Cinelli launches new Clash-inspired aero bike - but is it a cover?

Cinelli Pressure is a modern aero race bike with a twist

Cinelli Pressure

Cinelli has unveiled the Pressure, a “new born Cinelli aerodynamic racing frame [that] integrates anything possible.” The Italian brand has history with aero bikes: its iconic Laser, launched in 1981, was years ahead of its time.

But Cinelli has gone back to 1979 for its latest aero bike’s inspiration. The ‘Pressure’ name is taken from Clash bass player Paul Simonon’s Fender Precision, famously photographed mid-smash on the cover of the London Calling album, and under the bottom bracket shell is a replica of the sticker on the bass.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.