Cinelli Gazzetta Della Strada

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on Cinelli Gazzetta Della Strada. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

7 reasons to buy

  • The Gazzetta's style has received positive responses; it is intended to emulate classic touring bicycles. The style and finish (including flourishes on bottle-mounts and seat-clamps) was appreciated.
  • Two sets of brakes make this bike easy to ride through city areas, riding in an alert, upright position.
  • The chromoly steel frame was commended for its durability as well as its comfortable fit and ride.
  • It was deemed as ideally-suited to urban riding, commuting and shopping, due to the carrying capacity of the racks and the racy geometry.
  • Double-sided pedals allow the versatility of riding with either casual or clipless cycling shoes.
  • In wet weather, the mudguard came in handy.
  • The Brooks leather seat is a high-end addition that some riders valued.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Both experts and buyers were frustrated by the relatively low-grade componentry.
  • Value wasn’t seen as the best, considering parts quality.
  • Many reviewers remarked on the heavier-than-usual weight of this bike.
  • The handlebar brake-levers get in the way of large loads and forbid the use of a handlebar-bag.

Bottom line

The Gazzetta Della Strada is seen by most riders as a bike perfectly suited to urban use. The classic presentation was what attracted most buyers initially, with the steel frame being seen as a reliable bonus. The componentry was seen as a little under par, considering the average price. As such, the cost of upgrading parts may put some prospective buyers in mind of spending more on a model with a higher-quality drivetrain. That said, long-term users enjoyed the bike and usually rated it highly.

Expert Reviews

60/100 based on 1 expert reviews

Cinelli Gazzetta Della Strada Review

Level 5 expert

Classic looker ready for the open road or city streets.

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Cycling Weekly

Cinelli Gazzetta Della Strada

Level 4 expert
The angles are sporty, and are partly responsible for the bike’s apparent resemblance to an Eighties lightweight, although a slightly sloping top tube betrays its modern provenance.
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Canadian Cyclist

Review: Cinelli Gazzetta Della Strada

Level 1 expert

If you are looking for a pure performance bike, then the Cinelli Gazzetta Della Strada is probably a little too heavy for you, but if you are looking for a trusty bike that will put some zip in your commute and work well for a day in the country, then this is excellent value.

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Radsport News

Cinelli “Gazzetta della Strada“: Hübsch, schnell, praktisch (Pretty, fast, practical)

Level 2 expert

The Cinelli Gazzetta is a pretty steel bike for a really attractive price. However, the equipment comes mostly from the very cheap corner…

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User Ratings

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