus and Zagato dates back to the years of the frst racing Zagato cars: on the mechanics of a Giulietta frst and then on a Giulia's, Zagato realizes one of his masterpieces: Alfa Romeo Tubolare Zagato characterized by the tubular frame and the Kamm's Tail (or truncated tail), two design clues of the Milanese signature in the world. After one century of uninterrupted activity with the same ownership, Zagato is nowadays a Third Millenium Atelier, designing valuable collectibles for the most prestigious brands in the car industry.
Cinelli Nemo Zagato, the bicycle realized by Cinelli a one hundred piece limited edition, to celebrate the collaboration between the two historical brands, is made of a Columbus Cento custom drawn tubeset, the special 100 years edition, lighter thanks to the TIG welding and the naked nature of the colour, a superthin deposit of shiny nickel to highlight the perfect manufacturing of the surface. The singular points of coupling are reinforced with silver brazed steel plates, to improve the strength of the frame without increasing its weight. The bicycle set up is completed by the Carbon Monocoque Columbus Futura Disc straight blade fork with conical CNC'd head tube, to guarantee comfort and superior handling.
Campagnolo supplies high-end Super Record mechanical groupset with disc brakes and Bora high profle and wind tunnel optimized wheels, with dedicated graphics celebrating the double centenary: Zagato logo goes alongside with the brand of the producer of components who made the history of cyclism worldwide.
Selle San Marco contribute with their know how in terms of materials and fnish to produce an exclusive saddle, consistent with the historical references of Cinelli Nemo Zagato.
Pirelli supplies the P ZERO™ Velo tires produced according to the technologies developed from a hundred-year experience in the world of motorsport.
The preview of this iconic piece will take place in a very special setting, the Vizzola Ticino track, the renowned Pirelli proving ground, where 100 Zagato cars will parade and where Cinelli engineering has tested its steel frames by measuring the stresses of the riders on each component.