The Cinelli XCR frame – welded from a custom drawn Columbus XCR tubeset
has been designed very simply to offer riders the purest and most direct experience of the cutting edge of steel cycling technology.
Released by Columbus in 2007, the XCR stainless steel tubeset represents the most important step forward in performance steel bicycle technology of the last 25 years. XCR was the world’s first – and still today is the world’s only – cold drawn seamless stainless steel tubeset. It is made from a bi-phasis martensitic stainless alloy whose superior mechanical characteristics (in particular its Ultimate Tensile Strength and End Strength) allow for sub 1,5 kg frame weights and superior weight/stiffness ratios than either aluminum or titanium. Additionally the crystal structure of the XCR’s martensitic steel is able to absorb vibrations noticeably more rapidly and uniformly than any austenitic steel, resulting in subtle but uniquely “zingy” ride quality.
In order to exalt this technology, Cinelli’s XCR frame features the classic Cinelli Italian stage racing geometry, an oversized 44mm headtube, proprietary winged-C dropouts, a CNC’d Titanium headbadge featuring the original Cinelli heraldic logo, and all its tubes are hand-polished to a mirror finish, emphasizing the stainless steel construction.
A Magic Mirror XCR
photographed on the factory floor
that Columbus shares with Cinelli.
The remarkable intrinsic mechanical characteristics of the bi-phasic martensitic steel of the XCR mean that it can be cold-drawn up to 14 times to produce a metallurgically flawless, ultralight, extremely stiff tube with extraordinary stiffness/weight and ultimate tensile strength/weight ratios (superior to both aluminum and titanium)
COLOR : Red Matador / Magic Mirror
SIZES : XS (45) – S (48) – M (50) – L (53) – XL (56) + Made to Measure (c.c)
TUBE SET : COLUMBUS XCr Hinox Tube® – Trafiltubi
BB THREADING : BSA 68mm
SEATPOST DIAMETER : Ø 31,6 mm
FT. DERAILLEUR : Clamp-on
CABLE ROUTING : External Routing
FORK : COLUMBUS FEL 1-1/8” – 1-1/2” Monocoque
FRAME WEIGHT : 1560 g
FORK WEIGHT : 350 g
HEADSET : ZS 44/28.6 | EC 44/40 (not included)
TIRE CLEARANCE : up to 700×28
BRAKES STANDARD : F&R Short-reach Caliper (not included)
HUB SPACING : QR 130mm R – QR 100mm F