Cinelli Experience

81/100
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Users (9 ratings)
95
Experts (3 reviews)
82
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on this bike. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

12 reasons to buy

  • The triple-butted aircraft-alloy frame received praise for being lightweight and modern, featuring a tapered head-tube and clearance for 28mm tires. It was considered great value.
  • The inclusion of a Campagnolo drivetrain was impressive at this price point – with shifting being reported as positive, accurate, light and smooth.
  • The use of Miche componentry (on calipers, chain set, bottom-bracket, cassette, brakeset, rims and hubs) satisfied experts and users.
  • Internally-routed cables (on some models) added to a clean appearance.
  • The Columbus carbon fork (with aluminum steerer), was a bonus for owners.
  • Minimal flex was reported from a stiff frame, chainset and wheels.
  • Experts and owners recounted capability on climbs.
  • The short wheelbase contributed to snappy handling and a throwable feel.
  • Geometry, features 73 degree head and seat tube angles, coupled with a short head tube. This resulted in sharp handling, rapid acceleration and efficient power transfer.
  • Reviewers said the Experience was a fast bike.
  • More than one expert called this a beautiful machine.
  • Owners felt the Experience was great on long road trips

5 reasons not to buy

  • External cabling, on some models, detracts from clean lines.
  • The short wheelbase may result in some toe overlap.
  • There were no mudguard eyelets on the Experience.
  • One expert described the alloy frame as occasionally unforgiving.
  • The aggressive geometry may tire some riders, or feel twitchy on descents.

Bottom line

Cinelli’s Experience shows that high quality and performance can be sandwiched into a reasonably-priced rig. This is a pure racer featuring the higher end of alloy tubing. Compared to carbon and steel frames, there will be a little more judder, but the value saved on the frame is directly injected back into the quality Campagnolo and Miche componentry. A great way to enter the race world with no initial concern for upgrades.

Expert Reviews

82/100 based on 3 expert reviews
90
Cycling Weekly

Cinelli Experience

Level 2 expert

With a lot of quality finishing kit included in this package, the Cinelli Experience ticks boxes left, right and center, and it really impressed.

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80
BikeRadar

Cinelli Experience Review

Level 5 expert

For wannabe fastmen and fastwomen the Experience is one of the best ‘entry-level’ bikes around at this price, and an ideal entry point to the world of Campagnolo too.

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80
BikeRadar

Cinelli Experience Review

Level 5 expert

A great first road bike – get the full Campagnolo experience at a realistic price.

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Triradar

Cinelli Experience Road Bike Review

Level 1 expert

The Experience offers a very rewarding ride. It’s dynamic, lively and aggressive and would readily lend itself to racing or triathlons rather than training or sportives.

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Kilitli Pedal

Cinelli Experience – “Aynakol” Aydın Bez

Level 1 expert

User Ratings

95/100 based on 9 ratings
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  • 4 star
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Comparison

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Cinelli Experience
81
Average All Bikes
72
Average Cinelli Bikes
75
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