Cinelli Pressure road bike review

Cinelli's aero bike channels The Clash's London Calling album - but does it smash it?

Cinelli Pressure
(Image credit: Future/Daniel Gould)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Cinelli Pressure has loads of personality, and not just because of the punk paintjob. However, the budget components, particularly the wheels, make it feel rather ordinary. Lighter wheels gave it some of its attitude back, but obviously would put the price up beyond £3,799. It’s not often we actually want a bike to be more expensive, but with Di2 and lighter wheels this bike would be closer to finding its true (London) calling.

Reasons to buy
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    Punk art and concept

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    Clean lines

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    Classic geometry

Reasons to avoid
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    Heavy-feeling shifting and braking

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    Budget components mixed with Ultegra

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Launched at the end of last year, the Cinelli Pressure is, according to the Italian brand, a “new born Cinelli aerodynamic racing frame [that] integrates anything possible.” It’s fair to say Cinelli invented the aerodynamic frame: its iconic Laser, launched in 1981, was years ahead of its time and still influences bike design now.

Cinelli Pressure

(Image credit: Future/Daniel Gould)
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Cinelli PressureHeader Cell - Column 1 Header Cell - Column 2
Frame Toray T700 carbonRow 0 - Cell 2
ForkColumbus disc 1 1/8-1 1/2Row 1 - Cell 2
DerailleursShimano UltegraRow 2 - Cell 2
Disc brakesShimano UltegraRow 3 - Cell 2
ChainsetFSA Gossamer 50/34Row 4 - Cell 2
ShiftersShimanoRow 5 - Cell 2
WheelsVision Team 30 aluRow 6 - Cell 2
TyresSchwalbe OneRow 7 - Cell 2
BarDedaRow 8 - Cell 2
Stem FSA ACRRow 9 - Cell 2
SaddleCinelli WingedRow 10 - Cell 2
Weight9.4kgRow 11 - Cell 2
Price£3,799Row 12 - Cell 2 13 - Cell 2

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