Cinelli Superstar

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Summary of Reviews

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

10 reasons to buy

  • When climbing, Cinelli’s Superstar impresses the most. A majority of experts and amateurs drew attention to this feature.
  • The frame was commended for its lustrous finish, with one user commenting that it showed no noticeable deterioration after more than three thousand miles of use.
  • Some riders initially intended to upgrade the saddle, before finding that the provided Selle Italia was more than adequate.
  • The componentry is high quality and bears recognized brands, such as Campagnolo and Vittoria.
  • The carbon frame contributes to a very light package, at under seventeen pounds.
  • Expert reviews highlighted the responsive action of the bike’s rear-triangle, which contributed toward a lively ride.
  • For owners, more options were opened up by the Zonda wheels’ allowance for wider 28c tires.
  • Handling was generally described as agile.
  • Two experts gave the Superstar high marks for good value, considering its quality.
  • Reports from long-term users and experts agree that this bike is comfortable on long-distance rides.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One expert mentioned that the head-tube sat a little high, but that this could be adjusted using the spacers provided.
  • One consumer described the carbon inside the frame tubes as being low-quality, though how they came to this conclusion is a mystery.

Bottom line

This seems to be a bike that impresses everyone who rides it. It isn't expensive in the grand scheme of road bike prices, but it could be expensive to a beginner cyclist. For the high-end componentry included as standard, experts found it to be good value. Reports are positive from riders who put high miles on the Superstar. If you can afford a high quality road bike that’s suitable for endurance rides, but aren’t interested in some kind of $7000 featherweight machine, the Superstar may suit you.

Expert Reviews

84/100 based on 4 rated expert reviews

Cinelli Superstar Review

The Cinelli really is a dark horse, possessed with a love of climbing, an eagerness on flat and rolling roads, and a direct response to input that shames some high-end racing bikes.

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Cinelli Superstar

Lightweight, rapid, stylish and a steal for the money.

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Review: Cinelli Superstar Disc (model year 2017)

The new Cinelli Superstar Disc really has what it takes to become a superstar. It combines safe handling and high seating comfort with pronounced speed-greed.

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Review: Cinelli Superstar

…this introduction to the Superstar and – especially – the eTap, left us with a taste for more.

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User Ratings

93/100 based on 11 ratings
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